Fish prices shoot up this Holy Week

Published April 7, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Gabriela Baron

Retail prices of fish have increased this Holy Week.

A fish saleslady weighs the galunggong or round scad she’s selling at the Commonwealth Market in Quezon City, (ALVIN KASIBAN / MANILA BULLETIN)
(ALVIN KASIBAN / MANILA BULLETIN)

In a wet market in Quezon City, the price of bangus (milkfish) is now P180 to P200 per kilo, up P20 to P30 kilo from last week. The suggested retail price (SRP) of bangus is P162 per kilo.

Tilapia is P130 per kilo, up from last week’s P120 per kilo. The SRP of tilapia is P120 per kilo.

Meanwhile, Department of Agriculture Secretary William Dar assured the public that there is an adequate supply of food while Luzon is under the enhanced community quarantine.

“We have enough supplies coming from the various provinces around Metro Manila,” Dar told GMA News.

 
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