DAGUPAN CITY – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) urged the public to use the “Timbangan ng Bayan” (public weighing scales) installed in wet markets in Pangasinan.
Director Peter Mangabat of DTI-Pangasinan said public markets in the province were given two weighing scales each, inclusive of the cages, to protect consumers from unfair trade practices.
He enjoins consumers to use these weighing scales to validate the weight of their purchases and get the value of their hard-earned money.
DTI also advised retailers to regularly calibrate their weighing scales to avoid possible sanctions as provided under Republic Act 7394 or the Consumer Act of the Philippines.
Should there be any complaints with regards to “Timbangan ng Bayan,” consumers can visit DTI-Pangasinan at the 2ndFloor of Star Building in Arellano Street, Dagupan City or call 075) 515-3183 or 529-6177. (PIA-1, Pangasinan)