Malacañang on Sunday assured that prices of basic goods and commodities remain stable and within prevailing prices amid the onslaught of Typhoon “Rolly.”
In a press conference, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will conduct regular monitoring to apprehend unscrupulous retailers.
“Ayon sa DTI (according to the DTI), generally price and supply of basic necessities and price commodities remain stable,” Roque said.
He said the DTI is also monitoring to ensure that suggested retail price will be followed particularly in areas to be heavily affected by Rolly.
Roque, meanwhile, issued a warning against retailers taking advantage of the typhoon to jack up the prices of basic goods and commodities.
He urged retailers to practice the spirit of “bayanihan” by keeping prices stable.
“Ang pakiusap po ng Presidente [Rodrigo Duterte] sa panahon po ngayon ng aberya, sana po bayanihan. Yung ating mga nagbebenta na mga kailangan ng ating mga kababayan, sana naman po wag pagsamantahalahan (The request of the President at this time of calamity, I hope we practice bayanihan. Don’t take advantage of the needs of our countrymen),” he said.
Section 6 of Republic Act 7581 or the Price Ac