DTI’s ‘Diskwento Caravan’ in Zambo City May 29-30 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 24 May 2012 14:23

The historic Plaza Pershing will be the center of activities on May 29-30 when the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) City office will launch project Diskwento Caravan, a two-day sale of school supplies and basic commodities.

DTI City Director Engr. Rolando Acuña said the project is a nationwide undertaking and is intended to help mitigate consumers’ financial concerns amid the increasing prices of basic necessities and prime commodities with the opening of classes just a few days away.

The exhibit will have 25 booths where people can purchase variety of products at discounted prices such as school supplies, school uniforms, shoes and bags and other school-related products including basic and prime commodities such as sardines, soap, toothpaste and other grocery items.

Engr. Acuña said the City Agriculture’s Office has been allotted two booths to display vegetable and fruit products while the Technical Education and Development Skills Authority (TESDA) has also been invited to set up a booth to offer free massage, haircut and manicure and other related services.

The DTI official is meeting with the exhibitors on Friday afternoon to finalize details for the Diskwento Caravan in Zamboanga on May 29 and 30.

To avoid people from taking advantage of the situation, purchases will be limited or restricted only for personal use, according to Engr. Acuña.

The Diskwento Caravan: Balik Eskwela is one of the flagship projects of the DTI. In Zamboanga, Diskwento caravans are being held during special occasions such as during Fiesta Pilar in October and Christmas time in December.

Engr. Acuña invites people from all over the city to take advantage of the Diskwento Caravan and purchase basic necessities at discounted prices. — Sheila Covarrubias