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September 27, 2019
Consumer Protection and Advocacy Bureau
Department of Trade and Industry
Subject: DAO on Article 53 of the Consumer Act
Our comment on the proposed DAO.
us not use the word “pyramid “ in the DAO. By its common
meaning , a pyramid is an illegal activity .
the engagement of stakeholders, it will be appropriate to mention
consumer organizations, regional or national , duly recognized
by the Department of Trade and Industry under the recently issued
DAO in 2018 .
propose to limit the role of the members of the Direct Selling
Association of the Philippines on a need basis as they could give
rise to potential conflict of interest or directly in competition
with entity that may be subject of investigation by the DTI.
propose to amend the SEC and DTI Memorandum of Cooperation and to
enumerate which illegal activity/ies fall under the exclusive and
primary jurisdiction of the DTI, SEC and to include also the
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas .
Thank you .
Very truly yours,
Victorio Mario A. Dimagiba, AB, LLB, LLM