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Gov’t to regulate prices of rice, fish, veggies

The Department of Agriculture (DA) will impose a suggested retail price (SRP) for basic agricultural goods starting next week as a means to protect consumers from alleged profiteering by some retailers and traders. Despite stable farm-gate prices for commodities such as rice, fish and vegetables, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piol said retail prices had been increasing abnormally, prompting the DA and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to start setting SRPs. In an interview on Wednesday, Piol

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