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Philippines Department of Agriculture:

‘Vegetables overpriced in 13 markets in Metro Manila’

According to an official from the Department of Agriculture, 13 markets in Metro Manila have been overpricing their vegetables by at least P20 per kilo.

An official said this weekend: "Based on our daily monitoring in at least 13 markets in Metro Manila, we recorded an increase between P10 and P20 per kilo. While we expected the movement in the agriculture products, it should not be that high.”

These 13 markets are the New Las Piñas City Public Market in Las Piñas City; Guadalupe Public Market in Makati City; San Andres Market, Quinta Market and Pritil Market in Manila City; Marikina Public Market in Marikina City; Pamilihang Lungsod ng Muntinlupa City; Pasig City Market and Pasig City Mega Market in Pasig City; Commonwealth Market, Muñoz Market and Mega Q Mart in Quezon City; and Malabon Central Market in Malabon City.

The official said the Agriculture department is now coordinating with local government units "to prevent unnecessary increase in the prices of vegetables." She added that the department was "looking into the situation that affects consumers, especially [as] they buy on a daily basis. We need to correct this."

[ P1 = € 0.017 ]


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