DTI releases list of candle prices
MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) on Saturday issued the list of suggested retail prices for candles a week before All Saints Day.
Consumer Welfare and Business Regulation Group Officer in Charge Victorio Mario Dimagiba said the DTI met with candle manufacturers to ensure the price and supply of candles remain stable.
"There is no price increase for candle products. The price of candle remains the same compared to last year," he said.
The DTI will continue to monitor the price of candles in the next few days. Consumers are advised to check the weight and the price tag of candle products before buying.
The SRP list includes different variants of candles by major manufacturers.
A 20-pcs. pack of white Liwanag Esperma # 3 is P 43.75, while Liwanag Esperma # 5 is P 60.75. and the larger 4-pc pack of Liwanag Esperma # 24 is P 122.75.
On the other hand, 10 pieces of white Manila Wax Esperma # 2 is P 44.75 per pack, and P 54.75 for the 20 pieces of Esperma # 3. Its larger variants white Sperma # 14 is P 44.75 for every pack of 4 pcs, and P 49.75 for the two-piece pack of Esperma # 16.
The complete list may be seen on the DTI website (www.dti.gov.ph.)
For incidents of overpricing, consumers may report to a nearest DTI office in their area or call the DTI Hotline (02) 751-3330 or 0917-834-3330.