DTI reminds public to be smart consumer as Christmas nears

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has reminded the public to be wise in buying goods and products as Christmas season nears and ensure that these are compliant with the suggested retail price (SRP).

In an interview, DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez urged consumers to report irregular pricing of items not just on physical stores but in businesses engaged in online selling or e-commerce.

“Padating ang kapaskuhan. Remind lang po natin yung ating mga consumers na maging mas smart at mas mapanuri sa ating mga binibili.

Tingnan po natin lalo na kung basic necessities at prime commodities. Make sure na SRP-compliant,” he said during the Network Briefing News with host Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar.

October is Consumer Welfare Month with this year's theme "Sustainable Consumer in the New Normal” and Lopez invited the public to join programs initiated by the agency, which can be found on their website.

“Kung maaari as consumers, bilhin natin yung mga sustainable products, yung bang hindi nakakapag-palala sa ating environment,” he said.