MANILA, Philippines- Inihayag ng Department of Agriculture (DA) nitong Biyernes na nakikita nito ang bahagyang pagtaas sa presyo ng itlog habang nananatiling sapat ang 36 milyon kada araw na suplay nito.
“It will increase a little but since our supply is stable, we do not expect that there will really be a very steep increase in the price of eggs. Right now, the average egg price is around PHP6.70 to PHP9 per piece, depending on where you buy it. But that PHP6.70 is reasonable at this moment,” pahayag ni DA Assistant Secretary Arnel de Mesa sa Bagong Pilipinas Ngayon briefing.
“During school time, students eat an egg before leaving and they also have them as packed food in school; and when the Christmas season is near, the demand for eggs is also high. Forty percent of our egg production is used by industrial users, those who make bread, cakes, in hotels and restaurants; sixty percent are our household users,” dagdag ni De Mesa.
Aniya, sapat ang commercial production na 36 milyong itlog kada araw ng bansa upang tugunan ang demand.
“So this is enough for the consumption of every Filipino of about 160 eggs per year or that is equivalent to eight kilos of eggs per Filipino in a year. So, our level of production is good,” patuloy niya.
Samantala, sinabi ni De Mesa na nakikipag-ugnayan sila sa Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) at iba pang ahensya ukol sa price range ng Noche Buena products.
“The DA continues to communicate with the DTI and other agencies for various products, especially now, the Christmas season is approaching. And when we have it, the two departments will issue an official statement, a joint statement,” dagdag niya. RNT/SA