20 October 2022 – Aritao’s Sangguniang Bayan (SB) Committee on Trade, Industry, Labor, and Employment chaired by Hon. Aura Bless Crizel F. Galindez spearheaded the first-ever Consultative Meeting in the province to discuss the proposed Price Tag Ordinance of DTI R2 Nueva Vizcaya and the municipality’s Local Price Coordinating Council.

The Department of Trade and Industry Region 2 (DTI R2) – Nueva Vizcaya represented by CPD Chief Rowena F. Mayangat, STIDS Aimee C. Garcia, and JBC Jonalyn L. Peralta were invited as resource persons to shed light on the merits of the proposed ordinance, which is being pushed for adoption as it mandates the placement of price tags on all articles of commerce offered for sale on a retail basis, in response to the consumer complaints against the unjustifiable practice of public market vendors and business owners of not placing price tags that indicate the exact price per unit of the different Basic Necessities and Prime Commodities (BNPCs).

This meeting was also attended by the Municipal Councilors and other members of the LPCC and Sangguniang Bayan.

All queries and concerns were addressed and both parties are now looking forward to the upcoming Public Consultation and are hoping for the ordinance’s successful adoption and implementation by the end of the year.