Thursday, October 22, 2015

DTI-5 holds fair on standards
By Connie B. Destura

LEGAZPI CITY, Oct. 21 (PNA) -- To draw consumers and business owners to the standards requirements based on Philippine National Standards (PNS) of various Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-regulated products, the DTI-5 will have a “Standards Fair” on Oct. 21-23 at the 2F of Pacific Mall Extension.

The activity aims to encourage consumers to patronize quality products and to use innovative products that comply with standards.

The DTI-5 also discourages consumers to buy/use cheap and unsafe products for greater economic benefits.

On the part of the manufacturers, this will serve as a venue for them to provide quality products, increase product visibility and generate market leads.

Considering the frequent occurrence of typhoons and heavy rains, the wants to alert the consumers on the effects of the use of uncertified and unsafe products and the destruction that they could bring to people’s lives and properties.

Themed “Standard Products, Safe Products”, this activity is timely since product standards serve as a big factor in protecting the environment.

Fourteen Bicol and Manila based-companies will exhibit their products, which include polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipes, roofing materials, lighting materials, solar panels, tires, black iron and galvanized iron (BI-GI) pipes, fire extinguishers, cement and other innovative products.

These products are guaranteed safe and certified, thereby protecting the environment and the public against unreasonable risks of injury.

Apart from the product exhibit, there will also be Standards seminars at 2 p.m. Oct. 21-23, which will be participated by hardware owners, engineering students, consumers, and contractors.

Opening of the fair will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday. (PNA) FFC/FGS/CBD