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March 19, 2020
Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos  (Philippine News Agency) | https://bit.ly/3bdM6TY MANILA – Following the declaration of a state of calamity in the Philippines for six months, price freeze on basic commodities will be effective until May 15, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said Wednesday. The price... Read More
March 3, 2020
Jasper Y. Arcalas (Business Mirror) | https://bit.ly/2wuwCMs THE country’s raw sugar output could fall to 2.025 million metric tons (MMT), the lowest level in nearly a decade, as El Niño and rains battered plantations in key sugar-producing areas in the Philippines. Erratic weather has been the... Read More
January 31, 2020
Madelaine B. Miraflor (Manila Bulletin) | https://bit.ly/2vjo1vF
  While its stakeholders are being threatened with plans of liberalization, Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) has moved to conduct an industry benchmarking with one of the largest sugar producing countries in the world,... Read More
February 18, 2020
Catherine Talavera (The Philippine Star) | https://bit.ly/2wuSCXp MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PHilMech) is studying the potential conversion of wastes from sugarcane fields into animal feed or combustible biomass material in a bid to... Read More
January 8, 2020
Louise Maureen Simeon (The Philippine Star) | https://bit.ly/2NOuyVp MANILA, Philippines — The Confederation of Sugar Producers Association Inc. (Confed) called on the Department of Trade and Industry and the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) to resolve the issue of sugar prices. This after the... Read More