DA Expands List of Basic Goods Under The Price Freeze

This includes galunggong, chicken, pork, and rice.

IMAGE Majoy Siason

The Department of Agriculture (DA) announced in a memorandum dated April 13, 2020 that expands the list of items under the price freeze. The list now also includes, among other commonly bought grocery items, imported, local, and National Food Authority (NFA) rice, local round scad or galunggong, pork liempo, medium-sized chicken eggs, and cooking oil.

"The expansion of the list forms part of our continuing efforts to ensure availability of basic commodities at reasonable prices in Metro Manila and other urban markets nationwide," Agriculture Secretary William Dar said. 

The full list of grocery items under the expanded price freeze are as follows: 

Illustrator from the Department of Agriculture official website
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The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) announced a nationwide price freeze on basic necessities last March 11. 

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