Vegetable prices climb in ‘Paeng’ aftermath

Retail prices of certain vegetables in Metro Manila rose by as much as P40 per kilogram after Severe Tropical Storm “Paeng” (international name: Nalgae) ravaged many parts of the Philippines, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said.

The DA observed that vegetable prices have climbed by P10 to P40 per kg as a result of the decline in the volume of agricultural produce shipped to the metropolis, according to Agriculture Assistant Secretary Kristine Evangelista.

“Prices of vegetables have increased by P25 to P30. The lowest increase was around P10,” she said during the government’s Laging Handa briefing.

Evangelista said they are expecting the selling price of vegetables in Met…

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