The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Catanduanes provincial office has partnered with the Rotary Club of Virac for the promotion of business excellence alongside the intensified protection of consumer welfare.
Last week, the DTI, represented by its Provincial Director Maria Belma Q. Escueta, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Rotary Club of Virac Vice President, Ms. Mary Grace B. Teope.
Under the memorandum, the DTI shall conduct information and education activities for consumers and business enterprises and promote the BAGWIS award to give due recognition to establishments that uphold responsible business practices and the rights and welfare of consumers.
The Rotary Club of Virac, on the other hand, shall be DTI’s partner in conducting business education and advocacy activities. It shall also encourage its members to practice self-regulation and promote the BAGWIS award among its members and the business sector.
On its own, RC Virac seeks to advocate business excellence through ethical and responsible business practice.
Through this partnership, DTI Catanduanes seeks to strengthen its mandate to protect the welfare of consumers through consumer education and information, provision of adequate means of redress and enforcement of fair trade laws.
This is aligned with the Rotary Club of Virac’s objectives, including the promotion and advocacy of business excellence through ethical and responsible business practices and ensuring that consumers can get the best value for their money.
Witnesses during the MOU signing were DTI Catanduanes Consumer Protection Division Head Celeste Tribiana, Rotary Club of Virac Immediate Past President Betia De Leon, Past President Franklin Boñales, Interact Youth Director Rotarian Ednalyn San Ramon, and Transforming President Ma. Teresa Sarmiento.