BOHOL - Some enterprising residents of Bohol province are taking advantage of a sudden decrease in petroleum products by selling gasoline for P70-P100 per liter.
A report by radio DZMM correspondent Dexter Ganibe said he found one person selling gasoline in softdrink bottles along the main highway of Barangay Sagasa in Balilihan, Bohol.
Seller Leonida Fabe said she is only selling the gasoline for P70/liter while others are selling the product for P100/liter in the town center. This is nearly double the regular price of P56 per liter of gasoline.
The report said local pumping stations have run out of fuel after Tuesday's massive earthquake, causing some residents to go to neighboring towns to get gasoline.
They said the higher gasoline price is justified because of the danger involved in getting fuel.
The report said an Intensity 3 aftershock was felt in Barangay Sagasa at 8:51 am Saturday, causing some students to evacuate Sagasa Elementary School.
RADIO DZMM, October 19, 2013