Due to an increased demand on disinfectant products, Mayor Carmelo ‘Pogi’ Lazatin Jr. has ordered retailers to strictly implement a ‘two bottles per transaction policy.’
This is in compliance to the notice of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) which states “all retailers are encouraged by the Department of Trade and Industry to strictly implement a “Two (2) Bottles per Transaction Policy” for Alcohol, Hand Sanitizers, Hand Gels, and Basic disinfectants in all stores/branches nationwide.”
According to Lazatin, the Angeles City Economic Development and Investment Promotions Office (ACEDIPO) will strictly monitor the compliance of business establishments.
“The main way to address the COVID-19 is for all of us to work together. To avoid hoarding disinfectant products, we are implementing a two bottles per transaction policy because this will help assure that products are available for everyone and not limited to only a few,” he said.
Lazatin stressed that by hoarding products and overpricing, there will be an increased chance of the virus spreading and affecting the public.
“This is not a time for us to solely think of ourselves because this is a public health concern. Once it affects one, it can affect all of us,” said Lazatin.
It can be recalled that Mayor Lazatin released Memorandum No. 175 Series of 2020, which states “the city government orders drug stores, convenience stores, and similar establishments from profiteering and hoarding of face masks, rubbing alcohol, hand sanitizers, and other similar products.”