TABUK CITY, Kalinga – The city government, in collaboration with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), put up a Diskwento Caravan (DC) at the Dagupan Public Market to run for 2 days from December 15–16, 2022, to alleviate the impact of the ongoing increase in the cost of basic necessities.
The DC is a DTI project that partners with producers and distributors of essential goods and premium commodities with the goal of giving consumers high-quality goods at competitive prices.
Consumer savings are made possible by the fact that these food items are frequently supplied in packs and are priced below their suggested retail prices.
In contrast to the previous DC, where partners would only offer food, this year they are offering Christmas decorations and gift items, such as toys and clothing.
Renie Ramos, the DTI-Provincial Director, applauded their partners in his letter for their unselfish choice to sell their goods without anticipating gains.
The city government under Mayor Darwin Estrañero was lauded for its support of the department.
Representing the city mayor, Enrique Baliang noted that people are thankful because the DC have provided them with reasonably priced goods for noche buena and presents they could buy.
Because all the discounted things you offer, he added, “you made Christmas incredibly meaningful and unforgettable to a lot of our kakailians.”
However, only a small number of the city’s many shops and businesses responded to the DTI’s appeal for the DC, according to Baliang.
“Itul-tuloy yu dayta and we always congratulate people who look to the affairs and the welfare of those who are less fortunate than us. What we are doing now may be small (in our eyes) but to them (less fortunate people), agragragsak da ta ada kayu,” Baliang said.