Local news

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
January 9, 2020
Madelaine B. Miraflor (Manila Bulletin) | https://bit.ly/2RoKe2p Local sugar producers who exported more than 100,000 metric tons (MT) of sugar to the United States to help the Philippines fulfill its obligation the world’s biggest economy will be allowed to import to replenish their stocks,... Read More
January 6, 2020
Louise Maureen Simeon (The Philippine Star) | https://bit.ly/38kNbIl MANILA, Philippines — While liberalization is on hold, the government is now looking at setting a benchmark price for local sugar which, if not met, would allow food processors to import the commodity at any given time. The... Read More
January 5, 2020
Jenina P. Ibañez (Business World) | https://bit.ly/2QtJgmq TRADE Secretary Ramon M. Lopez said the sugar regulator needs to allow the food industry that sells to domestic markets to import sugar if local sugar prices cannot match import prices for the sweetener. “SRA (Sugar Regulatory Administration... Read More
January 2, 2020
Vincent Mariel P. Galang (Business World) | https://bit.ly/2QuQhmZ THE Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) said sugar production as of the first week of December fell 27.48% year-on-year. The agency reported that in the first week of December, sugar production was 311,617 metric tons (MT), down... Read More