- Senator Imee Marcos called out convenience stores like 7-11
- She criticized these 24/7 stores for jacking up the prices of their goods
- According to the Senator, the DTI should monitor these stores
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Senator Imee Marcos called out convenience stores like 7-11 for allegedly taking advantage of consumers with the high prices of their goods.
KAMI learned that Marcos specifically pointed out the difference in the prices of goods found in ordinary stores and in convenience or 24/7 stores.
She then urged the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to monitor these stores and prevent them from going beyond the suggested retail prices (SRPs) of commodities.
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"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.
"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.
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KAMI previously reported that Imee Marcos expressed her opposition to the revival of ROTC.
Imee Marcos is a senator in the Philippines. Her parents are Imelda Marcos and the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos. She also used to be the governor of Ilocos Norte.
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