In an online advisory posted by the DTI-7 Facebook Page, The Department of Trade and Industry has adjusted the price of N-88 surgical face masks.
“Due to the ongoing global concern on the rapid spread of COVID-19 and the rising consumer demand for the N-88 face mask, price of the said commodity is increasing in the international market and directly affects the domestic prices,” the DTI said.
Other essential medical supplies remain at their respective prices to follow the DOH Department Circular 2020-0058-08. The N-95 mask remains at Php108 and is one of the most used masks by the public and the medical community.
DTI also asks the public to report any hoarding, over-pricing and other illegal matters to their office.