Celso urges residents to avail of DTI’s ‘Diskwento’ PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 30 May 2012 15:40

Mayor Celso Lobregat has called on residents of the city to avail of discount offers in the Diskwento Caravan, a project initiated by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), which runs from May 29-30 at Plaza Pershing.

Mayor Lobregat together with Councilor Nonong Guingona and DTI officials headed by Regional Director Nazrullah Manzur yesterday spearheaded the opening of Diskwento Caravan which gathered together some 20 establishments including two government agencies selling school supplies and basic and prime commodities at marked down prices.

Mayor Lobregat said the DTI initiated activity is very commendable as it affords consumers the opportunity to purchase the needed school supplies and prime commodities at marked down prices.

With the onset of the school opening, the mayor stressed that the increasing prices of commodities is taking its toll on the people, thus, the ‘diskwento’ project of the DTI is very timely.

“Parents and students are looking for cheaper products and this Diskwento Caravan is very timely with the school opening just a few days from now”, the mayor declared.

DTI Provincial Director Engr. Rolando Acuña said Diskwento Caravan hopes to alleviate financial burdens of the consumers. He said the exhibitors have assured between 20-50% discounts on various products.

Products on sale include notebooks, pad papers and other school supplies, shoes and uniforms including fresh fruits and vegetables, canned sardines, soap toothpaste and other basic and prime commodities.

Known department stores in the city are participating in the caravan. The City agriculturist Office as well as the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) are also participating in the activity.

Acuña hinted that he has received requests for the extension of the exhibit until the end of the month (May 31), salary day, to allow people to fully take advantage of the discount offers.

He stressed that purchase of products will be limited only for personal use and not for resale. — Sheila Covarrubias