Canned goods’ prices in­creased

Palawan Daily News - - Front Page - By Kia Lamo

The De­part­ment of Trade and In­dus­try (DTI) ad­mit­ted that prices of canned goods and other ba­sic and prime commodities have in­creased again.

As of July 13 to Au­gust 3, canned goods such as beef loaf, canned milk and oth­ers in­creased up to P1.00 to P2.00 per item. Other canned goods and ba­sic commodities such as sar­dines also in­creased up to P2.00 from its ac­tual Sug­gested Re­tail Price (SRP).

The DTI said that ac­cord­ing to Cen­tury Pa­cific Food, Inc., the price of its canned sar­dines in­creased due to hike in the cost of tam­ban fish, tin cans, car­ton and la­bor costs.

The prices of canned meat and beef in­creased due to sig­nif­i­cant in­crease on the cost of im­ported raw meat and pack­ag­ing ma­te­ri­als.

The DTI also ex­plained in their price analysis that meat sup­plies are af­fected by the Bird Flu phe­nom­e­non in Europe while pack­ag­ing ma­te­rial cost hiked up

due to stricter pol­lu­tion reg­u­la­tions in China.

In­crease on canned milk’s prices is also due to cost of ma­jor raw ma­te­ri­als and its pack­ag­ing ma­te­ri­als.

Or­di­nary peo­ple like Mr. Jef­frey Guialon of Puerto Princesa said that price in­creases on al­most all of the ne­ces­si­ties would make it hard for peo­ple to fight for sur­vival.

“Ang hi­rap na pataas na pataas ang presyo ng bil­i­hin ngayon, ang hi­rap ng buhay,” said Mr. Guialon.

He said that the price hike of ba­sic ne­ces­si­ties should be taken as a mo­ti­va­tion to work hard ev­ery day and to sur­vive to live.

“Syem­pre kung pama­hal nang pama­hal ang bil­i­hin, da­pat mas masi­pag ka mag tra­baho, kailan­gan mo mabuhay eh,” said Mr. Guialon.

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