By Liezelle Soriano
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MANILA — Samahang Industriya ng Agrikultura (SINAG) President Rosendo So said that someone, somewhere is manipulating the unit price hikes on pork and chicken in the market as the farmgate prices remain the same.
So added that the farmgate price of pork is only P175 per kilo, compared to the market price of P300 per kilo.
“Nagugulat kami bakit yung retail tumataas, kasi kung P175 ang farmgate, ang nakatay, ang pasa sa retailer, kung P250, ang retail dapat nasa P280 lang pero ngayon umaabot na ng P300 sa mga market,” So said.
So also said that the farmgate price of chicken is only P105 per kilo compared to P180 to P185 per kilo in public markets.
“Dapat P160 ang retail, umaabot ng P180 hanggang P185, may nagmaninipulate ng presyo,” So said.
The SINAG president said that there is excess supply, saying that 89 million kilos of frozen imported pork are in cold storage and 42 million kilos of frozen imported chicken. (ai/mtvn)