Cabahug said that some 30 establishments will join said Caravan whose products include not only school supplies, bags, uniform, shoes but also food products and local delicacies.
Stalls will be open from 8 am to 6 pm. ” Yung project po ay free ang participation fee. Sagot ng City Government ang venue pati na ang electricity. In return po, pinakiusapan namin ang mga SMEs na magbigay ng at least 10% discount, parang tulong na rin po sa mga magulang na makatipid kahit paano at yung matitipid nila ay pandagdag na rin sa school expenses ng kanilang mga anak. Pakiusap lang po yun,” pointed out Cabahug when asked why they are giving discounts to the public.
The discount caravan is supported by Mayor Joet S. Garcia. She said school supplies stores such as Pandayan Bookshop and Expressions will participate, as well as Purefoods that will sell food products and K Servico on appliances and furniture.
Cabahug said that this caravan is one of the breakthrough projects of DTI and they are targeting to earn P1 million for this Diskwento Caravan alone, helping local small and medium enterprises.
“We believe that any saved amount will be of big help to mothers in expanding their money and use it for other material things aside from school supplies and food,” Cabahug said.
Side activities will also be held during the 3-day spectacle, according to Senior Trade and Industry Development Officer Loi Malibiran.
Graduates of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority will render free massage services while the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist will distribute seedlings.
“The National Food Authority will sell rice while the Provincial Health Office and the Provincial Health Team Office will provide free medical consultation,” said JM Garcia of the Phil Information Agency.
“We know that parents are looking for cheap goods especially school supplies, bags and uniforms,” Malibiran said.