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Huli ka! DTI probes Bulacan supermarket for overpriced goods

Feb 4, 2018 @ 5:50
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A supermarket in Balagtas town was discovered to be selling overpriced basic commodities during a surprise inspection of Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Friday.

Alex Roy dela Cruz, information officer of DTI-Bulacan, did not identify the supermarket pending a complete investigation.

The overpriced products were sardines being sold at PHP13.65 against the suggested retail price of PHP13.25; a 150 gm powdered milk at PHP44.00 against PHP43.50; and 25gm coffee at PHP18.85 against PHP18.75.

Philippine Standard and Import Commodity Clearance marks on products under mandatory certification were also checked on the commodities being sold, dela Cruz said.

He added that the non-compliant goods were sequestered by the DTI enforcement team headed by DTI Undersecretary Ruth Castelo.

Dela Cruz also said that the DTI enforcement team had given the owner of the supermarket a letter of inquiry regarding the matter. (Philippine News Agency)

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