Imee Marcos calls out 711: Ano yan, ginto ang presyo? - The Daily Sentry

Monday, September 9, 2019



Imee Marcos calls out 711: Ano yan, ginto ang presyo?



Sen. Imee Marcos. Image from Rappler
Sen. Imee Marcos called out a convenience store and fearlessly expressed her disappointment over it's steep pricing.

Astronomical Prices

On Monday (September 9), Sen. Imee flagged the Japanese-American international chain of convenience stores, 711, due to its prices that shoot sky-high.

The said convenience store imposes "astronomical prices", or prices that are very high, on basic commodities such as canned goods, detergent, soap, and coffee according to Marcos.

Sari-sari store Vs. 711

The Ilocana senator pointed out the difference between the price of goods imposed by sari-sari stores against that of the 24/7 convenience stores.

"Yung Ligo at Young's Town sardines ay P27 ang isa sa 7-11, samantalang P21 lang ito sa mga sari-sari store. Ang Tide bar P15 pero kung sa tindahan ka bibili P11 lang ito. Ang safeguard soap mabibili mo ng P38 samantalang P29 lang ito. Ang Kopiko P6 pero P12 sa 7-11. Ano yan, ginto ang presyo?" Marcos said.

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Image from Inside Retail Asia
DTI, it's time

Eager to put a stop on these convenience stores overpriced goods, the good senator calls for the intervention of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

For Marcos, it's time the department finally regulate the prices of these stores by monitoring them, thus prevent them to drift away from the suggested retail prices (SRPs) of commodities.

"Presyo pa rin ang pinag-uusapan dito. Kombinyente ka ngang bumili, pero napakamahal naman ng bilihin, eh, di wala rin! Ano yan, walang magbabantay sa kanila, basta sila na lang ang magdidikta ng kanila presyo?" Marcos said in a press release.

Imee Marcos's parents are Imelda Marcos and the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos. She was a former congresswoman and governor of Ilocos Norte.



Source: Kami