Thursday, February 25, 2021

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JG Summit Invests In Fintech Focused On Emerging Markets

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Workers Urges DA, DTI To Step Up Protection Against Extraordinary Increase In Food Prices

Workers Urges DA, DTI To Step Up Protection Against Extraordinary Increase In Food Prices

Spotlight

Eight SM Companies Receive Golden Arrow Awards On Corporate Governance

Eight SM Companies were given Golden Arrow Awards for their excellant practice of corporate governance.

JG Summit Invests In Fintech Focused On Emerging Markets

JG Summit Holdings Inc. invests in Tyme, one of the world’s fastest-growing digital banks based in South Africa.

Reinvent And Go This 2021 With Globe Virtual Hangouts

What can everyone expect from Globe Virtual Hangouts this 2021?

Doblehin Ang Diskarte With Globe At Home’s Fastest Home Prepaid WiFi Ever!

Swak sa budget na WiFi ba para sa buong pamilya ang hanap mo? Narito na ang Advanced Home Prepaid WiFi ng Globe At Home!

The government’s Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) are urged to level up protection to consumers in the light of extraordinary increases in the prices of basic and prime commodities amid the ongoing national economic and health crises caused by the existence since March last year of coronavirus-19 pandemic.

Workers group Associated Labor Unions  (ALU) said workers particularly those receiving minimum wage express outrage over the exorbitant hike in prices of basic food items such as rice, vegetables, livestock meat and poultry products including cooking fuel liquified petroleum product (LPG) ranging from 10% to 130% sold at public markets, grocery stores and supermarkets.

Workers noted the increments in prices picked up a week leading to the traditional Christmas family celebration and New Year revelry despite of the 60-day price freeze imposed by multi-government agencies task force beginning November 18, 2020 to January 17, 2021 on basic and prime commodities.

“The combined government agencies had already identified the gaps and problematic layers giving rise to these runaway prices of basic food commodities, the DA and the DTI now have to step up their price regulation mandate and level up their enforcement to further improve protection of consumers particularly against profiteers, supply hoarders and middlemen victimizing retailers and ordinary people, ” said ALU national executive vice president Gerard Seno.

The labor group– with unionized workers across manufacturing, services and agriculture industries– said the DA and DTI must bring prices of these basic commodities down to reasonable level as soon as possible.

The two agencies must also move beyond mere token market inspections and other media photo-ops in groceries and supermarkets and improve consumer protection by issuing show-cause orders and notices of violations to erring businesses who raise prices right under their noses, the group said.

The issuance of show-cause orders and notices of violations on the violators of the Republic Act 7581 or the Price Act will begin address profiteering issues from manufacturing, distribution and supply, to retail levels, he said.

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Spotlight

Eight SM Companies Receive Golden Arrow Awards On Corporate Governance

Eight SM Companies were given Golden Arrow Awards for their excellant practice of corporate governance.

JG Summit Invests In Fintech Focused On Emerging Markets

JG Summit Holdings Inc. invests in Tyme, one of the world’s fastest-growing digital banks based in South Africa.

Reinvent And Go This 2021 With Globe Virtual Hangouts

What can everyone expect from Globe Virtual Hangouts this 2021?

Doblehin Ang Diskarte With Globe At Home’s Fastest Home Prepaid WiFi Ever!

Swak sa budget na WiFi ba para sa buong pamilya ang hanap mo? Narito na ang Advanced Home Prepaid WiFi ng Globe At Home!

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