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Arrival of Food Supplies from CALABARZON in Metro Manila at ATI (Jan. 25, 2021)

Author: DA Communications Group | 25 January 2021

Metro Manila residents will now have access again to fresh vegetables, meat, and poultry products as supplies have started to pour in from production areas in nearby regions.

On January 25, a total of 700 kilograms of assorted vegetables and two metric tons (MT) of chicken meat were downloaded at the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) in Quezon City.

The produce which came from various provinces in the CALABARZON region is part of the initial shipments of agricultural products to be delivered in the Metropolis through a collaboration of the national government and farmers’ cooperatives and organizations.

Secretary Dar is optimistic that the initiative will immediately address the shortage in supply and hiked-up prices believed to be manipulated by unscrupulous traders.

The Secretary added that the DA will increase interaction and dialogue with the Philippine Competition Commission to investigate traders and sellers engaging in price manipulation. Unscrupulous traders will be slapped with a P100 million penalty if found guilty. (Photos by Alan Jay Jacalan, DA-AFID)