Prices of basic necessities and prime commodities in three public markets in Bacolod City have been stable in the first month of 2012 and are expected to remain so until next month as there is enough supply.
Ernie Pineda, Bacolod City Market Coordinating and Monitoring Task Force headand Executive Assistant to the Mayor Evelio Leonardia yesterday said that prices of vegetables, meat, and rice are stable, with not even a slight increase or decrease because of supply in the market.
He said a kilo of pork remains at P160 to P170, beef at P220 to P230, whole dressed chicken at P110 to P115 while well-milled rice remains at P35 to P36.
There is no shortage of supply and this it will remain the same until next month and in summer, prices of vegetables are expected to decrease as it will be harvest time, Pineda said.
He also asked all consumers to be vigilant and report to the consumer welfare desks if there are sudden changes in prices. He said unfair practices of vendors have to be reported immediately so they can provide solutions and control the increase of prices. *LTG