Christmas is fast approaching, demand on basic goods is fast rising.
Consumers can’t help not to, by any means, drop to supermarkets and shop for more this holiday season. May it be for noche buena, media noche, or a regular family feast in the upcoming long vacation.
The Department of Trade and Industry reminds their dearest consumer to be aware of their right as customers and to be vigilant of probable abuse by producers as the demand for various prime commodities and basic necessities may increase.
Now available in Google Playstore, ‘E- Presyo’ is an Online Price Monitoring System’ designed by DTI to cater their customer’s right to know with the current prices of goods.
More and more consumers now are getting wise with spending their money and this guide that is accessible now within the reach of their fingertip will definitely serve as everyone’s partner inside the grocery or supermarket.
Along with special features the application includes are: suggested retail price, prevailing price, comparative prevailing price and its price graph. Updated DTI reports are also available here.
Users of the app could acquire the suggested retail prices of prime commodities such as: dairy products, onion, garlic, flour, processed and canned beef, vinegar, fish sauce, soy sauce, etc.
We could easily know the monitored prices of basic necessities such as: rice, corn, cooking oil, eggs, pork, beef and poultry meat, marine products, vegetables, sugar, root crops, fruit, canned goods, fresh and processed milk, coffee, bread, etc.
DTI reminds us however that suggested retail price is not the standard price of all products with various brands.
“Market is a choice,” said DTI Undersecretary Pascua in a press conference held at Kamuning Bakery Cafe.
SRPs are just meant to provide a ceiling with product’s prices. That is why small decrease or increase in the prices of goods are considerable, he added.
For whatever complaint, the public could simply message DTI with their social media accounts like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Or simply call DTI’s Consumer Protection and Advocacy Bureau (CPAB) at 751- 3233. (Ace Palaganas)