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  • Writer's pictureMenchie Kinao

Defective weighing scales in Tabuk City public markets seized

Updated: Oct 31, 2022


Tabuk City, Kalinga – In line with the celebration of the Consumers’ Welfare Month, the Department of Trade and Industry – Kalinga along with member-agencies of the Consumer Network (ConsumerNet) confiscated on Tuesday, October 25, at least 15 defective weighing scales at the public markets in Bulanao and Dagupan.


In a press release, the provincial trade and industry department said the move was done to safeguard consumer protection by ensuring that the weighing scales in the marketplace are reliable and accurate.

Seizing such dubious machines, the agency added, also saves the sellers from losses they may incur with inappropriate weight measurement of their produce.


The Monitoring Team composite of the agency, City Veterinary Office, City Market Administrator and other concerned agencies had a spot-checking at the Dagupan public market on October 21.


The team monitored the accuracy of the weighing scales, as well as the sellers’ compliance with other Fair Trade Laws (FTLS) such as price tags, and labeling, among others.


As a result, the team marked defective and confiscated the 12 units that were beyond repair at Bulanao Public Market. This is out of the 167 weighing scales checked at the area.

Meanwhile, three units out of the 127 weighing scales at Dagupan market were seized.


The agency relayed that in the previous years, weighing scales showing inconsistent readings, overweighing or underweighing readings, including those unregistered and/or registered, were taken for correction measures simultaneously by a group at the Barangay Hall.


Consumers were reminded to be cautious and exercise their rights in buying goods in the market.

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