I heard a simple homemaker interviewed in the news say "kapag ganyan, hindi na lang ako magluluto ng Chopsuey, ibibili ko na lang ng karne!" (if that's the case, then I'd rather not cook Chopsuey, but instead buy meat)
This is all just temporary of course until the roads are repaired, but it REALLY pays to do a bit of vegetable gardening at home. Here's the first patola (luffa gourd) fruit that our plant yielded.
See the vegetables we have at home.