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Public advised not to buy Christmas lights 3 years old or older

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Colorful lights and assorted Christmas decor are all over this house on Mark Street at Filinvest East in Cainta City. INQUIRER / AUGUST DELA CRUZ

With the Christmas season approaching, the Department of Trade and Industry cautioned the public against buying old stocks of imported Christmas lights to avoid potential hazards to life and property.

Posted: October 9th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Helmet law should be strictly implemented


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Finally, authorities are implementing the law requiring motorcyclists and their passengers to wear only helmets that passed standards set by the Department of Trade and Industry.

Posted: January 8th, 2013 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

It’s time for motorcyclists to wear proper helmets


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Newspaper reports say the Department of Trade and Industry has inspected the helmets of only 30 percent of registered motorcycle owners in the National Capital Region. Outside NCR, the rate is even lower—only 25 percent.

Posted: December 11th, 2012 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Consumer Month ‘tiptoes’ in and out


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October is Consumer Month but did you see or hear anything about it? I know I didn’t. I e-mailed the Bureau of Trade Regulation and Consumer Protection asking for materials on this year’s observance. Usually, they are very prompt to reply but this time I did not even get an acknowledgment of my e-mail.

Posted: October 23rd, 2012 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

DTI says order on GCs has been effective since July 2010


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Victorio Mario A. Dimagiba, director of the Department of Trade and Industry’s Bureau of Trade Regulation and Consumer Protection, has responded to my query on the status of the government agency’s order on gift certificates/checks. He said: “Our Department Administrative Order No. 10-04, Series of 2010 (Guidelines on the Issuance, Use and Redemption of Gift [...]

Posted: July 20th, 2011 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

GCs still have expiration dates


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Several people are asking what happened to the administrative order issued by the Department of Trade and Industry in June last year requiring commercial establishments to remove expiration dates from their gift certificates, checks and cards. As reported in the newspapers, the order, announced by DTI Undersecretary Zenaida Maglaya, was supposed to take effect about [...]

Posted: July 13th, 2011 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

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