Local news

January 19, 2015
The Philippine Star
By Jess Diaz  MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Health (DOH) is supporting a congresswoman’s proposal to impose a 10-percent tax on sweetened beverages like soft drinks.   In a position paper it submitted to the House of Representatives ways and means committee, the DOH said consumption of soft drinks... Read More
January 16, 2015
The Visayan Daily Star The Philippine sugarcane industry is upbeat on increasing productivity by using high-yielding variety for sugarcane, through the Sugarcane Genomics Project, representatives of the Philippine Genome Center of the University of the Philippines said.   Agriculture project directors Rita Laude and Antonio Laurena... Read More
January 15, 2015
Philippine Daily Inquirer
By Julie Alipala ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines—The Bureau of Customs has expanded its investigation into smuggling activities here—which was triggered by the disappearance of 845 sacks of smuggled Malaysian sugar last week—and it now includes local officials from neighboring areas and journalists.  ... Read More
January 14, 2015
Philippine Daily Inquirer
By Gil Cabacungan Businessman Manuel V. Pangilinan —who has been building up equity position in listed sugar firms Roxas Holdings and Victorias Milling Corp.—inspected some sugar farm sites over the weekend in search of more investment opportunities in the farm sector.   A team led by MVP himself... Read More
January 13, 2015
Sun Star Zamboanga
By Bong Garcia THE Bureau of Customs (BOC) has begun investigating the "disappearance" of more than 800 sacks or 42.2 tons of confiscated smuggled sugar in the custody of the BOC-Zamboanga District Office. Zamboanga City Mayor Ma. Isabelle Climaco-Salazar requested the investigation after she discovered that... Read More