Food crisis feared in CDO as fuel prices continue to soar

6/9/2022 9:27:00 AM

Food crisis feared in CDO as fuel prices continue to soar

Food crisis feared in CDO as fuel prices continue to soar

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 9 June) – A looming food crisis would hit this city in the coming weeks if fuel pump prices would continue to rise, officials here said. A gas station in Cagayan de…

-June 9, 2022 12:32 pmCAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 9 June) – A looming food crisis would hit this city in the coming weeks if fuel pump prices would continue to rise, officials here said.A gas station in Cagayan de Oro City displays the current fuel prices as of Wednesday (8 June 2022). MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO

Councilor George Goking, chair of the city council’s committee on trade and commerce, said the City Price Coordinating Council (CPPC) has already monitored that some basic goods, especially those with cheaper prices, have been “withdrawn” from the grocery shelves of some malls in the city.

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By - June 9, 2022 12:32 pm CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 9 June) – A looming food crisis would hit this city in the coming weeks if fuel pump prices would continue to rise, officials here said.In a 14-page order, Presiding Judge Boomsri S.February 7, 2021).Over half of 134 countries surveyed said they had introduced subsidies or tax cuts to soften the blow of soaring price rises triggered by the war in Ukraine, the International Monetary Fund said in a blog.

A gas station in Cagayan de Oro City displays the current fuel prices as of Wednesday (8 June 2022). MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO Councilor George Goking, chair of the city council’s committee on trade and commerce, said the City Price Coordinating Council (CPPC) has already monitored that some basic goods, especially those with cheaper prices, have been “withdrawn” from the grocery shelves of some malls in the city. They were within their rights to protest and could not have resisted arrest, it added. “This is only the beginning. Citing a report released by Everstream Analytics, DHL noted that three of these risks are pandemic-related—ocean freight, labor shortages, and the shift to just-in-case from just-in-time supply chains. It would worsen in the next few weeks if the fuel prices continue to spike,” Goking said. “The police officers, at the time they confronted the accused and under the circumstances established in this case, cannot compel the latter to obey their directive to go home. Last Tuesday, gas firms Shell, Caltex, Seaoil and Clean Fuel hiked their prices by as much as P2. Pakistan on June 2 slashed fuel subsidies for the second time in a week to secure a bailout from the IMF.

70 per liter for gasoline and P6. “Even if we assume for the sake of argument that the accused indeed engaged in a rally without the required permit under the law, they cannot be convicted as charged in the information because section 13 of the said law is limited to penalizing the leaders of organizers,” it added. Everstream Analytics noted that Norway and Germany passed new laws holding companies accountable for human-rights violations in their supply chains, and similar European Union legislation is due to be enacted this year.55 per liter for diesel. Goking said mall owners have withdrawn some of the basic goods because they knew the prices would go up for these items in the coming months. “The dismissal of the motley of trumped-up charges against the residents seeking aid in the midst of a lockdown is a triumph we share with the many others who helped and empathized,” The National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers said in a statement. “Last Tuesday’s increase and the weekly fuel pump hikes would trigger inflation and will severely impact the economy of Cagayan de Oro,” he said. DHL said water scarcity can affect even logistics networks and will pose a challenge to delivering food and other essential items to buyers. Goking said urea prices for farmers in nearby Bukidnon province, food source for Cagayan de Oro, have increased from P850 per bag to P3,200 a bag in the past months. “But with the law in our favor, the people should always have the right to reason and resist.

Prices of other farm inputs that are petroleum based, he added, have gone up, too. But he noted that the farm gate prices for palay remained at P14 to 16 a kilo. In 2020, former police chief Debold M. Global trade may be crawling back to pre-pandemic levels, but Manila should not let its guard down. “Many farmers are now saying they are downsizing the areas they plant by 50 percent. If this happens, food shortage in the city can happen,” Goking said. He was later caught attending a birthday party with friends amid the lockdowns. He said workers would also suffer despite the decision by the National Wages and Productivity Commission (NWPC) in Northern Mindanao to grant a P27 daily wage increase. It’s about time for the Philippines to become self-sufficient in basic food production.

The NWPC said the P27 wage increase would bring the minimum wage to P365 a day for non-agricultural workers and P353 a day for those in agriculture. Duterte’s administration’s grossly disproportionate and incongruent response to a public health problem; let it stand testament to the enduring spirit of bayanihan in each one of us,” the lawyers said. Raymond Mendoza, president of the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines, said the weekly fuel pump hires would weaken the buying power of the minimum wage increase granted by the NWPC.   “Because of extraordinary inflation, the series of wage increase orders issued by the wage boards failed to restore the purchasing power of wages and it didn’t uplift workers’ purchasing power above poverty threshold wage level,” Mendoza said in a statement. Ordoñez. (Froilan Gallardo / MindaNews) TAGS .