DTI: No price increase on school supplies

TUGUEGARAO CITY – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) here has beefed up its price monitoring efforts as part of its partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd) in ensuring the smooth opening of classes on June 6.

DTI region 2 information officer Manilyn Ponce said the agency has “emergency laborers” to help intensify government attempts to keep prices of school supplies affordable to parents and guardians.

The DTI would like to ensure that prices of supplies such as pad papers, pencils and composition notebooks would not increase as the opening of classes in the elementary and high school nears.

The official, however, is positive that prices of basic commodities, especially school supplies, would remain stable as they are closely keeping watch over possible profiteering and observance of price tag laws. PNA/ northboundasia.com