Prices of rice remain stable

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Monday, May 19, 2014

THE prices of rice in Davao City have remained stable as of Monday, an official said.

"Here in Davao City, we have observed that there has been no movement in the prices of rice," Virgilio B. Alerta, National Food Authority (NFA)-Davao City provincial manager, said in a phone interview with Sun.Star Davao.

He said this was due to the "sufficient stocks of rice" of commercial traders.


Philippine Statistics Authority-Bureau of Agricultural Statistics 11 (PSA-BAS 11) market reporter Imelda V. Abdala also said that as of May 16, the prices of rice in the market remain stable.

Based on the monitoring conducted by PSA-BAS 11 Monday, well-milled rice is from P42 to P46 per kilogram while regular-milled rice is from P36 to P41. NFA rice remains at P27 to P32.

Meanwhile, Abdala said prices of other selected basic commodities also remained stable and if there are changes in prices then it is just minimal.

Among selected meat and poultry products, pork liempo is at P170 to P180; pork lean meat is from P165 to P175; beef lean meat is at P220; beef with bones is from P170 to P180; dressed chicken is from P115 to P120; and eggs is from P5 to P5.50.

In selected fish products, the price of bangus is from P110 to P120, galunggong is from P120 to P130, and tilapia is from P90 to P110.

Based on the PSA-BAS 11 montitoring, selected vegetable and fruit products and their prices are: ampalaya (P45 to P55), string beans or sitao (P30 to P40), cabbage (P60 to P70), carrots (P40 to P50), habitchuelas or red kidney beans (P30 to P40), tomato (P30 to P35), red onion (P60 to P70), white potato (P70 to P80), eggplant (P20 to P25), chinese cabbage or pechay (P50 to P60), lakatan banana (P38 to P40), latundan banana (P28 to P30), calamansi (P60 to P70), papaya (P20 to P25), and carabao mango (P50 to P60).

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on May 20, 2014.


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