BAGUIO CITY, Sept. 29 (PIA) -- Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in the region in partnership with the ConsumerNet-CAR will launch this year’s Consumer Welfare Month (CWM) celebration on October 3 with an opening program, kapihan and a forum on consumer rights.
The program starts at 9:30 am with USec Teodoro C. Pascua of the DTI Consumer Protection Group and ASec Allan S. Cabanlong of the Cybersecurity and Enabling Technology –Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) as guests.
With the celebration theme of “Consumer Rights in the Digital Age”, topics for the forum in the afternoon will focus on consumer rights in the digital age. Cabanlong will tackle cybersecurity and data privacy; text scams and spams, procedure for filing complaints by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC); communicating through social media by Globe Telecommunications; Digital Trends – what each would mean to the consumer by Smart Communications; basic guide to telecommunication services (usages and promotions) and Private sector Corporate Social Responsibility by PLDT, Globe and Smart.
Other CWM activities include a nationwide simultaneous Fun Run on October 1 to espouse consumer-related concerns such as Consumer Education on Green consumerism, consumer rights and responsibilities, and other issues presently besetting the consumers.
The Fun Run (3K, 5K, 10K categories) will start at 5:30 am from Burnham Lake - Military Cut-Off-South Drive and Back route. This is an open invitation with no registration fee. There will be singlet for first 400 finishers.
Other activities for the month-long celebration are: role playing competition for senior high school students, which aim to heighten consumer awareness among the youth dubbed, “Dulaang Pangmamimili” will be conducted on October 27; a quiz bee for junior high school students to be held at the provincial and regional level; consumer forums in the provinces; media exposure; and TV appearances.
Awarding and closing program of the 2017 CWM will be on October 27 at the City Light Hotel. (JDP/MWC- PIA CAR)