KUWTT: Overpriced vegetables in 13 Metro markets – DA | October 2, 2022
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Overpriced vegetables in 13 Metro markets – DA
THIRTEEN public markets in Metro Manila monitored daily by the Department of Agriculture (DA) have overpriced their vegetables by at least 20 pesos per kilo, an official said on Saturday. These 13 markets are the New Las Piñas City Public Market in Las Piñas City; Guadalupe Public Market in Makati City; San Andres Market, Quinta Market and Pritil Market in Manila City; Marikina Public Market in Marikina City; Pamilihang Lungsod from Muntinlupa town; Pasig City Market and Pasig City Mega Market in Pasig City; Commonwealth Market, Muñoz Market and Mega Q Mart in Quezon City; and Malabon Central Market in Malabon City. Based on the DA’s daily market monitoring, retail prices for red onions range from P190 to P240 per kilo; amargoso, P90 to P120 per kilo; tomatoes, P120 to P160 per kilo; pechay, P70 to P100 per kilo; green beans, P80 to P100 per kilo; eggplant, P80 to P100 per kilo; calamansi, P80 to P100 per kilo; carrots, P140 to P160 per kilo; Baguio beans, P100 to P120; potatoes, P60 to P100 per kilo; sayote, P30 to P50 per kilo; cabbage, P80 to P100 per kilo.
BBM at LGUs: partnership with the private sector
PRESIDENT Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. urged local government units (LGUs) to be open to innovations and to work with the private sector to employ “the best solutions for our people.” During the mass swearing-in of newly elected officers and executive members of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) in Malacañang, Marcos told the mayors to welcome partnerships with the private sector to achieve the bid of the government for infrastructure development and digital transformation.
“Swindled” owners demand compensation
The owners of VISTA Real Classica said they wanted legal recourse to protect their properties on land contested by Sta. Lucia Realty and 8990 Holdings. Sta. Lucia Realty and Development Corp. was the developer of Vista Real. The owners said that on August 17, 2022, 8990 Holdings stationed 30 non-uniformed staff members in their neighborhood.
Defending champion UP escapes La Salle, 72-69
CARL Tamayo led defending champion University of the Philippines (UP) to a 72-69 victory over De La Salle University on Saturday in the University Athletic Association Season 85 Men’s Basketball Tournament of the Philippines at the Mall of Asia Arena. Tamayo, MVP of last season’s Finals and a member of the legendary team, had a double-double of 18 points and 19 rebounds in addition to two assists and two steals to secure the victory and a good start for the defense of the Fighting Maroons title.
Gin Kings rebound against Bolts
Meanwhile, in the Philippine Basketball Association, Barangay Ginebra looks to redeem himself from an embarrassing conference start when he takes on the Meralco Bolts in Sunday’s main bid of the 2022 PBA Commissioner’s Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Game time is 6:45 p.m. The Kings started the midseason conference on the wrong foot after receiving a 22-point beating from the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters last Wednesday. Tim Cone’s charges shot just 33 percent from the floor overall while their porous defense allowed the Elasto Painters to make 17 three-point shots that all but contributed to the Kings’ losing start in the conference. Still, being only the first match of the tournament, Ginebra fans can expect a strong rebound from the most popular team in the league. And further motivation is against Meralco, the same team that showed Ginebra the way out after the Bolts’ 2-1 quarter-final victory in the 2022 Philippine Cup.
Marcos plans to strengthen ties with Saudi Arabia
PRESIDENT Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. welcomes closer cooperation between the Philippines and Saudi Arabia as he pushes for possible expansion of the partnership in renewable energy, digital infrastructure and technology. agriculture between the two countries. Marcos reaffirmed the Philippines’ commitment to strengthening ties with Saudi Arabia following his meeting with Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, Minister of Foreign Affairs, in Malacañang.
Israel plans agricultural cooperation with PH
On the other hand, Israel’s Ambassador to the Philippines, Ilan Fluss, said that Israeli companies are considering more opportunities to engage with their Philippine counterparts in agriculture and food security. Fluss, while visiting here for the 24th Davao Agri Trade Expo (DATE) at the SMX Convention Center in Lanang on September 29-30, said Israel was looking to collaborate with both the Philippine private sector and the Philippine government in the search for opportunities, particularly in the agricultural sector. Fluss said in an interview with local media in Davao that he and President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. discussed agriculture.
PH posts P28.5-B loss in international investments
In the area of business, the country’s net international investment position recorded a net liability of $28.50 billion in the second quarter of 2022, down 9.9% from the $31.60 billion recorded in the first quarter. quarter of this year. According to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) statement “Second Quarter 2022 Developments”, it said that this was mainly due to the contraction of external financial liabilities (5.2%), which exceeded that of external financial assets (4 .6%). At the end of June 2022, the total stock of external financial assets stood at $229 billion, while the total stock of external financial liabilities stood at $257.50 billion. On an annual basis, the country’s net debtor position increased by 19.1%, from $23.90 billion at the end of June 2021. This grew as total external financial assets decreased by 2. 3% (vs. $234.4 billion), which more than offset the decline in total external financial liabilities of 0.3% (vs. $258.3 billion). For external financial assets, nearly half (45.9%) of total external financial claims of residents were held by the BSP, totaling $105.10 billion. However, that level was 6.1% lower than the $111.90 billion in assets held in the first three months of 2022.
Opinion and editorial
Marlen Ronquillo is today’s front-page columnist as he tackles a proposed new Department of Disaster Resilience.
Today’s editorial believes that complementarity may be the key to the classroom backlog. Read the full version in the opinion section of the newspaper or listen to the Voice of the Times.
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