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Cheap Rice Program of DTI Expands on Several Supermarkets in Metro Manila

DTI – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) cheap rice program expanded on several supermarkets in Metro Manila.

Rice is the most important food in the Philippines that is why the Department of Trade and Industry tries really hard to decrease the price for the poor Filipinos.

Following a previous report, the DTI previously launched a program “Presyong Resonable Dapat” which sells cheap rice and sugar for the consumers.


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PRD program enables supermarkets like the Robinsons Galleria supermarkets sold commercial rice and sugar on a cheap price.

The Galleria launching was attended by the DTI secretary Ramon Lopez, Robina Gokongwei, Lance Gokongwei from the Robinsons corporation and the SRA Administrator Hermenegildo Serafica.

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Based on a report from ABS-CBN, the program of the DTI have been progressing on several supermarkets in Manila. A local supermarket in Shaw Boulevard was spotted displaying an imported well-milled rice which only priced P38. The said rice was from Vietnam and was personally imported by the Puregold supermarket.

DTI Puregold

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According to the report, the PRD program of the government supported Puregold in importing the Vietnamese rice into the Philippines. The P38 price of the rice saves the buyers for about P12 compared to the commercial rice that’s sold on other markets.

The Vietnam rice in Puregold only price P950 per sack compared to the P1250/ sack from other competitors.


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Based on the report, the commercial rice was sold on 80 Puregold supermarkets in Metro Manila. Lopez stated that Puregold is not selling a regular rice.

The “Presyong Resonable Dapat” program of the DTI obviously progressed and the hopefully the supermarkets nationwide will also participate.

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