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DTI to release new SRPs on school supplies next month

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Friday, April 20th, 2018

FILE PHOTO: Notebooks

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is set to release a list of suggested retail prices (SRPs) on school supplies next month to serve as guide to consumers prior to the opening of classes in June.

DTI advises consumers to shop early to avoid the sudden increase in prices of basic school supplies.

“Mamili na sila ng school supplies habang maaga pa at tsaka wag silang mag-alala nakabantay ang DTI sa lahat ng concerns ng mamimili,” DTI Undersecretary Ruth Castelo said.

(They should buy school supplies while it’s still early. Do not worry, DTI is monitoring concerns of consumers.)

It has been observed that prices of ordinary school supplies have already marked up months before classes begin. Some vendors in Nepa Q-Mart are actually planning to increase their prices.

“Lahat po halos tumaas eh, simula po sa notebook tapos sa mga pad,” school supply retailer Rose Bolaong said.

(Almost everything went up, from notebooks to pad papers.)

Meanwhile, DTI has demanded explanation from paper manufacturers for unauthorized increase in prices.

The manufacturers argued that the price of raw materials in the global market has increased; inevitably affecting the price of paper products. They promised DTI not to add to their prices this year.

“Ang increase na nagawa na nila ito na yun, wala nang karagdagang increase. This school year nag-commit na sila. Ito na iyon, for June,” Castelo said.

(This is the increase that they have made; no more additional increases. They have committed this school year. This is it for June.)

DTI is set to meet with large-scale school supply retailers to hear their side on the issue. — UNTV News & Rescue

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DTI imposes 60-day price freeze on basic commodities

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

dti imposes 60 day price freeze on basic commodities

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has enforced a price freeze on basic commodities owing to the declaration of state of national emergency on account of lawlessness.

Under the directive, prices of basic goods are not allowed to increase for 60 days, while prices of liquefied petroleum gas and kerosene are fixed at their current rate for 15 days or until the president revokes the said declaration.

Covered by the price freeze are the following:
• rice
• sugar
• cooking oil
• eggs
• pork, chicken, beef
• fish (fresh and dried)
• vegetables
• fruits
• canned goods
• bread
• coffee
• milk
• bottled water
• powdered soap
• noodles
• selected types medicine
• LPG
• kerosene

However, according to DTI, they are considering lifting the price ban in areas that are not affected by conflict. ( UNTV News and Rescue)

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Solusyon sa problema ng unemployment sa bansa, tinalakay sa ika-12 Development Policy Research Month

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Friday, August 29th, 2014

Ang makahanap ng solusyon sa problemang tinatawag na “jobless growth” sa bansa ang layunin ng inilunsad na 12th Development Research Month ng Philippines Institute of Development Studies o PIDS (UNTV News)

MANILA, Philippines – Inilunsad nitong Huwebes ng Philippine Institute of Development Studies (PIDS) ang ika-12 Development Policy Research Month o DPRM.

Batay sa Presidential Proclamation No. 247 of 2002, mandato ng PIDS na magsagawa ng DPRM tuwing buwan ng Setyembre bawat taon.

Tema ng DPRM ngayong taon ang “Addressing the Jobs Challenge Toward Inclusive Growth”.

Pag-uusapan ng mga policymaker, development researcher, at labor leaders kung paano malulunasan ang lumalalang jobless growth, unemployment at underemployment gayong patuloy naman sa paglago ang ekonomiya ng bansa.

Ayon kay Dr. Gilberto Llanto, presidente ng PIDS, napapanahon ang pagsasagawa ng DPRM dahil sa isinusulong na inclusive growth agenda ni Pangulong Benigno Aquino III.

“This year, the PIDS is highlighting a very important issue… Job creation is a critical issue. It is high time that we take a look at the constraints and make use of the country’s abundant labor resources.”

Kabilang sa mga panelist sa naturang pagtitipon sina deputy Director-General Dr. Emmanuel F. Esguerra ng NEDA, Assistant Secretary Dr. Rafaelita M. Aldaba ng Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), PIDS President Dr. Gilberto M. Llanto, Dr. Aniceto C. Orbeta, Jr., senior research fellow ng PIDS.

Ayon kay Dr. Orbeta, kailangang amyendahan ang ilang polisiya sa labor protection dahil hindi ito nakatutulong sa mga manggagawa partikular ang minimum wage law.

Sinabi rin ni Orbeta na nagmungkahi na rin sila ng labor reforms at job expansion and development initiative for poverty alleviation.

Sa press conference, ipinrisinta ni DTI Assistant Secretary Rafelita Aldaba ang road map para sa pagpapalakas ng manufacturing industry sa tulong ng structural transformation upang makalikha ng maraming trabaho.

Dumalo sa paglulunsad ang mga kinatawan ng media at mga miyembro ng steering committee ng DPRM mula sa PIDS, Presidential Management Staff, NEDA, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Bureau of Local Employment (BLE), Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Civil Service Commission (CSC), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Institute for Labor Studies (ILS), at Philippine Information Agency (PIA). (Gerry Alcantara / Ruth Navales, UNTV News)

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Paglalagay ng SRP sa bigas, pinag-aaralan na ng DTI

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Bigas na tinitinda sa isang pamilihan (UNTV News)

MANILA, Philippines — Hinihintay na lamang ng Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) ang approval ni Pangulong Aquino sa paglalagay ng suggested retail price sa bigas.

Ayon sa DTI, ito ang magsisilbing gabay ng mga nagtitida at mamimili kung magkano ang dapat na presyo ng bigas.

Suportado rin ito ni Presidential Assistant for Food Security and Agricultural Modernization (PAFSAM) Sec. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan.

“Ang maganda po kasi sa SRP, particularly for agricultural product, it works as a guide to everybody supply chain from manufacturers down to retailers”, pahayag ni DTI Usec. Victorio Dimagiba.

“Makakatulong ito para mabalanse pa natin yung interes ng consumer at yung ating mga retailers & traders”, ani PAFSAM Sec. Pangilinan.

Ngunit kung si Bayan Muna Representative Neri Colmenares ang tatanungin, mas makabubuti ang pagtatakda ng price ceiling dahil may kamay ito para parusahan ang mga nagsasamantala.

“Ang kinaiba lang ng price ceiling at ng SRP, dito sa price ceiling kapag umakyat ka sa price ceiling, kulong ka. May kaso ka whereas pag akyat mo sa SRP imbestigahan ka lang.”

Hindi naman naniniwala ang mambabatas na lean months o panahon ng anihan ang dahilan kaya’t mataas ang presyo ng bigas dahil base sa nakuha nitong record mula sa Department of Agriculture, sapat pa ang supply ng bigas.

Maging ang DTI ay hindi rin kumbinsido sa dahilang ito.

“When they use lean months, we also challenge that kasi yung lean months, padating palang yun. Hindi pwedeng gamitin iyan. Magagamit yun after the lean months”, paliwanag ni Dimagiba.

“Tumaas ang production, tumaas ang inventory so may supply. Kaya I tend to believe, yung analysis of other that there’s rice manipulation, may nagho-hoard despite na presence of supply”, ani Colmenares.

Nangangamba ang kongresista na kung hindi makokontrol ng gobyerno ang pagtaas ng presyo ng bigas ay aakyat pa ito sa mahigit ₱50 per kilo lalo na kung matuloy ang El Niño phenomenon.

Samantala, plano namang bilhin ng NFA ang may 50k mt na smuggled rice. Nakumpiska ito ng BOC mahigit sa 10 buwan na ang nakararaan lulan ng mahigit sa 2 libong container van.

“Sa halip na ibang bansa ang makikinabang sa pagbili ng bigas ay bilhin nalng natin sa ating sariling ahensya”, saad ni Pangilinan. (Rey Pelayo, UNTV News)

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