THE Department of Agriculture said it raised the suggested retail prices (SRPs) for various cuts of pork sold in Metro Manila wet markets and supermarkets to account for shortages caused by African Swine Fever (ASF).
In an administrative circular signed Wednesday, Mr. Dar said the new SRP for pork shoulder, known as kasim, is at P260 per kilogram, while the SRP for pork belly, or liempo, was set at P280 per kilogram.
Prior to the adjustment, kasim was at P230 and liempo P250.
Agriculture Secretary William D. Dar said in the circular that ASF has raised retail prices, which the department is seeking to mitigate by shipping in more pork from outside Luzon. — Revin Mikhael D. Ochave