Local news

April 22, 2017
Carla P. Gomez (Visayan Daily Star) | https://goo.gl/FKuG9L Coca-Cola Philippines has began the P850 million expansion of its bottling facility in Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City, that will double its use of locally-sourced sugar soon, its Bacolod plant manager Bernard Engada, said yesterday. Coca-... Read More
March 31, 2017
Othel V. Campos (Manila Standard Today) | https://goo.gl/KJpkCs The Department of Trade and Industry stepped into the row between sugar millers and importers of sweetened sugar after the Sugar Regulatory Administration restricted the shipments of high fructose corn syrup into the Philippines. Trade... Read More
March 5, 2016
Roel Pareño (The Philippine Star) | http://goo.gl/xXutTJ ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – A cargo vessel loaded with smuggled sugar was seized here on Thursday night. Members of the Naval Forces Western Mindanao led by Lt. Renyleo Ballesteros intercepted M/L Nurhuda off Barangay Recodo.  Orlando Sangit of... Read More
March 3, 2015
Daily Star by Carla Gomez | http://goo.gl/iJa2aN Bureau of Internal Revenue Region 12 officials yesterday said they could not grant a 120-day moratorium on Revenue Regulation 11-2014 that imposes a one percent creditable withholding tax on raw sugar and molasses upon withdrawal from the mills. All they... Read More
September 23, 2015 
Visayan Daily Star (Carla P. Gomez) | http://goo.gl/tb2qu7 The Sugar Regulatory Administration is investigating those responsible for the attempt to smuggle PHP100 million (US$2.14 million) worth of sugar into the country, and using President Benigno Aquino's name in an attempt to seek the release... Read More