DTI urges public to avoid excessive storage of holiday food products

admin   •   October 5, 2016   •   2583

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Trade Undersecretary Teodoro Pascual warns of possible market instability if consumers will start buying and stocking up on holiday products at this time of the year.

Market instability means abnormal movement of supply and demand.

He also explained that by hoarding, there is likely to exist an artificial shortage of products which could affect stability of supplies.

“Artificial because [the public] is buying, all at the same time, products which are not yet necessary. Some would buy three cans of condensed milk, stock them up. The next month, they would buy triple the volume,” Usec. Pascual explained.

Products such as chicken, pork, pasta, fruit cocktails and condensed milk are always in-demand as the holiday season approaches.

Because of this, DTI urges consumers to buy only enough and not more than what they need.

“Buy only what you need. Do not stock up. Do not create artificial movement of goods,” Pascual advised.

“What will happen then when November comes, the prices of commodities will drop and we’re the ones to suffer. Because no one will be in need in November. That’s the difficulty with artifical shortage and that is also against the law. Hoarding is prohibited not only to consumers but also to retailers,” he added.

READ: Price freeze in basic commodities until Nov. 3 – DTI

Meanwhile, DTI is set to summon the manufacturers of some holiday products to discuss the supply and demand, as well as the price of goods, in preparation for the holiday season.

DTI assures that at present, there is enough supply of goods and the prices remain stable. — Aiko Miguel | UNTV News & Rescue

Hiling na dagdag-presyo sa ilang holiday food items, pinag-aaralan pa – DTI

Robie de Guzman   •   October 12, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Pinag-aaralan na ng Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) ang hiling ng ilang manufacturer na taasan ang presyo ng ilang produkto na kalimitang ginagamit kapag holiday season.

Ayon kay DTI Undersecretary Ruth Castelo, kabilang sa holiday food items na posibleng tumaas ang presyo ay ang ham, tomato sauce, at cream products.

“Siyempre kasi yung packaging iyan eh. Alam naman natin, tumaas na yung presyo ng tin can dahil global prices yan. So, tumaas ang presyo ng packaging nila and other cost components,” ani Castelo.

Ngunit ayon sa DTI, kailangang isaalang-alang sa pagtataas ng presyo ang kakayahan ng consumer sa pagbili ng mga nabanggit na produkto.

Kaya papakiusapan rin ng kagawaran ang mga manufacturer na gamitin pa rin ang 2019 suggested retail price gaya nang ginawa noong December 2020.

“So, we’ll see if we can keep that. Kung hindi, mag-a-adjust sila siguro ng kaunti. Ang request natin sa manufacturers, to keep the adjustment at the absolute minimum,” ani Castelo.

Tutol naman ang grupong Laban Konsyumer sa hiling na dagdag-presyo dahil bukod sa krisis dulot ng pandemya ay tuluy-tuloy rin ang pagtaas ng presyo ng produktong petrolyo.

“Kung gusto talaga nilang mag-generate ng benta even during the pandemic, ang mabuti status quo na lang muna ang presyo doon sa mga Noche Buena products sa halip na taasan pa,” ang wika ni Atty. Victorio Dimagiba, pinuno ng grupong Laban Konsyumer.

Payo naman ng DTI sa mga mamimili, agahan ang pamimili ng holiday food items habang hindi pa tumataas ang presyo ng mga ito.

 

Indoor dining, personal care services for fully vaccinated individuals, not discriminatory — DTI

Marje Pelayo   •   September 15, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Metro Manila will be placed under Alert Level 4 starting Thursday (September 16).

Under the said classification, indoor dining  in restaurants and personal care services will be allowed for fully vaccinated individuals at 10% limited capacity.

Reacting to critics, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez said such measure does not intend to discriminate.

“Bawal ito in the first place, itong tatlong sektor na ito: dine-in, personal care, pati iyong pagpunta sa simbahan. Bawal po pero binigyan ng kaunting puwang doon sa vaccinated lang. So, it’s more of an incentive, hindi po ito discrimination,” Lopez explained.

“But all other areas na puwede po, open naman siya. Hindi po natin binabawalan ang unvaccinated. Iyon po iyong kakaiba nito kaya hindi po siya discriminatory,” he added.

Under Alert Level 4, thirty percent (30%) capacity is allowed for al fresco dining or outdoor dining spaces and eateries, personal care establishments like barber shops, spas, beauty salons as well as in-person religious gatherings.

Fully vaccinated individuals should present their vaccination cards for indoor services in the said industries.

“Iyong validation is really showing the LGU vaccination card. So, iyon ang paraan natin ngayon. Of course, may ongoing effort ngayon na mayroon na tayong isang uniform vaccine certificate sa VaxCertPH pero mag-i-input pa doon ang ating mga kababayan,” the Trade Secretary noted.

“But for now, they can use the LGU-issued vaccination card,” he added.

Due to policy shift, Lopez is confident that hundreds of workers will now be allowed to resume their jobs in Metro Manila. MNP (with reports from Rosalie Coz)

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)

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