DAVAO

Trade department issues SRPs of noche buena items

THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has released the suggested retail prices (SRP) for noche buena items as of October 31, 2019.

The prices of pasta and spaghetti range from P19 for 200g to P92 for one kilogram (kg). The elbow and salad macaroni cost range from P18.75 for 200g to P98.65 for one kilo.

Spaghetti sauces cost between P22 for 250g to P84.20 for 1kg. The prices of tomato sauces, on the other hand, range from P12.25 for 115g to P78.25 for 1kg.

The prices of ham range from P135 to P189 for 500g, P194 for 700g, P196 to P430 for 800g and P299 to P1025 for 1kg.

Fruit cocktails have prices ranging from P50.35 to P239.40 with sizes varying from 432g up to 3kg.

The cheese costs from P49.50 to P269.50 while the prices of Keso de Bola are between P169 to P539.

Sandwich spreads cost between P21.05 to P205.80 while mayonnaise costs between P28 to P283. The prices of the all-purpose creams range from P52 to P75.

In the list of SRP provided by the DTI, the agency reminded consumers to examine the expiry date and price tags of the products prior to purchase and ensure that the item/shelf price at the cashier are the same.

“If price differ, pay the lesser amount,” it said.

For the SRP of the basic needs and prime commodities (BNPC), DTI-Davao City information officer for consumer protection Christopher Dalhog said the SRP updated as of September 30 is still in effect.

“Ang presyo sa mga (the price at) supermarket/grocery shops must not be above the SRPs,” Jenny Mendoza, DTI Davao Region information officer, said.

Prize freeze

Dalhog also said there is no price freeze being implemented in Davao City.

The agency has declared price freeze in areas under state-of-calamity such as the Digos City, towns of Bansalan, Magsaysay, Matanao, Hagonoy, and Malalag in Davao del Sur and the town of Makilala in North Cotabato.

DTI Davao del Sur consumer protection head Maria Victoria Placer said the prevailing prices of basic necessities based on their monitoring prior to the declaration of state-of-calamity must be followed.

Among the basic necessities include rice, corn, cooking oil, marine products, and plain coffees among others. RAG


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