Local news

By Carla P. Gomez
Oct 28, 2014
Daily Star   The Senate yesterday approved on third and final reading by a vote of 16-0 Senate Bill No. 2400, or the Sugarcane Industry Development Act of 2014, Rep. Alfredo Benitez (Neg. Occ., 3rd District) said yesterday.   A bicameral committee will now  be created to reconcile the House and Senate versions of... Read More
Manila Standard Today
Lance Baconguis
Oct. 28, 2014   Hundreds of hectares of farm land planted to sugar cane in Negros Occidental, which were placed under the coverage of the agrarian reform program, have been issued titles and sold to new owners, a peasant group said on Monday.   Alberto Jayme, president of Task Force Mapalad (TFM), said the... Read More
19 October 2014
Manila Bulletin Sugar producer Roxas Holdings, Inc. has signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) to spur research and development initiatives in the sugar industry, with endowment fund of P7.5 million to finance researches.   RHI Chairman Pedro E. Roxas said the collaboration... Read More
By Teresa Ellera
25 September 2014
  THE Department of Labor and Employment (Dole)-Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns (BWSC) has taken significant steps to prepare sugar industry workers for the implementation of the Asean Free Trade Agreement (Afta) in 2015 by crafting a Human Resource Development (HRD) Master Plan... Read More
August 15, 2014
By Czeriza Valencia
The Philippine Star MANILA, Philippines - Domestic sugar production for crop year 2014-2015 is expected to slightly exceed the previous year’s output, provided that weather conditions remain fair, the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) said yesterday.   SRA administrator Ma. Regina Martin said assuming... Read More