PRICE ALERT: Add All Your Silog Faves To The Menu This Week

Egg prices remain steady as do rice.

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It really pays to be aware of the price increases and decreases of food. It not only gives you a great idea about how to manage your food budget but it also allows you to recognize when a food item is worth your peso this week or not. 

This week, only local red onions were available in many palengkes around the metro priced at a high of P240 per kilo. This is P120 more than the price of imported garlic at P120 per kilo which is extra cheap compared to local garlic which is priced at P300 per kilo. Since rice prices, as well as medium egg prices, remain steady, you can enjoy simple meals such as your usual silog meals for breakfast more often. Plus, eggs are extra delicious and filling, so you can make entire meals revolving around eggs to help you cut down on expensive meat and veggies that are still nakakabusog


We advised you to cut down on the use of veggies since their prices skyrocketed last week. While some such as carrots, potatoes, pechay Baguio, and tomatoes experienced price drops this week, prices remain high despite government assurances of the country's food security

If you need to stay abreast of the current priced trends of the food in the palengkes, keep these food price cheat sheets handy so you know what food to take advantage of this week to keep your budget in check. 

Here are the prices of food that saw an increase this week: 

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These food saw price increases this week.
Illustrator Louis Miguel A. Talao
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Here is the food that saw a price decrease this week:

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These vegetables and fruits saw a price decrease this week.
Illustrator Louis Miguel A. Talao

These palengke prices are sourced and gathered only from these markets in these areas in the metro: Commonwealth, Guadalupe, Las Piñas, Malabon, Marikina, Mega Q-Mart, Muntinlupa, Muñoz, Pasay, Pasig, Pritil, Quinta, and San Andres. 


For more information about the price monitoring of selected agricultural and fishery commodities in the metro by the Department of Agriculture, visit Price Watch on the government agency's website

Price Alert is a weekly roundup of the prices of common goods and other ingredients monitored using the Department of Agriculture's Price Watch. 


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