Vegetable prices in NCR returning to normal
One month after heavy rain and floods swamped parts of Luzon, prices of some vegetables in Metro Manila finally showed signs of returning to normal.
In Marikina City, prices of vegetables from the north went down but were still slightly above the levels before the rain hit, radio dzBB's Glen Juego reported.
The report said prices of string beans and cabbage, which were among the vegetables brought in from Northern Luzon provinces such as Benguet, had gone down as of Monday.
String beans sold for P60 per kilo, a big drop from the P80 per kilo last week. Cabbage, which had previously sold at P100 per kilo, now sold at P70 per kilo.
Upo was sold at P30 per kilo while eggplant prices went down to P20 per kilo, and patola and okra to P35 per kilo.
Calamansi prices went down to P20 per kilo while squash prices went down to P28 per kilo.
However, prices of some vegetables like onions remained high at P95 per kilo. Prices of tomatoes also remained high at P45 per kilo.
Bangus (milkfish) prices remained steady at P120 to 125 per kilo, and galunggong at P120 per kilo. Tilapia sold at P80 per kilo. –KG, GMA News