DTI Bohol Celebrates 2017 Consumer Welfare Month

DTI Bohol Celebrates 2017 Consumer Welfare Month

The Department of Trade and Industry Bohol Provincial Office celebrates consumer month in October, in partnership with the Consumer Watch-Bohol, Inc. (CWBI) and the Bohol Youth Consumer Movement (BYCM). This year’s celebration carries the theme “Consumer Rights in the Digital Age”.

As a kick-off activity of the month-long celebration, DTI Bohol organizes a Consumer 5k Fun Run 2017 on October 1 which is simultaneous with other provinces and regions in the country. This activity aims to provide an avenue to advocate consumer rights and responsibilities while promoting health and wellness at the same time. Consumers, students, government and private employees are encouraged to join the consumer fun run, which is open for both male and female categories. Cash prizes of P 2,000.00, P 1,500.00, and P 1,000.00, will be given to the top three runners. Registration is free and the first two hundred (200) participants will be given free singlet. Official fun run registration forms are available at DTI Bohol Provincial Office.

On the other hand, the 5th Consumer Youth Summit will also be held on October 5, 2017,at JJ’s Seafood Village. The summit is open to students from the universities and colleges in Tagbilaran City. Resource speakers are invited to talk about eCommerce and Anti-phishing and anti-scam laws.

A Seminar on Product Standards Regulation and Conformance will also be held on October 13, 2017. This activity aims to update local business hardware and construction companies and establishments on the latest product standards department administrative orders and importation laws and regulations.

A culminating activity of this year’s Consumer Month celebration is the Consumer Quiz Bowl which will be held on October 25, 2017 at the ICM Activity Center. The contest is open to all secondary students from public high schools in the province. Winners shall receive cash prizes of P 2,000.00, P 1,500.00, and P 1,000.00, respectively.

For more information about the Consumer Welfare Month events and activities, please call or text us at DTI Bohol Provincial Office at our contact numbers through telephone numbers 501-8260, 412-3533, or 09173088859.

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