MANILA, Philippines – Retail prices of vegetables in Metro Manila shot up this Holy Tuesday, the Department of Agriculture Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Service (AMAS) reported.
Data from AMAS showed that prices of highland vegetables rose by P2-20 per kilo in at least 3 markets.
“The increase is due to the increase in the buying prices of the retailers,” AMAS said.
Retailers priced chayotes higher by P2-5 per kilo, scorpio cabbages, by P5-20 per kilo, and pechay Baguio, by P5-20 per kilo.
Meanwhile, prices of carrots and habichuelas went down by P2-10 per kilo, and potatoes by P1-2 a kilo.
Lowland vegetables like amorgoso, sitao, red onion, eggplant and native pechay were priced P2-20 lower than last week, AMAS said.
As for fish, retail prices remained the same as last week, except for tilapia, which increased by P10 in the Muñoz Market in Quezon City, AMAS reported.
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Here are the prevailing retail prices of vegetables and fish in Metro Manila as of March 26, according to the Bureau of Agricultural Statistics (BAS):
Ampalaya – P50
Sitao – P60
Cabbage scorpio – P60
Carrots – P30
Habitchuelas – P30
Tomato – P30
Onion red – P40
White Potato – P50
Eggplant – P40
Pechay, native – P40
Bangus – P120
Tilapia – P90
Galunggong – P100
Alumahan – P120
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