Price Ceiling to Cover Pork Products in Supermarkets, Malacañang Spokesperson Harry Roque Says
Malacañang Palace said that the proposed price ceiling would cover the pork products in supermarkets as well as wet markets.
Since last year, the African swine fever continues to spread in various countries all around the world including the Philippines. ASF has already affected thousands of Filipino hog raisers in the country.
Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said that the price ceiling or setting a suggested retail price on pork products would not only cover wet markets but also supermarkets. Other vendors could get cheaper pork meats on imported products.
“Nangako po ang ating DTI… magkakaroon ng label na imported ang baboy na ibinebenta sa supermarket at kapag ito po’y imported na baboy nga, subject na rin siya sa price cap,” Roque said.
The Executive Order 124 would set the pork prices of kasim and pigueat at P270 per kilogram, liemppo at P300 per kilogram, and dressed chicken at P160 per kilogram. The price cap will be implemented throughout the Metro Manila for at least 60 days.
Roque also that the shortage of pork meat supply in the country is already around 400, 000 metric tons.
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