ORANI, Bataan -- Prices of some fish sourced outside Bataan rose while those from here remained steady, vendors at the Orani public market said on Saturday.
Fish vendors cited the case of galunggong and tulingan that came from Malabon, Metro Manila. The price of galunggong rose from PHP160 a kilo to PHP180 while tulingan from PHP140 to PHP160.
“Mataas daw ang kuha sa pakyaw (The price of fish through wholesale is higher), a woman vendor said, noting that there were only few buyers.
Bangus coming from Bulacan was from PHP170–PHP180 a kilo from the usual PHP150.
Alimango raised in Orani that previously sells at PHP300 a kilo was down to PHP200. Palos also caught in the province remained at PHP150 per kilo.
An exception was tilapia sourced from Pampanga that has a stable price of PHP100 per kilo.
Other marine products raised in Orani like sugpo and alimango have steady prices.
Price of small sugpo remained the same at PHP580 per kilo while small alimango caught from the sea was from PHP300–PHP400 a kilo.
Alimango raised in fishponds and usually for export were sold at PHP1,200–PHP1,500 a kilo.
“Tumataas ang halaga ng alimango kapag Chinese New Year pero bumabalik sa dati matapos ito (The price of crab goes higher during Chinese New Year but returns to normal price after that),” one of the vendors said. (PNA)