Retailers told: Price freeze for basic necessities

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Sellers of basic necessities in Central Visayas are reminded of the prevailing price freeze while the entire country is placed under a state of calamity due to the African Swine Fever (ASF). In…

Poe to DA: Include galunggong in price freeze, punish profiteering

Inquirer.net 01/25/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Grace Poe on Monday urged the Department of Agriculture (DA) to include galunggong (round scad) in its price freeze, as well as to identify and punish those manipulating prices. Poe issued the call…

Senator seeks price freeze on LPG, kerosene

Leila B. Salaverria - Philippine Daily Inquirer 05/10/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian called on the Department of Energy to extend the price freeze on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and kerosene products to ease the burden of the enhanced community quarantine on Filipinos. Gatchalian…

Osmeña hits Labella on ‘overpriced’ relief goods

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/07/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Former Cebu City mayor, Tomas Osmeña, has questioned the procurement documents of the city government showing the prices of relief goods being above the price freeze set by the Department of Trade and…

3 Punta vendors told to explain ‘overpricing’ of goods

Doris C. Bongcac 04/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – At least three vendors from the Punta Princesa Public Market were issued show-cause orders by the Cebu City Legal Office (CLO) for violation of the price freeze order. The vendors were found to…

DA-7 orders price freeze on agricultural products

Futch Anthony Inso 03/26/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Department of Agriculture in Central Visayas (DA-7) has already imposed a price freeze on vegetables, rice, and other agricultural products starting this week. DA-7 regional director lawyer Salvador Diputado told CDN Digital…

DA division issues price ceiling for basic agriculture products in Central Visayas

Irene R. Sino Cruz 03/26/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Division (AMAD) of the Department of Agriculture in Central Visayas has come up with an advisory on the price ceiling for different basic agricultural commodities. The DA-AMAD advisory, posted on…

DTI implemements price freeze to basic necessities in Region 7 due to COVID-19

PR 03/25/2020

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) informs all consumers and retailers that based on Section 6 of Republic Act 7581 as amended by RA 10623 otherwise known as the Price Act, prices of basic necessities in…

DTI: Only 2 bottles of disinfectant per buyer

Irene R. Sino Cruz 03/14/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines —To address the concern over the diminishing supply of alcohol and other basic disinfectants, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has directed retailers to limit to only two bottles of these products per…

Cebu City begins crackdown of overpricing establishments

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/13/2020

CEBU CITY Philippines — The Cebu City government will once again start the crackdown of establishments violating the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) price freeze while demanding for personal protective equipment (PPE). Mayor Edgardo Labella has…

DTI-7 implements price freeze of basic necessities in Metro Cebu

Futch Anthony Inso 03/11/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines -The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Central Visayas has already started monitoring the price of basic necessities after the agency implemented a price freeze of these products, following the declaration of a…

DTI to continue monitoring prices of face masks as panic buying subsides

Futch Anthony Inso 02/25/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines –Even if there were no more reports about panic buying incidents, the price freeze for face masks is still in effect. This was the clarification made by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-7…

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