BONTOC, Mountain Province – The Sangguniang Bayan has passed an ordinance regulating the live weight prices of hogs, pork and beef products sold in the municipality.
Authored by Sangguniang Bayan Member Julian Chumacog who chairs the Committee on Market, Ordinance No. 366, S. 2022, was passed by the council in an effort to promote the public’s general welfare by regulating and fixing the maximum prices of hogs, pork, and beef products.
Under the ordinance, hogs/pigs are to be sold at P200 per kilo while the prices of pork per kilo are as follows: lean meat – P300; pork belly – P300; pork chop – P280; ribs/bones with flesh (Alas-as) – P270; legs, head, and internal organs – P250.
Meanwhile, the prices of beef per kilo are as follows: lean meat – P350; soup bones (legs, ribs) – P320; head- P320; internal organs – P350; skin – P200. Further, all meat vendors are mandated to post or display a price list or price tag of their meat products in their respective stalls/booths/establishments.
Violators of the said ordinance shall pay a fine of P1,000 for the first offense and P1,500 for the second offense while third and succeeding offenses will result in cancellation of Business Permit and a fine of P2,500à.
Acknowledging and supporting the SB’s objective which is to promote general welfare, the Sangguniang Panlalawigan has passed Resolution No. 2023-015 which further approves the said municipal ordinance.