ROXAS City – The Capiz Price Coordinating Council (PCC) led by Governor Antonio Del Rosario called on local chief executives to have functional Local Price Coordinating Council (LPCC).
Del Rosario stressed the important role of the LPCC in the monitoring of prices of basic commodities and fresh products sold in Capiz markets and establishments.
Del Rosario made the call following reports that prices of basic and prime commodities have spiked since the start of the year.
Price increases were noted on products such as commercial rice, meat, fish and other marine products, fresh eggs and vegetables, among others.
Meanwhile, the Capiz LPCC approved a resolution appealing for the intervention of the mayors of coastal towns of Capiz to adopt measures to ensure sufficient supply and fair prices of seafood products.
The Council made the appeal to ensure that the province’s claim as the Seafood Capital of the Philippines will not be affected by the changes in prices and supply of the marine products.
Provincial Director Ermelinda Pollentes of the Department of Trade and Industry said 16 towns, Roxa City, and Capiz Provincial Government have organized their respective LPCC. (PIA/Capiz)