Ormoc City Mayor Edward C. Codilla welcomes the participants during the Consumers & Retailers Forum held at Ormoc City.

DTI-Leyte conducts Consumers, Retailers Forum in Ormoc City

Ormoc City Business News – A one-day Consumers and Retailers Forum was conducted by the Department of Trade and Industry Leyte Provincial Office last 24 August 2015 at New Ormoc City High School in Ormoc City.

The activity was participated by fifty (50) students and teachers of the said school. Ormoc City Mayor Edward C. Codilla delivered the opening remarks wherein he thanked DTI Leyte for initiating such an important activity. Consumer Welfare Division (CWD) Chief Araceli D. Larraga of DTI Leyte provided the participants with knowledge on the Consumer Rights and Responsibilities while STIDS Nida C. Altares presented the salient features of Republic Act 7394, otherwise known as the Consumer Act of the Philippines. Fair trade laws such as Price Tag Law, Labeling Law, Deceptive Sales Act and Practices, including the different types of consumers were also discussed to the participants.

An open forum followed at the end of the activity where the participants raised clarificatory questions about the topics discussed which were duly answered by the speakers.

The activity was conducted in cooperation with the Local Government Unit of Ormoc, City and New Ormoc City High School.

A Consumers and Retailers Forum is part of the consumer education program of DTI Leyte Provincial Office aimed to increase the customers’ level of awareness of their rights and responsibilities as well as, create a responsible business sector where retailers uphold these rights for consumers to avail quality goods and services and get the best value for money.

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Front row (L-R): STIDS Abelardo Zacharias, CWD Chief Araceli D. Larraga, STIDS Nida Altares, STIDS Candilaria Duavis & TIDA Fatima Bartolome (6th from left) together with the participants of the Consumers and Retailers Forum held at Ormoc City.

From DTI-Leyte Provincial Office