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First shipment of 1,200 tons of imported onions arrives in the Philippines

Updated Jan 26, 2023
The first shipment of imported onions has finally arrived in the Philippines as part of the government's temporary short-term solution to curb rising onion prices. Agriculture assistant Rex Estoperez said on Monday that the 400 tons of yellow onions and 800 tons of red onions must first be cleared by the Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) before being released on the local market. He did not say which country these came from.
However, the 1,200 tons of imported onions are only 5.7 percent of the 21,060 tons the government is allowed to source from other countries before the start of the domestic crop season next month. The party also accounts for only about 24 percent of the ...
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