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PIA Press Release
2009/10/13

DTI to hold forum on consumerism

by Venus G. Villanueva

Kalibo, Aklan (13 October) -- A one-day Forum on Consumerism will be held in Aklan by the Department of Trade and Industry in celebration of the Consumer Welfare Month and in observance of the Intellectual Property Rights Week this October.

The forum will be held at the Cutting Edge-ACP Centre Pointe.

DTI-Aklan Provincial Director Diosdado P. Cadena said the forum intends to raise public awareness on generic drugs and appreciation on the significance of standards and standardization activities of the government, as well as instill quality-consciousness in consumer's choice of products and services for their safety.

Target participants are consumers coming from all sectors in the province, while resource persons will come from the Department of Health, Philippine Product Safety & Quality Foundation, Inc. and Department of Trade and Industry.

Messages from Kalibo Mayor Raymar A. Rebaldo and Governor Carlito Carlito Marquez will also be delivered.

Topics to be tackled by resource speakers include Consumer Rights and Responsibilities/Fair Trade Laws, Cheaper Medicines Act/Maximum Drug Retail Price Program, and LPG Industry, Electrical Devices/Christmas Lights, Steel Bars & Plywood.

An open forum after the talks will be held, while the synthesis and closing remarks will be delivered by PD Cadena. (PIA) [top]

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