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That compliance thereof may be dispensed with in case of circumstancesbeyond the seller’s control.c) Where the comparison relates to a competitor’s price, the com-petitor’s price shall relate to the consumer products or services adver-tised or sold in the ninety-day period and shall be representative of theprices similar consumer products or services are sold or advertised inthe locality where the price comparison was made.ART. 112. Special Advertising Requirements for Food, Drug, Cosmetic,Device, or Hazardous Substance. — a) No claim in the advertisement maybe made which is not contained in the label or approved by the con-cerned department.b) No person shall advertise any food, drug, cosmetic, device orhazardous substance in a manner that is false, misleading or deceptiveor is likely to create an erroneous impression regarding its character,value, quantity, composition, merit, or safety.c) Where a standard has been prescribed for a food, drug, cosmetic,or device, no person shall advertise any article or substance in such amanner that it is likely to be mistaken for such product, unless the arti-cle complies with the prescribed standard or regulation.d) No person shall, in the advertisement of any food, drug, cos-metic, device, or hazardous substance, make use of any reference to anylaboratory report of analysis required to be furnished to the concerneddepartment, unless such laboratory report is duly approved by suchdepartment.e) Any businessman who is doubtful as to whether his advertise-ment relative to food, drug, cosmetic, device, or hazardous substancewill violate or does not conform with this Act or the concerned depart-ment’s pertinent rules and regulations may apply to the same for con-sideration and opinion on such matter before such advertisement isdisseminated to the public. In this case, the concerned department shallgive its opinion and notify the applicant of its action within thirty (30)days from the date of application; otherwise, the application shall bedeemed approved.f) No person shall advertise any food, drug, cosmetic, device, orhazardous substance unless such product is duly registered and ap-proved by the concerned department for use in any advertisement.ART. 113. Credit Advertising. — No advertisement to aid, promote,or assist, directly or indirectly, any extension of consumer creditmay:
Arts. 114-115, 123, 147, 1734. CONSUMER ACT OF THE PHILIPPINES547a) state that a specific periodic consumer credit amount orinstallment amount can be arranged, unless the creditor usually andcustomarily arranges credit payment or installments for that periodand in that amount; andb) state that a specified down payment is required in exten-sion of consumer credit, unless the credit usually or customarilyarranges down payment in that amount.