Rappler's latest stories on sugar
Farmers and agricultural workers remain the most targeted, representing 63% of deaths
'We do not want another industry to fall and falter because of the liberalizing imports of these products,' says Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri
For security reasons, the suspects are charged inside the headquarters of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office
Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri says Philippine sugar is better off sold to local companies than be exported to the United States
Raw sugar production at the start of the crop year's 4th quarter nears the 2.079-million-metric-ton projected output set by the Sugar Regulatory Administration
LT Group plans to bid for Central Azucarera Don Pedro Incorporated. A couple of energy projects are also in the pipeline for the conglomerate.
Customs officials say the 34 containers were misdeclared to contain floor mats and plastic covering
Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol, however, says the investigation into traders jacking up sugar prices will still depend on the participation of the industry's stakeholders
Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez says sugar, a basic commodity, is under the jurisdiction of the Department of Agriculture
After the government manages to speedily pass the Rice Tariffication law, will the same be said for sugar?
This comes after a number of senators passed a resolution opposing the plan of some economic managers to liberalize sugar imports
'They said that this hampers the capability of local processors to compete,' says Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol
The long-overdue partnership is expected to produce studies scrutinizing the competitiveness of various industries
Among the sugar industry's requests is to be included in the Department of Agriculture's solar irrigation program
'It is alarming to note that this decision to liberalize sugar importation stemmed from a collegial body which means all economic planners are into this,' says Sugar Regulatory Administration board member Emilio Yulo
Various groups in the rice industry urge President Rodrigo Duterte to veto provisions which they say would lead to loss of jobs
The key is a dramatic shift in the global diet – roughly half as much sugar and red meat, and twice as many vegetables, fruits and nuts
Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno says the move will 'put pressure on the domestic economy to compete with the rest of the world'
Taxes collected from sugar-sweetened beverages from January to October 2018 stand at P30 billion, 25% short of the P40-billion target
The Instagram-famous milk tea store is opening in BGC
Philsucor is no longer effectively performing its functions, says Malacañang in Memorandum Order Number 30 abolishing the government corporation
Marvin Tabamo, Ramel Macado, and Ryan Boy Moreno return home with medals
(UPDATED) Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says the government 'will enforce the full wrath' of the law against those who killed 9 farmers in Negros Occidental
(4th UPDATE) Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr condemns the killing of 9 farmers at Hacienda Nene in his hometown of Sagay City
(UPDATED) Dozens of armed men allegedly fired at the farmers inside Hacienda Nene on Saturday night, October 20
The Philippine Tax Whiz answers questions about excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages
The Luzon Federation of Sugarcane Growers Association fears that Universal Robina Corporation's acquisition of Central Azucarera Don Pedro will 'remove entirely any semblance of competition in the sugar milling market of Batangas'
Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña says the BOC will file 'more criminal charges against erring importers and brokers in the coming weeks'
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British tycoon Alan Sugar takes down the offensive post and apologizes after getting accused of racism
Sugar prices are now at almost P3,000 per 50-kilogram bag, prompting the government to import to stabilize prices
The United Nations Democracy Fund helps women in disaster-prone areas find alternative livelihood sources to ensure their households' needs are met
A Nielsen study shows consumers have been drinking less sugary drinks and even taking items out of their grocery baskets, as prices rose with the implementation of the tax reform law
The research shows a link between high-sugar diets and diseases such as dementia and cancer. It doesn't show that sugar causes them, but it's compelling enough to prompt us to cut down on sugar.
The Department of Trade and Industry also eyes freezing prices of sugar-sweetened beverages until the middle of January
The band comes together for what might be their last album called 'Closure'
Sari-store owners sign a petition opposing the proposed P10 per liter price increase
'We'll have to make do with whatever was given to us,' says Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol
While the proposed tax targets obesity and overweight it risks hurting those already susceptible to malnutrition
Senator JV Ejercito suggests imposing the tax based on the drink s sugar content not volume
Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III says incentives for BPO companies will remain The fate of milk products in the proposed tax reform package however is still up in the air
Majority of respondents feel the additional tax will be a burden for consumers
The Philippine Chamber of Food Manufacturers says the excise tax on sugar sweetened beverages in the proposed tax reform package is the highest in the world
While HB 5636 will lower personal income tax rate to 25 VAT exemptions will be lifted on several sectors
The House of Representatives could approve the bill on both 2nd and 3rd readings this week
House ways and means committee chairperson Dakila Cua estimates P157 2 billion in government revenues will be generated from the tax reform package in its first year of implementation
Nueva Ecija 1st District Representative Estrellita Suansing says collection will be used to assist sugar farmers and fund school based feeding programs
The House ways and means committee chairman says the package aims to generate revenue for social welfare infrastructure education healthcare job generation among others
Some 800 migrant sugar workers from Mindanao were illegally recruited to work in Tarlac by Greenhand Labor Service Cooperative