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
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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