Retailers in typhoon-hit Antique towns told to observe price control

first_img The towns of Caluya and Pandan declared a state of calamity on Dec. 26, 2019, while the town of Libertad was placed under a state of calamity last Dec. 27. “Since the retailers are being monitoreddaily, they should not sell the basic necessities beyond the APC. Otherwise,they will be given notice of violation by the DTI,” Cardinal added. Lynna Joy Cardinal, provincial office information officer of DTI Antique, said Wednesday the municipalities of Caluya, Pandan and Libertad carried out the APC in order to secure prices of the basic necessities to not go up. The typhoon hit the three cities the hardest. The price of basic necessities, with the implementation of the APC, is based on the prevailing prices of goods being sold in the municipalities. 155 grams of Lucky 7 sardines in tomato sauce for example, the APC is P15.50 in Pandan; P19 in Caluya, and P15.50 in Libertad. 300ml Alaska sweetened condensed milk is being sold for P57, P65 and P60 in respective places based on the APC. Negosyo Center counselors also conductdaily monitoring as for the other towns when the province was placed understate of calamity last Dec. 31. SAN JOSE, Antique – Business retailersfrom three northern municipalities hit by typhoon Ursula inwere reminded toobserve the Automatic Price Ceiling (APC).center_img The APC was approved by their respectiveMunicipal Price Coordinating Councils (MPCC) with assistance from theDepartment of Trade and Industry (DTI) in the province. “Retailers in the three municipalities Caluya, Pandan, and Libertad are being reminded to adhere to the APC,” Cardinal said. “The Negosyo Center counselors in thethree municipalities conduct daily monitoring of the prices of the basicnecessities to make sure that the retailers adhere to the APC,” Cardinal added. She said the prices of the goods varyalso because of the transportation cost of retailers in transporting basicnecessities. The Provincial Price CoordinatingCouncil will meet this coming Jan. 13. (Witha report from PNA/PN)last_img

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