Ahead of the opening of classes on Monday, parents and students received discounted rates for school supplies at a caravan organized by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in partnership with the Tarlac City government.
The Balik Eskwela Diskwento Caravan was held at Downtown Public Market, with 35 distributors, retailers, and micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) taking part in the activity.
According to DTI OIC-Provincial Director Florencia Balilo, this is a timely event for student’s opening of classes.
“This program gives the consumers opportunity to avail of school supplies as well as basic necessities and prime commodities at discounted prices in preparation for the upcoming opening of schools with limited face to face classes,” Balilo said in a Philippine Information Agency report.
Diskwento Caravan is a regular program of the department organized in accordance with the seasoned events of the year.
DTI partnered with various establishments in the province for the In-Store Balik Eskwela Diskwento Caravan from August 13 to August 19, including Pandayan Bookshop, 1st MegaSaver, BHF 3B & A, Puregold Price Club Inc., Shin Shiok Bazaar, and 558 Winmart.