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Photos: ‘No to food price hikes’

Women farmers and their supporters stage a demonstration to demand an immediate solution to the rising prices of food in the country

A group of women farmers and their supporters under the Amihan National Federation of Peasant Women stage a demonstration outside the main office of the Department of Agriculture in Quezon City, Philippines, on Jan. 16, 2023, to demand an immediate solution to the rising prices of food in the country.

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, food prices in the Philippines increased by 10.2% year-over-year in December 2022, after a 10.0% gain a month earlier.

Main contributors to the uptrend were: rice (3.4% vs 3.1% in November), corn (26.3% vs 27.0%), fish and other seafood (6.3% vs 8.3%), flour, bread, and other bakery products, pasta products, and other cereals (10.9% vs 10.3%), milk, other dairy products, eggs (9.9% vs 9.4%), oils and fats (19.2% vs 19.8%), meat (7.4% vs 8.6%), vegetables (32.4% vs 25.8%), fruits and nuts 7.6% vs (6.2%), sugar, confectionery & desserts (38.8% vs 38.0%), and ready-made food and other food products, N.E.C (9.4% vs 8.9%). (Photos by Jire Carreon)

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