Presyo ng mga gulay at isda sa ilang pamilihan sa Metro Manila, tumaas

admin   •   December 9, 2014   •   33904

FILE PHOTO: Tilapia at kamatis. Ilan lamang sa mga pangunahing bilihin sa palengke na tumaas ang presyo sa pagdaan ni Bagyong Ruby sa bansa. (UNTV News)

MANILA, Philippines – Simula nitong Lunes ay nagsimulang tumaas ang presyo ng gulay at isda sa Balintawak Market matapos manalasa ang Bagyong Ruby sa bansa.

Umakyat ng P5.00 hanggang P10.00 per kilo ang presyo ng calamansi, sitaw, kamatis, petchay at carrots.

Malaki naman ang itinaas ng halaga ng talong na mula P20.00 per kilo, ngayon ay P45.00 na. Ang okra na dati ay P40.00 per kilo ngayon ay P85.00 na.

Ang presyo naman ng ampalaya na dati ay P30.00 per kilo, ngayon ay P50.00 na.

Tumaas naman ang halaga ng siling panigang ng P50, na dati ay nagkakahalaga lamang ng P10.00 kada kilo.

Ang upo na dating P8.00 kada isang piraso, ngayon ay nagkakahalaga na ng P12.00 per piece.

Nagtaas din ang halaga ng spinach na dating P30.00 per kilo ngayon ay nagkakahalaga na ng P60.00.

“Eversince naman kapag ka bumabagyo tumataas, kaya inaasahan namin kapag bumabagyo tumataas,” pahayag ni Aling Delia Pascual, tindera sa Balintawak Market.

Tumaas din ang presyo ng mga isda, gaya ng bangus na dating P120.00, ngayon ay P130.00 per kilo na.

Tumaas din ng P10.00 ang halaga ng tilapia na dati ay P50.00 per kilo, ngayon ay P60.00 na.

Ayon kay Aling Vina, mahigit ng 20 taon siyang nagtitinda ng isda at inaasahan niyang tataas pa ang presyo ng mga ito lalo na kapag nananalasa ang bagyo.

“Pagka tumaas pa iyan ng P140 pagka-ganyan na umuulan dahil walang makukuhang isda.”

Una ng ipinayo ni Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Proceso Alcala na huwag tangkilikin ang mga bilihin na masyadong mataas ang presyo.

“Sa ating mga kababayan, sakaling may mga mapagsamanatlang magtaas, huwag niyo po silang bilhan sapagaka’t wala po silang karapatang magtaas ng presyo,” saad ng kalihim.

Samantala, hindi naman nagkaroon ng price increase sa mga presyo ng karne gaya ng baboy na P170.00 per kilo, laman ng baboy na P250.00 per kilo, pata ng baboy na nagkakahalaga pa rin ng P150.00 kada kilo.

Nanatiling P135.00 naman ang presyo ng manok.

Ayon kay Mang Allan Mabalatan, posibleng tumaas din ang presyo ng mga karne.

“Tumataas din ng bahagya… wala din katay iyong iba dahil palaging umuulan.”

Hindi naman gumalaw ang presyo ng bawang na P70.00 per kilo at sibuyas na nagkakahalaga ng P40.00 kada kilo.

Umaasa naman ang ilang mamimili na huwag ng tumaas pa ang presyo ng mga bilihin dahil sa hirap ng buhay ngayon.

“Siympre hindi kami masaya dahil lahat naman tayo nagtatrabaho para sa pangangailangan natin sa pang-araw araw, so sana naman iyong mga nagtitinda hindi nila masyadong itaas ang presyo ng mga gulay para naman lahat ng tao makayanang bumili,” panawagan ni Ana Soliven, mamimili. (Aiko Miguel / Ruth Navales, UNTV News)

QC govt halts retail selling in Balintawak markets to maintain social distancing

Maris Federez   •   April 12, 2020

MANILA, Philippines— The Quezon City government has ordered the suspension of retail selling in the seven markets in Balintawak.

This is to maintain social distancing in the area to stop the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

A press release posted on Facebook on Saturday (April 11) said the consensus was reached following the meeting by Quezon City officials and the owners of Cloverleaf, North Diversion, Riverview I, Riverview II, Pilson’s, MC, and Edsan Bagsakan markets under the directive of Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte.

Napagkasunduan sa pulong na itigil muna ang retail operations o bentahan nang tingi sa mga palengke sa Balintawak [It was agreed upon during our meeting that we will temporarily stop retail operations or selling of products in small quantities in the markets in Balintawak],” said Belmonte.

The move was prompted by reports that Balintawak had been crowded on Saturday despite the Luzon-wide quarantine order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease.

The statement added that that only wholesale selling and drop-off of products will be as the Balintawak markets are crucial in ensuring the supply of vegetables and other farm products in various parts of Metro Manila.

“Starting tomorrow, we expect the crowd to thin out in the area,” said Belmonte.

The local chief executive pointed out that that more than half of marketgoers in Balintawak are from neighboring cities.

Meanwhile, Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) Spokesperson, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Alexei Nograles confirmed the local government’s move and announced the same during Sunday’s morning presser.

Market owners agreed with the City’s move, saying the cooperation of everyone is needed to stop the spread of COVID-19.

According to Assistant City Administrator for Operations Alberto Kimpo, the market owners themselves will ensure that only their wholesale operations remain. The affected retail vendors, meanwhile, will then be accommodated by the QC Fresh Market on Wheels program.

“They will be picked up by jeepneys that the City will hire and will be brought to various Barangays where they can sell their goods,” said Kimpo.

Kimpo added that retail shoppers will be barred from entering portions of Samson Road and EDSA in front of the Balintawak markets.

The local government warned that any violation will result in the immediate closure of the violator-market. – mbmf

Vegetable prices drop in Balintawak market amid rains

Marje Pelayo   •   July 20, 2018

 

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Despite the continuous rains, the prices of vegetables in Balintawak Market dropped to the convenience of consumers.

However, crops from Nueva Ecija such as red onions and tomatoes slightly increased in prices.

According to retailers, price adjustments are common, especially during the rainy season. Vegetable farmers opt to harvest their crops to avoid devastation. They sell their yield at a cheaper price to prevent long-storage and decay.

Meanwhile, suppliers assured that there is enough supply of vegetables in the market amid the inclement weather. – Aiko Miguel / Marje Pelayo

Vegetable Prices (per kilogram) at Balintawak Market as of July 20

Price drop:

broccoli            P200             P110

potatoes          P50 to 60      P40

sayote             P30               P25

cabbage          P70               P50

cauliflower       P180             P140

Baguio beans  P50              P40

Price up:

Red onions      P50         P80-85

Tomatoes         P50          P75

No adjustment

Garlic                P65

Q.C. Veterinary Department inspects chickens, ducks shipments in Balintawak Market

UNTV News   •   August 24, 2017

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MANILA, Philippines — The personnel of Quezon City Veterinary Department and Market Development and Administration inspected the shipments of chickens and ducks in Balintawak Market.

Balintawak Market is the main link of poultry providers in Quezon City and Metro Manila.

They checked if the shipments have complete documents as this is a precautionary measure to assure that chickens being distributed in Quezon City are safe to eat.

Most of the shipments have complete papers but two of those have no veterinary certificate from their origin municipality.

Ang pinagbabasihan kasi natin dito sa mga health certificates, dito sa mga dokumento.  Pag walang ganito e hindi natin masasabi na healthy yung idedeliver nilang chicken (Our basis is the health certificates. If there are no papers, we cannot tell if the chickens they are delivering are healthy) ,” Quezon City District 2 Councilor Allan Francisco said.

Councilor Francisco’s department let the trucks pass in the meantime as the shipments came from virus-free areas.

Meanwhile consumers are still afraid of buying chicken even the culling process in San Luis Pampanga and Nueva Ecija are already done.

Mas mabuti na nag-iingat sa pagkain ng manok . . . huwag na muna ngayon kasi nakakatakot eh ( It’s better to be cautious in consuming chicken…not at this time, it’s too scary,” said consumer, Rosana Rambunay.

On the other hand, retailer’s hope that chicken consumption will boost once again as the culling process is already done.

Sana naman nga maging maganda na ang bentahan kasi grabe na ang naging tumal at wala na kaming kinikita (We do hope sales will pick up because the slump was too much, we weren’t earning at all),” said retailer Emelita Calma.  “Huwag na kayong matakot kasi ako nga kumakain yung mga anak ko kumakain e . . . kasi wala naman ng sakit (Don’t be afraid anymore. Even my children and I  eat chicken…because there’s no more flu. ),” she added.  – Macky Libradilla | UNTV News & Rescue

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