Some Pork Vendors in Quezon City Find It Hard To Follow Price Ceiling Due to ASF
Some vendors in Quezon City find it hard to follow the price ceiling being implemented by the government amid shortage of pork meat supply.
On Tuesday (February 23, 2021), several pork meat vendors in Tandang Sora Market decided to open their stall after taking a ‘pork holiday’ on Monday due to the 60-day price ceiling but find it hard to follow the price cap.
The vendors is struggling to sell pork meats under the price of P270-P300 per kilogram after failing to purchase hogs from Mindanao provided by the Department of Agriculture due to the limited supply.
The retailers bought their pork products in Bulacan and currently selling per kilogram of liempo at P350, which is P50 higher than the suggested retail price. Kasim and Pigue are being sold for P300 per kilogram.
Some of them opened their stalls for having no income after holding a ‘pork holiday’ due to the increasing prices of pork meat and price ceiling. Meanwhile, the pork vendors in Muñoz and Balintawak Market did not join on the price ceiling.
The shortage of pork meat supply in Luzon started due to the continuous spread of the African swine fever affecting hogs.
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