Patas o Pataas: A look at food price hikes

Paul John Domalaon, Mikee Nazal

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Patas o Pataas: A look at food price hikes

MANILA, Philippines – A closer look at the price hikes of basic food commodities in the past year shows that economic forces are not solely to blame. 

Prices of beef, pork, fish and vegetables – the staple food of most Filipinos – have risen for reasons varying from supply manipulation to effects of the rainy season, leaving consumers to bear the brunt. Find out how the current market looks like through the infographic below.

 Research by Mikee Nazal, infographic by Paul John Domalaon. This was originally part of UPJC KRISIS: Post-SONA 2014 Assessment edition. The UP Journalism Club is an academic organization based at the College of Mass Communication of the University of the Philippines Diliman. The organization celebrates 60 years of upholding professional and ethical standards of journalism this October. 

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