According to the Agriculture minister of Philippines, the Department of Agriculture has decided to allow the importation of 7-million kilos of pork covered by MAV to address the uncontrolled increase in the price of pork in the market.
“I have approved the recommendation of the technical team in view of the seeming insincerity of the hog raisers I talked with last week.
“If you remember I made an appeal that the price of live weight be controlled so that I will not be unduly pressured by the consumers.
“It seems my appeal fell on deaf ears, hence this move to allow importation. Please disseminate to all concerned. Sec. Manny Piñol.”
This would mean that meat importers will be allowed to bring in 7-million kilos of pork to stabilize the price in the market.
Wednesday April 26, 2017/ DA/ Philippines.