By Maricel V. Cruz
The party-list group Liquefied Petroleum Gas Marketer’s Association (LPGMA) Partylist expressed gratitude to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) for the approval of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the cylinder exchange swapping and improvement program prescribed under Republic Act 11592 or the LPG Law of 2021.
Former congressman and LPGMA Partylist founder Arnel Ty said the support of government regulators and law enforcement agencies is crucial to the full implementation of thd LPG Law.
The cylinder exchange swapping IRR specifies the procedure and timeline for exchange, swapping, and buyback of LPG cylinders, the computation of the depreciated value of LPG cylinders, and the establishment of accredited LPG cylinder swapping centers.
“It is our party’s duty and mission to keep consumers safe and we hope that those in the industry will follow suit,” Ty said during a courtesy call to the DTI.
DTI Undersecretary Carol P. Sanchez and Undersecretary Herminio Bagro lll represented Secretary Alfredo Pascual.
Other stakeholders who made the courtesy call included the LPG Industry Association (LPGIA) headed by Andrew Tan of Petron Gasul and Mercedita G. Pastrana of Ferotech.
Also present in the meeting were representatives of Solane, Pascal Resources, Regasco, Phoenix, and the officers of the Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS) and the Legal Department of the DTI.