13 Mar Hoarders Of Face Masks, Alcohol, & Basic Commodities To Face Arrest
Mga higala! Malacañang is now warning everyone that HOARDERS of face masks, rubbing alcohol, and other basic commodities amid the COVID-19 threat, will face criminal charges and even jail time!
“The Office of the President hereby gives warning to those hoarding vital commodities, which create a hike in the prices, as well as selling them beyond their regular prices, that their actions will be dealt with accordingly in pursuance of public safety and order,” said Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo.
He also added that “Those who unscrupulously take advantage of the health crisis will also be arrested and dealt with in accordance with law.”
The DTI has also released a statement saying that they will file charges against those who will be caught overpricing and hoarding medical devices and products.
Consumers are urged to report hoarding, profiteering, panic buying, and any other illegal act of price manipulation through the One-DTI (1-384) Hotline or send an email to ConsumerCare@dti.gov.ph.
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