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May 13, 2019
Business World | https://bit.ly/2YsUnNr THE DEPARTMENT of Finance (DoF) said it will pursue an audit of the beverage industry after missing collection targets for Sugar-Sweetened Beverages (SSBs) in 2018, to validate whether users of highly-taxed corn syrup did indeed switch to sugar as claimed. In a... Read More
May 13, 2019
Ben O. De Vera (Philippine Daily Inquirer) | https://bit.ly/2Ho5RuH The National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) has included the establishment of a Department of Water Resources and sugar liberalization among its legislative priorities to be pitched for the incoming 18th Congress.... Read More
May 1, 2019
Erwin Nicavera (Philippine News Agency) | https://bit.ly/2GV3tMR BACOLOD CITY -- The Negros-based General Alliance of Workers Associations (GAWA) on Wednesday declared solidarity for the protection of the sugar industry in observance of Labor Day. A total of 46 leaders and representatives from various... Read More
April 23, 2019
Erwin Nicavera (Philippine News Agency) | https://bit.ly/2vkGKn3 BACOLOD CITY -- Production losses due to the dry spell and pest infestations in Negros Occidental have reached about PHP473 million, latest government figures showed. As of Tuesday, the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA)... Read More
April 23, 2019
Erwin P. Nicavera (SunStar Bacolod) | https://bit.ly/2IBcVqZ IN A bid to have a more collective and stronger force against the sugar import liberalization plan of the government, the labor sector in Negros Occidental will launch the Sugar Watch Philippines on May 1, Labor Day. Wennie Sancho, convenor... Read More