The Department of Trade and Industry’s Consumer Protection Advocacy Bureau (DTI-CPAB) releases the 2016 Price Guide for School Supplies to assist the consumers on their purchases as well as the retailers on their distribution and sale.
The guide includes the Suggested Retail Prices (SRPs) for school supplies that were issued by manufacturers to retailers so as to ensure market share and fair competition in the market. These prices factor in the production cost, distribution cost, and profit margins of retailers and distributors.
The 2016 version of the Gabay features a new format in which products are classified according to prices with no changes, increases and decreases for easy reading and reference of consumers.
The price guide was published Published on 17 May 2016 in Manila Bulletin, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Abante and Bulgar.