CAMP BGEN OSCAR M FLORENDO –Region 1 police director Chief Superin-tendent Gregorio R. Pimentel alerted all police units under his command and ordered them to intensify their operations and be vigilant to ensure public safety services to the com-munity before, during and after the observance of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day.
PCSupt. Pimentel, Police Regional Office 1 Regional Director, also ordered the deployment of PNP personnel from the regional and pro-vincial headquarters to the police stations as augmentation in the conduct of route security, traffic management and complaints.
Continuing its efforts in empowering consumers and upholding the practice of good, honest and responsible business, DTI Region 1 awarded anew 224 DTI-Certified Establish-ments (CE) with “Bagwis” Seal of Excellence Awards in the region for 2016: Pangasinan-129, La Union-42; Ilocos Sur-20; and Ilocos Norte-33.
The awards were given during the Consumer Welfare Month Celebration of the respective Provincial Offices. Awards were categorized into gold, silver and bronze.
The “Bagwis” Seal of Excellence represents the business establishments’ utmost support to empower consumers. “Bagwis”, a Filipino term for wings or feather, symbolizes the commitment to nurture, guide and protect consumers as well as the readiness to fly in open and competitive market and provide higher quality service.
Celebrated every October, Consumer Welfare Month is based on Proclamation No. 1098 of 1997. The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas is the agency chosen by the National Consumers Affairs Council (NCAC) to lead this year’s celebration with the theme- “Consumer Protection: A Shared Responsibility”.
Consumer Forums par-ticipated in by consumer groups were conducted with focus on the eight basic consumer rights: right to basic needs; safety; information; choose repre-sentation; redress; consumer education; healthy environment.
“It is our mandate to empower and enhance the level of awareness of the consumers. We need to be vigilant, you (consumers) have the right to be protected but you also have the responsibility to help us, know your rights.” Director Florante O. Leal of DTI Region 1 said.#