Poe to DA: Include galunggong in price freeze, punish profiteering

25/01/2021 6:06:00 PM

Poe to DA: Include galunggong in price freeze, punish profiteering

Poe to DA: Include galunggong in price freeze, punish profiteering

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Grace Poe on Monday urged the Department of Agriculture (DA) to include galunggong (round scad) in its price freeze, as well as to identify and punish those

Poe issued the call as she noted that price of galunggong in wet markets has been extremely high in the past few days, thus, becoming barely affordable to ordinary consumers.“If we really want to help our people, we should also give attention to galunggong or at the very least implement the [suggested retail price] of P140 per kilo that even the DA’s own price monitoring showed was already at P240 per kilo last December,” she said.

The DA has earlier recommended to Malacañang theon pork and chicken, with kasim and pigue at P270 per kilo, liempo at P300, and dressed chicken at P160 per kilo.These commodities are currently sold for P400 a kilo for pork and P170 a kilo for chicken.

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