In a Facebook post last Thursday, the regional office of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Sultan Kudarat said that transacting through “PM sent” is not cool and online sellers should make their transactions “smooth” as possible by displaying the prices on the platform as mandated by Republic Act 7394 or the Consumer Act of the Philippines.
“HINDI COOL ang PM SENT sa online selling! Gawing smooth ang iyong transaction kaya ilagay na ang presyo ng produktong binebenta mo,” DTI’s Sultan Kudarat office said.
“Tandaan! Nakasaad sa RA 7394 o Consumer Act of the Philippines na unlawful ang pagbebenta ng kahit na anong produkto na walang karampatang price tag, label or marking ng presyo ng produkto,” it added.
“HINDI COOL ang NO LABEL! Kung bibili ng produkto, dapat may PRODUCT LABEL para protektado tayong mga konsyumer lalong-lalo na sa ingredients, expiration date, weight at manufacturer nito. IBA NA ANG MAY LABEL! 😂”
The page made a follow-up post and reminded the buying public that products sold should come with a label. DTI Sultan Kudarat reiterated in the post that it is a violation of Consumer Act of the Philippines, RA 74 if a person or a company fails to place a label in the products packaging.
“Tandaan! Ayon sa Consumer Act of the Philippines, Article 74 – Labeling and Fair Packaging: The State shall enforce compulsory labeling, and fair packaging to enable the consumer to obtain accurate information as to the nature, quality and quantity of the contents of consumer products and to facilitate his comparison of the value of such products,” it said on the Facebook page.
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