Malacañang announced that some 2,000 hogs from South Cotabato have arrived in Metro Manila in order to plug the supply shortfall and to bring down prices of pork and other products.
Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said the hogs are already in Tondo, Manila, and will be brought to different markets in the National Capital Region.
Roque said, “Kabahagi ito ng mga hakbang na ginagawa para maibsan ‘yung kakulangan ng baboy dito sa Metro Manila nang sa gano’n bumaba ang presyo ng baboy, at least umabot doon sa price cap na sinet ng gobyerno.”
In a bid to tame the rising prices of pork and chicken, President Rodrigo Duterte had imposed a 60-day price cap in Metro Manila.
Earlier this month, the Department of Agriculture said a group of swine producers from Mindanao, the Southern Cotabato Swine Producers Association, has committed to ship some 10,000 hogs to Metro Manila every week.