In Metro Manila, prices of vegetables have started to decline in major markets, even after the devastation caused by recent typhoons. Spokespeople from the Department of Agriculture claim there the supply of vegetables in the market is still sufficient, as there are supplies coming from areas not affected by the storms.
Assistant Secretary Kristine Evangelista: “Just yesterday, I went to Tuguegarao and I was able to talk to our regional officers there. According to them, the areas where Nueva Viscaya gets its vegetables from were not that affected by the typhoon.”
According to Evangelista. the agency is ready to help in order to lessen the transportation cost of agri products to Metro Manila. The official said that even with an oil price hike and increase in toll, the prices of agri products will remain.