CONSUMER GROUP LAUNCHES ONLINE CAMPAIGN TO DUMP FAKE CHINESE GOODS
The Alliance for Consumer Protection and Environment Inc. (ACAPE) started today its #PinoyMunaBagoChina and #NoToFAKECHINAGOODS online campaign as a way of helping Filipino businesses stay afloat amid the severe economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A consumer group launched today an online campaign to urge consumers to resist buying fake Chinese goods and only support Filipino-made products in time for the Christmas season.
”In this time of national crisis, we should rekindle our bayanihan spirit and buy only products that are made in the Philippines especially in time for the Christmas season,” the group said.
The alliance emphasized that since the pandemic began in March, thousands of businesses in the Philippines especially the micro, small and medium enterprises have closed and for those that are still open are struggling because of quarantine rules and restrictions.
”We urge Filipinos to unite and support locally-made products and services so the money will stay in the Philippines and our economy will be able to survive the pandemic. If you buy fake goods from China, the income will not go to the Philippines but to China,” they added.
The campaign is in support of the Department of Trade and Industry’s #ShoPinas campaign that urges Filipinos to buy local goods and go to local establishments this Christmas season as a way to revive the Philippine economy.
Likewise, the alliance cited online selling as an example of how Filipinos find ways to sell everything from food to products.
”It is very popular right now. Support your friends, neighbors, and acquaintances by buying what they sell. Not only will you do them a favor but you will also sustain the local economy,” the group said.
The group added that the Philippine economy will survive only if Filipinos stick together and support one another.
”Support Filipino products and services. Resist buying fake Chinese goods. This is the only way to weather this crisis,” the alliance said.