DTI Bicol celebrates World Consumer Rights Day

  • March 14, 2017

LEGAZPI CITY, Mar. 13 (PIA) -- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Bicol regional office, along with other member organizations from different countries, joined in the celebration of World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD) to raise global awareness about consumer rights which must be protected and respected at all times

 

The DTI Bicol-led celebration will showcase a one-day Regional Consumers Seminar on Wednesday, March 15, from 9:00 am to 3:30pm at the Avenue Convention Plaza, Avenue Plaza Hotel, Naga City.

 

WCRD is an annual occasion which marks the day when the late US President John F. Kennedy formally addressed the issue of consumer rights on 15 March 1962 at the US Congress.

 

This year’s theme is “Building a Digital World Consumers can Trust”, which pushes for better digital access, security, understanding and redress.

 

The consumers seminar will focus discussions on 1) Making the Digital Age Work for Consumers Thru Technology & Innovation; 2) Protecting Consumer Privacy in the Digital Age; 3) How to Protect Yourself from Cybercrimes & Online Scams: and 4) Resolving Consumer Complaints for Online Transactions. 

 

DTI Bicol regional chief Jocelyn LB. Blanco said the regional consumers seminar aims to create and promote a reliable digital economy that consumers can depend on without having to worry about their safety and security.

 

Other than the different consumer groups all over the region, target audience are the millennials, who are more likely to engage in many online activities that might involve e-commerce.  (MAL/BRberango-DTIBicol/PIA5)


Other News

President Duterte arrives in Russia for official visit
  • May 24, 2017
MOSCOW, Russia, May 24 -- President Rodrigo Roa Duterte arrived here on Monday, May 22, for a four-day official visit which aims to further strengthen bilateral relations with Russia. The plane carrying President Duterte and his official delegation touched down at Vnukovo International Airport at 11:18 p.m. (Moscow time). Moscow is five hours behind Manila. The President was accompanied by Cabinet members led by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre, Agriculture Secret...Read more
Avail of DOLE’s job facilitation services
  • May 24, 2017
MANILA, May 24 -- Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III encouraged jobseekers anew to make full use of the government’s employment facilitation services to ease unemployment and underemployment in the country. “We are bringing employment facilitation services closer to the public. Jobseekers may browse PhilJobNet, search for vacancies, and conveniently apply online. They may also look up the job fair schedules posted at the online portal and personally go to the job fairs in their areas,” Bello said.    PhilJobNet is the internet-based job and applicant matching system of the D...Read more
DPWH to complete P114-M bypass road project in Iloilo this year
  • May 24, 2017
MANILA, May 24 -- A new by-pass road would soon be serviceable to lessen the traffic congestion within the highly urbanized roads of Iloilo City, providing more convenient trip for local residents and tourists. The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Regional Office 6 is presently undertaking the construction of four lanes Nabitasan – San Rafael Bypass Road in the amount of P114.461-million to shorten the travel time from Iloilo City downtown area to Benigno S. Aquino, Jr. Avenue by ten (10) to fifteen (15) minutes. The project involves the construction of 834 lineal meters...Read more
"No helmet, no travel policy" strictly implemented in Catanduanes town
  • May 24, 2017
VIRAC, Catanduanes, May 22 (PIA) -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) San Andres has since within this month strictly enforced the “No Helmet, No Travel” policy in the municipality to prevent serious head injuries and worst, death among riders of motorcycles in time of accidents.   According to PNP San Andres acting chief of police  SInsp. Jonnel N. Averilla, the implementation is pursuant to Republic Act 10054 known as “Motorcycle Helmet Act of 2009”, an act mandating all motorcycle riders to wear standard protective motorcycle helmets while driving.   He further...Read more