Vendors in the city of Manila are warned against overpricing face shields, according Levi Facundo, chief of the city’s bureau of permits.
The warning was issued after the city government received reports that face shields were being sold at 100 pesos per piece when they should not cost more than 50 pesos per piece.
Facundo said the city government will go after vendors overpricing face shields.
Meanwhile, prices of face shields in at least two municipalities in Nueva Ecija ranged from 25 to 349 pesos per piece, the Department of Trade and Industry said following an inspection.
DTI provincial director Brigida Pili said, “No signs of panic-buying was observed as supply is adequate in both municipalities.”
Based on monitoring, regular face shields with thin and thick plastic cover are sold at 50 and 75 pesos per piece, respectively, in the town of Talavera. High-end ones with head and thick acrylic cover are sold for 349 pesos.