– It is the policy of the State to protect the interests of the consumer, promote his general welfare and to establish standards of conduct for business and industry.Towards this end, the State shall implement measures to achieve the following objectives: " means the business of conceptualizing, presenting or making available to the public, through any form of mass media, fact, data or information about the attributes, features, quality or availability of consumer products, services or credit.
WHEREAS, pursuant to this declared policy, Republic Act No.
7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991, affirms, among others, that the territorial and political subdivisions of the State shall enjoy genuine and meaningful local autonomy to enable them to attain their fullest development as self-reliant communities and make them more effective partners in the attainment of national goals; WHEREAS, Sec.
Some of these critics argue that more broadly based citizen movements are starting to reinvigorate the civic sphere, with dynamic and fluid new forms of civic organization emerging and gaining a significant presence in political and social debates.
The rise of such groups appears to reflect a determination by citizens throughout the world to hold their governments to account.
Citizens appear less tolerant of nepotism and corruption, and they are mobilizing through many kinds of campaigns to bear down on self-serving elites.