DTI Tarlac opens consumer corners in local malls

TARLAC CITY — Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Tarlac recently launched three Consumer Corners at the city’s local malls namely My Metrotown Mall, Citywalk and Sector 7.

Provincial Director Agnes B. Ramirez stressed that the establishment of Consumer Corners aim to strengthen and promote consumer welfare and protection by providing consumers ready access to DTI consumer-related information materials. 

“The information education and communication materials include posters, tarpaulin and brochures on such topic as Consumer Rights, Exact Change, Product Certification and Standards, Consumer Vigilance, Philippine Standards and Import Commodity Clearance marks, Consumer Complaints and other consumer related topics,” Ramirez said. 

Aside from monitoring the supply and prices of basic needs and prime commodities, the provincial director noted that regular visits at major stores and supermarkets will also be conducted by the DTI Tarlac to capacitate the personnel of these establishments and enhance their knowledge of consumer rights and the responsibilities of sellers. 

For consumer complaints or concerns on buying transactions, Ramirez reminded consumers to call the Consumer Hotline at 1-384 or message the DTI’s social media account using the handle @DTI Consumer Care.