Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Gregory L. Domingo has joined 24 other government agencies for the Sentro K3 (Kaisahan, Kagalingan, at Kalayaan ng Bayan) Fair at the Luneta park.
The fair coincided with the celebration of the 113th Philippine Independence Day.
Led by the National Historical Institute of the Philippines, 24 agencies from the government offered services and displayed promotional materials of their various programs and projects aimed at public awareness and on-site service delivery like free legal assistance from the Department of Justice, driving license registration and update from Land Transportation Office, membership update from PhilHealth and Social Security System and a job fair from the Department of Labor and Employment.
For the DTI, the agency has featured its Diskwento Caravan Independence Day edition which offered products and services at discounted prices.
“What started out in Metro Manila as a program to ease the burden of our consumers has now been expanded nationwide upon orders of President Aquino,” DTI Secretary Gregory L. Domingo said.
DTI aims to organize 100 Diskwento Caravan by end of this year. In its first installment at the K3, the Diskwento Caravan attracted a huge following of consumers looking for discounted products while enjoying the celebration. Diskwento Caravan manufacturers sell their products as low as 20 percent to 5 percent off the suggested retail price (SRP).
Products range from medicines, bread, sardines, cooking oils, processed meat, fruits, vegetables, eggs, detergent bars and school supplies.
The Diskwento Caravan started out in 2008 to help ease the economic burden of Filipino consumers during the global financial crisis.
For June 2011, the Diskwento Caravan will be in Cagayan, Zambales, Tarlac, Laguna, Antipolo, Region IV-B, Sorsogon, Guimaras, Negros Occidental, Region VIII, Region XI, Taguig, Malabon, Pateros and the City of Manila. (PNA)