Warning up vs. fake products
Negrenses are being warned against the proliferation, not only of fake cigarets, that was recently discovered by authorities, but also of leading branded bar soap, shampoo, toothpaste and even noodles.
Alarmed, Board Member Alain Gatuslao, chairperson of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan committee on Laws and Ordinances, proposed a resolution yesterday that was unanimously approved by the SP, calling for a public hearing on the proliferation of fake branded products.
While he did not mention the branded products being faked, pending the public hearing next week to be presided over jointly by the SP committees on Trade and Health, Gatuslao said retailers are complaining about losing income, as fake products are being sold at 40 to 60 percent lower than original products.
Gatuslao said he will ask the Department of Health to check on the composition of fake items, that may affect the health of consumers, who use them.