DTI Batanes provincial caretaker Ms. Marietta Salviejo (4th from left) awards the Timbangan ng Bayan to Hon. Reuel C. Ibañesof Itbayat (center) during the IMOVERS Project launching activity. 

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-Batanes provincial caretaker Marietta B. Salviejo spearheaded the launching of the Improved Market Operations for Vigilant, Efficient and Responsive Service (IMOVERS) in the island municipality of Itbayat on February 22, 2016.

The implementation of the IMOVERS Project in the island municipality of Itbayataims to improve the operation and services of public markets and to also promote a more consumer friendly and well regulated public market.

During the launching, a calibrated weighing scale with steel cage was awarded to the municipality’s public market where everyone can freely check the accuracy of the weight of their purchased goods.

PC Salviejo was accompanied by Mr. Jonathan C. Gato, DTI Senior Trade and Industry Development Specialist (STIDS), Ms. Marilyn DG. Malupa, Negosyo Center Coordinator and Mr. Mark Anthony A. Comaya, Municipal Trade and Industry Officer (MTIO).


Itbayat Mayor Hon. Reuel C. Ibañes signed the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on the IMOVERS Project and committed to maximize its use for the welfare of the consumers in Itbayat.