Friday, October 16, 2015

DTI-Bicol holds regional consumerism challenge
By Connie B. Destura

LEGAZPI CITY, Oct. 16 (PNA) – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Bicol will hold the 4th Regional Consumerism Challenge for high school students on Monday to stimulate the level of awareness of students on consumer laws, rights and safety.

One of the objectives of this activity is to enhance the interest of the students on consumerism and to strengthen the linkage between the DTI and the Department of Education in providing consumer education, according to Jocelyn LB. Blanco, DTI Bicol regional director.

The activity to be held at 1 p.m. at the CTE Hall, Bicol University, Daraga, Albay also aimed to develop sensible student-consumers who can make better decisions, Blanco said.

The DTI wanted the public, particularly the youths, to get involved and participate as consumers, she added.

For this year, the Regional Consumerism Challenge (Final Round) will be participated in by the 12 winning schools in the Provincial Consumerism Challenge held in the provinces.

These are Albay -- Mary’s Child Science-Oriented High School and Zamora Memorial College-High School Department; Camarines Norte -- Magsaysay National High School and Jose Panganiban National High School; Camarines Sur -- Unibersidad de Sta. Isabel and Naga City Science High School; Catanduanes -- Bato Rural Development High School and Calatagan High School; Masbate -- Cataingan National High School and Liceo de Masbate; and Sorsogon -- Abuyog National High School and Donsol Comprehensive National High School.

Winners will receive the following prices: Champion, Php15,000 plus plaque; 1st runner-up, Php 10,000 plus plaque; 2nd runner-up, Php7,000 plus plaque; and 3rd runner-up, Php5,000 plus plaque.

Non-winners will also receive Php2,000 each. (PNA) RMA/FGS/CBD