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Isko urges meat vendors to follow price ceiling

Isko Moreno
Mayor Isko Moreno: Dapat magkasisa ang producer, middleman at vendor. Photo by JERRY S. TAN

MEAT vendors in Manila are being urged by Mayor Isko Moreno to follow the government-set price ceiling and to be content with the fact that they still get to earn in the middle of a pandemic, saying he does not want to see anybody losing their means of livelihood because of violations.

Reacting to reports that some vendors are having a hard time following the said price ceilings citing their own reasons for the marked up prices, Moreno said the city finds the situation a ‘difficult, balancing act.’

“Dapat magkasisa ang producer, middleman at vendor. May guidelines na ang national government about the price cap so kailangan sundin or else, me pananagutan kung sinuman ang di susunod,” Moreno said.

He added: “Dini-diplomasya namin hanggat maari, but we are sure and certain about our rules… if they violate, baka mawalan din sila ng hanapbuhay.”

Moreno said the city government’s utmost concern is the welfare and interest of the cosumers or the buying public.

“‘Yung mga consumer, namimili araw-araw… umaga, tanghali, hapon.. mahalaga sa akin ‘yun kaya kailangan maproteksyunan din sila,” said Moreno.

The mayor said the local government has to perform a ‘balancing act’ that would put into consideration the earnings of the producers and those of the vendors and the protection of the buying public.

He called on the vendors to do some sacrifice amid the pandemic. “Kontinv sakripisyo lang…kumita ka ng konti pasalamat ka na sa Diyos kasi me pandemya..pero para pagi-interesan mo pa ang dating mong kita dahil nasanay ka sa mas malaki na lumang kita, pwede mo na isantabi muna ‘yun.”

Moreno added: “Yung wag ka lang malugi, may kita kang konte, malusog ka, ligtas ka, nairaos mo ang pandemya blessing na ‘’yun sa Diyos. Sobra-sobra nang blessing ‘yun sa dami ng nasasakripisyo at naging biktima..madami na sumakabilang buhay.”

Publication Source :    People's Tonight