2 hardware store owners apprehended for selling overpriced cement

Published May 8, 2020, 12:00 AM

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By Liezle Basa Inigo

CAMP TIRSO H GADOR, Tuguegarao City – Two hardware store owners were arrested in an entrapment operation Thursday for Violation of RA 11469 (Bayanihan Heal as One Act), RA 7581 (Price Act) as amended by RA 10623 and RA 7394 (Consumer Act of the Philippines).

Joint forces from the Cagayan Police Provincial Office, led by Provincial Director Col. Ariel Narag Quilang; personnel of the Tuguegarao City Police Anti-Hoarding and Profiteering Team, together with the Cagayan Provincial Crisis Monitoring (DTI), conducted the operation that resulted in the arrest of a Hardware Owner identified as Hilda Balisi, 51, and a resident of Annafunan East, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan.

The suspect was arrested after she was caught selling two bags of cement beyond the P600-suggested retail price.

Also on Thursday, Martin Dumalo, 50, of Centro Northwest, Solana, Cagayan, was arrested for also selling overpriced bags of cement.