The Department of Trade and Industry or DTI-Aklan launched its Price Control or Prize Freeze for the basic commodities in Kalibo effective yesterday, January 3, 2013.
This is after The Provincial Council declared Kalibo along with 7 other town to be under the Sate of Calamity in the wake of the flooding due to Typhoon Quinta last December 26.
According to DTI-Aklan Director Diosdado Cadena, they have already started monitoring the prices of the basic commodities in the mentioned town.
Cadena explained, while basing it with the prices last December 17, 2012, the 7 products that they are now monitoring are sardines, milk, coffee, detergent soaps, candles, bread and salt.
Meanwhile, the price control over fish, corn and other agriculture products are under the Department of Agriculture, while the DENR will control over the prices of coal and “nipa palms” used for thatching roofs.