DTI confers Bagwis awards to top Bicol business firms

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) announced that it had chosen two business establishments for the DTI Gold Seal of Excellence for their efforts in promoting a balance between pursuing its business objectives and safeguarding the welfare of consumers.

DTI Bicol regional director Joy LB. Blanco said Caleb Motor Corp. and SM City Naga have passed the requirements for Gold Bagwis level in 2013 after a thorough deliberation and evaluation by the department's National Certification Committee.

The DTI also found these companies to be compliant with all fair trade laws and have effective and efficient customer relations, store management operations and social commitment and responsibility.

The DTI Bagwis Program, in particular, includes the setting up of consumer welfare desks in business places aimed at providing accessible and speedy resolution of consumer complaints.

For 2013, 18 Bicolano companies qualified for the DTI Bagwis Seal of Excellence after having met the criteria under the said program; two qualified for gold, six for silver and 10 for bronze.

The establishments that received the DTI Silver Seal of Excellence are the following: Davao Citi Hardware/Deco Arts Marketing, Camarines Sur; Nagaland E-Mall, Camarines Sur; Lisam Enterprises, Camarines Sur; J. C. Cua Construction and Supply, Catanduanes; Virac Junction Hardware, Catanduanes; and Virac Sunrise Saver’s Supermarket, Catanduanes.

Ten establishments received the DTI Bronze Seal of Excellence, which are as follows: Savemore-Sorsogon, Sorsogon; Sorsogon D’Best Store, Sorsogon; Savemore Metro Hub, Albay; Savemore Silverscreen, Albay; Glasshauz Hardware, Camarines Norte; Gemma Glenn Supermart, Camarines Norte; Virac Eastern Hardware Corporation, Catanduanes; Virac Pioneer Grocery and General Merchandise, Catanduanes; Lopez Center and Educational Supply, Masbate; and Transmaster Enterprises and Service Shop, Masbate.

“We are very much pleased that more establishments have recognized the necessity to obtain the DTI Bagwis Seal not only to help the consumers and enterprises, but more importantly, to help themselves grow as model businesses," Blanco said.(PNA) FGS/CBD/

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