How Much Should Basic Necessities Cost Now That The Price Freeze Is Lifted?

The nationwide price freeze was lifted May 15.

The 60-day nationwide price freeze on basic necessities has officially been lifted last night, May 15, at exactly 11:59 p.m. This is in accordance with the DA-DTI-DOH JMC 2020-01. 

The prices of products covered by these three Government departments (Department of Agriculture, Department of Trade and Industry, and Department of Health) will revert to the suggested retail price (SRP), starting May 16, 2020. 

Specifically, the products under DTI-such as dairy products, coffee, canned goods, and instant noodles-will revert to the SRP list that was released last September 2019. Here's the official list:

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