Products, goods and other commodities are being sold with up to 40-percent discount in the two-day “Diskwento Caravan” of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).
Trade and Industry Secretary Gregory Domingo said that the caravan will offer 10-percent to 40-percent discount rates on various goods and commodities.
“Usually when there are medicines, they have the biggest discount [rates],” he said.
Domingo added that the agency plans to surpass last year’s caravan revenue, which accounted P60 to P70 million.
“Manufacturer participants are no longer charged of overhead but given free venue, electricity, security and media promotion, among others,” the DTI said.
Discounted products included in the fair are basic and prime commodities such as processed milk, breads, cooking oils, canned meat products, processed meat, sauces, eggs, noodles, delicacies, toiletries or personal care, candles and even shoe products.
The two-day discount fair that started on Monday is located in front of the DTI main building, along Gil Puyat Avenue in Makati City.
The “Diskwento Caravan” is a project of the DTI that started in 2008 in Metro Manila only. It was made a nationwide program in 2011.
There are about 47 “Dis-kwento Caravan” drives all over the country.
Kristyn Nika M. Lazo