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Bacolod City, Philippines Wednesday, November 11, 2015
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Be vigilant of rights,
consumers told


The provincial Department of Trade and Industry is reminding Negrenses to be vigilant over their rights as consumers on a daily basis as a follow-up of the successful Consumer Welfare Month in October, trade and industry development specialist Vivian Gaston said yesterday.

DTI is intensifying the advocacy on consumer welfare and protection and said they should observe their eight basic rights which are basic needs, safety, information, right to choose, to representation, to redress, consumer education and healthy environment.

Gaston also said consumer education seminars are being prioritized by their office and these include the barangay quiz bee where participants undergo the Gabay sa mga Mamimiling taga Barangay seminar that aims to teach consumers their basic rights and responsibilities, and spread its advocacy especially to those in the marginalized sector of the barangays who are not educated and who become passive and even exploited.

Over-all, she said, their campaign was a success since business sectors, marketing firms, barangays and students showed full participation in the activities that included a motorcade, poster-making contests, barangay quiz bees and consumer education seminars. *KDP



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