The Department of Trade and Industry on Thursday said they have issued “warning notices” to at least 14 establishments they recently found to be violating the Products Standards Law, and at least four other establishments for failing to comply with regulations requiring proper price tags on products.
Rosenda Fortunado, DTI provincial director, said they are also monitoring establishments around the province for compliance with price control measures in the face of the new tax reform law (TRAIN).
Speaking at the weekly Kapihan sa Palawan program initiated by the Philippine Information Agency (PIA), Fortunado said they have been visiting the municipalities and monitoring the price increase of retailers. She said among the towns they have inspected were Cuyo, Magsaysay, Coron, and most of the places in the mainland, except for Agutaya and Balabac.
“Nagi-issue kami ng notice of violation, at ang penalty po niyan, ay nasa mga P5,000,” she said.
Fortunado urged consumers to demand for their official receipts and exact change. She said that products with no price tag can be reported to DTI Palawan through their email or Facebook page.
She added that to assist consumers, the prices of basic and prime commodities are available for checking online using DTI’s E-Presyo application and webpage.