A brother-sister tandem from Ozamiz City bagged the first and third place respectively in the first regional online consumer quiz hosted by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Northern Mindanao.

Fifteen-year old Sophia Kaye Aninao beat out more than 50 participants across the region to win the online consumer quiz. The competition was conducted via Menti.com, a popular interactive presentation tool that allows users to engage their audiences in real time, and was broadcasted live in the official Facebook page of DTI Region 10 on October 22, 2020.

Aninao will receive P5,000 for the top prize. Meanwhile, her 17-year old brother, Humphrey, placed third in the same competition. The second place went to Raymond Cubeta from Cagayan de Oro City.

The next ten participants who ranked fourth to thirteenth places will also receive consolation prizes. They are Jaysan Ray Chee (Cagayan de Oro City), Joel Bernasor (Valencia City, Bukidnon), Glizelda Uy (Valencia City, Bukidnon), Jessica Gabriellei Quiblat (Mambajao, Camiguin), Kenneth Assuncion (Cagayan de Oro City), Melissa Banaag (Cagayan de Oro City), Venus Mae Caulin (Oroquieta City, Misamis Occidental), Li Jones Servito (Cagayan de Oro City), Benedict Laurence Maestrado (Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental), and Jelvy Capalac (Cagayan de Oro City).

The online consumer quiz is one of the major activities in celebration of Consumer Welfare Month this October 2020. The coverage includes general consumer welfare topics; consumer rights and responsibilities; subjects relating to consumer as a responsible member of society and adjusting to the new normal due to COVID-19 pandemic; consumer complaints and jurisdiction; fair trade laws; rules and regulations including Consumer Act of the Philippines, Price Act, and Philippine Lemon Law; and topics pertaining to this year’s Consumer Welfare Month theme, “Sustainable Consumer in the New Normal.”

Unlike the regional consumer quizzes held in previous years where students are the exclusive participants, this year’s online consumer quiz was open to all interested participants in Northern Mindanao except for children below fifteen years old; those residing outside the region; current employees of DTI, Negosyo Centers, and attached bureaus; and previous champions of the regional consumer quiz.

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