PRICES of selected vegetables have increased by P10 to P20 this week based on the price monitoring conducted by SunStar Davao at the Bankerohan Public Market on Monday, March 11.
Based on the price watch, tomato prices increased to P70 per kilogram (kg) this week from P50/kg last week; carrots went up to P70/kg from P60/kg; eggplant, P80/kg from P70/kg; ampalaya at P90/kg from P70/kg; garlic at P120/kg from P100/kg; ginger at P120/kg from P100/kg; and squash at P30/kg from P30/kg. The price of onion, on the other hand, decreased to P110/kg from P120/kg.
Prices of other commonly bought vegetables remained stable like radish at P60/kg; malunggay at P5/bundle; cabbage at P70/kg; lettuce at P120/kg; and okra at P60/kg. Meanwhile, prices of selected fruits remained stable, with durian at P80 per kilogram (kg); pomelo at P80/kg; lanzones at P80/kg; avocado at P80/kg.
However, prices of some commonly bought fruits have increased like banana lakatan at P50/kg from P35/kg; latundan at P55/kg from P25/kg; and mango at P100/kg from P80/kg. Only mangosteen is cheaper at P200/kg from P250/kg. (Gerald E. Canonigo, Juvylen A. Centinales, and Emmanuel Fernando Legarde, UM interns)