Sugar industry calls for broad participation in import program

THE sugar industry has called on the government to admit all interested parties, including sugar producers, industrial users, and accredited traders to the proposed program to import sugar.  In a letter to the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) on Feb. 6, Confederation of Sugar Producers Association, Inc. (Confed) President Aurelio Gerardo J. Valderrama, Jr. asked the […]

Palace: Datagro to help boost Philippine sugar industry 

President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. has secured project commitments from Brazilian company Datagro to boost the Philippines sugar industry, the presidential palace said on Monday night.  Datagro had proposed during a meeting between its officials and the Philippine leader to start its technology transfer project on the islands of Negros and Panay, the Presidential Communications […]

Sugar repricing awaiting outcome of talks; DA may consider SRP range of P85-90/kg

THE new suggested retail price (SRP) for sugar has not yet been set pending the completion of consultations, though the Department of Agriculture (DA) cited a possible range of P85-90 per kilogram. “Pagdating sa presyo, hindi pa po tayo naglalabas ng SRP sa refined sugar. Meron pong stakeholders meeting na nagaganap ang Sugar Regulatory Association […]

BoC seizes P228M worth of smuggled sugar in Manila port

THE BUREAU of Customs (BoC) on Monday said it confiscated 76 containers of refined sugar worth P228 million from Thailand.  According to the BoC, the consignee failed to present an import clearance from the Sugar Regulatory Administration).  The shipment arrived at the Manila International Container Port on September 24 and contained “misdeclared and undeclared” items.  […]

Sugar industry says yields increasing, mill downtime reduced

THE Philippine Sugar Millers Association (PSMA) said the modernization of milling operations is currently ongoing, adding that the sugar recovery rate has risen to more than 81% in the last three years, from 78% in the 1990s, while fewer mills are reporting unscheduled breakdowns. “Industry reports published by the Sugar Regulatory Administration show that sugar […]