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You can now use an actual onion as payment in Japan Home Centre this weekend

By Camille Santiago Published Feb 02, 2023 10:51 am

Filipinos are getting more and more creative despite the soaring prices for onions in the country. After a couple used onions as bouquets and several flight crew members smuggled onions into the country, a Japanese-inspired discount store is now accepting onions as payment.

For one day only, Japan Home Center, a popular P88 store in the Philippines, is accepting onions as payment for their selected products.

This offer is valid only on February 4 at the Panay Avenue branch near Victoria Towers.

Shoppers can choose up to three items to purchase. One onion is equal to one item.

According to the store, the collected onions will be donated in their community pantry.

The price of onions reached to as high as P800 a kilo in some areas in Metro Manila during the holiday season.

The Presidential Communications Office said in a press release that onion prices may decrease to P100 to P150 per kilo now that the recently imported onions have already arrived in the country.