Prices of imported garlic sold in major markets in Metro Manila (National Capital Region or NCR) have dropped by as much as P80 per kilogram as supply stabilizes, the Department of Agriculture (DA) reported on Thursday.
Citing the latest price monitoring by the DA-Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Service, Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala said garlic price at the Mandaluyong Public Market as of July 23 was down to P140 per kilo, cheaper by P80 from the P220 July 11 price. Garlic is currently being sold at the Pasig City Mega Market at P140, down from P200 on July 11; P130 at the Muntinlupa Public Market from P180; and P120 at the Pasay Public Market from P160.
In Quezon City, garlic price was pegged at P160 from the previous P180 at the Commonwealth Market; P120 from P200 at the Mega Q Mart; P140 from P200 at the New Arayat Market; and P130 from the previous price of P160 at the Muñoz Market.
At the Polo Market in Valenzuela, garlic was sold at P140 or P60 cheaper than the previous price of P200, Alcala said.