Marcos lauds Dar for swift action to counter increase in price of ‘galunggong’

Published December 6, 2019, 3:18 PM

by Francine Ciasico

By Mario Casayuran 

Senator Imee R. Marcos on Friday lauded Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary William Dar for his fast decision allowing the importation of 45,000 tons of “galunggong” (round scad) following the surprise decrease in supply of the popular Filipino household seafood in the markets.

Senator Imee Marcos (Senator Imee Marcos Official Facebook Page / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN)
Senator Imee Marcos (Senator Imee Marcos Official Facebook Page / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN)

Marcos, chairperson of the Senate Economic Affairs Committee, issued the statement after both vendors and consumers noted the doubling of the prices of galunggong, which is also known as “GG”, and other kinds of fish in several markets in Metro Manila.

The lady lawmaker said it was even noted that the price of GG was higher than chicken and pork.

She said based on the monitoring work of her office a kilo of GG at Mega Q Mart costs P360 compared to its original price level of P150 to P160 per kilo.

At the Pasig city market, a kilo of GG costs P240 compared to its old price of P120 to P140 per kilo. At Munoz market, the price of GG was P260 to P280 per kilo.

At Robinson’s, the price of GG was P350 to P360 per kilo.

Aside from the price hikes of GG, the price of other kinds of fish in Metro Manila like Tilapia is now P120 to P130 per kilo, versus its old price of P90 to P100, while Bangus now commands a price of almost P200 per kilo.

“Ang sosyal na talaga ng GG ngayon dahil sa sobrang mahal. Hindi na siya poor man’s fish. Mas mahal pa ang GG sa presyo ng manok, baboy at baka. Hindi naman siguro dapat nakanganga na lang tayo sa presyuhang ito. Gawan sana ito ng paraan ng gobyerno,” Marcos said. (GG has now assumed a top class rating because of its very high price. It is no longer a poor man’s fish. Its price is even higher than chicken, pork and beef. We should not let these things go unnoticed. The government has to do something.)

Marcos cited the public’s assumption that the high price of fish was caused by African swine fever (ASF) scare.

 
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Marcos lauds Dar for swift action to counter increase in price of ‘galunggong’

Published December 6, 2019, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Mario Casayuran 

Senator Imee R. Marcos on Friday lauded Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary William Dar for his fast decision allowing the importation of 45,000 tons of “galunggong” (round scad) following the surprise decrease in supply of the popular Filipino household seafood in the markets.

Senator Imee Marcos (Senator Imee Marcos Official Facebook Page / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN)
Senator Imee Marcos (Senator Imee Marcos Official Facebook Page / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN)

Marcos, chairperson of the Senate Economic Affairs Committee, issued the statement after both vendors and consumers noted the doubling of the prices of galunggong, which is also known as “GG”, and other kinds of fish in several markets in Metro Manila.

The lady lawmaker said it was even noted that the price of GG was higher than chicken and pork.

She said based on the monitoring work of her office a kilo of GG at Mega Q Mart costs P360 compared to its original price level of P150 to P160 per kilo.

At the Pasig city market, a kilo of GG costs P240 compared to its old price of P120 to P140 per kilo. At Munoz market, the price of GG was P260 to P280 per kilo.

At Robinson’s, the price of GG was P350 to P360 per kilo.

Aside from the price hikes of GG, the price of other kinds of fish in Metro Manila like Tilapia is now P120 to P130 per kilo, versus its old price of P90 to P100, while Bangus now commands a price of almost P200 per kilo.

“Ang sosyal na talaga ng GG ngayon dahil sa sobrang mahal. Hindi na siya poor man’s fish. Mas mahal pa ang GG sa presyo ng manok, baboy at baka. Hindi naman siguro dapat nakanganga na lang tayo sa presyuhang ito. Gawan sana ito ng paraan ng gobyerno,” Marcos said. (GG has now assumed a top class rating because of its very high price. It is no longer a poor man’s fish. Its price is even higher than chicken, pork and beef. We should not let these things go unnoticed. The government has to do something.)

Marcos cited the public’s assumption that the high price of fish was caused by African swine fever (ASF) scare.

 
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