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DA implements 60-day pork, chicken price cap in NCR

Author: DA Communications Group | 2 February 2021

The Department of Agriculture (DA) implements the Executive Order (EO) 124, signed by President Rodrigo Duterte on February 1, 2021 imposing a 60-day price ceiling on pork and chicken products in Metro Manila.

Under EO 124, a price ceiling of ₱270/kg for kasim/pigue, ₱300/kg for liempo, and ₱160/kg for dressed chicken will be implemented.

In approving the EO, the President noted that the reduced local pork output due to the outbreak of the African swine fever (ASF) has significantly affected the supply and prices of pork in the market.

EO 124 also stated that the current retail prices of basic necessities in NCR such as pork and chicken have increased significantly, causing undue burden to Filipinos, especially the underprivileged and marginalized.

 

To download EO 124 from the Official Gazette

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