Price of Benguet Vegetables, dropped due to road closures
UNTV News • August 3, 2017 • 4411
Prices of vegetables from Benguet plantations dropped by ten pesos following days of monsoon rains intensified by tropical cyclones Gorio and Huaning.
The League of Associations La Trinidad vegetable trading explains, closure of major roads leading to La Trinidad trading post delayed their transport of crops.
“The only problem talaga that was cause by magkasunod na typhoon na in is road closures so sa main highway sa Halsema highway and maraming major landslides,” League of Associations La Trinidad Vegetable Trading Post Spokesperson Agot Balanoy said.
Balanoy adds that when the national road finally opens, deliveries all arrived at the same, causing oversupply of vegetables.
“What is good may mga naka antabay na mga loader mga heavy equipment na ready mag open sa mga kalsada although ang napansin namin as per reports ng mga members naming iilan lang ang mga loaders,” Balanoy added.
For this reason, the price of per kilogram of carrots has dropped to 20 to 23 pesos per kilogram from 45 pesos.
Cabbage, wombok and pechay now cost 10 to 16 pesos per kilogram from the old price of 20 pesos.
A kilogram of potato now costs 30 to 45 pesos, as compared with the old price of 55 pesos.
Meanwhile, four roads leading to Cordillera Region remain closed as of Wednesday.
These are Baay and Manicbel Bridge along Abra-Cervantes road; Kiangan-Tinoc-Buguias boundary road in Ifugao; Tabuk-Bontoc-Banaue road in Kalinga; and the Junction Talubin-Road in Mountain Province.
Meanwhile, only one lane is passable in Tawang-Ambiong road; Baguio City Limit – Sto Tomas Road; Banaue -Hungduan-Benguet Boundary Road; and Baguio – Bontoc Road Namatec Section. – Rey Pelayo | UNTV News and Rescue
BENGUET PROVINCE, Philippines – Philippine National Police (PNP) Police General Oscar Albayalde presided a command conference on Friday (March 29) at Camp Bado Dangwa in La Trinidad to discuss security plans in the coming election.
The talks, in particular, tackled areas of concern including the province of Abra classified by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) as an area of grave concern or under the red category.
Election violence has been a perennial problem in the area.
“Hopefully sana itong election na ito magkaroon ng zero incident doon sa province na yan. Probably sa next election sa 2022 hindi na mailagay sa hotspot ang Abra, kung makita talaga ng Comelec at ng taong bayan na hindi na talaga kailangang bantayan (sila),” Albayalde said.
(Hopefully this election the province will achieve the zero-incident target. Probably in the next election in 2022, Abra will no longer be named a hotspot. If the Comelec and the people will prove that there is no need for them to be guarded.)
Albayalde also ordered strict monitoring of the province of Kalinga specifically the town of Lubuagan where election-related cases were high in 2016.
The Police Chief directed his men to intensify the conduct of checkpoints and 24/7 patrol now that the local campaign period has started.
Based on the record of the Police Regional Office Cordillera, there are 10 areas of immediate concern; 28 are areas of grave concern while 38 are considered hotspots or under the yellow category.
Meanwhile, a total of 39 towns in the region are still not having any security threat.
“Pwede pang magbago ulit iyan so every time we have to re align our deployment,” Albayalde noted.
(That can change because every time we have to re-align our deployment.) – Marje Pelayo (with reports from Grace Doctolero)
QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Following non-stop rains, the prices of major vegetables in La Trinidad, Benguet increased by P10.00 to more than P20.00 as transport of goods to trading posts became harder due to the inclement weather.
Vegetable Before After
Wombok cabbage P15-P17 P35-P37
Potatoes P18-P20 P33-P35
Bell Pepper P80-P100 P130-P150
Carrots P40-P50 P100-P110
To date, Kennon Road is still impassable. Also other major roads that remain closed to motorists such as the Abra – Cervantes Road, Abra-Ilocos Norte Road, Acop-Kapangan-Kibungan-Bakun Road, Kiangan-Tinoc-Buguias Road, Kalinga-Cagayan-Dumanay Section, and the Mt. Province-locos Sur via Kayan Road. — UNTV News & Rescue
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