“Trusted Smart Products” is this year’s theme in celebration of the World Consumer Rights Day. This event is held annually on the 15th of March to continuously raise awareness on consumer rights, protection and legitimacy across the globe. In an era where the physical meets the digital, many of the products we use are increasingly becoming connected by default.  Embedded with the products is the ability to provide service in a smart and connected approach. Logically, consumer rights and responsibilities are shared responsibilities of the government of nations, world organizations advocate and the consuming public.

According to DTI-Capiz Provincial Director Ken R. Queenie Cuñada, “This year’s theme is a reminder that consumers must be at the heart of development and innovation of digital products and services.”

“DTI is one with the world in upholding consumer rights as it advocates everyone to be vigilant and skeptical in buying products especially those with technological advancements,” she added.

Almost three decades ago, the government championed Consumer Act of the Philippines which provides for the protection of the consumers, promotion of their general welfare, and establishment of standards for busines and industry. DTI would like to remind that product safety is tantamount to consumer protection and welfare.♦

Date of release: 13 March 2019