MAMBAJAO, CAMIGUIN, March 24, 2015 (PIA) – In the time of peak construction activities this summer season, the Department of Trade and Industry(DTI) – Camiguin is intensifying its price monitoring and enforcement activities on the implementation of the Philippine National Standards (PNS) on construction materials such as cement, plywood, steel bars, angle bars and galvanized iron (G. I.) sheets.


    The monitoring and enforcement team conducted the inspections around the province and found no violation from all 17 hardware stores visited this week, all were compliant to the requirements under R.A 7394, RA 4109 or the Standards Law and DAO 2, series of 2007. 


    Meanwhile, the DTI-Camiguin is reminding consumers to purchase only construction materials that are approved by its Bureau of Philippine Standards. Only those bearing the Philippine Standard (PS) and Import Commodity Clearance (ICC) marks are safe and reliable for construction use.


    To ensure the quality of construction materials, the DTI requires manufacturers and importers of these products to undergo government tests and inspections.Manufacturers and importers with the PS license or ICC certificate are authorized to distribute and sell with the printed PS mark or the ICC sticker affixed their products.


    These required labels convey to the consumers that the products have passed the safety and performance tests and will guide them in distinguishing reliable and safe goods from uncertified ones, which could be inferior or substandard.


    DTI reminds consumers to seek for PS and ICC marks when buying construction materials.

    Republic Act 7394 or the Consumer Act of the Philippines states that DTI shall conduct monitoring and enforcement activities on the marking and labeling of consumer products. Zita M. Abellare DTI-Camiguin, PIA-Cam iNET (with reports from Varry Labial) 


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    CAMP EVANGELISTA, Cagayan de Oro City, Feb. 10 — The provincial government of Camiguin Island signed a memorandum of agreement declaring the province as Peaceful and Ready for Further Development in a ceremony held at the Provincial Capitol, Camiguin Island at 10:00 a.m. today, February 10, 2015.

    Col Jesse A Alvarez, commander of 403rd Infantry Brigade and PSSupt Wilfredo P. Cayat, provincial director of Camiguin Provincial Police Office, jointly recommended to the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) of Camiguin Island that the province is peaceful and ready for further development.

    Just like the situation of province of Dinagat Islands in Caraga Region, Camiguin was considered insurgency-free based on the following parameters: There has been no influence of the CPP-NPA; No record of terrorist and New People’s Army (NPA) initiated violent incidents; Criminal activities are manageable by the Philippine National Police (PNP); and the province has noted positive indicators of improved delivery of social services in its rural areas, such as health services and wider reach of Justice, as articulated before the PPOC.

    Major General Oscar T Lactao, commander of 4th Infantry Division said the future is very bright for Camiguin. With the declaration of Camiguin as a peaceful and ready for further development province, we could expect that this province would be a leader in ecotourism. We expect that more investments and tourists would flock to Camiguin.

    Lieutenant General Aurelio Baladad AFP, commander of the Eastern Mindanao Command, AFP said in the implementation of our present campaign plan, internal peace and security plan or IPSP BAYANIHAN, not only the Armed Forces of the Philippines, the local government and other government agencies are called for to join hands to win the peace.

    “Tanang mga Pilipino, bisan unsa nga klase sa panginabuhi, bisan asa nga parte sa atong nasud, dapat maghiusa ug magtinabangay kita para sa usa ka mahapsay ug mauswagon nga kaugmaon ugma damlag (All Filipinos in different walks of life, in different places in the country, should work together for a peaceful and prosperous future),” said LtGen Baladad. (4ID, PA/PIA)


    MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, Jan. 28 (PIA)– Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Camiguin kick-off early its price monitoring activity for prime commodities and basic necessities here on January 20-23, 2015.

    Prime Commodities are flour, canned pork and beef, instant noodles, vinegar, soy sauce and toilet soap. While Basic Necessities include canned sardines, processed milk, detergent and laundry soap, candles, salt, sugar and bread.

    Aside from checking prices, the team also inspected the labels of products being sold to ensure that consumers are getting their money’s worth down to the last centavo.

    According to DTI, violations of existing labeling requirements are punishable under the Consumer Act.

    Initial observations bared that stores in commercial district of Mambajao are now strictly observing and putting in price labels in their respective products.(Zita M. Abellare, DTI-Camiguin, PIA Cam  iNet)


    MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, February 5, 2015 (PIA) — Eyeing to encourage farmers to upgrade their local stock, the provincial local government unit (PLGU) here maintains an animal breeding center to showcase good livestock animals  as well as extend services to ensure good quality meat produce in the local market.

    The center also houses an ostrich farm which attracts tourist and students alike, contributing added revenue to the LGU. 

    Last year, the provincial veterinary office (PVO) extended artificial insemination services to small and large animals, benefitting 520 farmers.

    Meanwhile, under its livestock, poultry protection, and disease prevention the PLGU also regularly offers a year round animal vaccination, treatment, deworming/defluking and castration to local farmers to ensure that the livestock and poultry here are healthy and free from communicable diseases.

    Some 10,479 animals like cattle, carabao, swine, and goat were vaccinated, 6,576 were treated, 8,839 were also dewormed and defluked, while another 989 heads were also castrated.

    PVO said most of these services are availed free of charge, except for treatment, costs are just enough to cover for the medicines. (JCV/PIA)


    MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, Jan. 26 (PIA)– The Local Government of Mambajao spearheaded a convenient business registration system, which all national line agencies (NGAs), along with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and local signatories are pooled in one place to facilitate faster business license processing for the entire month of January.

    Dubbed as Business One Stop Shop (BOSS), the program aims to encourage more businessmen to either renew their respective businesses or start a new one by making the process less tedious, faster and cheaper.

    It likewise encourages investors to put their money’s worth in any business endeavor.

    The Municipality of Mambajao has been adopting Business Processing and Licensing System (BPLS) for 5 years now and has been an active partner of BOSS or DTI since January 2011, the local government of Mahinog, meanwhile, is also on their third year.

    Aside from the one-stop registration, BOSS also offers application or renewal of business permit, which includes securing a zone clearance, a building inspection clearance and a sanitation clearance, all for securing business permits.

    As a one of the primary agencies for business and economic development, DTI-Camiguin joined actively in the activities of the local government units (LGUs) by providing personnel every BOSS schedule.

    DTI also reiterated its call to LGUs to observe a systematic and efficient business licensing and registration, making their municipalities more business and investor friendly. (Zita M. Abellare, DTI-Camiguin, Camiguin PIA-iNet)



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