Veggie, tilapia prices shoot up this Holy Week

Jerald Uy
Retail prices in at least 3 markets are up this week

Prices of vegetables are set to go up this Holy Week.

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.

'FISH TAYO.' Retail prices of fish remain stable. Photo by Jerald Uy

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):

VEGGIES HIKE. Prices of vegetables go up this Holy Week. Photo by Jerald Uy.


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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