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Photo of P1,000 sili ‘erroneous, not accurate’ — SM Markets

/ 01:36 PM September 13, 2018

Image: Facebook/SM Markets

SM Markets has released a statement in response to negative feedback on a viral photo showing the price of pre-weighed Taiwan peppers.

In the viral photo, the supposed pre-weighed Taiwan peppers from SM Markets were priced at P1,029.60.

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SM Markets has since clarified that the photo was not accurate and showed the true pricing of the said pre-weighed product, costing P31.50. A kilo of the peppers, based on the accurate photo from SM Markets, costs P750.

Image: Facebook/SM Markets

“The photo (left) currently being circulated on social media regarding the price of pre-weighed Taiwan peppers is not accurate,” said SM Markets last Sept. 7. “Above (right photo), please find the correct pricing for the product reflected in all our stores carrying it.”

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“We encourage the public not to engage with the erroneous post,” added SM Markets.

Reports have shown that the market price of siling labuyo has escalated to as much as P1,000, a plight that saw agriculture secretary Emmanuel Piñol prompting consumers to just plant their own red chili peppers in flower pots.

“When you buy red sili, make sure to get a few seeds, sun-dry these and plant them in flower pots. When you gurgle in the morning when you wake up, just throw the water in the pot,” Piñol said in his Facebook video last Sept. 7.

“Before you know it, you would just wake up one morning to see your plants adorned with red fruits. Kailangan lang kaunting sipag para hindi reklamo nang reklamo,” the agriculture secretary advised the public.

(You just need to work hard a little bit more so that you don’t keep complaining.) JB

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