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Philippines: Christmas pork supply sufficient

The Philippine Department of Agriculture Regional Director Larry Nacionales has assured local consumers that there would be enough supply of pork during the Christmas season, Philippine news source, Balita is reporting.

Nacionales said that although the supply was somehow affected by Typhoon Frank, there is still enough for local consumers. Before Typhoon Frank hit, the region was able to transport 12,000 hogs per month to Manila, Cebu, Dumaguete and Bacolod city.

The director said that the price of live animals is also still quite low at P80-82 per kilo compared to the price in Metro Manila which is around P140 per kilo.

Aside from the local source of hogs, Western Visayas is also getting supplies from other regions that the DA director is confident it will have sufficient supply this Christmas.

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