PRICE ALERT: Kasim, Talong, Carrots Drop Prices

This pork cut dropped P20 per kilo this week!

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The weather is becoming hotter and hotter, signaling that the dry season is fast approaching. This normally means the summer season is upon us and beach trips, swimming parties, and backyard grilling will soon be your favorite things to do. 

Love your Filipino pork barbecue? You can start early and make this classic beach trip food staple because the good news is that pork kasim or the pork shoulder dropped P20/kg! From P340/kg, the pork cut is now P320/kg. 

Unfortunately, those who love chicken, whether barbecued, fried, or roasted, will see the price of the whole chicken last week stayed steady at P180/kg this week, too. It's still more affordable than pork or beef cuts.

When it comes to seafood, the alumahan or the Indian mackerel saw an increase of P20/kg for the fish, increasing its price to P320/kg which rivals pork and beef prices, while tilapia still hold the title of most affordable seafood at P120/kg. The bangus (milkfish) meanwhile have stayed P150/kg for the past two weeks and galunggong or the round scad continues to be priced at over P200 for the past year. 

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Here are the ingredients whose prices increased over the past week: 

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For those ingredients which you actually want to take a look at because their prices decreased over the past week, check these lists: 

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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

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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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