Bouncing back

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 05/24/2022

Now that the first-quarter growth figures are out, I thought I’d take a closer look at how the economy is growing. The report was a surprise to many, as most analysts had expected the gross domestic product…

Available, accessible, affordable food for all

Gary B. Teves - @inquirerdotnet 05/18/2022

Food security, which pertains to the availability, accessibility, and affordability of food, has long been among the top concerns of most Filipinos. Even during periods of abundant harvests, farm produce is hardly accessible or difficult to bring…

Lawmaker warns of rising prices of food, goods

DJ Yap 03/01/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Brace for rocketing prices of food and other basic goods in the next two weeks. Sen. Francis Tolentino issued the warning on Monday as he urged the government’s economic and security clusters to beef…

A changed economy

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 02/08/2022

Two years of the COVID-19 pandemic have fundamentally changed our economy. I came to see the extent of the change upon poring over the latest economic data much more closely than usual. Understanding these changes could help…

Dalaguete farmers reel as oversupply of cabbage causes prices to plunge

Doris Mae Mondragon 04/20/2021

DALAGUETE, Cebu—The biggest risk for vegetable farming is not just with the weather condition but with the demand and supply situation;  a balance between these two are essential to avoid losses and spoilage. But recently, farmers in…

Prices kept low by gov’t fiat don’t work

Solita Callas-Monsod - @inquirerdotnet 02/13/2021

The front-page picture of empty meat market stalls in this newspaper’s Tuesday issue recalled to mind the same scene I witnessed in a market somewhere in China 50 years ago. A group of Filipinos headed by Charito…

DTI-7 begins monitoring supplies for Noche Buena products

Futch Anthony Inso 11/05/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Department of Trade and Industry in Central Visayas (DTI-7) has already started monitoring  Noche Buena products in malls and supermarkets as Christmas season draws near. Ines Cajegas, chief of the consumer protection division of…

DTI sees no increase in prices of Christmas products

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 09/17/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) on Thursday said it is not expecting an increase in the prices of Christmas products because of a slack in demand. But as the holiday season approaches,…

Gasoline prices up, diesel down

05/05/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The price of gasoline went up this week, while the prices of diesel and kerosene went down. In separate advisories, oil companies said that the price of gasoline had gone up by 75 cents…

Stay healthy, eat vegetables

Alven Marie Timtim 03/13/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Prevention is better than cure. That’s why eating healthy food that can boost one’s immune system is always the best thing to do to stay away from diseases. Eating vegetables is always the best option…

FDA to online traders: Don’t overprice products

Irene R. Sino Cruz 03/13/2020

CEBU CITY—The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will crack down on online selling platforms selling emergency medical supplies above the price ceiling set by the Department of Health. The FDA has directed its inspectors and regulatory enforcement…

#PresyoMerkado: Eggplants 

Gerard Vincent Francisco 03/12/2020

Cebu City, Philippines—Eggplants are among the favorite vegetables in the country. It can be prepared in so many ways, from being fried, sautéd, and grilled. It can even be eaten raw when prepared with the right spices and…

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