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 costs between Php 185 and Php 190. It is even more expensive than a kilo of chicken which costs between Php 140 and Php 150.
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 Php 5 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 Ginger from the distributors at the price of Php 200 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 – Php 60 per kilo before, now P80
Tomatoes – Php 50 per kilo before, now P60
Cabbage – Php 50 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 overpricing.