By MADEL R. SABATER
July 14, 2012
MANILA, Philippines — Price monitoring of basic goods and commodities can now be done in just one click.
This was made possible after the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office (PCDSPO) teamed up with four other government agencies – the Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Department of Agriculture (DA), and the Department of Health (DOH) – to come up with an online weekly price monitoring chart that will serve as guide for consumers.
These include the price chart for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), Pinoy tasty, pan de sal, noodles, commercial rice sugar, cooking oil, meat and poultry, fish and vegetables, as well as basic medicines such as cardiovascular medicines, anti-bacterial medicines, as well as medicines for asthma. The price monitoring chart will indicate the price range as well as the price hike or decrease in prices, if any, of the products.
The price monitoring charts will be available on the official websites of these government agencies.
“Ang naging target kasi ng project ay magkaroon ng isang lugar o kaya ay isang document that would reflect the price changes, not just of basic commodities na laging meron ang DTI but all the other products we consume on a daily basis [The target of this project was to have one document that would reflect the price changes not just of basic commodities monitored by DTI but all the other products consumed on a daily basis],” Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said.
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