Consumer laws now in DepEd curriculum
Manila (1 June) -- To produce well-informed and vigilant consumers in the marketplace, the Department of Education (DepEd) will integrate practical approaches to consumer law concepts to students in public and private secondary schools this 2010-2011 school year.
This developed after the DepEd, in cooperation with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), on Monday launched the Integrated Consumer Education Program (ICEP).
A flagship program by DTI, in collaboration with the DepEd, the education program aims to enhance public awareness of the need to be properly informed on consumer laws and instill among students their rights as consumers.
The joint undertaking of the two departments is in compliance with the mandate of Republic Act (RA) 7394 or the Consumer Act of the Philippines. The DepEd and DTI will faithfully implement the provisions of RA 7394.
Education Secretary Mona Valisno said the Integrated Consumer Education Program aims to increase consumer awareness and education in the youth, through the development of education materials on consumer welfare protection.
During the formal launch, the DTI handed over 98 Lesson Exemplars (LEs) and 10 modules on consumer education to Deped for implementation. (PIA-Bohol) [top]