Sunday, August 14, 2016

DTI promotes consumer awareness in Pangasinan schools

PANGASINAN – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will bring its consumer awareness seminar in various schools here as part of the agency’s enhanced consumer protection program to educate the students of their rights and responsibilities as clients.

Provincial Director Peter Mangabat of DTI-Pangasinan said the series of seminars to be conducted within the month of August aims to provide information and education to public, especially the youth to make them more vigilant when buying goods and services.

“Topics to be discussed during the seminar include Consumer Act of the Philippines; No Return, No Exchange policy; warranties; handling your own complaint; and Tobacco Regulation Act of 2003,” he told the Philippine Information Agency.

He said that for this school year, consumer awareness seminar will be held in the following public and private schools: Mangaldan National High School, Sto. Tomas Catholic School (Mangaldan), Bonuan Boquig National High School (Dagupan City), Daniel Maramba National High School (Sta. Barbara) and Pangasinan National High School (Lingayen).

“The seminars are rendered for free by the agency and if interested, just contact the DTI-Pangasinan office at telephone no. 515-3183 or 529-6177,” he said.

Mangabat encouraged other schools in the province to avail of the free seminar for the benefit of their students and school personnel. (PIA-1, Pangasinan)

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