Pork Prices in NCR Market Continue to Increase Due to ASF

Pork Prices in NCR Market Continue to Increase Due to ASF

The pork price in the markets of the National Capital Region continue to increase due to the tight supply caused by the African swine fever.

On Wednesday (January 20, 2021), the prices of pork meat in Metro Manila market soared up due to shortage in supply. The pork prices are almost the same as per kilogram of beef due to ASF.

The prices of pork belly in Trabajo Market has reached P420 per kilogram while pigue and kasim at P400 per kilo. Some residents have already choose to purchase frozen pork products to save a little.

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In Mabini Market in Caloocan, the pork belly’s price has reached P410 while pigue and kasim are being sold for P390 per kilo due to tight supply of pork meat.

The Department of Agriculture has already noticed the surging prices of pork meat products in Metro Manila due to the African swine fever. DA also confirmed the shortage of meat supply in the area.

Meanwhile, the Department of Trade and Industry warned the vendors and retailers not go beyond the suggested retail price. Violators who will be caught on act would face corresponding sanctions and penalties.

Pork Producers Federation of the Philippines vice president Nicanor Briones said that the government should declare a state of calamity due to ASF resulting to surging prices of pork products.

“Tanggapin natin na may malaki tayong problema. Food crisis (ito). Mayroong kalamidad na nangyari sa ating industriya ng pagbababuyan kaya dapat mag-declare ng state of calamity,” Briones said.

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