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February 1, 2023
Philippine Star| https://bit.ly/3Dzl7Tl MANILA, Philippines — Sugar industry groups want the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) to trim the volume of its planned sugar import to 350,000 metric tons (MT) from 450,000 MT. In a letter to SRA, the National Federation of Sugarcane Planters (NFSP) and... Read More
January 30, 2023
Philippine Star| https://bit.ly/3WQFrX9 MANILA, Philippines — A group of sugar producers is urging the government to lower the volume of sugar importation this year. In a statement, the Confederation of Sugar Producers Association (Confed), headed by Aurelio Gerardo Valderrama Jr., said it has... Read More
January 24, 2023
Philippine Daily Inquirer| https://bit.ly/3j761xt MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Agriculture (DA) will create a two-month sugar buffer stock to lower prices and avoid shortages in the future, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. announced on Tuesday. “Again [for] sugar, to cut down speculation,... Read More
January 19, 2023
Philippine Star | https://bit.ly/3wrfuTd ines — The Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) has proposed to import 450,000 metric tons (MT) of sugar this year following the instruction of President Marcos to bring down retail prices of the sweetener. Agriculture Assistant Secretary and deputy... Read More
January 9, 2023
The Philippine Star | https://bit.ly/3CF62PC MANILA, Philippines — The sugar industry was caught off guard with President Marcos’ directive to import sugar anew, according to industry experts. They said if there is really a need to control prices, importation should be through an order of the Sugar... Read More