By April of this year, the Department of Agriculture (DA) stated on Wednesday, it plans to begin selling seized, illegal sugar at Kadiwa centers.
The program's Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) are being finalized, according to DA spokesperson Kristine Evangelista, who was interviewed on Dobol B TV, so that the product may be offered at Kadiwa stores Kadiwa on Wheels, and even Kadiwa-accredited sellers at markets.
“Siguro, if we are looking at April na rollout, I think this is very realistic. By then, ‘yung allocations ng mga Kadiwa stores natin pagdating ng ilang sacks ng sugar ang ibabagsak sa kanila para makabenta sila ng per kilo, ‘yan ang ating inaayos. Tinitingnan din natin how long the supplies will last also,” she said.
(Maybe, if we are looking at an April rollout, I think this is very realistic. By then, the allocations of our Kadiwa stores when a few sacks of sugar arrive will be dropped on them so that they can sell per kilo, that is what we are fixing. We are also looking at how long the supplies will last as well.)
According to the Presidential Communications Office (PCO), President Ferdinand “Bongbong” marcos jr. authorized the sale of 4,000 metric tons of illicitly obtained refined sugar at Kadiwa centers for P70 per kilogram.
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“Yes, isa ‘yan sa ating mga tinitignan dahil ngayon na nakita din natin na marami nang tumatangkilik sa Kadiwa. This is the best way din as of now para magkaroon ng accessibility to affordable agricultural commodities. Those are also being looked into,” she said.
(Yes, that is one of the things we are looking at because now that we have also seen that there are many people enjoying Kadiwa. This is also the best way as of now to have accessibility to affordable agricultural commodities. Those are also being looked into.)
The DA's Kadiwa center is a project that strives to give Filipinos access to affordable goods.
Headline inflation in the Philippines slowed down to 8.6 percent in February 2023, from 8.7 percent in January 2023. In February 2022, inflation was lower at 3.0 percent. The average inflation rate for the first two months of the year stood at 8.6 percent.
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