The suggested retail price for banana is P40/kg but a fruit stand near Kauswagan-Bayabas Crossing was selling it at P90/kg. So yesterday, March 26, elements of the Criminal Investigation Detection Group (CIDG-10) and City Price Coordinating Council (CPCC) conducted a joint entrapment operation regarding the said fruit stand confirming the unfair trade practice.
Photos below courtesy of City Information Office showed CIDG and CPCC personnel onsite. The weighing scale and official receipt confirmed the overpricing.
Authorities are calling the public to report any similar overpricing activity as well as hoarding.