As 'ber' months start, PNoy wants price watch

Posted at 09/04/2014 9:04 PM

MANILA – President Benigno Aquino III has ordered government agencies to address supply shortages of goods and price hikes as the "-ber" months begin.

"As recently as last week, nagpatawag na ang Pangulo ng pagpupulong at mahigpit 'yung pag-uutos sa lahat ng mga ahensiya, lalung-lalo na ang Department of Agriculture na tutukan 'yung supply and price situation, lalung-lalo na, katulad ng nabanggit mo, padating na 'yung holiday season at mag-i-increase ang demand,” Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. of the Presidential Communications Operations Office said.

“For example, for pork, dahil doon sa hamon; for chicken, dahil kasama rin ito sa usual Noche Buena fare, at sa iba pang mga prime commodities," he added.

He said the President has been calling meetings among concerned agencies to be able to determine the causes of unusual price movements.