Local news

November 18, 2019
Paolo Romero (The Philippine Star) | https://bit.ly/2XGpHcs MANILA, Philippines — The Senate has passed a resolution urging President Duterte to stop the plan of economic managers to allow the liberalization of the country’s sugar industry, a move that the lawmakers say will not only be disastrous... Read More
November 22, 2019
Chito Chavez (Manila Bulletin) | https://bit.ly/2OiD9jJ An official of farmer’s group Tanggol Asukal has criticized Department of Finance (DOF) Secretary Carlos Dominguez for his proposal to raise sugar crop share of millers over the planters. Antonio Flores, spokesman of Tanggol Asukal, rejected... Read More
November 19, 2019
Ben O. de Vera (Philippine Daily Inquirer) | https://bit.ly/33hCNOD MANILA, Philippines–Dismantling the sugar cartel will slash domestic prices even as the government soft-pedals on its plan to liberalize the sector, the country’s chief economist said Tuesday. Asked what the state planning agency... Read More
November 4, 2019
Vincent Mariel P. Galang (Business World) | https://bit.ly/2QqCI8e FUNDING authorized by the Sugar Industry Development Act (SIDA) is sufficient to make the sugar industry competitive after 5-10 years, sugar industry stakeholders said. “Let us first use what we have in SIDA, so that we can fast-... Read More
November 4, 2019
Eireene Jairee Gomez (The Manila Times) | https://bit.ly/2CUDDpw BACOLOD CITY: “If the liberalization will go on, then the sugar industry will die.” Raymond Montinola, spokesman for the Confederation of Sugar Producers Associations Inc., made this declaration in connection with the government’s... Read More