4Ps beneficiaries attend consumer education seminar in Surigao Norte

  • July 17, 2017
  • Susil D. Ragas

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, July 17 (PIA) – A total of 576 4Ps (Pamilyang Pilipino Pantawid Program) beneficiaries attended the 2-day Consumer Education Seminar (CES) conducted by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) held recently in Mainit town, this province.

DTI provincial director Celestino L. Negapatan said the seminar was conducted to provide understanding on the basic rights and responsibilities of consumers.

He explained that they had given emphasis on topics on how to file complaints at the Consumer Welfare Desk of the business establishments or at the DTI Provincial Office in case they have problems on the products they have purchase and participants were also briefed on the salient features of Republic Act 10909 otherwise known as the No Shortchanging Act of 2016.

“They were also made to understand the benefits of asserting heir rights as consumers so they can save money and avoid potential problems and hazards in buying defective, sub-standard or poor quality products,” Negapatan said.

Some tips on how to identify products that met quality standard were also shared to the 4Ps beneficiaries. They were as well advised to become wise and vigilant consumers so they can protect themselves and their families from malpractices of some business establishments. (DTI-SDN/PIA-Surigao del Norte)

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