DAGUPAN CITY — Owners of business establishments practicing good customer-service were enjoined by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to apply and qualify for the Bagwis Seal of Excellence.

Peter Mangabat, provincial director of DTI in Pangasinan, said all retail establishments were encouraged to join the Bagwis accreditation program that gave due recognition to business stores practicing costumer welfare protection and social responsibility.

He said business establishments such as supermarkets, specialty stores, department stores, appliance centers, hardware stores and DTI-accredited service or repair shops were eligible for the accreditation program.

Mangabat said business owners, who wanted to join the accreditation program, were required to submit the following: duly accomplished form (DTI-CE Form NO. 001); copy of latest mayor’s permit; copy of business name certificate for sole proprietorship or Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) registration certificate and articles of incorporation for partnership and corporation.

They must also submit certification that the applicant has no record of unresolved case for violation of any Fair Trade Law for at least one year prior to application; endorsement from any recognized associations, civic or religious organization with at least five years in existence and DTI accreditation certificate (applicable only for service and repair shops).

DTI provincial Director Mangabat said that last year, at least 37 business establishments in the province were conferred with gold and silver Bagwis seal of excellence.

“These awardees provide not only quality products but best sales and customer service to their clients,” he said. PNA /