A woman buys onions at a market in Manila on Wednesday amid soaring prices for the food staple. Photo: AFP
A woman buys onions at a market in Manila on Wednesday amid soaring prices for the food staple. Photo: AFP

Philippine farmers say China produce smugglers to blame as onion prices soar higher than steak

  • Smugglers have taken advantage of rising food prices and the public’s desperation, with local farmers suffering crop and profit losses
  • Authorities have vowed to investigate a ‘cabal of Chinese nationals and their associates’ who they say control agricultural smuggling

A woman buys onions at a market in Manila on Wednesday amid soaring prices for the food staple. Photo: AFP
A woman buys onions at a market in Manila on Wednesday amid soaring prices for the food staple. Photo: AFP
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