The Department of Trade and Industry in Negros Occidental reminded operators of supermarkets, retail shops, and stores in the province that prices of noche buena products must not exceed the suggested retail price.
Maximo Ravena, DTI chief for the consumer welfare and trade regulatory division, yesterday said they have released posters for the suggested retail prices of noche buena products to keep consumers informed on the rates to pay during the holiday season.
The DTI will intensify its campaign to prevent overpricing, though they received reports or complaints on overpricing, Ravena said.
Pork, chicken supply in
Region 6 enough
There is no shortage of chicken and pork this holiday season in Western Visayas, Department of Agriculture regional technical director for operations, Emelyn Recoter, said.
However, she also said consumers should anticipate a possible increase in prices of these goods should the demand goes high as dictated by market forces.
She reminded the public that the increase in prices is a result of a higher demand and this is a natural economic phenomenon.
Agri training center
opens in La Carlota
Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. and Vice Gov. Genaro Alvarez Jr. yesterday led the blessing and inauguration of the newly-constructed Negros First Training Center and Paravet Academy that will be a venue for technology transfer and skills enhancement trainings, a press release from the Capitol said.
The two-storey building located in Brgy. La Granja, La Carlota City, is worth P3 million that can accommodate 40-50 participants in the lecture room also has an office and sleeping quarters.
Provincial Veterinarian Renante Decena said that the center’s target beneficiaries are the paravets, livestock and poultry raisers, and other professionals who want to acquire knowledge and necessary skills needed for animal production.