The Department of Agriculture said it is working on increasing the supply of pork to address high market prices in Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon.
DA Assistant Secretary Kristine Evangelista said pork supply from the Visayas and Mindanao will continuously flow to Luzon.
She said they are coordinating with the National Meat Inspection Service to check the inventory status of hogs and frozen to determine if there really is enough supply for Luzon.
She added, “This will also help and guide us kung tama ang price point ng ating mga traders na ipinapasa naman po sa ating mga tindera.”
Evangelista noted the African swine fever and COVID-19 affected the livestock industry which contributed to the low supply.
She said, “Habang mataas ang presyo ng baboy sa ating mga public market, mayroon po tayong Kadiwa meat, ito po ay pasok sa ating (suggested retail price) at ito po ay alternative place para makabili po sila ng baboy na tama po ang presyo.”