Friday, November 6, 2015

DTI Surigao Norte spearheads consumer education seminar cum Bagwis awarding

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, Nov. 6 (PIA) – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Surigao del Norte provincial office conducted recently a one-day Consumer Education Seminar cum Bagwis awarding held at Parkway Hotel, this city.

The topics that were discussed include consumer rights and responsibilities presented by DTI Trade and Industry Development Specialist (TIDS) Josephine D. Gabutin, the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Economic Integration by DTI senior trade and industry development specialist Engr. Ma. Theresa Z. Calang and other relevant concerns confronting consumers in a liberalized trading environment.

A total of 86 participants joined the said seminar including consumers in various walks of life, academe, students, proprietors and managers of business establishments, private sector and government employees, senior citizen, women's group representatives and consumer organizations.

An open forum was conducted wherein issues that confront consumers were tackled including concerns on the availment of senior citizens privileges, not giving of loose change to customers, complaints regarding on-line purchase among others.

In the afternoon session after the presentation of Bagwis program by DTI trade and industry development specialist Lourdes A. Chua, the recognition of Bagwis awardees followed.

Bagwis is an award system of DTI to establishments who are religiously attending consumer needs and promptly address complaints.

In behalf of DTI provincial director Celestino L. Negapatan, supervising trade and industry development specialist Rodrigo R. Matabaran handed the award to the following establishments on their respective categories:

For bronze awardees: Rose Pharmacy, Absolute Essential Traders, Botica Lina, Riverside Hardware, E.C. Nickel Drug, Wrench Enterprises, Bohol Dry Goods Store, Parkway Department Store, while the silver awardees are Eduhome Enterprises and Gaisano Capital-Surigao.

Surigao del Norte Consumers Organization president Col. Nestor MindaƱa (ret), in his closing remarks, expressed appreciation to the organizers and participants of the activity as he stressed the importance for consumers to assert their rights as provided for under existing laws including the Consumer Act of the Philippines. (SDR/DTI-Surigao del Norte/PIA-Surigao del Norte)


Cebuano News: 20 ka mga baroto giturn-over sa duha ka barangay sa Surigao

Ni Mary Jul Escalante

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, Nob. 6 (PIA) – Mokabat sa 20 ka mga baroto ang gitunol ngadto sa Barangay Cabongbongan ug San Isidro niadtong Nobyembre 4, 2015 ning syudad.

Ang maong pagbendisyon ug pagtunol gipangulohan ni Gobernador Sol F. Matugas bisan paman sa kaulanon sa panahon personal gyud nga gibisitahan sa gobernador ang maong mga barangay.

Napulo ka mga kantidad P15,000 ka pesos matag usa ang gitunol ngadto sa baranagay Cabongbongan ug napulo usab ngadto sa baranagay San Isidro.

Ang maong proyekto ubos sa programa sa gobernador nga gitawag “Baroto sa Barangay” alang sa kapanginabuhian sa mga lumulupyo sa maong barangay diin dako kaayo kini ug tabang sa panginabuhi sa matag pamilya.

Sa susamang adlawa gipahigayon usab ang panambay sa barangay nga gipangulohan ni Dra. Isabel Makinano ug Dra. Cossette Seguis.

Sa ilang mga mensahe mapasalamaton gyud og dako si Punong Brgy. Evelyn Torejas ug Punong Barangay Rose Pasilan sa mga baroto nga gitunol sa gobernador ug sa panahon nga gigahin niini aron nga mabisitahan gayod ang ilang mga barangay.


Sa maong okasyon nag apod -apod usab ang gobernador og mga foodpacks ngadto sa mga lumulupyo sa duha ka mga barangay ingon man usab cash pahalipay para sa mga senior citizen, barangay health worker (BHW) ug mga barangay tanod. (SDR/PIC-SdN/PIA-Surigao del Norte)