In a social media post by a regional office of the Department of Trade and Industry, online sellers are reminded to include the prices of the items that they are selling and refrain from using the overused term ‘pm sent’.
“Hindi cool and pm sent sa online selling! Gawing smooth and inyong transaction kaya ilagay na ang presyo ng produktong binebenta mo,” in a social media post by the Department of Trade and Industry – Sultan Kudarat.
The agency stresses that it is unlawful to sell any product without a price tag, label, or marking that indicates the price of the item. It is mandated in the Republic Act 7394 or the Consumer Act of the Philippines.
Under Art. 81 of RA 7394, it states that ‘it shall be unlawful to offer any consumer product for retail sale to the public without an appropriate price tag, label, or marking publicly displayed to indicate the price of each article and said products shall not be sold at a price higher than that stated herein and without discrimination to all buyers’.