Piñol allows importation of 7M kilos of pork
Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol ordered the importation of seven million kilos of pork to stabilize prices in the market.
Piñol, on his Facebook post, cited the “seeming insincerity” of hog raisers who assured him last week that they would control the increase in the price of pork in the market so as not to pressure the consumers.
“It seems my appeal fell on deaf ears, hence this move to allow importation. Please disseminate to all concerned,” he said.
Two weeks ago, President Duterte called Piñol’s attention to the rising prices of pork in the market, prompting the meeting with the hog raisers groups.