Prices of rice, basic commodities stable

Philippine Daily Inquirer (Mar. 8, 2011) | Despite surging oil prices, the prices of the country’s main staples and commodities have remained stable, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said on Tuesday.

Agriculture Assistant Secretary Salvador Salacup said there have been no hikes in the prices of vegetables and rice, as well as pork and poultry, despite warnings of food shortage and fuel price hike due to tightening supply of oil from the restive Middle East. The prices of sugar and onions have gone down.