African swine fever has sent pork prices rocketing in the Philippines. Photo: AFP
African swine fever has sent pork prices rocketing in the Philippines. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: Filipinos go hungry amid rising pork prices, inflation and job losses

  • Just as coronavirus sends unemployment to a 15-year high, Filipinos are being hit with rising prices for food and drink
  • African swine fever has sent the price of pork, a staple in the Philippine diet, rocketing. A labour group wants a US$2 rise in the minimum daily wage

African swine fever has sent pork prices rocketing in the Philippines. Photo: AFP
African swine fever has sent pork prices rocketing in the Philippines. Photo: AFP
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