Gifting onion rings?
Liebig said that whenever we make stew, onions are used in it. From soups to sauces, onions are used in everything. He said that there is a joke in the Philippines that husbands are gifting onion rings to their wives instead of diamond rings. Disrupted supply chain due to Ukraine war, climate change and worldwide inflation are the major reasons behind the sudden increase in onion prices in the Philippines.
Similar situation in Philippines Pakistan
Both Philippines and Pakistan are currently facing severe inflation and the reason behind it is almost the same. In fact, there was a terrible storm in the Philippines last year, which destroyed large-scale agriculture. People from abroad are smuggling onions in suitcases. Last year’s catastrophic flood did something similar in Pakistan. A 20 kg sack of flour is being sold for around Rs 2,800 in Pakistan, which is facing a wheat shortage.