CONSUMERS will now have more access to the services of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-6 through its radio program, “Konsyumer kag Iban Pa sa Rehiyon 6”.
The program will be launched today, Oct 13, 2017, with a caravan around the city and a press conference at Days Hotel Iloilo.
DTI Undersecretary for Consumer Protection Group Teodoro Pascua will grace the event.
“DTI-6 believes that a radio program dedicated exclusively to consumer information and education will increase consumer awareness of their rights and responsibilities,” said OIC Regional Director Rebecca M. Rascon.
This is the first radio consumer education program of DTI in the region that will provide its audience proper information that affects their daily lives, issues and concerns on consumer rights and responsibilities, product quality and safety, and frontline government services and projects.
Through this program, consumers will be able to know and exercise their rights for protection against dishonest traders and defective products and be informed about the fair trade laws that protect them.
Consumers will be informed of the suggested retail price, as their price guide for basic necessities and prime commodities. It will also serve as a venue for them to elevate their consumer complaint to the DTI or any concerned agency.
“A well informed consumer is less likely to be victimized,” Rascon added.
“Konsyumer Kag Iban Pa sa Rehiyon 6” will be regularly aired over Bombo Radyo-Iloilo every Saturday from 9 to 9:30 a.m. starting Oct 14.