The Price of ginger is now more expensive than chicken and meat.
The Price of ginger is now sold for P240 per kilo in the Mega
Q-Mart in Quezon City. It is more expensive than a kilo of meat
which cost between P185 and P190. It is even more expensive
than a kilo of chicken which cost between P140 and P150.
Consumers were surprised to know that the increase in price
was more than ordinary. Just the other day, the price of ginger
per kilo is just P150.
Consumers were forced to buy per piece and not per kilo.
Sellers were forced to sell by piece at a price of P5 to
allow those who can not afford to buy per kilo. They will
earn less with this but they said it is better than not
earning at all.
According to the sellers, they buy the Ginger from the
distributors at the price of P200 per kilo.
The Department of Agriculture is investigating the reason
for such an extreme increase in price.
Other Prices of Vegetable such as the following also increased:
Baguio Beans – P60 per kilo before, now P80
Tomatoes – P50 per kilo before, now P60
Cabbage – P50 per kilo before, now P60
If you remember last June 14, the prices of garlic also
increased significantly, the Department of Justice filed
cases against several persons for over pricing.