The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Negros Occidental said 185 establishments in the province comply with the suggested retail prices (SRPs) of basic necessities and primary commodities.
Based on its weekly report from June 16-22, the DTI monitored 20 stores selling flour, which has sufficient supply, except for Himamaylan City.
No stocks and insufficient supply of canned sardines were monitored in the supermarkets in the cities of San Carlos, Silay, Escalante, Sagay, and Victorias, the report said.
The report also said there is insufficient supply of instant noodles in San Carlos, Victorias, and La Carlota.
With regard to the compliance of barbershops, salons, and restaurants to health protocols against the spread of Covid-19, the DTI said it provided copies of the guidelines to establishments in 13 cities and nine municipalities during the period.
In most cities and municipalities outside of Bacolod City, basic health measures were followed, such as wearing of masks, social distancing, signage, and availability of alcohol, except for thermal scanner and foot baths that have yet to be complied with by small establishments, the report said.*
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