Onion prices on the rise again, imports eyed

Jordeene B. Lagare 05/13/2023

The Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) is exploring ways to counter the rising retail prices of onion in the markets, including importation. Jose Diego Roxas, spokesperson for the BPI, told the Inquirer in a text message that the agency…

Bongbong Marcos on P20 per kilo rice: Coming soon

Daphne Galvez - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ 03/16/2023

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Thursday said rice at P20 per kilo, which was one of his campaign promises, will soon become a reality. He issued the remark during the launching of the…

DA rolls out loan program for onion farmers

Jean Mangaluz 03/04/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Following an onion crisis that saw both consumers and producers struggle, the Department of Agriculture (DA) launched a special loan program for farmers, said the agency on Friday. During the final quarter of 2022,…

Manila, Malabon warehouses raid yields P135-M worth of imported onions, garlic

Princess Faith Argosino - @inquirerdotnet 02/18/2023

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) and Bureau of Customs (BOC) confiscated around 300 tons of imported onion and garlic in separate raids of warehouses in cities of Manila and Malabon.…

70 tons of smuggled, rotting onions end up in pit

Julie Alipala, Nestor Corrales 02/09/2023

More than 70,000 kilograms of smuggled onions earlier seized by authorities were destroyed in Zamboanga City due to public safety concerns. Zamboanga City Vice Mayor Josephine Pareja expressed regret at seeing tons of red and yellow onions…

LOOK: Newlywed goes viral with their onion giveaways

Micah Sophia C. Marcellones 01/25/2023

  CEBU, Philippines — Netizens could not help but gush over a newlywed’s unique and practical wedding giveaways. Couples Jayson and Lorellei amazed their family and guests as they spiced up their wedding with onion giveaways. “Family…

The problem with eggs

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 01/24/2023

Eggs are the latest farm commodity to see significant price hikes, at a time when onions continue to be priced at scandalous levels that even exceed meat prices. Sugar prices remain at abnormally high levels, even as…

Crying over onions

Anna Cristina Tuazon - @inquirerdotnet 01/19/2023

When does an economic issue turn into a mental health issue? The world of mental health is quite expansive. It interacts with practically every facet of our lives. The moment something affects the way we think and…

Onions sold at P700 in markets bought for P8-P15 a kilo from farmers, says agriculturist

Daniza Fernandez - Reporter / @DFernandezINQ 01/16/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Onions sold for P700 per kilo in markets were bought from farmers for only P8 to P15, an agriculturist claimed on Monday. San Jose, Occidental Mindoro municipal agriculturist Romel Calingasan expressed dismay over the…

‘Unacceptable’: Senators fume over seizure of PAL crew’s onion ‘pasalubong’

Daniza Fernandez - @inquirerdotnet 01/16/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Senators on Monday said they are distraught that Philippine Airlines (PAL) crew members are now in hot water for bringing onions to the Philippines as “pasalubong” (souvenir). Senators JV Ejercito and Raffy Tulfo pointed…

Next food concern: DA sets price watch on eggs

Jordeene B. Lagare 01/12/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Another important food commodity is adding to price woes that the Marcos administration must now grapple with: eggs, which are a key source of protein for many Filipinos. Based on the price monitoring report…

Pungko-pungko customers miss the kick and taste of onions

Mary Rose S. Sagarino 01/04/2023

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines- Pungko-pungko vendors in Zamora Street in Barangay Centro, Mandaue City are now using cucumbers instead of onions to mix with their sauce. Stall vendors said that they have been using cucumbers for a month…

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