sugar industry - updates

Rappler's latest stories on sugar industry


Sugar production inches up in early June 2019

Jul 02, 2019 - 8:56 PM

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

A worker at the First Farmers Holdings Corp.'s milling facility bags 50-kilogram sacks of refined sugar. Photo by Anna Mogato/Rappler

Next in line: Sugar import liberalization

Apr 02, 2019 - 10:04 AM

After the government manages to speedily pass the Rice Tariffication law, will the same be said for sugar?

Loads of sugarcane cut in the latter part of the harvesting season are hauled by trucks closer to the opening of the milling facility of First Farmers Holdings Corp. in Talisay, Negros Occidental. Photo by Anna Mogato/Rappler

Senate to look into planned deregulation of sugar imports

Mar 10, 2019 - 8:10 PM

This comes after a number of senators passed a resolution opposing the plan of some economic managers to liberalize sugar imports

Sugar industry stakeholders seek changes to improve competitiveness

Feb 12, 2019 - 5:01 PM

Among the sugar industry's requests is to be included in the Department of Agriculture's solar irrigation program

Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol in an interview on February 12, 2019. Photo by Anna Mogato/Rappler

Negros sugarcane industry: A bittersweet Christmas symphony

Dec 17, 2016 - 5:41 PM

Once dominated by hacienderos and held back by difficulty in securing loans sugarcane farmers haven’t had a sweet deal but some programs aim to change their situation in 2017

Duterte: We need to subsidize sugar industry

Feb 18, 2016 - 8:30 AM

Wooing voters in the sugar bowl of the country Duterte says subsidizing the sugar industry will make the country more competitive

CHANGE. Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte tells Negrenses he will end drugs, criminality and corruption in his first 6 months of office. Photo by Marchel P. Espina

First Pacific eyes majority ownership of Roxas Holdings

Oct 07, 2014 - 12:20 PM

The Hong Kong based firm of Manuel V Pangilinan eyes majority ownership of the diversified sugar company before 2014 ends

Martin Lorenzo group to venture into real estate

Aug 20, 2014 - 3:10 PM

The company that bought majority of the Cojuangco family’s Central Azucarera De Tarlac is eyeing industrial and residential development

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SRA keeps sugar production outlook

Jan 04, 2013 - 12:13 PM

The Sugar Regulatory Administration says sugar production is still expected to reach 2 356 M metric tons in the current crop year

Photo by AFP.

Philippines mulls early export of sugar to prevent glut

Oct 11, 2012 - 12:48 AM

The government may implement an early export program for sugar