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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 […]

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Government

BOC FILES CHARGES VS IMPORTER, BROKER BEHIND SMUGGLED SUGAR, CIGARETTES FROM THAILAND

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) under Commissioner Rey Leonardo B. Guerrero  has filed charges before the Department of Justice (DOJ) against importers and Customs brokers who were allegedly behind the recently foiled smuggling of sugar and cigarettes from Thailand. Now facing charges before the DOJ are Amulet Supply Chain Corporation President Evelio R. Gelleposo and […]

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Politics

PENALIZE SUGAR PROFITEERS – PIMENTEL

Senate Trade and Commerce Chair Koko Pimentel III on Thursday urged the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to take action against wholesalers and retailers who are driving up sugar prices despite the steady mill gate prices of the staple. “For the past several months, the mill gate prices of sugar have been holding steady […]