PRICE ALERT: These Ingredients Just Got Cheaper
ILLUSTRATOR Louis Miguel A. Talao
The prices of the most affordable kinds of rice, vegetables, fish, and meat can go up and down every week or even every day depending on many factors. To help you when you go shopping for your ulam ingredients this weekend, we take a look at the Department of Agriculture (DA) website and its regular price monitor. It chronicles the prevailing retail prices of the most common kinds of food at palengkes in Metro Manila.
If you checked the prices last week, you might notice that there have been changes in the prices of some food since then. Here are the ingredients at the palengke that have dropped its prices:
|Fish: Alumahan (Indian Mackerel)||P360/kilo||P300/kilo|
|Meat: Pork Kasim||P340/kilo||P320/kilo|
|Vegetables: Pechay Baguio||P60/kilo||P50/kilo|
|Vegetables: Sitaw (String Beans)||P100/kilo||P90/kilo|
Meanwhile, there are some ingredients that have increased its prices since last week:
|Meat: Pork Liempo||P370/kilo||P380/kilo|
|Vegetables: Tomatoes (Kamatis)||P50/kilo||P60/kilo|
|Spices: Imported Red Onions (Sibuyas)||P80/kilo||P85/kilo|
|Spices: Local White Onions (Sibuyas)||P60/kilo||P80/kilo|
|Spices: Siling Labuyo (Chili)||P80/kilo||P100/kilo|
The markets covered in the report include palengkes in these areas: Commonwealth, Guadalupe, Las Piñas, Malabon, Marikina, Mega Q-Mart, Muntinlupa, Muñoz, Pasay, Pasig, Pritil, Quinta, and San Andres.
Want to see the full list of food the DA's Bantay Presyo monitors on a regular basis? Here's the link to the February 17 report.
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