Thru Balik Eskwela Caravan: CamSur DTI offers supplies at generous discounts
The provincial office of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) here in partnership with the City Government of Naga is helping family households to stretch their budgets for school supplies and other commodities in time for the opening of classes next month.
Thru DTI’s flagship project called Diskwento Caravan: Balik Eskwela, parents and students can find places where they can shop for school supplies and other commodities at generously discounted prices.
The project will kick off this week in key cities nationwide. In Naga City, the two-day event will reel off tomorrow, May 18, at the ABS-CBN grounds on Panganiban Drive, here.
DTI-Camarines Sur Public Information Officer Jay Ablan said they are eyeing at least 15 exhibitors who will be participating in the event, which was organized to give relief to consumers who are burdened by the spiraling prices of basic and prime commodities including school supplies.
Other than traders of notebooks, books, pad papers and other school supplies, the Diskwento Caravan in Naga will be participated in by distributors and dealers of dairy products and school shoes, bags and uniforms.
“We are hoping that in our own little way we can help families to stretch their budgets and make ends meet by offering them an option in buying products at very comparative prices through this (Diskwento Caravan) activity,” Ablan said.
He said thru the Caravan, consumers can avail from 5 to 50 percent discounts as in last year as there were exhibitors who are selling their products on a buy-one-take-one deal. There were companies that also offered freebies and promotional items, he said.
Most of the Diskwento Caravan players are Manila-based wholesalers maintaining sales outlets in the city and supplying products in different stores in the locality.
Ablan said that the DTI also plans to invite owners of parlors to participate in the event as there are students who might be interested to have their haircut for the forthcoming school opening. He said there are suggestions also to explore the possibility of coordinating with Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), which has scholars who can extend free haircut to students.