Marvin Macalalad (left) and Raul Albiso (center) of DTI-Oriental Mindoro Provincial Office conduct actual monitoring of the owner of one of the existing repair shops in Oriental Mindoro. (Photo credit: DTI-OrMin)

CALAPAN CITY, Oriental Mindoro –- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Provincial Office recently conducted monitoring of various service and repair shops (SRS) province-wide.

DTI Provincial Director Arnel Hutalla said the monitoring activities were conducted by their Consumer Protection Division mainly focused on accredited SRS.

Hutalla reported that out of 80 accredited SRS from 2016 to 2018, 76 of them were found operational and compliant; one was confirmed closed; and three were not monitored due to closed operation during the time of visit or they may have changed location as reported by the monitoring team.

During monitoring, Hutalla said they reminded also the establishments to renew their accreditation on or before January 31, 2019 in order to avoid penalty, as required under Section 1 of Presidential Decree 1572.

“Furthermore, such implementation could help consumers to be more protected and they could be granted with at least 90-day warranty service from the DTI-accredited SRS,” Hutalla concluded. (LTC/DTI/PIA-Mimaropa/Calapan)

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