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October 5, 2019
Madelaine B. Miraflor (Manila Bulletin) | https://bit.ly/2VkgrcF Confederation of Sugar Producers (CONFED), the largest sugar group in the country, is supportive of the call to halt the country’s sugar exports to the United States (US), which could mean letting go of the world’s largest economy as a... Read More
October 4, 2019
Othel V. Campos (Manila Standard) | https://bit.ly/2LRdwVH The Philippine Sugar Millers Association on Wednesday reiterated its position against sugar import liberalization after 24 lawmakers opposed the measure. The congressmen signed House Resolution 412 to express their strong opposition to the... Read More
October 4, 2019
Carla P. Gomez (The Visayan Daily Star) | https://bit.ly/2p0qGag Lawmakers, led by Rep. Francisco “Kiko” Benitez (Neg. Occ., 3rd District) and Rep. Joseph Stephen Paduano (Abang Lingkod), yesterday assailed a recent pronouncement of the Department of Finance to liberalize sugar importation. The two... Read More
October 1, 2019
Lilybeth Ison (Philippine News Agency) | https://bit.ly/30NR2sZ MANILA -- Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) Administrator Hermenegildo Serafica said Tuesday there is no need for additional importation of sugar for now given the arrival of about 138,600 metric tons (MT) this October and the... Read More
October 1, 2019
Charissa Luci-Atienza (Manila Bulletin) | https://bit.ly/2oTMunV Disappointed that the country’s 62, 000 sugar farmers have not benefited from the taxes collected from companies selling sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs), Albay Rep. Joey Salceda asked Tuesday the Department of Budget and Management (... Read More