WEEKS leading to the observance of the All Souls Day and All Saints’ Day, the price of candle remains stable as of September 30.
Data provided to SunStar Davao by Christopher Dalhog, Department of Trade and Industry Davao City Field Office (DTI-Davao City) information officer-designate, showed that the suggested retail price (SRP) for the candles remains to be the same.
In the current SRP provided by DTI, the prices of candles range from P115 to P27.50 per pack depending on the brand and the number of candles per pack.
“As is lang sa mi sa basic necessities ug prime commodities kay wala pa may gipagawas nga SRP. (Our prices on basic necessities and prime commodities are still the same because there is no updated SRP released yet). That includes the candles,” Dalhog said.
However, he clarified that the SRP is only applicable to candles being sold in large retail stores.
“Ang sakop sa SRP is ang mga major trading establishments like groceries and supermarkets. Dili na sakop sa SRP nato tong on the ground na like duol sa sementeryo mga ingon ana (The scope of the SRP is for candles sold in the major trading establishments like groceries and supermarkets. Those selling in the cemeteries are excluded),” he said. (RAG)