DTI conducts price monitoring in Roxas

The Negosyo Center of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) recently conducted weekly price monitoring of Basic Necessities and Prime Commodities (BNPCs) and agricultural supplies in Roxas town.

The monitoring was led by Negosyo Center Coordinator Ronie D. Alcañeces, in collaboration with the local government monitoring team.

As one of the implementing agencies of the Price Act, the DTI is mandated to coordinate and rationalize government programs aimed at stabilizing prices and supplies of BNPCs.

According to DTI Provincial Director Arnel E. Hutalla, the monitoring activity ensures private businesses’ compliance with existing DTI laws and regulations, particularly as the province continues to grapple with the oil spill incident.

During the monitoring process, the DTI Negosyo Center provided store owners with the Prize Freeze Bulletin. This guide updates store owners on the situations in which the price of a particular product is fixed at a specific level, and no increases are allowed.

Consumers were advised to file their complaints regarding BNPC prices, such as canned sardines, processed milk, instant noodles, bottled water, and construction materials, with the DTI.

Meanwhile, complaints about agricultural products, such as fish, pork, beef, chicken, fruits, and vegetables, should be filed with the Department of Agriculture. For gasoline and Liquefied Petroleum Gas prices, the Department of Energy is the appropriate agency for filing complaints.

The Monitoring Team from LGU Roxas and DTI Negosyo Center conducts monitoring of prices in the public market of Roxas, Oriental Mindoro. (Photo: DTI Negosyo Center)

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