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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

DTI spearheads13thConsumer Welfare Month celebration

By Rhea Grace A. La Plana

IPIL, Zamboanga Sibugay – Anchored on the theme “Consumer Protection in the ASEAN Economic Community,” the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), in partnership with the National Consumers Affairs Council (NCAC) spearheaded the Consumer Welfare Month (CWM) celebration here.

As part of the month-long activities, DTI and NCAC in coordination with DepEd organized and conducted a Quiz Bee on October 16 at Ipil Central Elementary School Conference Hall.

Grade VI pupils from Ipil SPED, Ipil Central Elementary School, Ipil Heights Elementary School, Pangi Elementary School, Sanito Elementary School and Upper Pangi Elementary School participated in the Quiz Bee.

The Quiz Bee was an appropriate undertaking by which pupils wereessentially taught this earlyregarding product quality and consumer protection.

Ms. CyraTaguinod of Ipil SPED won the 1st place; Aiza Kate Hofer, Ipil Heights ES – 2nd place; and Kisha D. Obedencio of Pangi Elementary School bagged the 3rd place of the Quiz Bee.

DTI Provincial Director Engr. Al-Zamir I. Lipaereiterated their commitment in strengthening the department’s services and programs to address to address the various concerns of consumers in terms of safety and protection.

Encouraging dialogue and cooperation among consumers, business and government sectors in advancing and protecting the interests of consumers are initial steps for an active and conscious society.