The government should focus and expedite its investigation on the sudden rise of garlic prices. We must ensure that there’s no group or personality manipulating garlic prices.
The Department of Agriculture (DA) should conduct extensive monitoring to ensure the welfare of the buying public.
We must further intensify support to our garlic farmers to meet the country’s demand at an affordable price for consumers.
Let us not allow the interest of abusive personalities or groups to inflict further burden on our farmers and take away the hard-earned money of consuming public.
The DA should not only focus on garlic but on other agricultural products such as rice, onions, and chicken and pork.