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Monday, May 30, 2016

DTI welcomes school opening with Balik Eskwela Diskwento Fair

By Ana-Liza S. Macatangay

NAGA CITY, May 30 (PIA) --- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) provincial office here steered another round of its Balik-Eskwela Diskwento Fair from May 25 to 27 , just in time before the opening of classes this coming June.

The three-day activity held at the DTI Camarines Sur ground endeavors to help the consumers, especially the mothers who usually handle budgeting and balancing finances inside the family, to get hold and avail of the big discount for school supplies and household items offered at the fair.

DTI CamSur senior trade and industry development specialist Jay Ablan stated that the annual Diskwento Fair being espoused by their office regularly allows consumers to avail of the low-priced school-stuff, prime commodities and other basic necessities like personal care and hygiene implements and also food items.

“This is one way of helping our consumers, especially mothers and students, for them to be able to stretch their budget, because this is the time when expenses both in household and school piles up, such as tuition fees and purchase of school supplies and other items needed by students.”

Prices of items like school uniforms, bags, shoes, crayons, art materials, paper, pens and other school supplies, pang baon goodies like biscuits and beverages can be availed with a 5 per cent to as high as 50 % discount rate.  There are also “buy one, take one” offerings and other freebies.

Participating stores or companies also had their own gimmicks and promos that enticed more buyers to participate in the said fair.

Twenty-three exhibitors participated in the 3-day Diskwento Fair. For those who want to avail of organic veggies, herbal products and supplements, liniments, wellness and beauty products, Farm Paradise,  Goldshine Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Harnnayet Trading and JC Premier Marketing have this products with them.

The National Food Authority (NFA) offers its low-priced rice for consumers. Grocery needs such as milk, cookies, noodles, candies, canned meat, noodles, toothbrush, sanitary napkins, lotion, powder, beauty soaps, shampoo, conditioner, dishwashing liquid, pambaon items like juice drinks and other basic commodities were offered by SM Supermarket, RT Montana Distributors, Twin Peak Marketing, MJ Prilles Enterprise/Gentle Supreme, ZEST-O Corporation, Power Deals Trade Haus, MESCO, Prime Seller marketing and, New Staple Marketing and Trading Corporation.

Naga Savers Fashion Mart, Super Metro and New Master Square Supermarket offer its discounted school supplies and uniforms for fair buyers. Hataw Hardware products also offered handwoven products like bag, blanket, pillow cases, towels and purses.

DTI Camarines Sur provincial director Edna Tejada shared that they encourage buyers to avail and promote Bicol’s homegrown products like handwoven items from the weavers of Buhi, Camarines Sur.   The said   products are environment-friendly. The materials which were used came from scrap collars and factory waste materials.

Other companies also participated to offer their products and services to the buyers: Globe Telecoms for internet, mobile concerns and related promos; Sheridan Marketing for focus lightning fixtures; Tupperware for its branded products and Lumina for those who intend to avail of socialized housing privileges.

Aside from the price discounts, DTI assures the public that all products being sold at the Diskwento Fair are of good quality and are pre-screened by the DTI personnel to protect consumers from any health hazards on products sold, such as papers, notebooks, plastics and crayons. (MAL/LSM–PIA5/Camarines Sur)

- See more at: http://news.pia.gov.ph/article/view/861464412865/dti-welcomes-school-opening-with-balik-eskwela-diskwento-fair#sthash.C2Uwb4pa.dpuf

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