By J. Jala | 08:07 PM August 11, 2020
Vendors at the Tagbilaran City Square reported that face shields that used to sell at P130 and P100 per piece wholesale were now going for P65 each.
Retail prices have gone as below as P50 for the most basic face shields, they added.
On Tuesday, buyers bought face shield at P49 per piece at the Unity City.Vendors noted that their face mask supply has been dwindling, as people have been buying in bulk to resell them in their respective areas.
“Some buy 1,000 pieces, others 500, they would sell it too,” a retailer said.
But vendors say the prices will double on August 15 as the demand will be high.
Last week, the Department of Transportation released a Memorandum Circular mandating the use of face shields —aside from wearing face masks—in any mode of public transportation service effective August 15.