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KADIWA TO SELL 4,000 MT SUGAR SEIZED BY BOC

The Department of Agriculture (DA) formally received 4,000 metric tons (MT) of white refined sugar from the Department of Finance – Bureau of Customs (DOF-BOC) to be sold at various KADIWA markets and stalls. The sugar, which was shipped from Thailand, was seized at the Port of Batangas last April for lack of proper documents, […]

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BACOLOD CITY KADIWA SELLS SUGAR AT P70 PER KILO

Mayor Albee Benitez brought the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA)-BBM Sugar Program to Bacolod City. Through the SRA-DA (Department of Agriculture) Kadiwa, sugar is old at P70/kilo only. “The intervention of the national government, by the President (Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.), is to ensure that we have cheap food products,” Benitez said. “Eventually, it will include […]

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DA, BOC, SBMA FOIL SUGAR SMUGGLING AT SUBIC PORT

Consistent with the policy directive of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to bolster the government’s campaign against agricultural smuggling, the Department of Agriculture-Inspectorate and Enforcement Office led the inspection of 58 container vans offloaded at the Port of Subic, which were placed on alert mode. The operation conducted recently in partnership with the Bureau of Customs (BOC), […]

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DA SEIZES P27-M WORTH OF SMUGGLED SUGAR

In line with the policy directive of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to bolster the campaign against agricultural smuggling, the Department of Agriculture (DA) in coordination with partner agencies apprehended 11 container vans of smuggled refined sugar worth P27.3 million. The shipments consigned to Kanluran Consumer Goods Trading that originated from China were seized after a […]

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DA SEIZES P19-M SMUGGLED SUGAR AT MANILA PORT

A total of P19 million-worth of sugar shipment was seized at the Manila International Container Port recently, halting the illegal operation of smugglers plying in one of the entry points of international cargoes in the National Capital Region. The shipment, which came in five-container cargo, was placed on hold order last November 29, 2022 following […]

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HIKE SUGAR TAX FOR SWEET BEVERAGES – REYES

“It is time for the government to update its sugar-sweetened beverage tax regime to further curb diabetes risk among Filipinos. Although sugar consumption in general has tempered down since the implementation of sweetened beverage tax in 2018, cases of Type 2 diabetes continue to rise.” This ANAKALUSUGAN Party-list Representative Ray Florence Reyes aired as he […]

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ZUBIRI: LESS GOV’T RESTRICTIONS ON SUGAR IMPORT

Senate President Migz Zubiri said sugar industry stakeholders must be allowed to import supplies of the commodity on their own to end suspicions of “tong-pats,” or price-padding scheme.Zubiri made the recommendation as the Committee on Accountability of Public Officers and Investigations, or the Blue Ribbon Committee wrapped up its inquiry on the fiasco involving the […]

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STOP IMPORTING AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS – ZUBIRI

Senate Majority Leader Migz Zubiri is taking firm a stand against agricultural importation, calling for the Department of Agriculture to cease importation during harvest season for local farmers. This call comes after two straight weeks of plummeting millgate prices for raw sugar, in anticipation of the impending sugar importation as announced by the Sugar Regulatory […]

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Food, Health & Fitness

SALT, SUGAR, AND SPICE AREN’T ALWAYS NICE

It’s December! For Filipinos, this month does not only mean the holiday season; it also means more visits to friends and relatives to dine and catch up. Though it may be a bit of a challenge now due to the pandemic, we know for sure that nothing can stop us from spending time with our […]

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Government

SUGAR NOW INCLUDED IN LGU QUARANTINE RELIEF PACKS – DAR

Agriculture Secretary William Dar has welcomed the approval of the Interagency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) for the inclusion of refined sugar in the relief packs being distributed by local government units (LGUs) to their respective constituents in Metro Manila and other urban centers nationwide during the enhanced community quarantine […]