By J. Jala | 10:15 AM January 11, 2022

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) – Bohol has issued 68 show cause orders and 9 notice of violations to non-compliant supermarkets and hardware stores of the price freeze order.

The trade agency is conducting price and supply monitoring in worst-hit areas and other towns and cities in the region.

DTI-Bohol has consistently monitored establishments across the province of Bohol since the onset of Typhoon Odette.

Violators can be charged and penalized with criminal and/or administrative penalties for violations committed under the Price Act and existing rules and regulations.

Fines shall in no case be less than PHP1,000.00 or more than PHP1 million for violation of the automatic price control or mandated price ceiling.

For illegal price manipulation, a fine of not less than PHP5,000 nor more than PHP2,000,000 shall be imposed against the violator.

Pursuant to the price freeze order, the public may check the price ceiling of basic necessities in Central Visayas.

Among the commodities that are categorized as basic necessities and monitored by the DTI are bread, canned fish and marine products, potable water in bottles and containers, processed milk, locally manufactured instant noodles, coffee, salt, laundry soap, detergent, candles, flour processed and canned pork, processed and canned beef and poultry meat, vinegar, patis, soy sauce, toilet soap, paper, school supplies, cement, clinker, G.I. Sheets, hollow blocks, construction nails, batteries, electrical supplies, light bulbs, and steel wires.

Consumers are advised to report any violations at: mobile 09173005810, tel.no. (038) 501-8260, email r07.bohol@dti.gov.ph or message us at DTI Bohol Facebook Page.

To view the list of products under price freeze, click here: https://tinyurl.com/pricefreezebohol

By Bohol Island News

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