The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has released the same price list on noche buena products from 2019. As per the agency’s memo, the suggested retail prices (SRP) cover ham, fruit cocktail, cheese, pasta, sandwich spread, mayonnaise, macaroni, creamer, spaghetti and tomato sauce, with some products having a limited price timeline.

“The process is not easy, but we appreciate the response of many companies as they want to show the bayanihan spirit by not increasing (the prices of) their Christmas products this year. We talked to each manufacturer to retain the 2019 prices (of their) noche buena products,” says DTI Undersecretary Ruth Castelo. 

Prior to the release of the price list, the DTI Consumer Protection Group reviewed the prices and the proposals of some companies for a price increase. DTI conferred with manufacturers to evaluate the basis of any price adjustment and cost increases. The agency wanted minimal cost movement or, if possible, no price increase at all, especially since many Filipinos are experiencing financial difficulties due to the pandemic

“The DTI extends its appreciation to the manufacturers for showing their solidarity in providing affordable noche buena products to the consumers this Christmas by committing to retain their 2019 prices for this year despite COVID-19,” says Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez. 

Below is DTI’s Noche Buena SRP Bulletin:

ProductUnitPrice Range
Ham500gP135.00 – P189.00
800gP196.00 – P430.00
1kgP299.00 – P1,025.00
Fruit Cocktail432gP50.35 – P56.45
3kgP202.75 – P239.40
Cheese165gP49.50 – P89.00
500gP118.20 – P165.60
Keso de Bola350gP199.00 – P320.00
500gP279.50 – P410.00
750gP435.30 – P539.00
Sandwich Spread200gP72.00 – P85.00
220ml (pouch)P52.50 – P89.45
220ml (jar)P59.85 – P99.80
470ml (jar)P122.85 – P205.80
Mayonnaise220ml (pouch)P47.55 – P83.35
470ml (jar)P96.50 – P196.35
700ml (jar)P140.00 – P283.00
Pasta/Spaghetti400gP30.00 – P52.50
500gP55.00 – P73.00
900gP57.00 – P87.65
Elbow and Salad Macaroni200gP18.75 – P36.65
400gP31.00 – P58.05
1kgP64.00 – P98.65
Spaghetti Sauce250gP22.00 – P27.90
500gP42.00 – P57.70
1kgP60.70 – P84.20
Tomato Sauce200gP15.50 – P19.70
1kgP62.00 – P78.25
Creamer250mlP55.00 – P59.00
370mlP47.00 – P55.00

 

The 2020 Noche Buena SRP Bulletin is uploaded on the e-Presyo or Online Price Monitoring System section of the DTI website along with other price guides on basic necessities and prime commodities.

To report retailers, distributors, and manufacturers who sell basic necessities and prime commodities above the SRPs, consumers may call the DTI Hotline at 1-384 (1-DTI) or email at ConsumerCare@dti.gov.ph.

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