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DA brings cheap veggies to Manila: Sili no longer P1K per kilo

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Residents of Metro Manila will have the chance to stock up on vegetables at affordable prices as the Department of Agriculture brings produce from Mindanao to the capital.

Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol said the vegetables will be available at the Bureau of Plant Industry compound in San Andres, Manila until Saturday.

The vegetables on sale include: carrots, which retails for P95 per kilo; cabbage for P70 per kilo; sili for P80 per kilo; broccoli, cauliflower, radish and eggplant.

Also available are refined sugar, banana, assorted fruits from Davao and Central Mindanao, fish and canned sardines from Zamboanga and tilapia from Pampanga.

The DA sourced vegetables from Mindanao amid the spike of produce from the Cordillera Administrative Region. Reports on social media abound on how expensive vegetables have become, with chili selling for over a thousand peso per kilo.

After bringing cheaper vegetables to consumers, Pinol said there will be direct deliveries next week of the produce from the farmers to the buyers.