Dangwa flower prices begin inevitable rise

Prices of flowers sold at the Dangwa flower market in Manila started thier inevitable upswing Monday, with the All Saints' and All Souls' Days holidays just days away.

Be that as it may, Filipinos’ appetite for flower purchases was not dampened as they continued to crowd the district, according to a report by radio dzBB's Carlo Mateo.

The Dangwa area, which covers the Castillas and Laong Laan Streets, is popular with Metro Manila patrons as its shops sell reasonably priced flowers.

As of Monday noon, the report said a bouquet of flowers now costs P400, up from P250, while an arrangement of assorted flowers will cost P250 or higher.

Stargazers were sold at P150 per stem, casablancas were at P150, and carnations at P250.

Malaysian mums were sold at P150 per six-piece set, while astromerias were sold at P100 per six-piece set.

Orchids were sold at P200 a dozen while tulips were sold at P200 each.

Also, traffic along Laong Laan Street was heavy as consumers stopped to buy flowers, the report added. — DVM, GMA News

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