Egay Uy .
LET me share with dear readers an April 8, 2019 letter that the DTI Provincial Office, through its OIC Provincial Director, Ms. Almer R. Masillones, sent to Mayor Oscar S. Moreno. As many already know, Mayor Moreno is the Chairman of the City Price Coordinating Council. I sit as Mayor Moreno’s co-chairman.
The letter is quite inspiring, to say the least. It has encapsulated the hard work and dedication of the members of the CdeO CPCC in the year 2018. The letter reads in part:
“Dear Mayor Moreno:
“The DTI-Misamis Oriental Provincial Office is pleased to inform you of the following highlights of accomplishments of the Cagayan de Oro City Price Coordinating Council (CdeO-CPCC) in 2018:
“a. Conduct of monitoring and enforcement in compliance to Price Act Law, Price Tag and other related laws in partnership with DTI Misamis Oriental, DOE and NFA.
“b. Conduct Consumer Information and Education Campaign (IEC) in the barangay/s.
“c. Facilitate the (passage) of the City Ordinance No. 13363-2018 “Ordinance requiring each and every barangay to designate a Consumer Welfare Officer.
“The (passage) of City Ordinance No. 13363-2018 requiring each barangay of Cagayan de Oro City to designate a Consumer Welfare Officer to immediately attend to consumer-related issues in the barangay was endorsed to DTI-Head Office as the major breakthrough for DTI Region 10 in 2018 under its Consumer Welfare and Protection program.
“Further, amongst the best practices gathered from the provinces within region 10, the program was selected as the best practice for the region for 2018 and was highlighted during the DTI Regional Operations Group management meeting in 2019. [emphasis supplied]
“We would like to express our deepest gratitude for your unwavering support in making these accomplishments possible.”
This citation belongs to all the members of the CdeO-CPCC and Mayor Oscar S. Moreno who has provided the CdeO-CPCC with directional guidance and inspirational empowerment.
The best practice was also made possible through the help of Councilor George Goking, chairman of the Committee on Trade and Commerce, who is also an active and supportive member of the CdeO-CPCC.
To my colleagues in the CdeO-CPCC, the year ahead will all the more be full of challenges but nothing will be insurmountable with our continued dedication and sincere commitment.
(Egay Uy is a lawyer. He chairs the City’s Regulatory and Complaint Board, co-chairs with the city mayor the City Price Coordinating Council, and chairs the city’s Joint Inspection Team. He retired as a vice president of Cepalco.)