THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, together with the Department of Agriculture (DA) and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) inspected on Tuesday wet markets and supermarket in Quezon City and Mandaluyong to monitor price cap among retailers amid hog supply shortage.
MMDA Chairman Benhur Abalos, Agriculture Secretary William Dar, and Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez conducted price monitoring at Mega Q Mart and Commonwealth Market in Quezon City and SM Hypermarket in Mandaluyong.
The MMDA Chairman voweed to implementstandardized measures on all local government units to ensure that price ceiling will be implemented across all markets in the metropolis.
“What is important is the coordination and concerted efforts of the national government and the local government units in Metro Manila to make sure that the price of pork and chicken is within the implemented price cap,” Abalos said.
The MMDA Chief is eyeing to convince the 17 local chief executives of NCR to waive daily rental fees among market retailers in the Metropolis who don’t sell meat products for the day because of the shortage – a proposal from Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte.
“We will sit down with the metro mayors to discuss measures on assisting hog retailers to cushion the impact of supply shortage,” Abalos said.Publication Source : People's Tonight