MANILA – The “Presyong Risonable Dapat” (PRD) program of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Department of Agriculture (DA) has gained support from the business community as 119 retail stores and supermarkets participated in the program.
In a statement Tuesday, the DTI said retail stores and supermarkets that joined the program include the 83 Robinsons supermarket branches, 25 Puregold branches, and 10 retail stores of participating meat importers and traders, and WalterMart’s North Edsa Supermarket.
Under the PRD program, the government aims to bring high-quality but affordable meat products to the consumers, particularly in areas under strict community quarantine status.
“With the extension of modified enhanced community quarantine until 07 September 2021, the DTI assures the public that we will continue to work with the private sector to ensure consumer’s access to meat products,” DTI Consumer Protection Group Undersecretary Ruth Castelo said.
Last Saturday, the PRD program held its Frozen Meat Edition Weekend Pop-up in Riverbanks Center in Barangka, Marikina City.
Frozen meat products, ready-to-cook meals, and processed food were sold in the weekend pop-up store.