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Imee Marcos to DTI: Amid coronavirus scare, go after face mask hoarders

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Senator Imee Marcos urged the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to protect Filipino consumers from establishments that would increase the prices of face masks as well as those hoarding supply to sell them later on at a higher price.

This was the Ilocano politiko’s call Saturday, February 1, as stores begin to run out of face masks and alcohol following the two confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus or 2019 n-CoV.

“Panic buying ang nangyayari at halos wala ka nang mabiling face mask sa mga drug stores at kahit sa mga maliliit na botika. Kailangang kumilos ang kinauukulan para hindi naman maabuso ang ating mga mamimili,” Marcos said.

“Kailangang kumilos ang DTI para maiwasan ang hoarding na maaaring gawin ng mga mapagsamantalang negosyante. Dapat may price freeze na ipatupad ang DTI sa mga produktong tulad ng face mask,” she added.

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