Whoever this HCSL is, he/she is wrong in his/her perception of the Diskwento Caravan so let me correct it before this gets out of hand. The Trade Department is not in the business of selling goods but rather it just organizes events such as the Diskwento Caravan so people can purchase basic commodities directly from the manufacturing companies themselves at a discounted price, which otherwise they will have to purchase at regular prices if they go to the retail stores.
Pictures don’t lie and if you have been closely following the Caravan, the lines to the Diskwento Caravan in the areas devastated by Yolanda stretch far and wide. Early on, the complaint from the people had been “may pera nga kami, wala naman mabili.” And this is the reason why the Diskwento Caravan was quickly dispatched at first instance. It is meant to put back some normalcy in the lives and commerce of the people there.
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Should I take HCSL’s comments seriously? I don’t think so. Need I say more? Well, yes. Thank you Anderson Cooper. And I do remember what you said about accuracy.
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