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DTI Consumer Welfare Month celebrated

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DTI-Zambales director, Enrique Tacbad hands certificate of appreciation to Olongapo City School Division superintendent Dr. Leilani Samson Cunanan with Rogelio Castillejo, president of Olongapo Consumer Affairs Council. Photos: Johnny R. Reblando

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT–The Department of Trade and Industry-Zambales celebrated DTI Consumer Welfare Month at the Sorento Hall, Subic Bay Travelers Hotel on Oct. 25.

E-Guhit Poster-Making Contest winners Patricia Therese P. Damaso, Elyiah Julia S. Añonuevo, and Princess Alliyah Baja Danday.

With the theme “Sustainable Consumerism in the Digital Age,” the celebrationculminated with awarding of winners in the E-Guhit Poster-Making Contest and Spoken Poetry Contest.

Winners in the Spoken Poetry Contest were: 1st Place, Dennis Abelle J. Basa of Tapinac Sr. High School, Olongapo City, who received a certificate and P3,000 gift check from SM; 2nd Place, Emmanuel Tejador Bahala of College of Subic Bay Montessori, also receiving certificate and P2,000 gift check from SM; and 3rd Place, Precious Gatmaitan of St. Anne Academy Olongapo City, certificate and P2,000 gift check from SM.

For the E-Guhit Poster-Making Contest: 1st Place, Patricia Therese P. Damaso of San Guillermo National High School, San Marcelino, Zambales, certificate and P3,000 gift check from SM; 2nd Place, Princess Alliyah Baja Danday of College of Subic Montessori, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, certificate and P2,000 gift check from SM; and 3rd Elyiah Julia S. Añonuevo of Regional Science High School lll, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, certificate and P2,000 gift check from SM.

All winners will be competing in the regional poster-making contest on Nov. 10 in the City of San Fernando City where the Zambales provincial competitors won in 2017 and 2018, according to DTI-Zambales director Enrique Tacbad.

At the DTI Kapihan forum, Tacbad discussed the THRIVE Central Luzon-Regional Inclusive Innovation Centers (RIICs).

The THRIVE Central Luzon aims to strengthen the region’s innovation ecosystem by improving stakeholder access to innovation and creating platforms for dialogue, collaboration and partnerships that would contribute to inclusive and sustainable development.

THRIVE Central Luzon is one of the eight RIICs in the country that manifests the objectives of the 2018 Inclusive Filipinnovation and Entrepreneurship Roadmap spearheaded by DTI and DOST with support from USAID Science, Technology, Research and Innovation for Development.

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