MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte, May 12 (PIA) – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-Southern Leyte Provincial Office hands are full in preparations of the upcoming Diskwento Caravans scheduled in two bustling areas in the province.
The said Diskwento Caravan Fiesta Edition will be conducted in Maasin City and Sogod town on May 13 and 14, 2014, respectfully, according to Provincial Director Michael Nunez during the first Associated Media of Southern Leyte (AMSL)-PIA Press Briefing held this morning.
Nunez said, “the conduct of the said discounted sale of prime commodities in the province is a way to let the people feel the gains of positive economic condition of the country now experienced and enjoy the thrust of the national government of inclusive growth.”
The local consumers will enjoy a 10- percent discount in all the products to be displayed during the diskwento caravans, he said.
“However, it would be best for the people to experience lower prices on prime commodities even without the conduct diskwento caravans,” Nunez replied when asked if the government trade agency will conduct more diskwento caravans in the province.
That most the items available will be on groceries needed for fiesta celebrations such as canned goods, dressed chickens, pasta,bread,among others, and there will be no educational supplies up for sale since its distributors could not make it this time, Nunez said.
At least six partner companies has signified to join this year's Diskwento Caravan Fiesta Edition, namely, the Fast Distribution,Inc, San Miguel Foods,Inc,ML Abunales Enterprises, Gardenia Philippines, River Valley Distribution, Inc and R8 Distributor Corp., he noted.
Meanwhile, the DTI Provincial Office has been closely monitoring on the prices of the education supplies available in local stores even as opening of classes will barely be a month away.
He said, “These are critical times for price monitoring of educational supplies available at local business establishments in the province, hence the DTI will be releasing the price monitoring reports to the media from time to time.” (PIA8 SoLeyte)