In its aim to provide goods to the public at discounted prices especially during the pandemic, Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI) Diskwento Caravan goes to far-flung areas.
DTI Provincial Director Nelin Cabahug said that the Diskwento Caravan not only provides products at lower prices but also raises consumer awareness on products under the basic necessities and prime categories covered by mandatory certification.
Tess Magtanong, DTI-Bataan Information Officer said that they used to hold the Diskwento Caravan in town plaza’s but now they have prioritized remote barangays for them to take advantage of commodities at low prices.
They started last Nov. 26 in Barangays Cabog-cabog, Dangcol, Tanato and greater Bani in Balanga Ctiy while in Dinalupihan, they held it in Barangays Colo, Magsaysay, Pag-asa and Saguing.
To make it even more beneficial DTI partnered with cooperatives and the Department of Agriculture to have vegetables, canned goods and other grocery items sold at very affordable prices.
Cabahug added that they wanted to bring the caravan to Bagac and Morong but because of the pandemic they were forced to look for other barangays that are more accessible.