LAMUT, Ifugao – This town has the lowest prices of basic and prime commodities in the province based on the monthly monitoring of the Department of Trade and Industry-Ifugao.
During the recent launching of the Lamut One Town, One Product Pasalubong and Tourism Showroom, DTI Provincial Director Lino Cungihan said Lamut has the lowest price among 109 products or about 68 percent of the commodities sold in the municipality including bread, dairy products, condiments, coffee, canned pork and beef, instant noodles, canned sardines, bottled water, candles, soap, and batteries.
Price monitoring is one of the activities of the DTI-Ifugao under its Consumer Protection Division to ensure consumers are protected against overpricing and profiteering.
Basic and prime commodities monitored by the DTI are canned sardines in tomato sauce, processed milk, coffee, laundry soap, bread, salt, candle, bottled water, flour, processed and canned pork, beef, and poultry meat, vinegar, patis, soy sauce, toilet soap, school supplies, light bulbs, steel wires, hollow blocks, construction nails, batteries, and electrical supplies, among others.
Lino thanked the local government unit for accepting the challenge to help market the products of the micro small and medium enterprises in the province through the OTOP pasalubong and showroom.
“You are really reaching as the commercial center of the province. You are also among the first to computerize business registries. Your tagline ‘Umuna ti Lamut’ is very alive in all frontiers of development,” said Lino.
He also lauded the municipality for actively participating in the Cities and Municipalities Competitive Index and for being one of the top municipalities in the 2021 rankings.
Lamut ranked fifth among third to fourth class municipalities nationwide. – Florida B. Robles