The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) recently launched a 3-day Diskwento Caravan that offers low-priced school supplies to students.
The caravan has so far gone to Barangays Buena Suerte and Sibaltan, El Nido and in Barangay Pulot, Sofronio Española.
DTI provincial director Rosenda Fortunado said on Monday that the purpose of the caravan is to ease the burden of students and their parents from the rising cost of basic and prime commodities, specifically school supplies.
The New City Commercial Center (NCCC), as DTI’s partner and supplier, sold school supplies at 10 percent discount.
“Ginawa ito para naman mailaan ng mga nanay at tatay ang mga savings nila sa ibang gastusin ng pamilya dahil nakakatipid sila dito,” she said.
Paz said the DTI-Palawan allocated P65 thousand for the activity.