Written by Jay-ar Arante
The alleged price increase of meat, chicken and pork in the Island of Boracay appeals for an action.
According to DTI Aklan Provincial Director Diosdado P. Cadena Jr.
If the said report do have enough evidence from the complainants wherein an alleged price increase are done by the sellers, it will be lend first to the Department of Agriculture (DA).
Directly he said that there is no jurisdiction to lead the investigation since it belongs to the bracket of the Department of Culture or the local government.
Aside from the DTI, there are some agencies that are also assigned to monitor the market price such as the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Department of Agriculture (DA), and the Department of Health or (DOH).
Cadena added that this particular issue in the market belongs to the accountability of the local government and the Mayor.
The following are also liable to investigate; Treasurers Office of the LGU, PNP, DA, and is allowed to implement the prosecution act.
It also calls for the consumers to inform the DTI or other concerning government agencies whenever the price increase will be caught.
Meanwhile, Cadena appealed to the sellers not to take advantage and increase the burden of the residents that are affected by the Typhoon Yolanda.
Translated by Carla N. Suñer