Commodities price list released amid standoff-A A +A
By Bong Garcia
Saturday, September 14, 2013
THE government through the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has released a list of suggested retail prices of selected basic commodities to guide retailers in pricing their goods for the public.
Engineer Rolando Acuña, DTI provincial director, said they issued the SRP in view of the reported scarcity of some goods caused by the ongoing stand-off, which entered its sixth day Saturday.
The standoff started when hundreds of “Misuari-faction” of Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) rebels infiltrated Zamboanga City.
The selected basic commodities covered by the SRP are canned goods such as Paradiso sardines (155 gms, P12.50) and Young’s Town sardines (155 gms, P13.25) except for the easy-open cans, which are considered premium brands and are not covered in the SRP.
The others are Alaska condensed milk (300 ml, P49.60), milkmaid (370 ml, P69); evaporated milk--Alaska (370 ml, P35.80), Alpine (370 ml, P48.55), Angel Filled Milk (410 ml, P35.90), Carnation (370 ml. P41.30.); Alaska powdered milk (150 gms, P49.95), Bear Brand (150 gms, P45), Bear Brand, (180 gms, P53), Nido Fortified Full Cream Milk (180 gms, P72.5); Blend 45 (50 gms, P33.5), Blend 45, (25 gms, P16.75), Great Taste (Granules, 25 gms, P18.75), Nescafe Classic (50 gms, P39.5), and Nescafe Classic (25 gms, P19.95); Detergent/Laundry Soap--speed (420 gms, P19.50), Perla (380 gms, P44), and Surf Bar Kalamansi (400 gms, P18.95); Flour-Hard (25 kg/bag), Montana Spring (P945), Sun Moon Star (P905), Washington Gold (P935), Amigo Flour-Soft (25 kg/bag, P830), Mega Star (P795), and Gold Key (P840).
Acuña said that businessmen who are found to be violating the SRP will be dealt with accordingly.
Acuña also enjoined the public to report to them any observed opportunistic price increases of basic and prime commodities, particularly those in its jurisdiction such as the listed food items.
Commodities such as fresh chicken, pork, fish, rice and vegetables may be referred to the Department of Agriculture (DA) while medicines to the Department of Health (DOH), Acuña said.