December 8, 2022

BONTOC, Mountain Province – Two business establishments here were recognized for upholding the rights and welfare of consumers while practicing responsible business where consumers get the best value of their money.

Rio Chico Marketing and Georfitz Dry Goods Trading were conferred with the Bronze Bagwis Award of the Department of Trade and Industry after they passed the evaluation conducted by the National Bagwis Certification Committee.

Rio Chico, owned by Jennifer Basco, is engaged in computer, cell phone, and Information Technology supplies; while Georfitz Dry Goods Trading, owned and managed by Georgia Bugnay, sells house wares, decors, and appliances.

Basco received the certificate of recognition and Bagwis seal of excellence from DTI-Provincial Office OIC Mabel Banggawan, Vice Mayor Eusebio Kabluyen, and Councilor and Committee on Market/Commerce/Trade and Cooperative chair John Enngeg on May 17 at the Bontoc Municipal Capitol.

Banggawan said the Bagwis Program recognizes establishments that uphold the rights of consumers while practicing responsible business. It has three levels – gold, silver, and bronze – depending on the criteria met by the businesses.

Rio Chico and Georfitz Dry Goods Trading have complied with fair trade laws, provide exemplary customer services, and promote the welfare of their employees.

Banggawan added other business establishments in Bontoc have been conferred with the Bagwis Award in the previous years. – Alpine L. Killa