By PR | 07:16 AM January 08, 2022

The Department of Trade and Industry- Bohol Provincial Office (DTI Bohol) conducted the 1st and 2nd run of the Diskwento Caravan as of January 7 in Ubay and in Talibon.

The activities were spearheaded by the DTI Assistant Secretary for Regional Operations Asteria Caberte and the DTI Bohol Provincial Director Maria Soledad Balistoy with the support from the Local Government Units of Ubay and Talibon, as well as the PNP.

The caravan offered basic and prime commodities as well as construction and hardware materials. Also present during the event were partners from Leonardo Distributors, Inc., BQ Builderware, Puyat Steel Corporation, Wilcon Depot, and Hyundai Motors.

As early as 8:30 in the morning, the sought-after products from partner manufacturers and distributors were already set for sale. Customers from the different barangays and nearby municipalities came and bought the basic supplies available including materials for house repair.

Most of the products sold included but were not limited to canned goods, instant noodles, condiments, bath and detergent soaps, instant coffee, powdered milk, bottled drinking water, bread, rice, candles, galvanized iron sheets, plywoods, and nails.

This is the first and second Diskwento Caravans scheduled for this month since typhoon Odette struck the province last December 16, 2021. DTI Bohol is set to conduct the next run of the caravan on Saturday (January 8 ) in Inabanga, Bohol.

The Diskwento Caravan aims to provide consumers with access to quality and reasonably-priced products and services in accordance with or even lower than the current prevailing prices which is a big help especially in this time of calamity.

The program is in partnership with the manufacturers and distributors of basic necessities and prime commodities (BNPCs) and the local government units (LGUs) in the Central Visayas Region.

Series of Diskwento Caravan and Rolling Stores are regularly being conducted by DTI during a calamity in the country, some of which are done jointly with the local government units in cooperation with MSME suppliers, to ensure the supply of basic necessities and prime commodities priced in accordance with or lower than the suggested retail prices or price freeze. These also provide markets for our MSME manufacturers of basic necessities to sell their products as well as assisting our consumers who are generally in the lower income bracket by providing them products at discounted prices.

By Bohol Island News

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