3 ‘Timbangan ng Bayan’ at Central Market

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By MERIANNE GRACE EREÑETA (PN)

ILOILO City – Three weighing scales aimed at preventing unscrupulous vendors from taking advantage of customers were placed at the Iloilo Central Market.

A total of 16 “Timbangan ng Bayan” were donated by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to the city government.

The other 13 mechanical hanging-type weighing scales will be placed at five other public markets here and the Iloilo Fishing Port, according to the Local Economic Enterprise Office (LEEO).

“These weighing scales will protect consumers from dishonest vendors,” LEEO head Ariel Castañeda told Panay News in Hiligaynon.

These will also correct the notion that public markets in this city lack weighing scales, the government official said.

The Iloilo Terminal Market, Jaro Big and Jaro Small markets, and public markets in La Paz, Mandurriao and Arevalo will get similar weighing scales.

Castañeda said the market-in-charge shall supervise the weighing scales, which shall be made available for use by 4 a.m. until the market closes.

The distribution of the weighing scales was part of the DTI’s Timbangan ng Bayan Project.