In response to the concerns raised by the city officials Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo and Vice-Mayor Alan Gel Cordova the Department of Trade and Industry issued a fair warning against stores and pharmacies selling overpriced face masks.
Department of Trade and Industry Negros Oriental Chief Nimfa Virtucio warns sellers of face masks not to go beyond the price ceiling set by the Department of Health.
For disposable face mask P 1.10 to P 8.00
For N95 mask: P 45.00 to P 105.00
The management of the stores that will sell overpriced masks will be prosecuted especially now that the government is fighting the possible spread of novel coronavirus.
Members of the public may lodge a complaint by going personally to the office of DTI located at the 2nd floor of Uymatiao Building or call the hotline 035-422-5509. Consumers with complaints must file them along with the official receipt or proof of purchase.