Local news

January 6, 2020
Louise Maureen Simeon (The Philippine Star) | https://bit.ly/37KeX0B 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
December 3, 2019
Genshen Espedido (Business World) | https://bit.ly/2sIszds THE OFFICE of the Ombudsman has dismissed a criminal and administrative complaint against former Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol and several officials of the Sugar Regulatory Administration for allowing advanced sugar exports to the... Read More
December 2, 2019
Vincent Mariel P. Galang (Business World) | https://bit.ly/37XFBE5 THE Confederation of Sugar Producers (CONFED) is seeking a performance audit of the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) to ensure it is able to perform its mandate. In Resolution No. 4, series of 2019-2020, CONFED made a request... Read More
December 1, 2019
Erwin P. Nicavera (SunStar Bacolod) | https://bit.ly/2rNmmMN THE Negros Occidental-based group Save the Sugar Industry Movement (Save-SIM) has prepared its position paper for the upcoming inquiry by the House of Representatives on the proposed liberalization of sugar importation. Wennie Sancho,... Read More
November 30, 2019
Louise Maureen Simeon (Philippine Star) | https://bit.ly/361DBsB MANILA, Philippines — The local sugar industry wants lawmakers to revisit the Sugar Industry Development Act and restore its P2-billion budget as part of proposals to address the threat of import liberalization. The Confederation of... Read More