DA to release SRP on pork next week

Marje Pelayo   •   May 6, 2021   •   515

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Agriculture (DA) is set to release a new suggested retail price (SRP) on pork next week alongside the implementation of increased tariff.

“We will have a new SRP based on this EO that will set the new tariffs,” Agriculture Secretary William Dar said.

The official added that consumers will surely benefit from the SRP and the supply of pork will be replenished through importation.

Dar added that this is just among the solutions of the government to address the impact of African Swine Fever (ASF) on the local hog industry.

Coinciding with this measure is the ingoing repopulation of hogs.

Meanwhile, the price of pork in major markets in Metro Manila remains at P340 to P400 per kilogram.

Based on the estimate of the Meat Importers and Traders Association (MITA), they can still supply pork at P320 per kilogram retail price.

This is much lower than locally produced meat even after the government’s newly imposed tariff on pork.

“Ngayon pagtaas uli ng 5% siguro baka mga P315/kg or P320/kg. Baka dyan po babagsak ang bagong SRP,” said MITA president Jess Cham.

But for the group, Samahan ng Industriyang Agrikultura (SINAG), the price of imported pork should drop further because the cost of importation is way cheaper.

The group argued that the government is losing about P13 billion on tariff thus it is just for consumers to enjoy lower price of pork meat.

“Iyong suggested retail price ng imported ay gawing P200 para at least ay pumunta doon sa consumer yung nawala na taripa,” said SINAG president Rosendo So said.

Currently, DA’s SRP on imported pork ranges from P270 per kilogram to P350 per kilogram. MNP (with reports from Rey Pelayo)

Presyo ng de lata at iba pang produkto, tumaas batay sa bagong SRP ng DTI

Robie de Guzman   •   September 3, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Bahagyang tumaas ang presyo ng ilang brand ng gatas, de lata at iba pang produkto batay sa inilabas na bagong listahan ng suggested retail price (SRP) ng Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

Dalawampung sentimo hanggang piso ang itinaas ng halaga ng mga de lata gaya ng corned beef, sardinas, luncheon meat at maging ng meat loaf.

Paliwanag ni DTI Undersecretary Ruth Castelo, tumaas ang presyo dahil nagmahal ang halaga ng mga sangkap na ginagamit sa mga nasabing produkto.

“Ito yung corned beef na isang item na tumaas by P2.85 or 75 centavos pero ito ‘yung matagal na na hindi gumagalaw, pending yung request niya for increase from 2019. Two years naghintay ang manufacturers natin,” ani Castelo.

“Meron kaming mga pinagbigyan, si Sec. Lopez nag-approve na rin nung mga talagang naipit na manufacturers kaya merong isang item na umakyat ng P2.85 pero isa lang po yun,” dagdag pa niya.

Tumaas rin ng 25 centavos ang presyo ng noodles.

May paggalaw rin sa presyo ng ilang brand ng patis, toyo, suka, at iodized salt.

Maging ang ilang brand ng gatas gaya ng evaporada, condensada at powdered milk, tumaas rin ng 25 centavos hanggang P1.35

Nasa 15 centavos hanggang 60 centavos naman ang nadagdag sa presyo ng 3 in 1 coffee.

Giit ng DTI, 2019 pa huling humirit ng dagdag presyo ang manufacturers kaya pinayagan nila ang panibagong paggalaw ng halaga ng mga bilihin.

“Inaalalayan rin natin ayaw naman natin na mag-fold ‘yung mga negosyo dahil hindi profitable sa kanila or lugi pa sila for that matter baka magsara o mag-lay off or tuluyang hindi i-produce yung produkto,” ani Castelo.

“Pagka hindi na nila tinuloy ang production nito, mawawalan ng choices ang consumers ng mabababang halaga kaya napilitan na rin tayo na gumalaw ng presyo,” dagda pa niya.

Epektibo na ang bagong SRP pero bibigyan pa rin ng DTI ng sapat na panahon ang supermarkets at grocery stores para mag-adjust at magpalit ng price tag.

Inaasahang maglalabas ng bagong SRP ang DTI sa huling linggo ng Oktubre o Nobyembre para naman sa mga produktong kalimitang nabibili sa holiday season. – RRD (mula sa ulat ni Correspondent Marvin Calas)

Presyo ng ilang pangunahing produkto, tumaas

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 2, 2021

Aprubado na ng Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) ang hiling na dagdag presyo ng mga manufacturer ng ilang pangunahing produkto dahil na rin sa mataas na halaga ng raw materials.

Noong Linggo (August 29), inilabas ng DTI ang bagong listahan ng suggested retail price, kung saan tumataas ng nasa P0.20 hanggang P1.00 ang dagdag presyo sa halos 70 grocery items.

Kabilang sa mga nagtaas ng presyo ang mga de lata gaya ng corned beef, sardinas, luncheon meat maging ang meat at beef loaf.

Bagaman nauna nang sinabi ni DTI Usec. Ruth Castelo na hindi hihigit sa piso ang dagdag presyo, ipinaliwanag ng ahensya na hindi maiiwasan na may ilang delata ang malaki ang itinaas dahil sa sangkap na ginagamit dito.

Kasama rin sa tumaas ang presyo ng noodles na may patong ngayon na nasa P0.25. May dagdag presyo rin sa ilang mga condiment gaya ng patis, toyo, suka at iodized salt. Maging ang ilang brand ng gatas gaya ng evaporada,condensada at powdered milk tumaas rin ng nasa P0.25 centavos hanggang P1.35 at P0.15 naman hanggang P0.60 ang nagdagdag sa refill ng kape na 3 in 1.

Katwiran ng DTI, 2019 pa nang huling humirit ng dagdag presyo ang mga manufacturer.

“Inaalalayan din natin ayaw naman natin na mag-fold ang mga negosyo dahil hindi profitable sa kanila or lugi pa sila for that matter baka magsara o mag-lay off or tuluyang hindi i-produce ang produkto. Kapag hindi na nila tinuloy ang production nito mawawalan ng choices ang consumers ng mabababang halaga kaya napilitan na rin tayo na gumalaw ng presyo,” ayon kay Castelo.

Bagama’t epektibo na ang bagong price list, bibibigyan pa ng DTI ng sapat na panahon ang mga supermarket at grocery stores upang makapag-adjust sa bagong presyo at makapagpalit ng mga price tag.

Siniguro naman ng DTI na binabantayan din nito ang hiling na taas presyo ng mga manufacturer at bineberipika sa international price survey.

Inaasahan namang maglabas ng bagong SRP ang DTI sa huling linggo ng Oktubre o Nobyembre para naman sa mga produktong napapanahon sa holiday season.

Philippines to export more mangoes, pineapples to US

Robie de Guzman   •   August 26, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — More Philippine-grown mangoes and pineapples will soon be exported to the United States, the Department of Agriculture (DA) announced.

The DA said the development comes after its Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) and the US Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) reached a deal during a virtual meeting held on August 12.

“Expanding the export market of Philippine pineapples and mangoes in the US and other countries will not only enhance our national economy, but more importantly, provide increased incomes to thousands of farmers and their families in pineapple- and mango-producing provinces nationwide,” Agriculture Secretary William Dar said in a statement.

The recent agreement between the APHIS and BPI could dramatically increase the country’s exports of pineapples and resume shipments of mangoes to the US via additional ports of entry, he added.

The Philippines currently exports fresh pineapples to the US through Guam, Commonwealth of Marianas Island, and North Atlantic regions. From 2013 to July 15, 2021, exports amounted to only 346,190 kilograms.

The country previously exported fresh mangoes to the US, from 2005 to 2008, totaling 386,099 kilograms, all produced in Guimaras Island, the DA added.

The DA said USDA-APHIS accepted evidence that the Philippines’ main export pineapple variety is not a host to the oriental fruit fly.

The fruit pest, known scientifically as Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel), is very destructive and often finds its way into the US, sometimes triggering wide-scale eradication programs.

The Philippines may start shipping pineapples to various US markets before year-end, the DA said.

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