Market Vendors Go on “Pork Holiday” on 2nd Day of Price Ceiling
Pork vendors in Kamuning Market Quezon City have refused to sell pork products on the second day of price ceiling.
A lot of vendors in Metro Manila have decided to stop selling fresh pork and chicken products in most wet markets on the first day of price ceiling implemented by the Philippines government.
The 60-day price cap limits the price of pork products in Metro Manila markets. The measure limits the price of of belly or liempo to P300 per kilogram, pork shoulder or kasim to P270 and chicken at P160 per kilo.
Malacañang Palace also appealed to the vendors to continue selling pork products in the markets. Presidential spokesperson assured them that the government’s aid is enough for them to survive.
The price ceiling has been imposed due to the soaring prices of pork products due to the shortage of pork meat supply caused by the African swine fever.
On Tuesday (February 9, 2021), over 50 vendors in Kamuning Market Quezon City still refused to sell pork products on the second day of 60-day price cap. It is the second day that there are no available pork meats in Metro Manila markets.
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