‘Diskwento’ caravans serve Davao’s far-flung communities

‘Diskwento’ caravans serve Davao’s far-flung communities

DAVAO CITY – The Department of Trade and Industry in Davao Region (DTI-11) has continued with its commitment to provide basic necessities and prime commodities at reasonable prices, serving even the farthest barangays amid the pandemic.

In a statement Monday, DTI-11 regional director Maria Belenda Ambi said the Presyo Diskwento Caravan (PDC) reached consumers in remote areas to offer several goods at affordable prices.

“It has also partnered with the Kadiwa rolling store of the Department of Agriculture (DA) 11 and the local government units (LGUs) to offer more basic necessities and prime commodities (BNPCs) and agricultural products in each area we visited,” she said.

Ambi said they do not focus on business development alone since they are also keen on empowering and protecting consumers.

“With the Presyo Diskwento Caravan program, we are given the opportunity to serve more consumers, especially those who have difficulty accessing their needs due to economic or proximity-related reasons. But with the PDC, we get to bring closer to them different BNPCs and agricultural produce at lower prices,” she added.

Among the products available at the PDC are canned goods, such as sardines and corned beef, powdered milk, coffee, noodles, and condiments.

“In the meantime, DA 11 brings fruits, vegetables, and other fresh produce,” Ambi said.

Since January this year, a total of 419 households here and Davao del Norte have benefited from the program.

“Apart from them, the PDC is also a venue for the 42 retailers and manufacturers to earn while extending a hand to the consumers by offering discounts. They generated an aggregate sales of PHP217,806 during the two different caravans,” she said. (PNA)

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