By PR | 03:48 PM January 10, 2022
The Department of trade and industry Bohol (DTI)-Bohol recently conducted Diskwento Caravans in Talibon and. Inabanga, areas in the province strongly hit by typhoon Odette.
These 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 Unit of Ubay and the Philippine National Police (PNP).
The caravan offered basic and prime commodities as well as construction and hardware materials. Also present were partners from Leonardo Distributors, Inc., BQ Builderware, Puyat Steel Corporation, Wilcon Depot, and Hyundai Motors.
Most of the products sold included but are 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.
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.