NAVAL, Biliran, Dec. 12 (PIA) -- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-Biliran Provincial Office will initiate a three-day Pre-Christmas Diskwento Caravan from Dec. 14 to 16.
According to Ronilo Jamin, senior trade and industry development specialist of DTI-Biliran, the diskwento caravan will be held at the Christmas Park, Naval municipal grounds from 2 o'clock in the afternoon until 9 o'clock in the evening.
Noche buena products as well as NFA rice will be made available during the caravan, Jamin said.
He added that Naval Mayor Gerard Roger Espina will check the prices and availability of supply of cheaper farm products in the neighboring towns to be brought to Naval at farm gate price.
Meanwhile, Maria Rosario Cadiz, NFA-Biliran manager, disclosed that rice wholesalers in the province of Biliran, represented by Christopher Ang, made an appeal to defer the implementation of the suggested retail price (SRP) on rice since they still have stock of rice bought at higher price.
Rice traders in Biliran and the neighboring towns of Calubian and Leyte, Leyte were given a grace period until December 7 only to dispose of their stock at current price by NFA Regional Director John Robert Hermano during the briefing on SRP sa Bigas held last November 26 at the Biliran Provincial Civic Center in Brgy. Calumpang, Naval. (LDL/MLT/PIA8-Biliran)