DTI, DepEd offer school supplies discount
Department of Trade and Industry has deployed Diskwento Caravan across the country to give parents and students a chance to buy school supplies at a discounted price of at least ten percent.
The discount caravan started May 15 and will run up to June 28 in various dates and locations nationwide.
Education Secretary Br. Armin A. Luistro FSC said the move is part of the government’s thrust to make available to the public quality school supplies at affordable prices. “With inter-agency coordination and with support from local manufacturers and private business groups we can offer huge discounts on school opening essentials for public schools,” added Luistro.
DTI will publish in national broadsheets the suggested retail price of school supplies to serve as guide by the buying public. Also, it will distribute SRP posters in school supply outlets and in other government offices. Moreover, its Bureau of Product Standards has advised the public to look for “non-toxic” labels on school supplies which means that the level of toxicity has been approved by the Department of Health.
Initially, the Diskwento Caravan for Region 6 was held on May 23 at Nueva Valencia Municipal Hall, and May 25 at Region 3 at Pampanga. Region 6 also had the caravan on May 25 at Buena Vista Municipal Hall, May 26 at Balete Town Plaza, May 28 at San Lorenzo Municipal Hall and Business Park, San Jose, Antique, and on May 29 at Iloilo Freedom Grandstand, Jordan Municipal Hall, and Tacloban City, Leyte.
Region 4-A has two more schedules for the month of May. On May 27 at Bay, Los Baños City, Laguna and on May 28-29 at Capitol Grounds, Sta. Cruz, Laguna. Region 11 will hold the caravan on May 28 at Digos, Davao del Sur. The National Capital Region will have the Diskwento Caravan on May 29 at Pasig City Hall, and at Tacloban City, Leyte for the Region 8 leg. Region IX will close the caravan for the month of May on May 30-31 at Plaza Pershing, Zamboanga City.
The Diskwento Caravan for the month of June is set to kick off on June 1 at Zamboanga Del Norte of Region 9 and on Taguig City of NCR. Region 6 will have a six day-schedule for the caravan on June 5, 6, 8, 15 and 18 at Guimaras and on June 14-16 at Brgy. Villamonte, Taculing, Bacolod City.
On June 11-12, the caravan will be in Cagayan de Oro City and at Davao Oriental on June 15. Zamboanga City will hold the caravan on June 22. Region 5 will have the last schedule for the 2012 Caravan on June 26-28 at Polangui, Albay.