The Department of Trade and Industry issued a list of suggested retail prices for candles as it continues to monitor its price and supply in the market a week before the observance of All Saints Day.
The SRP list includes different variants of candle from major manufacturers in the country, a press release from the government said.
A 20-piece pack of white Liwanag Esperma # 3 is P 43.75, while Liwanag Esperma # 5 is P 60.75.
The larger 4-pc pack of Liwanag Esperma # 24 is P 122.75.
On the other hand, ten pieces of white Manila Wax Esperma # 2 is P 44.75 per pack, and P 54.75 for the 20 pieces of Esperma # 3.
Its larger variants white Sperma # 14 is P 44.75 for every pack of 4 pcs, and P 49.75 for the two-piece pack of Esperma # 16.
The complete list may be viewed at the DTI website www.dti.gov.ph.
Consumer Welfare and Business Regulation Group Officer in Charge Victorio Mario Dimagiba said that the DTI met with the candle manufacturers to ensure that the price and supply of candles in the market remain stable.
There is no price increase for candle products as they are the same compared to last year, Dimagiba said.
DTI monitoring teams will be regularly checking the price and supply of candles in the market leading up to All Saints Day.
Consumers are advised to check the weight and the price tag of candle products before buying.
For incidents of overpricing, consumers may report to a nearest DTI office in their area or call the DTI Hotline (02) 751.3330 or 0917.834.3330.*