The Department of Trade and Industry warned the banks that charges additional payments from the cardholders in the province and in Boracay to avoid this.
According to Dina Ruiz of DTI Aklan adding surcharges to every purchased item of the cardholders is strictly prohibited as this will cause a double charging.
Besides they are also being charged with an interest for late payments.
Ruiz stated, there are establishments that are still unaware of the regulation, and there were some Center that facilitates credit cards that are passing the surcharges to the consumers.
In line with this the DTI announces that it is open for any complaints regarding this issue.