By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson is still waiting for the reply coming from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) over the inclusion of construction materials in the ongoing price freeze following the disaster brought in the province by super typhoon “Odette” in December of last year.
According to Lacson, the Provincial Price Coordinating Council had asked the DTI for the inclusion of construction materials and agricultural products after their prices spiked.
Lacson explained fuel prices continue to spike which is why prices of other commodities are also going up.
The price of fuel has been increasing since January and there is another round of oil price hike that will be imposed today. This marks the fifth straight week of increases in the country.
In an advisory, Petron Corp. and Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp. said it will increase today prices per liter of gasoline and diesel by P0.75 each, and kerosene by P0.45.
Preices of other commodities such as bread, milk and canned goods have also gone up./DGB, WDJ