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Stop using HFCS, city SP asks beverage companies

The Visayan Daily Star – February 9, 2017 The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod approved a resolution yesterday calling on Coca Cola and Pepsi Cola to refrain from using high fructose corn syrup and to instead use locally produced sugar, as this will tremendously affect the sugar industry, particularly the Negros Island Region. Bacolod Councilor Caesar Distrito said he authored the resolution in support of the sugar industry and its workers. Distrito said he also authored another resolution requesting the House of Representatives, through Bacolod ...

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Greg raises alarm vs. looming crisis

By Chrysee Samillano The Visayan Daily Star – February 7, 2017 Bacolod Rep. Greg Gasataya yesterday said the importation of high fructose corn syrup and its impending domination in industries using sugar as an essential ingredient, feels like being dragged back to the time when the Negros sugar industry was in crisis in the early 1980's. During a privilege speech in Congress yesterday, Gasataya recalled that, during those times, thousands of sugar workers faced hunger because of the collapse of the sugar industry. ...

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Paner to raise HFCS issue with Duterte, agri secretary

By Carla Gomez The Visayan Daily Star – February 3, 2017 Sugar Regulatory Administration head Anna Rosario Paner yesterday promised to bring the manifesto of protesting sugar industry stakeholders calling for the regulation of the entry of High Fructose Corn Syrup into the country to the attention of President Rodrigo Duterte and Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol. The Sugar Solidarity Against HFCS (SSA-HFCS) manifesto said the immediate SRA regulation of the entry of HFCS to prevent it from driving down the price of locally ...

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BOC files smuggling raps against importer, broker of sugar from China

Radyo Natin – January 26, 2017 MANILA — The Bureau of Customs filed before the Department of Justice smuggling charges against importer of refined sugar from China via the Port of Manila. The complaint was filed last Jan. 16 against Godfrey T. Ta-oc, owner/proprietor of Lucky Sapphire Trading, with office address at Stall B-22 Merwin Mart 3065 F.B. Harrison St. Brgy. 076 Pasay City; licensed Customs broker Arjay T. Dizon, with business address at Molave St., Kahilom, Pandacan, Manila; and others who ...

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SRA hikes sugar allocation for local market

By Jasper Y. Arcalas Business Mirror – January 24, 2017 The Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) said it has increased its sugar allocation for local consumers and industries this year to stabilize prices and supply. The SRA, an attached agency of the Department of Agriculture (DA), has issued Sugar Order (SO) 1-A, which authorized the reallocation of locally produced sugar in crop year (CY) 2016-2017. SO 1-A amended SO 1 issued by the SRA on August 31, 2016. Under SO 1-A, the SRA hiked the ...

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Hasten HFCS action, sugarmen ask SRA

By Carla Gomez The Visayan Daily Star – January 19, 2017 Sugar Alliance of the Philippines leaders met with Sugar Regulatory Administration chief Anna Rosario Paner yesterday to urge her to fast-track action against the entry of High Fructose Corn Syrup into the country. The SAP group requested the administrator to speed up action because there may be more HFCS shipments arriving in the country that would cause domestic sugar prices to further deteriorate, Manuel Lamata, president of the United Sugar Producers Federation ...

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Sugar industry loses P25B, stop HFCS, Duterte asked

By Carla Gomez The Visayan Daily Star – January 18, 2017 Sugar industry stakeholders yesterday called on President Rodrigo Duterte to halt the entry of imported high fructose corn syrup into the country, which they said is damaging to the health and could lead to the demise of the domestic sugar industry. They also reiterated their protests against softdrink firms allegedly using HFCS as a substitute for sugar, at a press conference in Bacolod City. Archie Baribar, Kilusang Pagbabago – Negros Island Region head, ...

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MOA Signing Between SRA and Land Bank of the Philippines

MOA signing between SRA and Land Bank. (From left) Filipina B. Monje, Senior Vice President/OIC Agricultural & Development Lending Sector – LBP; Alex V. Buenaventura, President and CEO – LBP; Anna Rosario V. Paner, Administrator-SRA; and Josephino M. Agosto, Department Manager Administrative & Finance - SRA The Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) and the Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) signed a Memorandum of Agreement to implement the Socialized Credit under the Farm Support and Farm Mechanization Programs of the Sugarcane Industry ...

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SRA probes forged import documents

By Carla Gomez The Visayan Daily Star - December 6, 2016 The Sugar Regulatory Administration is investigating the discovery of forged documents for the importation of 40,000 MT tons of sugar, SRA Administrator Anna Rosario Paner said yesterday. The “SRA will not take this incident lightly and will launch an investigation into these irregularities,” she said. Such forgeries are detrimental to the “integrity of SRA documents vs. the innocent public and smuggling despite healthy (sugar) supply”, she told the DAILY STAR. Sugar leaders yesterday commended ...

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Serafica is SRA Director

An Ormocanon is now a member of the Board of Directors, representing sugar planters at the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) Read more...

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VMC chief Paner is sugar board head

By: Ronnel W. Domingo Philippine Daily Inquirer - October 13, 2016 MANILA — President Duterte has appointed the chief executive of the Victorias Milling Co. Inc. (VMC) to be the new head of the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA). The President signed the appointment paper of Anna Rosario V. Paner  last Oct. 10, replacing Regina B. Martin as SRA administrator. Martin had been serving on a hold-over capacity the SRA chief’s term, which expired on June 30, 2017, until her replacement had been named. In a letter to the SRA board ...

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USGC: Southeast Asia trade team discusses ethanol blending

By U.S. Grains Council | October 13, 2016 The U.S. Grains Council recently hosted a team of automobile manufacturers, ethanol policy regulators, fuel distributors, and ethanol producers from Southeast Asia to engage in a fact finding mission about higher blends of ethanol in the gasoline pool. As Thailand has already gone to a nationwide ethanol blending program, with almost 50 percent of retail outlets offering E20, Thai automobile producers were central to the team's work and able to share their experiences and ...

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Piñol pushes for SRA chief from Ormoc

by Gilbert Bayoran The Visayan Daily Star – August 10, 2016 Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Pinol yesterday confirmed that he has recommended Herminigildo Serafica as the next Sugar Regulatory Administration chief. Pinol said Serafica, who is from Ormoc, Leyte, is also a sugar planter. Serafica was reported as a member of the United Sugar Producers Federation of the Philippines (UNIFED). He is expected to replace Negrense Ma. Regina Bautista-Martin. She was appointed as SRA administrator in 2010, replacing former Negros Occidental Gov. Rafael Coscolluela. However, it was ...

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SRA hopes for less El Niño damage

The Visayan Daily Star - August 9, 2016 The Sugar Regulatory Administration hopes the El Niño phenomenon had not taken a great toll on this year's production as the milling season began in some areas in Negros Occidental yesterday. OIC-Assistant Administrator Ignacio Santillana said SRA is projecting a hit from the continuous drought, but hopes to recover from the cumulative losses of 3.78 percent in cropping season 2014-15, and 3.48 percent in 2015-16. Santillana said the agency is still waiting for the preliminary ...

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Philippine Sugar Millers Forge Alliance with ASEAN Counterparts

Representatives of seven (7) sugar producing industries from the ASEAN region met in Bangkok, Thailand last July 15, 2016, and signed the Memorandum of Understanding which formed the ASEAN Sugar Alliance (ASA). The ASA is a private international organization composed of sugar industries of countries in the ASEAN region which shall serve as a venue for member industries to exchange information on latest technology and researches on sugarcane farming, sugar production, and by-product diversification. Read more..

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Additional sugar imports loom as domestic supply tightens

by Louise Maureen Simeon The Philippine Star -  June 8, 2016 MANILA, Philippines – Local sugar traders are now allowed to import an additional 100,000 metric tons (MT) of sugar following the tightness in supply due to the recent dry spell, the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) said. In an order, the SRA said the decision was reached after certain industrial consumers of sugar expressed desire to shift to other alternative sweeteners or bring in sugar containing finished products unless competitive priced sugar are ...

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DBM releases P914M for sugar roads

The Visayan Daily Star – May 31, 2016 The Department of Budget and Management has released the P914.4 million appropriated in the national budget for sugarcane farm-to-mill road projects, a government press release said yesterday. The amount was released following the submission of a detailed list of projects and program of works by the Sugar Regulatory Administration. The funds will cover the implementation of 43 farm-to-mill road projects, also called sugarcane FMR, in 9 regions nationwide. A total of 24 projects will ...

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SRA head praises administration ahead of elections says next president must understand sugar industry

by Anna L. Golez Watchmen Daily Journal – May 6, 2016 Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) head Ma. Regina Bautista-Martin commended the Aquino administration days before the May 9 national elections. Martin was appointed by Aquino in 2010. She credited the administration for “gains” in the industry. “We have accomplished so much,” Martin said. “These gains must continue for the sake of our stakeholders, especially the farmers.” Martin highlighted stabilized and profitable sugar prices amidst free trade within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the ...

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‘Sugarmen to file suit vs. two softdrink firms’

by Carla Gomez The Visayan Daily Star – May 3, 2016 The Sugar Alliance of the Philippines is preparing to file a case against two softdrink firms for alleged technical smuggling. This was disclosed yesterday by Manuel Lamata, chairman of the SAP Sugar Anti-Smuggling Organization,  following the entry of high fructose sugar through the Manila International Container Port. The SAP through the SASO has requested the Bureau of Customs to hold the shipment of high fructose sugar for lack of permits from the Sugar ...

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Cloud-seeding rain pours in Negros Occidental

by Carla Gomez The Visayan Daily Star – May 3, 2016 Finally rain fell over Negros Occidental. The Department of Agriculture's Bureau of Soil and Water Management began its about P2 million cloud-seeding operations over the Negros Island Region Sunday and yesterday, Corazon Ditarro, engineer 2 of the BSWM Agro Hydrology and Rain Stimulation Section, said. She said the cloud-seeding will continue daily until the 45-hour flying time for its implementation is completed. Cloud-seeding is a process of manually spreading salt on clouds to help ...

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Brazil takes Indonesia, Thailand to WTO over beef and sugar

By: Reuters Media -  Apr 5, 2016 GENEVA - Brazil has launched two complaints at the World Trade Organization to challenge Indonesia over its restrictions on Brazilian beef and Thailand over support given to its sugar sector, the WTO said on Tuesday. Brazil is challenging an effective import ban on certain bovine meat products in Indonesia, which Brazil said discriminated against its imports, the WTO said. Brazil alleged Thailand was breaking WTO subsidies rules with a quota and pricing system that guarantees a high price ...

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El Niño is causing a global sugar shortage

Josh Hrala, Science Alert Business Insider - Mar. 28, 2016 If you’re a fan of sugar — and let’s face it, you probably are — 2016 is going to be an expensive year, because recent El Niño events have brought on a worldwide sugar shortage that's becoming a whole lot bigger than analysts initially thought. According to a report by The Independent, raw sugar prices are up 45% since last August, and researchers say it's because El Niño has dealt a one-two punch to the areas of the ...

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Serge calls on PNoy to ink raw sugar bill

BY CARLA GOMEZ The Visayan Daily Star – April 4, 2016 Re-electionist Senator Serge Osmeña Saturday said he is calling on President Benigno Aquino to sign into law the approved bill that clarifies the definition of raw sugar to prevent it from being subjected by the Bureau of Internal Revenue to a 12 percent advance value added tax (VAT) again. The Senate and the House of Representatives have approved the bills, authored by Osmeña and Rep. Jeffrey Ferrer (Neg. Occ., 4 th District) ...

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PH COMPLETES SUGAR QUOTA EXPORT TO US

Malaya Business Insight - April 05, 2016 The Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) said it has completed shipment of its export quota to the United States as imports filled in domestic requirement. The SRA said the entire 135,508 metric tons (MT) of sugar export commitment to the US has been shipped at the peak of production from January to March with the final shipment  last March 24. The Philippines is among countries given with an annual allocation of sugar export to the US market ...

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Sugarcane farming is 2nd hottest job in PH

By: Jocelyn R. Uy Philippine Daily Inquirer – March 31, 2016 Here’s a sweet surprise for the Philippines’ agriculture industry: For the first time in recent history, sugarcane farming has become the second hottest job in the country. According to Bureau of Local Employment (BLE) data posted in January on the government’s official job portal, www.phil-job.net, there are 12,400 vacancies for sugarcane farmers and 100 job openings for sugarcane grinders. Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz on Wednesday said this was the first time sugarcane work landed ...

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SRA backs campaign vs. smugglers

By Carla Gomez The Visayan Daily Star – March 12, 2016 The Sugar Regulatory Administration is supportive of the Sugar Anti-Smuggling Organization's efforts to put a stop to sugar smuggling, SRA chief Ma. Regina Martin said yesterday. Martin confirmed that traders in Mindanao were complaining that they were unable to sell their local sugar in some places. Manuel Lamata, SASO chairman of the Sugar  Alliance of   the  Philippine, Thursday noted an upsurge in sugar smuggling, especially in Mindanao, that is also suspected to ...

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PHL gets additional US sugar allocation

by Mary Grace Padin Business Mirror -  March 8, 2016 THE Philippines will be allowed to export more sugar to the United States at reduced tariff rates, after Washington provided Manila with an additional 12,194 metric tons (MT) of raw sugarcane allocation. The additional raw-sugar allocation for fiscal year 2016 was announced by the US Trade Representative (USTR) in a statement dated March 7. Manila was earlier given an allocation of 135,508 MT under the tariff rate quota (TRQ) scheme, which allows recipient-countries to export sugar ...

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P22.4M smuggled sugar seized in Zamboanga

The Visayan Daily Star – March 5, 2016 Smuggled sugar worth P22.4 million was seized at the port of Zamboanga Wednesday, Manuel Lamata, president of the United Sugar Producers Federation of the Philippines, said yesterday. The 7,000 sacks (50kgs) of sugar from Thailand with an estimated market value of P22.4 million was intercepted on board M/L Nurhada at the Varadero de Recodo port, he said. Joining the law enforcers who seized the sugar were representatives of the Sugar Anti Smuggling Organization, he added. Lamata ...

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DOST: We’re on standby for Negros cloud seeding

The Visayan Daily Star – March 1, 2016 The Department of Science and Technology is still on standby in case a request for cloud seeding will be approved by the Negros Occidental provincial government, DOST Provincial Director Allan Francis Dara-ug said yesterday. Dara-ug said that no date has been set for the cloud seeding but DOST is ready to facilitate a request. Meanwhile, the recent report from the Provincial Disaster Management Program about the nearing end of the El Niño phenomenon is ...

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PH mulls over plans to hike sugar imports

by Ronnel W. Domingo The Philippine Daily Inquirer – February 18, 2016 Sugar regulators are considering additional imports to help keep prices stable amid expectations of lower-than-estimated domestic output due to the effect of the El Niño phenomenon. Currently, importers are allowed to bring in 1.25 tons of sugar for every ton of exports to the United States. For the present US fiscal year that would end in September, the Office of the United States Trade Representative maintained the Philippines’ sugar quota allocation at ...

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I’ll save sugar industry, Duterte tells Negrenses

by Carla Gomez The Visayan Daily Star – February 18, 2016 “The last card of the Filipino people is me”. That was how Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte capped his almost two hour speech before 2,000 supporters at the SMX Convention Center in Bacolod City yesterday, where he vowed to wage a vigorous nationwide campaign against crime, drugs and corruption, and to save the sugar industry, should he win the presidency. He also warned those who cheat in the May 9 elections that he will ...

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PH may import sugar amid tight supply – SRA

by James Konstantin Galvez The Manila Times - February 17, 2016  The Philippines may import more sugar to avert a possible increase in retail prices, the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) said on Wednesday, citing supply issues arising from a prevailing dry spell. In an interview, SRA Administrator Ma. Regina Bautista-Martin said the agency would be coming up with new guidelines to ensure a stable supply ahead of a projected drop in production this crop year due to the El Niño. “Because of El ...

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SRA’s Confirmation for Certification to ISO 9001:2008

The Sugar Regulatory Administration has been audited and recommended for certification to ISO 9001:2008 by TUV Rheinland Philippines, Inc. last February 11-12, 2016. Read more...

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SRA earmarks P25.9 million for cloud seeding operations

The Visayan Daily Star – February 4, 2016 The Sugar Regulatory Administration has allocated P25.9 million for nationwide cloud seeding operations sourced through its Climate Change Project, SRA Administrator Ma. Regina Martin said yesterday. For Negros and Panay alone, P7.4 million was allotted by the agency, for a total of 60 hours each, or at an estimated cost of P3.7 million, respectively, she said. However, because of the blessing of rain these days in Negros, probably a few weeks' postponement of the cloud ...

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SRA agri-teach team in Thailand

The Visayan Daily Star – January 26, 2016 A technical team from the Sugar Regulatory Administration is in Thailand on a Technology and Policy Scoping, and Benchmarking Analysis, from January 26 to 29, a press release from the SRA said. The team aims to have relevant exchanges in agricultural technologies and best practices on energy production and environmental management, sugarcane cultivation and harvesting, and development of farm machineries suited for sugarcane farms in the Philippines. Administrator Ma. Regina Bautista-Martin of the SRA said ...

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Dry spell losses rise to P151M

by Carla Gomez The Visayan Daily Star – January 26, 2016 Crop losses from the dry spell hitting southern Negros Occidental rose to P151,908,723 yesterday. Damage to rice, corn and high value crops hit P52,394,021.30 from last week's P43,818,874, while sugarcane damage in southern Negros Occidental stood at P99,514,702. Slight rains hit Bacolod City and patches of northern Negros Occidental yesterday brought on by the Northeast Monsoon, but is not an indication of an end to the El Niño phenomenon that is expected to ...

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SRA holds roadshow on SIDA plans, projects

The Visayan Daily Star – January 6, 2016 The Visayas leg of the Roadshow of the Sugarcane Industry's Inclusive Plans and Projects for the Sugarcane Mill Districts was conducted yesterday by the Sugar Regulatory Administration in Bacolod City, a press release from SRA said. SRA Administrator Ma. Regina Bautista-Martin urged representatives from the various Mill District Development Councils, as well as the planters associations, sugar mills, and block farms, to be engaged, emphasizing that their role will be crucial. Without the MDDCs, these will not ...

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Osmeña vows to address concerns of sugar millers

by Butch Fernandez Business Mirror - January 14, 2016 Acting on fears aired by sugar millers that Senate Bill (SB) 2987 exempting raw sugar and raw cane sugar from the value-added tax (VAT) could be open to “misinterpretations” by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and still lead to VAT imposition on these products, Sen. Sergio R. Osmeña III assured their concerns would be tackled by senators in a meeting with BIR officials next week. “We will work that out on Monday,” Osmeña told the BusinessMirror. Osmeña confirmed ...

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PH mulls higher sugar imports due to El Niño

by James Konstantin Galvez  The Manila Times - January 14, 2016 AFTER six years as a net exporter, Manila is likely to import sugar this year at a higher volume than earlier expected given tight supply caused by the prevailing dry spell, the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) said on Thursday. Ma. Regina Bautista-Martin, SRA administrator, said they are now studying schemes to augment domestic supply as more sugarcane farmers and millers are reporting a drop in their sugar production. “El Nino has significantly affected ...

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OBESITY NOT DUE TO SUGAR

How Americans Got So Fat, in Charts January 7, 2016 - Article from Bloomberg Business Americans should eat more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, while cutting back on added sugars, sodium, and saturated fat, according to new dietary guidelines published by the federal government Thursday. The guidelines, which influence school lunch menus and federal nutrition policy, also recommend eating more seafood in place of other proteins like meat, poultry, and eggs. Read more...  

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SUGAR INDUSTRY BRACES FOR EFFECTS OF EL NIÑO

By Jed Macapagal Malaya Business Insight - January 04, 2016 The implementation of the Sugarcane Act this year should help mitigate the effects of the El Niño phenomenon on sugarcane plantations and enable the industry produce enough for the domestic and international markets and for  bioethanol plants, according to Ma. Regina Martin, administrator of the Sugar Regulatory Authority (SRA). Martin said the Sugarcane Act  focuses on research and development,  strengthens mill districts and intensifies the block farm program to increase production and improve farm ...

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Good 2016 seen for sugar industry

By Carla Gomez The Visayan Daily Star – December 28, 2015 Industry leaders yesterday said they expect a good year for Philippine sugar in 2016. Sugar Regulatory Administrator Ma. Regina Martin, on the other hand, said 2016 brings with it greater challenges for the sugarcane industry with the ASEAN Free Trade Area, dwindling farm areas and severe weather conditions brought about by the El Niño phenomenon. The need to produce more sugar efficiently and productively at lower cost is paramount in the face of ...

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PHL to export 136,201 MT of sugar to US

by Mary Grace Padin Business Mirror – December 4, 2015 Despite the adverse impact of El Niño on sugarcane production, the Philippines will export 136,201 metric tons (MT) of sugar to the US under the tariff-rate quota (TRQ) scheme next year, the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) said on Thursday. SRA Administrator Ma. Regina Bautista-Martin said the agency will soon issue a new order which will authorize the export of sugar to the US for fiscal year (FY) 2016. “To export to the US quota, ...

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SRA allows US sugar exports

by Czeriza Valencia The Philippine Star - December 4, 2015 MANILA, Philippines - The Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) is allowing the reallocation of sugar meant for the domestic market for shipment to the United States to fulfill its export quota. SRA administrator Ma. Regina Martin said yesterday a sugar order would be issued to fill up the US sugar quota (represented by A sugar quedans) and a corresponding importation replacement program for domestic market sugar (represented by B sugar quedans). To enable the industry ...

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BOC files smuggling charges vs 2 firms for Thai sugar smuggling

By Jerry Esplanada Philippine Daily Inquirer - December 3, 2015 MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Customs has intensified further its campaign against the smuggling of Thai sugar – using China and Hong Kong as transshipment points – which has resulted in revenue losses to the government. This was disclosed to the Philippine Daily Inquirer on Thursday by Customs Commissioner Alberto Lina shortly after he led the filing of smuggling charges before the Department of Justice against two trading firms for the illegal importation of ...

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Mechanize farming – SRA chief

By Karla Panganiban The Visayan Daily Star – November 9, 2015 Sugar Regulatory Administrator Ma. Regina Bautista-Martin is encouraging small and big planters to utilize mechanization or modernization for faster transfer of sugarcane. In the ABK3 LEAP research forum at the University of St. La Salle, Bacolod City last Friday, Martin said that there are many service providers or associations where planters could rent equipment like cane haulers or loaders. Some planters are having difficulty in the transfer of their products for milling, that ...

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Martin joining ISO gab

The Visayan Daily Star – November 9, 2015 Sugar Regulatory Administrator Ma. Regina Martin is joining the International Sugar Organization 24th International Seminar in London Nov. 17 and 18. Joining Martin at the London seminar are SRA Board Member Jesus Barrera, and Francisco Varua, president of the Philippine Sugar Millers Association. The 24th ISO London seminar will be chaired by Roy Sharma, a leader in South Africa's sugar industry and currently chairman of the World Association of Beef and Cane Growers. Last year's 23rd ...

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PHL impresses delegates at World Sugar Expo 2015

By Carla Gomez The Visayan Daily Star - October 30, 2015 Sugar Regulatory Administrator Ma. Regina Martin, who is now attending the World Sugar Expo 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand, said yesterday that foreign participants were impressed with the gains made by the Philippine sugar industry. “I am happy with the achievements we have made for our sugar industry - we have a plan, a road map to address the issues, other countries were impressed,” she said. In fact several international delegates and participants approached ...

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Sugarmen urged to unite in implementation of SIDA

The Visayan Daily Star – October 17, 2015 Sugar Regulatory Administration chief Ma. Regina Bautista-Martin had repeated her call for sugarcane industry stakeholders to unite in the implementation of the recently-passed Sugarcane Industry Development Act (SIDA), while the Philippines continuously gears up for international trade challenges, a press release from the SRA said. “What it takes is for us to get together, making sure that each one of us, with his or her expertise, provide the necessary inputs for the sugarcane industry,” ...

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Invest in shallow wells: SRA

The Visayan Daily Star – October 15, 2015 Sugar Regulatory Administration head Ma. Regina Martin is urging sugar planters in the province to irrigate their plantations as there will be less rains in the coming months due to the El Niño phenomenon, a government press release said yesterday. Martin called on those who have the means to invest in constructing shallow wells that roughly cost around P25,000 each. SRA estimates a five to 10 percent drop in sugarcane production this year due to ...

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FOR SUGARCANE INDUSTRY SRA chieftain resounds call: Get together

Sugar Regulatory Administration chieftain Ma. Regina Bautista-Martin had resounded her call for the sugarcane industry stakeholders to unite in the implementation of the recently-passed Sugarcane Industry Development Act (SIDA), while the Philippines continuously gears up for international trade challenges. “What it takes is for us to get together, making sure that each one of us, with his or her expertise, provide the necessary inputs for the sugarcane industry,” yesterday reiterated Martin during the ongoing three-day Strategic Planning Workshop Budget and Programs ...

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Brace for El Niño, SRA urges sugarcane industry stakeholders

The Visayan Daily Star – October 7, 2015 Sugar Regulatory Administration chief Ma. Regina Martin yesterday urged sugarcane industry stakeholders to gear up against the effects of the El Niño phenomenon forecast to hit the country before the end of this year, and may last up to June 2016. “Sugarcane is a very resilient crop, just like the Filipino people. Ask the old people who've had years of growing sugarcane, the sugarcane loves the sun. However, we still have to be prepared,” ...

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Sugarmen hail Senate approval of bill vs. agricultural smuggling

By Carla Gomez The Visayan Daily Star – October 6, 2015 Sugar leaders welcomed the Senate's passage on third and final reading yesterday of a bill declaring agricultural smuggling as economic sabotage. The Senate voting 12-0-1 approved, Senate Bill No. 2923, introduced by Senators Cynthia Villar and JV Ejercito, penalizing illegal importers of agricultural products with a fine of twice the fair market value of the smuggled products and its corresponding amount of taxes, duties and other charges. Under the bill, illegal importers will ...

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SRA expects drop in sugar production Irrigation Needed Vs. El Niño’

By Carla Gomez The Visayan Daily Star – October 5, 2015 The Sugar Regulatory Administration is initially expecting the El Niño phenomenon to cause a drop in the country's sugar production for crop year 2016-17, SRA chief Ma. Regina Martin said yesterday. “We produced 2.316 MMT last crop year. We are looking at 2.27 MMT this crop year. However, mills are claiming to have a low turnout of cane deliveries. We are validating if the drop compared to the same period last year is ...

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SRA halts registration of new molasses-based bioethanol producers

Posted by Mary Grace Padin Business Mirror – September 17, 2015 The Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) said it has temporarily suspended the processing of new applications for molasses-based bioethanol production for crop year 2015-2016. SRA Administrator Ma. Regina Bautista-Martin said in Memorandum Order 1 and Sugar Order (SO) 3 that the current molasses production of the Philippines would not be enough to supply the requirements of new entrants. “Out of the 15 SRA-registered molasses-based bioethanol producers, operational distilleries in 2015 have a total requirement of ...

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Sugar millers’ group joins call for Lina’s resignation from BOC

GMA-News Online - August 27, 2015 Tags: albertolina, bureauofcustoms An association of sugarcane planters and sugar millers on Thursday called for the resignation of Customs Commissioner Alberto Lina, claiming smuggling has become rampant under his watch. "All I know is [during the time of] the old commissioner, walang smuggling. Bakit nung siya na, ang daming smuggling? We will not allow that. He has to step down. Kung hindi niya kaya, alis siya," said Manuel Lamata, president of the Sugar Alliance of the Philippines, ...

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SRA calls: Invest now in sugarcane industry

By Carla Gomez The Visayan Daily Star – August 14, 2015 Sugar Regulatory Administrator Ma. Regina Martin yesterday rallied stakeholders to invest more in the sugarcane industry now to enable it to go further into power co-generation, and produce more ethanol and new products, amid weak sugar prices in the world market. Martin issued the call in her speech at the 62nd Philsutech Annual National Convention in Cebu City with the theme, “Investing in the Philippine Sugarcane Industry.” The SRA administrator said that, in ...

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Alcala approves Sugarcane Act IRR

By Carla Gomez The Visayan Daily Star – August 6, 2015 Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala yesterday approved the implementing rules and regulations of the Sugarcane Industry Development Act (SIDA) of 2015, Sugar Regulatory Administrator Ma. Regina Martin said. The IRR will take effect 15 days after publication, she added. Rule 11 of the IRR states that the Department of Budget and Management is mandated to include annually, starting 2016, an initial amount of P2 billion in the president's program of expenditures for the improvement ...

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‘Ethanol plant has ECC’

By Juancho Gallarde The Visayan Daily Star – July 13. 2015 The Fuel Ethanol Plant in Tamisu, Bais City, Negros Oriental, was issued an Environmental Compliance Certificate on May 30, 2014, records of the Provincial Environmental Management Unit in the province show. This was after Bais Mayor Mercy Teves Goni said the plant operates without a mayor's permit and an occupancy permit. Officer-in-charge Loreto Rivac of PEMU, that is under the Environmental Management Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, said the ...

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‘Block farm program gains int’l following’

The Visayan Daily Star – July 6, 2015 The Block Farm Program of the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) drew interest from other sugar producing countries in the recent 47th   Council Session of the International Sugar Organization (ISO) held in Antigua, Guatemala, SRA Administrator Regina Bautista-Martin said yesterday. In the council session, Martin gave a presentation on Philippine sugar policies which touched on the Block Farm Program, the centerpiece of the Sugarcane Industry Development Act of 2015. After her presentation, delegates from Tanzania ...

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‘Block farming’ urged ahead of Asean integration

By Carla P. Gomez Inquirer Visayas – July 10, 2015 BACOLOD CITY, Philippines—Block farming, a consolidation of small sugarcane farms of agrarian reform beneficiaries to ensure plantation scale profit, is beginning to bear fruit with their output having doubled over the last two years, according to Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) chief Ma. Regina Martin. “The key to surviving the Asean Free Trade  Area agreement is for farmers to lower cost, increase production and become more efficient,” she said, explaining the concept of the ...

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USTR Announces Reallocation of Unused Fiscal Year 2015 Tariff-Rate Quota Volume for Raw Cane Sugar

The United States Trade Representative Announces the Reallocation of Unused Fiscal Year 2015 Tariff-Rate Quota Volume for Raw Cane Sugar Read more...

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SRA hits BIR on sugar VAT

By Czeriza Valencia The Philippine Star - May 19, 2015 MANILA, Philippines - The Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) continues to question the imposition of advance value added tax (VAT) on raw sugar even as the clarification issued by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) on sugar tax treatment would be implemented this month. Considering the earlier concerns laid down by the SRA on the perceived double taxation of raw sugar and refined sugar as well as the disruption of trade in the current ...

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Hearings set on sugarcane act IRR

By Carla Gomez The Visayan Daily Star – May 6, 2015 Public consultations on the implementing rules and regulations of the Sugarcane Industry Development Act are set this month, Sugar Regulatory Administrator Ma. Regina Martin said yesterday. The consultations will be held at the Sugar Regulatory Administration Social Hall in Quezon City today, at the SRA Bacolod Training Hall on May 14 ; and in Davao City on May 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The IRR consultations will be spearheaded by the ...

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PNoy acts on gripes vs. raw sugar VAT MAR THANKED FOR INTERVENTION

By Carla Gomez The Visayan Daily Star – May 6, 2015 President Benigno Aquino III presided over a Cabinet executive session at Malacañan Palace yesterday to address the call of the sugar industry for the lifting of Value Added Tax on raw sugar. It was agreed that the Bureau of Internal Revenue and the Sugar Regulatory Administration will sit down to come up with a definition of the raw sugar that will be granted exemption from VAT, SRA Administrator Ma. Regina Martin said. During ...

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Sugarcane Industry Development Act of 2015

Sugarcane Industry Development Act of 2015 approved on March 27, 2015 by President Benigno S. Aquino III. Click here..

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PNoy signs Sugarcane Act into law

By Carla Gomez The Visayan Daily Star – March 31, 2015 President Benigno Aquino has signed the Sugarcane Industry Development Act of 2014 into law, Rep. Alfredo Abelardo Benitez (Neg. Occ., 3rd District), author of the measure in the House, said last night. “We thank the president for signing into law the bill which will have a great impact on the farmers and stakeholders of the sugar industry,” Benitez said. Benitez said he was informed that the President signed it last Friday. The law is ...

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‘BIR flip-flopping bad for sugar industry’

By Carla Gomez The Visayan Daily Star – March 27, 2015 Sugar Regulatory Administrator Ma. Regina Martin yesterday said she has protested against Revenue Regulations No. 4-2015 before the Bureau of Internal Revenue, and asked that its implementation be deferred  until Sept. 1, 2015. RR 4-2015  imposes a 12 percent advance Value Added Tax  on raw and refined sugar. “This is the third time BIR redefined raw sugar and the flip-flopping of definition and the corresponding value-added tax liability that it brings is causing insecurity among producers,” ...

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SRA: Dry spell hurting 50% of standing cane CLOUD-SEEDING TO START AFTER HOLY WEEK

By Carla Gomez The Visayan Daily Star – March 26, 2015 Sugar Regulatory Administrator Ma. Regina Martin said yesterday that 40-50 percent of the standing sugarcane to be milled next crop year in Negros are the most affected by the dry spell hitting the province, and badly need rain. “If rains will fall, these affected canes may still recover, so we pray for this,” she said. The millable standing canes affected by the dry spell are 20 to 30 percent, she said. “We are closely ...

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Sugarmen warn traders of VAT suits

By Carla Gomez The Visayan Daily Star – March 25, 2015 All the sugar federations will file cases against traders who deduct a 12 percent Valued Added Tax from raw sugar they bid for and buy starting today, Manuel Lamata, president of the United Sugar Producers Federation of the Philippines, warned yesterday. The deduction is being anticipated following the Bureau of Internal Revenue issuance of Revenue Regulation No. 4-2015 that imposes12 percent advance VAT Tax on raw and refined sugar, which the sugar ...

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Sugar leaders show unified stand

The Visayan Daily Star – March 18, 2015 Sugarcane industry leaders and stakeholders showed a unified stand in furthering the improvement and growth of the sugarcane industry, particularly in Negros Occidental, Administrator Ma. Regina Martin of the Sugar Regulatory Administration said in a press release yesterday. Martin made the statement during the recent visit to the province of Undersecretary Michael Scuse of the United States Department of Agriculture. “Scuse wanted to better understand and appreciate how the Philippine sugarcane industry is developing and ...

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Sugarmen threaten suits vs. tax

By Carla Gomez The Visayan Daily Star – March 18, 2015 Sugar industry stakeholders yesterday condemned the Department of Finance and the Bureau of Internal Revenue for issuing  Revenue Regulation No 4-2015 imposing advance Value-Added Tax on raw and refined sugar, that they called a “contemptuous act”. The  stakeholders of the sugar industry will not hesitate to file civil, criminal and administrative cases against any person who violates the existing preliminary injunction prohibiting the imposition of VAT on raw sugar, a statement from ...

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House to probe sugar tax

By CARLA GOMEZ The Visayan Daily Star - March 23, 2015 Rep. Alfredo Abelardo Benitez (Neg. Occ., 3rd District) said yesterday that he is seeking a House inquiry into tax impositions on raw sugar by the Bureau of Internal Revenue. Senate President Franklin Drilon also told the DAILY STAR he is seeking a review of the legal basis of the applicability of the 12 percent Value Added Tax on raw sugar. Sugar industry stakeholders are questioning Revenue Regulation No. 4-2015 that imposes 12 percent ...

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SRA scraps allocation for sugar exports, hikes domestic allotment

by Madelaine B. Miraflor Manila Bulletin - March 18, 2015 The Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) has scrapped the sugar allocation for world market exports and would instead allocate all the supply to the domestic market since the output forecast did not meet the target. In an order, SRA has allowed the reallocation of “D sugar” or world market sugar to “B sugar” or domestic market sugar, which covers sugar production of week ending March 15, 2015 and subsequent week endings of crop year 2014-2015. As ...

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SRA output dips below target, global exports cut

by JAMES KONSTANTIN GALVEZ REPORTER  The Manila Times - March 18, 2015  The Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) has scrapped exports to the world market and diverted its allocation to the domestic market as production fell below target, a senior official said on Wednesday. SRA Administrator Ma. Regina Bautista-Martin said the re-allocation was brought about by unfavorable weather conditions that affected the crops in sugar plantations in the Visayas region. “Rains at the start of the sugar milling season in September 2014 affected the maturity ...

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Sugar allocations slashed due to poor weather

The Malaysian Insider - March 17, 2015 Sugar output in the Philippines, a key US supplier, is now expected to be below the government's initial forecast of 2.5 million tonnes for the current crop year due to bad weather, prompting the industry regulator to cut allocations for exports. Raw sugar production in the 2014/15 crop year that ends in August is now expected to reach 2.465 million tonnes, little changed from the 2013/14 output of 2.461 million tonnes, the Sugar Regulatory Administration ...

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Mild El Niño not worrisome so far: SRA

BY CARLA GOMEZ The Visayan Daily Star – March 12, 2015 Sugar Regulatory Administrator Ma. Regina Martin yesterday said a mild El Niño is not worrisome for the sugarcane industry because more sun is good for cane growth. Negros Occidental has not felt a pronounced El Niño yet, she said. There has been rain in the first quarter of the year, this means the canes are receiving sufficient moisture necessary for initial growth, she said. “More sun is better than more rain for the canes,” ...

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Sugar industry influenced US cavity research: study

Yahoo.news March 11, 2015 The sugar industry convinced US government scientists decades ago to research ways of preventing cavities that did not involve eliminating sweets from the diet, a study said Tuesday. The findings in the journal PLOS Medicine were based on 319 industry documents from the 1960s and 1970s that were stored in a public library collection at the University of Illinois. They show that "a sugar industry trade organization representing 30 international members had accepted the fact that sugar caused tooth decay ...

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Visayan bloc opposes 1 percent tax on sugar

By Teresa Ellera Sun Star – Bacolod -  March 11, 2015 NEGROS Occidental Third District Rep. Alfredo Benitez said the Visayan Bloc at the House of Representatives is opposing the Revenue Regulation 11-2014 that imposes one percent withholding tax on raw sugar, including molasses. Rep. Stephen Paduano of Abang Lingkod party-listduring the Visayan Bloc meeting last March 3 said majority of the members said they are against the RR 11-2014, and they will take it up in the House. The imposition of the BIR tax ...

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Sweet cravings will make sugar curbs hard: experts

By Richard Ingham, Anne Chaon March 6, 2015 Paris (AFP) - UN recommendations to curb sugar intake may face an uphill battle for acceptance, experts say -- confronted by an ingrained human yearning for sweetness. Sugar is laden with energy, which we are genetically geared to want -- a craving the food industry has cultivated to keep consumers coming back for more, they point out. On Wednesday, the World Health Organization (WHO) reiterated its advice that added sugar should comprise less than 10 percent of daily ...

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Rains cause fall in sugar output – SRA

By Czeriza Valencia  (The Philippine Star) | Updated February 14, 2015 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines - Rains at the start of the sugar crop year and shortage of cane cutters and haulers are causing cane harvest and sugar recovery in the Visayas—mostly in Negros—to fall, the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) confirmed yesterday. SRA administrator Ma. Regina Martin said rains at the start of the sugar milling season in September affected the maturity of canes in the Visayas region, that supplies more than half of the ...

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BIR spurs confusion, sugar bidding halts

BY CARLA GOMEZ The Visayan Daily Star – February 13, 2015 Alarm was raised yesterday when there were no bidders for sugar at the largest sugar mill and refinery in Negros, while small farmers elsewhere were unable to sell their sugar amid confusion over the Bureau of Internal Revenue withholding tax on raw sugar, Sugar Regulatory Administrator Ma. Regina Martin said. Trade and Industry Secretary GregoryDomingo, Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala and Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes have written to BIR Commissioner Kim Henares regarding ...

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PH Sees Higher Sugar Output

By ROMINA CABRERA Malaya Business Insight – January 28, 2015 The Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) is targeting 2.5 million metric tons in sugar output for the crop year, well over annual consumption requirement of the country to support export. Maintaining the country’s sugar net exporter status is crucial in taking an offensive stand amid the Asean economic integration, said SRA planning director Rosemarie Gumera, so that cheaper imported sugar will not flood the market and cause the local prices to drop. The effects of the ...

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Negros leaders upbeat on economy for 2015 ‘Sugar will be driver despite AFTA’

BY CARLA GOMEZ The Visayan Daily Star – January 5, 2015 Government, business and sugar leaders yesterday were upbeat about Negros Occidental’s economy in 2015 despite the start of the Asian Free Trade Area agreement this year. Vice Governor Eugenio Lacson said the sugar industry will continue to be the driver of Negros’ economy. “And with fuel prices at a low, I expect a good year for sugar. Baring any major typhoon, the agricultural sector will be a major player,” he said. Support from the ...

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Phl’s SRA reappointed to UN body

By Czeriza Valencia Digital Edition Philstar.com - December 08, 2014 The Philippines, as represented by the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA), has been reappointed to the United Nations International Sugar Organization (ISO) Administrative Committee for 2015. The SRA, over the weekend, said membership to the administrative committee gives the Philippines extensive access to the policy-making process of the ISO. The London-based ISO is an intergovernmental agency dedicated to improving the conditions of the world sugar market by facilitating discussions between sugar importing and exporting nations. The ...

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Press Release – Inauguration of URC Bioethanol Plant in Bais CityRead, November 11, 2014

Inauguration of URC Bioethanol Plant in Bais CityRead, November 11, 2014   Read more..

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Sugarcane Industry on the Go, ‘We Will Survive Beyond 2015’ SRA Administrator Martin Says

City of Bacolod  - November 14, 2014  Citing the continuing private sector investments poured into thesugarcane industry, Administrator Ma. Regina Bautista-Martin of the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) assured stakeholders “we will definitely survive beyond 2015.” Further Reading

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SRA bucks proposed tax on carbonated drinks

Business World Online – October 30, 2014 THE SUGAR Regulatory Administration (SRA) expressed concern over a proposed measure imposing additional taxes on soft drinks and carbonated drinks, saying it could negatively impact the industry. The agency said House Bill (HB) 3365, which seeks to amend the Tax Code by imposing a 10% ad valorem tax on carbonated drinks, on top of the 12% value-added tax on the products, could have consequences for sugarcane farmers. “The SRA would like to express its concern that ...

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Senate finally okays sugarcane dev’t act

By CARLA P. GOMEZ The Visayan Daily Star – October 28, 2014 The Senate yesterday approved on third and final reading by a vote of 16-0 Senate Bill No. 2400, or the Sugarcane Industry Development Act of 2014, Rep. Alfredo Benitez (Neg. Occ., 3rd District) said yesterday. A bicameral committee will now  be created to reconcile the House and Senate versions of  the Sugarcane Act that President Benigno Aquino III will  then hopefully  sign into law before the end of the year, he ...

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Raw sugar withdrawal increasing, Martin says

by Carla Gomez The Visayan Daily Star – October 11, 2014 Sugar Regulatory Administrator Ma. Regina Martin yesterday said for the week ending of October 5, there was a marked increase in withdrawal of raw sugar. Historically, based on SRA data around all saints/souls day, there is an observed increase in domestic demand for sugar in conjunction with this important religious celebration, she said. There is an increase in mill site price of “B (domestic market)” sugar from P1,493.80 for week ending September 28, ...

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US Trade Representative Froman Announces FY 2015 WTO Tariff-Rate Quota Allocations for Raw Cane Sugar, Refined and Specialty Sugar and Sugar-Containing Products

Office of the United States Trade Representative – Executive Office of the President September 2014 Washington, D.C. – United States Trade Representative Michael Froman today announced the country-specific and first-come, first-served in-quota allocations under the tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) on imported raw cane sugar, refined and specialty sugar and sugar-containing products for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 (October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015). TRQs allow countries to export specified quantities of a product to the United States at a relatively low tariff, but subject ...

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Artificial sweeteners could cause spikes in blood sugar

International Sugar Organization (ISO) September 19, 2014 Articles on Artificial Sweeteners Washington Post & Financial Times The Executive Director wishes to call the attention of Members to the articles below from the Washington Post and the Financial Times about the effects of artificial sweeteners. There are some interesting scientific findings and the results of the study will undoubtedly have an impact on sugar consumption. Read more...  

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Serge sees Senate ok of sugarcane act soon

BY CARLA GOMEZ The Visayan Daily Star – September 17, 2015 Senator Sergio “Serge” Osmeña III yesterday said he expects the Senate to approve the Sugarcane Industry Development Act of 2014 towards the end of October. Osmeña conducted an interpellation of Senate Bill No. 2400 or the Sugarcane Industry Development Act of 2014reported out by Senator Cynthia Villar, chair of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food, at the Senate yesterday. The questions are necessary to put on record the explanations to the provisions ...

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SRA Delegation Attended 3rd Bilateral Meeting in Brazil

SRA Press Release September 8, 2014 “The Philippine sugar industry can learn a great deal from Brazil in terms of improving productivity and efficiency through its extensive investment towards the development of new technologies, both by the government and the private sector, and it is not hard to imagine Brazil setting the pace for sugar and ethanol in the world market regardless of its size,” said Ma. Regina Bautista Martin, Administrator of Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) after returning from an official trip ...

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Martin joins Brazil meet

BY CARLA GOMEZ The Visayan Daily Star – August 25, 2014 Sugar Regulatory Administrator Ma. Regina Martin is in Brazil for the 3rd Philippine-Brazil Bilateral Consultation Meeting where sugar technology improvements and exchange will be discussed. To be tackled primarily is bioenergy and biofuels cooperation, she said. Martin will also meet with Foreign Minister Alberto Figueiredo Machado, and with government and private leaders in charge of the sugarcane industry in Brazil. The Brazilians will take her group to their research institutes, mills, and plantations, she ...

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SRA sets ’B’ sugar at 90%

By CARLA GOMEZ The Visayan Daily Star -  August 20, 2014 The bulk of the country’s sugar for crop year 2014-2015 has been allocated for the domestic market, Sugar Regulatory Administrator Ma. Regina Martin said yesterday. The SRA Sugar Board approved yesterday Sugar Order No.1 that allocates 90 percent of the county’s sugar as “B” for the domestic market, 5 percent for “A” or the US quota, and 5 percent for “D” or the world market, she said. The estimated sugar production for crop ...

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ALBEE SAYS Serge move stalls ok of sugarcane act

By CARLA GOMEZ The Visayan Daily Star – August 16, 2014 Rep. Alfredo Abelardo Benitez (Neg. Occ., 3rd District) yesterday said what is holding the passage of the proposed Sugarcane Industry Development Act in the Senate is that Senator Sergio Osmeña III wants it to cover other commodities, and not just limit it to sugarcane. Maybe, they can draft something similar for other commodities, but allow the proposed Sugarcane Act to be passed, Benitez said. Then, it can be used as legislation that is ...

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SRA eyeing bigger ‘B’ allocation

BY CARLA GOMEZ The Visayan Daily Star - August 15, 2014 Sugar Regulatory Administrator Ma. Regina Martin said yesterday that a 90 to 94 percent allocation for “B” or domestic sugar is being eyed for crop year 2014-2015. Martin, who spoke at the 61st Philsutech Convention at the Waterfront Hotel in Cebu City, said the SRA production estimate for crop year 2014-15 is 2.5 million metric tons, while estimated consumption is around 2.25 million metric tons, or an increase of about one percent, ...

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Senate’s sugar act being refined Industry will survive, solon says

BY CARLA GOMEZ The Visayan Daily Star - August 13, 2014 Senator Sergio Osmeña III yesterday said he will complete the refinements on the Senate version of the proposed Sugarcane Act in two weeks. Osmeña told the DAILY STAR that the refinements are needed in line with the country’s international trade commitments, and he is doing it in consultation with industry stakeholders. He will then send the proposed bill, with his suggested refinements, back to Senator Cynthia Villar, chair of the Senate Committee on ...

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Lucio Tan group hikes stake in Victorias to 23.5% Additional shares bought from DBP at P5.32 apiece

By Miguel R. Camus Philippine Daily Inquirer - August 9, 2014 Taipan Lucio Tan’s LT Group Inc. has increased its stake in the country’s biggest sugar miller as other business groups also remain on the lookout for acquisitions in this sector. LT Group said in a stock exchange filing Friday that it acquired an additional 63.16 million shares of Victorias Milling Co. Inc. from state-run Development Bank of the Philippines, increasing its ownership in the company to about 23.5 percent. The figure included ...

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NEDA REPORT

MANILA – The Philippine government aims to improve the lives of the country's farmers by the end of President Aquino's term. On ANC Presents: Philippine Development in Focus, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan said the government is doing what it can to accelerate spending in the agriculture sector. Balisacan said Secretary Francis Pangilinan is also a big help in implementing its development plan for farmers. He added that the government's shift to a budget that specifies targets will help the government support the ...

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Ex-Pancake House owner goes into sugar milling

ABS-CBN news.com Posted at 07/28/2014 6:58 PM | Updated as of 07/28/2014 6:58 PM MANILA, Philippines – The group of former Pancake House Inc. owner Martin Lorenzo and businessman Fernando Cojuangco is buying shares of sugar milling firm Central Azucarera de Tarlac Inc. (CAT). In a disclosure to the stock exchange on Monday, CAT said it is selling all its shares to Lorenzo and Cojuangco’s CAT Resource & Asset Holdings Inc. (CRAHI) for P1.8 billion. CRAHI, which has an authorized capital stock of P80 ...

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So many solutions —which is the right one?

 by Jullie Yap Daza Manila Bulletin - July 28, 2014 Not every lawmaker is as lucky as Senator Cynthia Villar. When she decided that she wanted to have the committee on agriculture, it was fortuitous that nobody else coveted the post at the time. When she finally earned the chairmanship of the committee, the timing could not have been more perfect. From everywhere the news was all about rice, sugar, coconut, typhoons and floods and warning systems, irrigation versus drought, prices and shortages, etc. ...

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DOJ affirms power of SRA on imports

BY CARLA P. GOMEZ The Visayan Daily Star - Friday, July 25, 2014 Justice Secretary Leila de Lima has affirmed that the Sugar Regulatory Administration  will continue to have regulatory powers over imported sugar entering the country  in 2015  when the ASEAN Free Trade Area agreement is fully enforced. Sugar Regulatory Administrator Ma. Regina Martin furnished the DAILY STAR a copy of de Lima’s reply to an SRA request for a legal opinion concerning its regulatory powers, particularly on the classification of imported ...

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SRA consulting stakeholders on US sugar quota increase

BY CARLA GOMEZ The Visayan Daily Star – July 14, 2014 Sugar Regulatory Administrator Ma. Regina Martin yesterday said she is consulting various stakeholders on the increase in the Philippines share in the US sugar quota. The Office of the United States Trade Representative on July 3 announced that the Philippines US quota share of 142,160 metric tons raw value had been increased by 14,199, for a total of 156,359 MTRV. “I may have to request for an extension of delivery for this additional ...

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Sugar prices easing after SRA boosts share of domestic market

By: Orti Despuez, InterAksyon.com July 1, 2014 MANILA – The price of sugar has gone down following the government’s move to cut exports and add to domestic supply of the sweetener, according to the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA). SRA chief Ma. Regina Bautista-Martin said the retail price of refined sugar has dropped to P49 a kilo as of June 24 from P50 last June 13. The latest price is below the suggested retail price of P50 a kilo. Similarly, the mill gate price has fallen ...

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SRA claims boosting domestic supply helped lower sugar prices

GMA News Online - June 30, 2014 The Sugar Regulatory Administration on Monday claimed that reclassifying export sugar and diverting it to the domestic market helped bring down the price of the commodity. "The effect of the conversion program which is meant to augment the domestic supply can be observed by the decrease of sugar prices both in the mill gate and retail market," SRA Administrator Regina Martin said in a statement. The prevailing retail price of refined sugar in groceries is down ...

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Producers get P415/bag differential for conversion

By Carla Gomez The Visayan Daily Star – June 12, 2014 Sugar producers, whose “D (world market)” sugar converted to “B (domestic)” was bidded out yesterday, will get a P415 per 50-kilo bag differential, a joint statement issued by three planters federations and the sugar millers association, said. The amount was reached after two transparent biddings, Enrique Rojas – National Federation of Sugarcane Planters president, Manuel Lamata – United Sugar Producers' Federation of the Philippines president, Danilo Abelita – Panay Federation of Sugarcane ...

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Sugarcane bill ok’d on second reading NO CARP EXTENSION: ALBEE

By Carla Gomez The Visayan Daily star – June 12, 2014 Rep. Alfredo Abelardo Benitez (Neg. Occ., 3 rd District) said the House of Representative approved his Sugarcane Industry Development Act bill on second reading, and did not further extend the Comprehensive Agrarian Law when it adjourned yesterday. The CARP extension with reforms expires on June 30, but the House will resume its sessions on July 28, he said. Since it was not extended it will end on June 30, he said. Meanwhile, the House ...

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Letter to DA Family

2 June 2014 To my DA Family, Let me state at the outset, in no uncertain terms, that I have not dealt with Ms. Napoles, not in the past as Congressman of the 2nd district of Quezon nor in my current capacity as Secretary of Agriculture. Read more...

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Salim buying more PH sugar companies

by  Bloomberg May 26, 2014 Indonesian billionaire Anthoni Salim’s First Pacific Co. is seeking to buy sugar companies in the Philippines to expand its footprint in Southeast Asia and tap opportunities from a free-trade agreement in the region. Pressure for sugar companies to become more competitive – and consolidate – is growing ahead of a reduction in regional sugar tariffs next year, First Pacific Chief Executive Officer Manuel Pangilinan said in an interview in Manila, without identifying possible targets. The margins of Philippine sugar refiners ...

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Sugar regulator affirms conversion plan to ease price increases

Business World on line  - May 26, 2014 Manila Philippines Posted on May 25, 2014 10:13:32 PM  A DOCUMENT submitted by the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) to the President has affirmed its plan to convert surplus sugar stocks destined for the world market into stocks for the local market, claiming that sugar consumption is larger despite a higher yield versus the last crop year. In a May 22 briefer to President Benigno S.C. Aquino III, the SRA said that the plan to convert ...

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Sugar order to curb rising prices out

BY CARLA GOMEZ The Visayan Daily Star – May 26, 2014 Sugar leaders welcomed yesterday the Sugar Regulatory Administration order issued Friday converting “D” or world market sugar into “B” or domestic sugar under certain conditions. The order is intended to curb the rise in domestic sugar prices mainly because of an unprecedented increase in demand for local sugar, SRA Administrator Ma. Regina Martin said. It is in the national interest to institute measures that will bring about stabilized prices of domestic sugar that ...

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Martin to update world bod

BY CARLA GOMEZ The Visayan Daily Star – May 26,2014 Sugar Regulatory Administrator Ma. Regina Martin will update the International Sugar Council on developments in the Philippine sugar industry at its 45th session at Montego Bay, Jamaica, May 27 to 29. Jose Orive, International Sugar Organization executive director, who requested Martin to speak at the event, said the last time the Philippines made a statement to the council on such issues was in 2009. “I am sure there have been many developments since then,” ...

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SRA chief briefs Pnoy on step vs. price surge

BY CARLA GOMEZ The Visayan Daily Star – May 23, 2014 Sugar Regulatory Administration chief Ma. Regina Martin informed President Benigno Aquino III yesterday that the SRA is converting the country’s outstanding stock of “D” or world market sugar into “B” or domestic sugar to arrest further sugar price increases and provide sugar buffer stocks at the end of the crop year. In a report to the President on the country’s sugar situation, Martin said the Sugar Board, upon assessment of the supply-demand ...

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SRA to act on rising sugar rates

BY ADRIAN NEMES III The Visayan Daily Star – May 22, 2014 The Sugar Regulatory Administration is set to release an order this week re-allocating sugar supply intended for exportation to the domestic market, to mitigate the rising prices of sugar in the country, SRA Administrator Ma. Regina Martin said yesterday. An SRA report showed that the millgate prices of “B” or domestic sugar shot up to P1,684.03 per lkg last week while it was only P1,424.25 in the same period last year ...

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House tackles incentives for block farming

BY CARLA GOMEZ The Visayan Daily Star – May 22, 2014 Rep. Alfredo Benitez (Neg. Occ., 3rd District) yesterday said the House Committee on Ways and Means has asked for an explanation about the effects of government incentives on block farming in the sugar industry. The incentives for block farming are included in the proposed Sugarcane Industry Development Act authored by Benitez that was heard by the House Committee on Ways and Means, chaired by Rep. Romero Quimbo (Marikina City, 2nd District), yesterday ...

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PH sugar exceeds target

By Carla Gomez The Visayan Daily Star - May 12, 2014 Sugar Regulatory Administrator Ma. Regina Martin announced yesterday that the Philippine sugar industry has exceeded its target production for crop year 2013-2014. “We have already exceeded our estimated production of 2.357 million metric tons for crop year 2013-14. As of May 4, 2014, our production had reached 2.365 million metric tons, and with 13 mills still operating, we may hit at least 2.40 million metric tons by end of the crop year,” ...

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FOOD SAFETY ACT OF 2013

The Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Department of Health (DOH) are currently in the process of finalizing the Implementing Rules and Regulations of the RA 10611 or also known as the Food Safety Act of 2013. The Act provides the legal framework for strengthening the food safety regulation in the country and provides the principles for developing and implementing regulations for safe food. It also delineates the mandates of government agencies involved in food safety and provides the coordinating mechanism ...

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PH sugar still assured of US quota, sans tariff – SRA

Manila Bulletin - May 7, 2014 Negros Occidental (PIA) – The Philippines is assured of zero tariff on sugar exports to the United States even as the country remains the US’s third largest quota holder, Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) head, Ma. Regina B. Martin told media in a recent forum here organized by the Peace and Equity Foundation on the Effects, Opportunities and Challenges Presented by the ASEAN Economic Community 2015 at the Sugar Industry Foundation Incorporated in Talisay City, this ...

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No need to import sugar – SRA

By Czeriza Valencia The Philippine Star - May 7, 2014 MANILA, Philippines - Nearing the end of the milling season, domestic sugar production is still sufficient to cover demand, the Sugar Regulatory Administration said yesterday. SRA Administrator Ma. Regina Martin said there is no need for importation amid strong demand. The milling season, which traditionally ends in August, is expected to close early, within three weeks. She said domestic sugar consumption this year is expected to reach as much as 2.18 million metric tons for ...

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‘Block Farming’ urged ahead of Asean integration

By Carla P. Gomez The Inquirer Visayas – Monday, May 5, 2014 BACOLOD CITY, Philippines—Block farming, a consolidation of small sugarcane farms of agrarian reform beneficiaries to ensure plantation scale profit, is beginning to bear fruit with their output having doubled over the last two years, according to Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) chief Ma. Regina Martin. “The key to surviving the Asean Free Trade  Area agreement is for farmers to lower cost, increase production and become more efficient,” she said, explaining the concept of ...

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Ample sugar stocks assured

By Ellalyn De Vera Manila Bulletin – April 14, 2014 The Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) yesterday assured that there will be enough sugar stocks to meet the domestic demand. SRA Administrator Ma. Regina Martin expressed alarm over the rise in sugar prices despite ample sugar supply in the market. “We will have enough sugar stocks to meet our domestic demand,” Martin said. “In fact, the country shipped out more than 125,000 metric tons (MT) of ‘D’ sugar to other countries and about 60,000 metric tons ...

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SRA moves to clamp down on sugar market speculators

By Czeriza Valencia The Philippine Star -  April 15, 2014 MANILA, Philippines - The Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) may impose regulatory measures to curb market speculation as sugar millsite prices have risen this month. SRA administrator Regina Martin said there is no reason for the millsite prices of domestic or “B” sugar to rise because the country has sufficient sugar stocks to meet domestic demand. “This is alarming, but hopefully this will taper off. We just want to make sure that retail prices do ...

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SUGAR PRICES INCREASING

By Anonymous Malaya Business Insight – April 15, 2014 Sugar prices have been on an upswing over the past few weeks despite sufficient stocks for local consumption. Sugar Regulatory Administration SRA) chief Ma. Regina B. Martin said the agency is alarmed over the rise in mill gate prices of sugar over the past weeks and said there is no reason for prices to go up. “This (the increase) is despite the fact that we will have enough sugar stocks to meet our domestic demand,” Martin ...

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Government warns speculators over price hike

Written by Alladin S. Diega - Correspondent Business Mirror - 14 Apr 2014 THE Sugar Regulatory Authority (SRA) warns speculators of repercussions should they be proven responsible for the unexpected climb in the prices of sugar, the agency said on Monday. The SRA is alarmed over the rise in sugar prices at millgate over the past weeks. “This is despite the fact that we will have enough sugar stocks to meet our domestic demand,” said SRA Administrator Ma. Regina B. Martin, adding the country has already ...

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Sugar prices rise alarming – SRA

BY CARLA GOMEZ The Visayan Daily Star – April 11, 2014 The Sugar Regulatory Administration is alarmed over the rise in millgate sugar prices over the past weeks, and may take action to curb speculation, SRA Administrator Ma. Regina Martin said yesterday. “We are alarmed because w e do not want retail prices to go up. We do not want industrial buyers to shift to alternative sweeteners or import cheaper sugar,” she told the DAILY STAR. Millgate sugar prices have shot up so high, ...

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SRA warns speculators against raising sugar prices

by James Konstantin Galvez Reporter The Manila Times - April 13, 2014  The Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) warned unscrupulous traders and speculators against manipulating sugar prices or smuggling in cheap alternatives to take advantage of a temporary delay in production, saying it will not hesitate to take punitive action against such practices. SRA Administrator Ma. Regina Bautista-Martin said the regulator is closely monitoring sugar production and withdrawals, including shipments and sugar movements. A slight increase in domestic withdrawals has been observed, although the amount is ...

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SRA TO SPEED UP BIOETHANOL PROGRAM

By Anonymous Malaya Business Insight - April 09, 2014 The Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) wants to hasten what it believes to be a “slow-paced development” of the country’s bioethanol program. Knowing the country’s concern on the possible conflict between food and fuel for bioethanol production from sugar cane, the sugar agency assured that the increase in bioethanol production will not compromise the food security of the country. Bioethanol or ethanol fuel is produced from agricultural feedstocks such as sugar cane, a raw material also used ...

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Biz Buzz- Sugar Showdown

By the staff Philippine Daily Inquirer - Monday, April 7th, 2014 The group of businessman Manuel V. Pangilinan was seen in a huddle with folks from the Ty-led Metrobank group at the Meralco office in Ortigas sometime last week. It’s no longer a secret, of course, that MVP’s group is interested in the country’s largest sugar firm Victorias Milling Corp. and may soon gain a foothold beginning with the small but significant stake held by the Metrobank group. But now that VMC is ...

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SRA promises cooperation against smugglers

By: Adrian P. Nemes III Business World Online - March 26, 2014 | MANILA, PHILIPPINES BACOLOD CITY -- Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) Chief Ma. Regina Bautista-Martin has vowed to strengthen cooperation with the Bureau of Customs (BoC) to curb smuggling of sugar with illegal drugs. Ms. Bautista-Martin also called on the swift arrest and prosecution of suspected smugglers even as she noted that "smuggling has become minimal with the continued reduction in the price of local sugar." Ms. Bautista-Martin, who was in Bacolod for ...

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3 Mills Get P5B Boost to Fight AFTA Impact

BY CARLA GOMEZ The Visayan Daily Star - Wednesday, March 19, 2014 KABANKALAN CITY - Universal Robina Corp. is investing P5 billion in its three mills in Negros Island this year to produce, not only sugar, but power and fuel to cushion the impact of the country’s full integration into the Asean Free Trade Area by 2015. Lance Gokongwei, URC president and chief executive officer, said this yesterday when he led the time capsule laying ceremony for a 46 MW biomass fired power ...

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SRA wants smugglers prosecuted

BY ADRIAN NEMES III The Visayan Daily Star - Saturday, March 15, 2014 Smugglers, who facilitate the illegal entry of imported sugar comingled with illegal drugs, should be arrested and prosecuted by law enforcement agencies, Sugar Regulatory Administrator Ma. Regina Martin, said yesterday. The Sugar Alliance of the Philippines had earlier called on the government for action against the smuggling of sugar, which is often comingled with drugs. Martin said this only goes to show how strong the partnership between SRA and non-government organizations ...

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Sugarcane Act passes another House hurdle

BY CARLA GOMEZ The Visayan Daily Star - Wednesday, March 12, 2014 The House Committee on Appropriations approved the proposed Sugarcane Industry Development bill filed by Rep. Alfredo Abelardo Benitez (Neg. Occ., 3rd District) yesterday. Rep. Mercedes Alvarez (Neg. Occ., 6th District) moved for the approval of the bill and was seconded by Rep. Jerry Treñas (Iloilo City), Benitez said. Benitez said the bill had earlier been approved by the House Committee on Agriculture, and is targeted to be approved by the House Committee ...

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SRA further trims export of sugar to meet local demand

Written by Alladin S. Diega Business Mirror - 13 Mar 2014 A SPIKE in local demand has prompted the Sugar Regulatory Authority (SRA) to further trim down sugar allocation for the world market, saying on Thursday the move is to ensure a stable supply of the sweetener in the local market. The market is feeling the shortage of supply in the wake of Supertyphoon Yolanda, SRA Administrator Ma. Regina Bautista-Martin said. Hence, the Sugar Board has allowed the reallocation of “D sugar,” or world market sugar, ...

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Gokongwei’s URC builds ‘green’ power plant in Negros

ABS-CBNnews.com MANILA, Philippines - Gokongwei-led Universal Robina Corp. (URC) has started construction on its "green" power plant in Negros Occidental. URC said ground-breaking for the P2.52-billion bagasse-fired power plant in Negros Occidental is scheduled on March 18. The plant is expected to start operations in August 2014. This marks the company's foray into power generation, as it seeks to support its sugar milling operations in the province and to fill national power demand. "Through this power plant, we will not only reduce the use ...

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SRA Board Approves 5 Million Worth of High Yielding Variety Nursery Farms to Increase Sugar Farm Productivity

A Press Release from the Sugar Regulatory Administration The Sugar Board of the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) has already approved to fund 13 High Yielding Variety (HYV) Nursery Projects totaling to a little over 5 Million Pesos, a press release from SRA stated. Nine out of 13 proponents are already poised for the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement while SRA is still waiting for the other 4 proponents to submit the requirements set by the Commission on Audit. The proponents ...

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SRA Hikes Allocation For Domestic Market

By Czeriza Valencia The Philippine Star - February 17, 2014 MANILA, Philippines - The Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) has raised the allocation of the domestic market in the sugar production for crop year 2013-2014 to protect the domestic supply as lower production is expected this year. In an order, the SRA reallocated the percentage distribution of sugar produced for the current crop year to protect the domestic buffer stock and prevent prices from shooting up amid increasing demand. The new allocation is 92 percent ...

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Sugar Miller Posts Q1 Loss

By Czeriza Valencia The Philippine Star - February 16, 2014 MANILA, Philippines - Listed sugar miller Bogo-Medellin Milling Co., Inc.  registered higher losses in the first quarter of its fiscal year on lower sugar production and sales after its plantations were affected by Typhoon Yolanda. In a regulatory filing, the company reported net losses of P14.605 million for the quarter ending on Dec. 1, 2013, higher than the losses of P6.459 million incurred in the same period the previous year. The firm had lower ...

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Production Drops, Sugar Ups B Sugar

By Carla Gomez The Visayan Daily Star – February 14, 2014 Sugar Regulatory Administrator Ma. Regina Bautista-Martin has issued a new sugar order increasing the sugar allocation for domestic consumption, from 86 to 92 percent. The order was issued following a reduction in the country’s estimated sugar production for crop year 2013-2014, from 2.45 million metric tons to 2.35 million MT, she said. In Sugar Order No. 1-A Series of 2013-2014, dated February 11, Martin set the new allocations of A, or US Quota ...

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SRA Pushes Sugarcane Bill

By Czeriza Valencia The Philippine Star – Friday,  February 14, 2014 MANILA, Philippines - The Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) is pushing for the passage of the Sugarcane Bill, which seeks the creation of a sugar development fund and the establishment of special economic zones for sugarcane cultivation, to strengthen the industry ahead of the economic integration within the ASEAN region by 2015. The bill, authored by Rep. Alfredo Benitez (third district, Negros Occidental) in the House of Representatives and Senators Antonio Trillanes IV ...

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Regulator Says Sugar-cane Value Chain at Risk With Absence of Supportive Law

Written by Alladin S. Diega Business Mirror – Friday, February 14, 2014 THE sugar industry, including the whole sugar-cane value chain, will shrink without any financial assistance from government, according to the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA). It will ultimately lead “into displacement of workers and declining economic growth of major sugar-cane-producing provinces,” SRA Administrator Ma. Regina Bautista-Martin told the Senate last week, during the Committee on Agriculture hearing on the bills strengthening the sugar-cane industry. A statement issued on Monday quoted Martin as saying ...

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NCMB Holds Consultation With Sugar Industry Players

The Visayan Daily Star – Thursday, February 13, 2014 The National Conciliation and Mediation Board-Regional Branch 6 recently facilitated a “Consultation with the Sugar Industry Players” in Bacolod City. Read more...

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SRA Seeking Immediate Passage of Sugarcane Act

by James Konstantin Galvez - Reporter The Manila Times – February 10. 2014 The Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) has called on the Senate for the immediate passage of the proposed Sugarcane Act to provide enabling environment for diversified sugar production, and make the local sugar industry more competitive with the advent of free-trade agreements in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean). Read more...

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Sugar Authorities Urge Law

Business World Online – February 13, 2014 OFFICIALS of the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) urge the passage of bills to strengthen the sugarcane industry. Read more...

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Sugar Ecozones

By Anna Leah G. Estrada Manila Standard Today – February 12, 2014 The Sugar Regulatory Administration said a proposed legislation in the Senate that seeks to establish sugar economic zones would benefit all stakeholders of the industry. Read more..

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SRA, DAR Scout Demo Farm Site

Business World Online – February 5, 2014 THE SUGAR Regulatory Administration (SRA) and Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently mapped and took soil samples for the agencies’ Sugarcane Block Farming Project in Polangui, Albay. Read more...

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Sugar Exports to Exceed 200,000 MT

By Carla Gomez The Visayan Daily Star - Friday February 7, 2014 Sugar Regulatory Administrator Ma. Regina Martin yesterday said the Philippine’s sugar exports are expected to exceed 200,000 metric tons for crop year 2013-14. Read more...  

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‘Asia’s Market Forecast To Boost Sugar Industry’

By Carla Gomez The Visayan Daily Star - Wednesday December 4, 2013 Sugar Regulatory Administrator Ma. Regina Martin yesterday said market forecasts indicate an increase in demand for sugar in Asia - the fastest growing region, which will benefit the Philippines. Read more..

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Death and Taxes

By Meghan Sapp Sugaronline.com - Friday Editorial, September 27, 2013 Small Producers in the Philippines are at serious risk from a new regulation forcing VAT payment on raw sugar production. Read more..

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SRA Defends ‘Anti-Smuggling’ Fund

Business World Online Posted on September 29, 2013 11:30:47 PM THE SUGAR Regulatory Administration (SRA) and industry leaders in the Visayas objected to an audit report alleging that the agency has irregularly released P24.8 million of government money to a non-government organization called Sugar Masterplan Foundation, Inc. (SMPFI). “There’s nothing irregular on the release of the fund to SMPFI,” stressed SRA Administrator Regina Bautista-Martin. “The fund was voluntarily contributed by the sugar planters and millers with the purpose of funding the activities of the ...

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SRA Denies Irregularity in the P24.8 Million Anti-Smuggling Fund

SUGAR REGULATORY ADMINISTRATION Press Release September 29, 2013 Contrary to the COA audit observation, SRA Administrator Gina Martin raised comments to the COA report concerning the P24.8 million anti-smuggling fund released by SRA to the Sugar Masterplan Foundation, Inc.(SMPFI).  The Administrator candidly stated, “There’s nothing irregular on the release of the fund to SMPFI because the fund was voluntarily contributed by the sugar planters and millers with the purpose of funding the activities of the SMPFI in apprehending the entry of smuggled sugar ...

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Sugar Leaders Hit COA, Defend SRA on P24.8M

BY CARLA GOMEZ The Visayan Daily Star – September 24, 2013 Leaders of three sugar federations yesterday came to the defense of the Sugar Regulatory Administration and slammed the Commission on Audit for ruling that the SRA’s release of P24.8 million to a non-government organization is illegal. A report in a national paper over the weekend said the SRA was found to be illegally releasing millions of pesos in public funds to a NGO it did not identify to finance anti-smuggling operations. SRA Administrator ...

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US Sugar Quota Set

Business World Online September 22, 2013 | MANILA, PHILIPPINES  THE UNITED STATES has given the Philippines the third largest share of its raw sugar quota allotment for crop year 2013-2014, the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) said. In a statement on its Web site yesterday, the USTR said that the Philippines has been given a 142,160-metric-ton raw value (MTRV) allocation under the US’ tariff-rate quota (TRQ) scheme for the next crop year, which is from Oct. 1 this year to Sept. ...

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U.S. Trade Representative Froman Announces FY 2014 WTO Tariff-Rate Quota Allocations for Raw Cane Sugar, Refined and Specialty Sugar and Sugar-Containing Products

Office of the United States Trade Representative - Executive Office of the President of the United States - September, 2013 Washington, D.C. – United States Trade Representative Michael Froman today announced the country-specific and first-come, first-served in-quota allocations under the tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) on imported raw cane sugar, refined and specialty sugar and sugar-containing products for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 (October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2014). TRQs allow countries to export specified quantities of a product to the United States ...

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Sugar Output Seen To Hit 2.45-million MT

By:Czeriza Valencia (The Philippine Star) Updated August 31, 2013 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines - The Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) estimates sugar production for crop year 2013-2014 to reach 2.45 million metric tons (MT) , same as the actual production in the recently concluded  crop year. Final sugar production for crop year 2012-2013 reached 2.457 million MT, 9.5 percent higher than the previous crop year. Sugar Order No. 1 issued yesterday (Aug. 30) stipulates that 86 percent of the production would be allocated to the ...

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Sugar Output To Decline Next Crop Year

Business World Online  Posted on August 30, 2013 06:43:45 PM SUGAR production for crop year 2013-2014 will likely be lower than the country’s final raw sugar output for the current crop year, a Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) official said yesterday. SRA Administrator Regina Bautista-Martin, through Sugar Order No. 1, said that estimated sugar output for the next crop year is 2.45 million metric tons (MT). This amount is 0.29% less than previous crop year’s final output of 2.457 million MT but 3.99% more ...

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Sugar Industry Urged To Brace For Tariff Cuts

By:Tina G. Santos (Philippine Daily Inquirer)-Friday, August 30, 2013 MANILA, Philippines - Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz urged sugar industry stakeholders to work together in finding solutions to mitigate the possible negative impact on the industry when tariff barriers on agricultural commodities come down in 2015 under the Asean Free Trade Agreement (AFTA). The AFTA is a trade agreement among the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) to gradually eliminate tariffs and nontariff barriers within the group in order ...

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SRA Announced Sugar Production Policy

SRA released the sugar production allocation for crop year 2013-2014, according to SRA Administrator Gina Martin. The SRA Sugar Board issued Sugar Order No. 1 allocating 2% for the US quota, 86% for the domestic market and 12% for export to the world market. Administrator Martin said that estimated sugar production this coming crop year would be around 2.45 million metric tons and consumption will be more or less 2.1 million metric tons. Read more...

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SRA Awards Certificates to Maiden Batch of Undergraduate Scholars

In a tie-up with the University of the Philippines (Los Baños), the Sugar Regulatory Administration formally kicked off its Scholarship Study and Fellowship Program on July 17, 2013. The monumental affair witnessed the agency’s official awarding of certificates to its maiden batch of undergraduate scholars held at the UPLB’s Office of the Students’ Affair Auditorium. During the official program, Dr. Oscar B. Zamora (Vice Chancellor, OVCAA, UPLB) made the opening remarks while Dr. Rex Victor O. Cruz (UPLB Chancellor) delivered a ...

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SRA Allows Advance Swapping of US sugar

By Czeriza Valencia (The Philippine Star) | Updated August 4, 2013 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines - The Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) has allowed the advance swapping of unshipped “A” or US sugar into “D” or world market sugar to blunt the effects of falling domestic sugar prices in the United States. In Sugar Order No.9 which was issued on July 25, SRA administrator Ma. Regina Martin noted said the United States is experiencing an oversupply of sugar that caused domestic prices to fall ...

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SRA Reallocates Unshipped US sugar

By Czeriza Valencia (The Philippine Star) | Updated July 26, 2013 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines - The Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) plans to swap the unshipped sugar allocation for the Unites States with the world market reallocation to address the slowdown in demand in the US. SRA chief of staff Butch Alisla said a sugar order mulled for issuance next week would allow traders to ship the remaining volume of A sugar (US sugar) to the world market. The Philippines has a regular sugar ...

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High-yielding Sugarcane Eyed for AFTA 2015

The Institute of Plant Breeding (IPB) is identifying molecular markers for superior sugarcane traits like disease resistance under a P51-million program that aims to raise sugar competitiveness in time for a regional free trade in 2015. Read more...

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DOE Issues Guidelines on RE Incentives

Part of the requirements for FIT eligibility is the successful commissioning of a renewable energy plant, the  DOE said. Read more...

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No Advance Swapping For Sugar – SRA

The Visayan Daily Star – April   27, 2013 The Sugar Regulatory   Administration has decided not to adopt an advance swapping program or revise   its allocation of sugar for the remaining months of the Crop Year 2012-13,   SRA Administrator Regina Bautista-Martin said yesterday. Read more...

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SRA Not Keen On Changing Sugar Allocations

The Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) has determined not to adopt an advance swapping program or revise its allocation of sugar for the remaining months of the Crop Year 2012-13. This decision came about after the Sugar Board meeting on April 25, 2013 where it was shown that sugar production may be better than expected. Read more...

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New Markets for Sugar and Banana, Identified

MANILA, Philippines - The National Economic and Development Authority on Monday said new markets for sugar and bananas may help in sustaining the growth of the country's agro-based exports. Click here..

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Sugar Production Nears Target

Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) data showed that sugar production for crop year 2012-2013 had reached 2.233 million metric tons (MT) as of April 7, 15% higher than the 1.950 million MT recorded in the same period in the previous crop year and 95% of the 2.356 million MT target. Click here..

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Crystal Sugar Mill of Bukidnon Produces “Sweet Electricity”

Administrator Gina Martin of the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) reported that Crystal Sugar mill in Maramag, Bukidnon has commissioned a new high pressure boiler to upgrade its existing power generating capacity to the grid by an additional 5 to 6 megawatts bringing a total generating capacity of around 9 to10 megawatts. Read more...

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ARBs Back Sugar Block Farming

 MANILA, Philippines --- A group of agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) cited the implementation of sugar block farming as ideal for cash-strapped farmers, particularly in Batangas. Click here  

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29 new sugar block farms pushed

 MANILA, Philippines - The Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) has signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) for the establishment this year of 29 new sugar block farms, mostly in the Visayas and Mindanao. Click here.

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Prospects for Sugar Exports

The Philippine International Trading Corporation (PITC) announces sugar export prospects for India, Korea, Indonesia and the Middle East. Click here.

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Senator Kiko Allocates P 5.0 Million PDAF to Small Sugarcane Farmers

For several years without any subsidy from the national government, some selected small sugarcane farmers will become recipients of the 2012 PDAF of a  Senator who has a “big heart” for the small farmers.   “As part of his ‘Sagip Saka Project’,  Senator Kiko Pangilinan has allocated P5.0 million as technical assistance to selected  small sugarcane farmers who are beneficiaries of the block farm project of the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA)”,  Administrator Gina Bautista-Martin stated. The SRA will identify the beneficiaries out ...

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DAR Inks Agreement with SRA to Implement New Sugarcane Block Farms, Two Farmers’ Groups Set to Get Agrarian Production Loan

Bacolod City, 4 February 2013 –The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) and the Sugar Regulatory Administration signed a second Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to implement sugarcane block farms in the country.  DAR Secretary Virgilio De Los Reyes said that organizing and consolidating the planting, harvesting, hauling and marketing of sugarcane will improve the farm-based income of CARP beneficiaries.  He clarified that while SRA will help in managing the block farms, the land ownership and possession will remain with the CARP ...

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SRA Sponsors Scholarship Study and Fellowship Program

Starting school year 2013-2014, the Sugar Regulatory Administration will formally open a Scholarship Study and Fellowship Program to deserving students. The prime goal of this undertaking is to promote and sustain a strong agricultural and industrial research and development program which will propel the Philippine sugar industry to stability and competitiveness in the coming years. Among its objectives are: 1) to provide the industry with a highly qualified and competent technical and extension workforce through undergraduate and post-graduate scholarships as well ...

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Sugar production hits half of target for 2012-2013 crop year ending August

MANILA - Sugar production for the current crop year is on target, with the industry already hitting 50 percent of its goal, the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) said on Monday. Ma. Regina Bautista-Martin, SRA chief, said production remains on track to hitting the 2.356 million metric ton target for crop year 2012-2013, adding that output would pick up in time for summer. “As of January 6, our production has already reached 1.093 million MT with weekly production rate of 67,548 MT. This is ...

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SRA to Implement e-Payment System of the Sugar and Sugar-based Import/Export Cargo Transactions

SRA Press Release - December 7, 2012 The Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) is now ready to implement electronic payment system for the export and import of sugar and sugar-based products to facilitate trade through the Philippine National Single Window (PNSW). SRA is among the first two government agencies piloted to implement the e-payment under the PNSW system together with the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC). This will facilitate paperless transaction in speed, with a full package of ePayment features, cutting transaction costs in ...

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SRA Maintains PH Sugar Outlook

The Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) maintains its Crop Year (CY) 2012/13 sugar production forecasts at 2.356 million metric tons. According to Ma. Regina Bautista-Martin, SRA Administrator the Philippines remained resilient despite the effects of Typhoons Pablo and Quinta that hit Mindanao and Visayas sugar-producing areas. As of weekending December 16, 2012, sugar production for the current CY has already reached  872,978.87 MT, or 37.048% of the forecast production. This is 27.19% higher than than last year for the same period. The ...

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Martin 1st Female to Chair ISO Gab

Martin 1st female to chair ISO gab (Quoted from the Visayas Daily Star) For the first time ever, the two-day International Sugar Organization seminar in London that begins November 27th will be chaired by a woman.Maria Regina Bautista Martin, Philippine Sugar Regulatory Administration chief, will chair the seminar that will tackle “Sugar crops, unleashing growth potential,” an ISO press release said yesterday.In contrast to the previous three seminars marred by the effects of the deep-rooted financial and economic crisis, the basically upbeat ...

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Indonesia, Thailand, & Philippines Prepare to Form the ASEAN Sugar Alliance (ASA)

The private sector sugar industries of Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines   agreed in principle to form the ASEAN Sugar Alliance (ASA) to strengthen their respective industries for the coming ASEAN Economic Community in Year 2015. According to the Philippine sugar industry, the idea to form an alliance was initially discussed by Thailand sugar industry representatives when Philippine sugarcane farmers and millers visited that country in August 2012. At first, the alliance was to be comprised of sugar industries of Thailand and ...

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National Single Window (NSW) MOA Signing for the E-payment System

The module of the e-payment system for the e-Permits/Clearances of import/export of sugar related cargoes through the Philippine National Single Window (PNSW) has been finally sealed through the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) among SRA, Bancnet, Landbank of the Philippines (LBP). This completes the loop for the paperless transactions in the issuing of the e-permits/clearances of the sugar related cargoes by sugar importers/exporters. The following transactions will be covered by this system. 1. Application for Permit to Export Raw ...

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Invitation to Bid

This is an Invitation to Bid for the Supply and Delivery of Four (4) units 3D Laser Scanner for 3D Documentation and Surveying Read more...

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Revised Guidelines on the SIDA Scholarship Program

The following are the Memorandum Circulars issued by SRA on the Revised Guidelines for the Sugarcane Industry Development Act (SIDA) Scholarship Program Read more...

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List of Nominees

The following are the nominees for the First and Second Level Representatives to the Placement Committee in the Implementation of the Approved Rationalization Plan of the Sugar Regulatory Administration Read more...

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Call for Proposals

The Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) is calling for proposals for the Sugarcane Research, Development and Extension (RDE) for 2018.   Funding for the projects comes through the Sugarcane Industry Development Act (RA #10659) which aims to promote and support the competitiveness of the sugarcane industry, maximize utilization of sugarcane resources, and improve income of farmers and farm workers. Call for Proposals 2018

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SIDA Scholarship Program

Announcement for the SIDA Scholarship Program

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OPSI Training Program for 2017

Schedule of OPSI Training Program for 2017  

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Notice to Proceed

Notice to Proceed is given to Taylor Nelson Sofres Philippines, Inc that work may commence on the Procurement of Services for the Conduct of SRA's Client Satisfaction Survey Read more...

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Notice to Proceed is given to Berns Engineering Sales Inc for the Supply of Various Airconditioner Units Read more...

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Notice to Proceed is given to Globalaire Technology Corporation for the Supply of Various Airconditioner Units under Lot No. 5 for Two (2) Units Split Type Floor Mounted 5.0 HP 3 Phase Inverter Read more...

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This is an Invitation to Bid for the Supply and Delivery of Thirty Two (32) Units Desktop Computers (Rebidding) Read more...

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Call for Proposals

PUBLIC INVITATION TO SUBMIT CONCEPT PAPERS FOR INNOVATIVE PROJECTS AND PROPOSALS  Call for Proposals November 29, 2016 Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) calls for RDE proposals. SRA is calling for proposals for the Sugarcane Research, Development and Extension (RDE) for 2017 and 2018. Funding for the projects comes through the Sugarcane Industry Development Act (RA #10659). The SIDA aims to promote and support the competitiveness of the sugarcane industry, maximize utilization of sugarcane resources, and improve income of farmers and farm workers. This Calls will ...

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Notice of Award

Notice of Award is given to Taylor Nelson Sofres Philippines Inc for the Procurement of Services for the Conduct of SRA's Client Satisfaction Survey Read more..

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Invitation to Bid

This is an Invitation to Bid for the Procurement of Services for the Research Study on Socio-Economic and Environmental Impacts of Bioethanol Production Read more...

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Notice to Proceed is given to Instrumix Supplier Inc for the Supply & Delivery of One (1) Unit Spectrophotometer Read more...

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Notice of Award

Notice of Award is given to DEX International Co. for the Supply of Labor, Materials and Equipment for the Installation of the Two (2) Units Brand New Elevator at the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) Main Building Read more..

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Supplemental / Bid Bulletin No. 1

This is a Supplemental/Bid for the Supply and Delivery of Four (4) Units 3D Laser Scanner for 3D Documentation & Surveying Read more...

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Notice of Award

Notice of Award is given to Instrumix Supplier, Inc. for the Supply and Delivery of One (1) Unit Spectrophotometer Read more..

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Invitation to Bid

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This is an Invitation to Bid for the Supply and Delivery of Thirty Two (32) Units Desktop Computers Read more...

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Invitation to Bid

This is an Invitation to Bid for the Procurement of Services for the Conduct of SRA's Client Satisfaction Survey Read more...

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Notice to Proceed

Notice to Proceed is given to Electrobyte Environmental Concerns Corporation for the Supply & Delivery of Two (2) Sets Ambient Air Monitoring Sampler Read more...

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Invitation to Bid

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Supplemental Bid

This is a Supplemental Bid for the Supply of Labor, Materials and Equipment for the Installation of Two (2) Units Brand New Elevator at the SRA Main Bldg Read more...

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Notice of Award

Notice of Award is given to Filholland Corporation for the Supply & Delivery of One (1) Unit Boom Sprayer Read more...

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Invitation to Bid

This is an Invitation to Bid for the Supply of Labor, Materials and Equipment for the Installation of Two (2) Units Brand New Elevator at the SRA Main Bldg & Procurement of Services for the Research Study on Socio-Economic & Environmental Impacts of Bioethanol Production Read more...

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Notice of Award

Notice of Award is given to Electrobyte Environmental Concerns Corporation for the Supply & Delivery of Two (2) Sets Ambient Air Monitoring Sampler Read more...

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Supplemental Bid

This is a Supplemental Bid for the Supply and Delivery of One (1) Unit Spectrophotometer Read more...

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Invitation to Bid

This is an Invitation to Bid for the Supply and Delivery of One (1) Unit Spectrophotometer Read more...

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Supplemental Bid

This is a Supplemental  Bid for the Supply and Delivery of One (1) Unit Boom Sprayer Read more...

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Invitation to Bid

This is an Invitation to Bid for the Supply and Delivery of One (1) Unit Boom Sprayer Read more...

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Vacant Positions

Vacant Positions as of July 11, 2016 Click here

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Supplemental Bid

This is a Supplemental/Bid for the Public Bidding for the Supply and Delivery of Two (2) sets Ambient Air Monitoring Sampler Read more...

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Invitation to Bid

This is an Invitation to Bid for the Supply and Delivery of Two (2) sets Ambient Air Monitoring Sampler Read more...

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Invitation to Bid

This is an Invitation to Bid for the Supply of Labor, Materials and Equipment for the Installation of Two (2) units Brand New Elevator at the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) Main Building Read more...

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Notice to the Public

Summary of 2016 SRA Programs/Projects/Activities funded by SRA Corporate Fund in compliance to COA Circular No. 2013-004 dated January 30, 2013 Click here...

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Notice to the Public

Summary of 2015 SRA Programs/Projects/Activities funded by SRA Corporate Fund in compliance to COA Circular No. 2013-004 dated January 30, 2013 Click here...

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Notice to Proceed

Notice to Proceed is given to Eastasia Solutions Technologies Corp. that work may commence on  the Supply and Delivery and Installation of Forty (40) units Automatic Weather Station Click here...

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Notice to the Public

Summary of 2016 Projects Under the Sugarcane Industry Development Act Funded by the 2016 General Appropriations Click here

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Notice to Proceed

Notice to Proceed is given to Integrated Scientific and Industrial Supply on the Supply and Delivery of One (1) Set Purity Analyzer System (1 Unit Saccharimeter and 1 Unit Refractometer Click here...

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Notice of Award

Notice of Award is given to EastAsia Solutions Technologies Corporation for the Supply, Delivery and Installation of Forty (40) Units Automatic Weather Station Read more...

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NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

SRA Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) Selection Criteria for the Accreditation of the Mill District Development Councils (MDDC's) and Sugarcane Planters Association on the Priority Project of the Sugarcane Industry Read more...

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NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

Implementation of Sugarcane Industry Priority Projects FY 2016 Read more...

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Vacant Positions

Vacant Positions as of January 26, 2016 Click here

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Notice of Award

Notice of Award is given to Integrated Scientific & Industrial Supply for the Supply and Delivery of One (1) Set Purity Analyzer System (1 Unit Saccharimeter and 1 Unit Refractometer Read more...

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Invitation to Bid

This is an Invitation to Bid for the Supply, Delivery and Installation of  Forty (40) units  Automatic Weather Station. Read more...

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Invitation to Bid

This is an Invitation to Bid for the Supply and Delivery of One (1) set Purity Analyzer System Read more...

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Invitation to Bid

This is an Invitation to Bid for the Supply and Delivery of Forty (40) Units Automatic Weather Station Read more...

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Vacant Positions

Vacant Positions as of August 25, 2015 Click here

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Invitation to Bid

This is an Invitation to Bid for the Sale of Six (6) Commercial Lots located at Sugartowne Housing Projects, Batasan Hills, QC Read more...

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Vacant Positions

Vacant Positions as of May 18, 2015 Click here

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Notice to Proceed

Notice to Proceed is given to Instrumix Supplier Inc..that the work may commence on the Supply and Delivery of Three (3) Units Spectrophotometer Click here...

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Vacant Positions

Vacant Positions as of March 17, 2015 Click here

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Notice to Proceed

Notice to Proceed is given to Toyota San Fernando, Pampanga, Inc.that the work may commence on the Supply and Delivery of One (1) Unit Brand New Motor Vehicle (Negotiated Procurement - Two Failed Biddings). Click here...

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Notice of Award

Notice of Award is given to Toyota San Fernando, Pampanga, Inc for the Supply and Delivery of One (1) Unit Brand New Motor Vehicle Read more...

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Notice of Award

Notice of Award is given to Instrumix Supplier, Inc for the Supply and Delivery of Three (3) units Spectrophotometer Read more...

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Notice of Award

Notice of Award is given to DCI International I.T. Solutions & Services Corp for the Supply and Delivery of Thirty Four (34) Units Brand New Desktop Computer Read more...

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Vacant Positions

Vacant Positions as of January 12, 2015 Click here

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Notice to Proceed

Notice to Proceed is given to YANA CHEMODITIES, INC that the company may proceed  for the SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF ONE (1) UNIT PH/CONDUCTIVITY MULTIPARAMETER BENCHTOP METER, Brand: Orion, Model VSTAR 52 with Automatic Stirring Probe, Orion 096019 Click here...

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Notice to Proceed

Notice to Proceed is given to NATURE'S VILLAGE RESORT that the "reservation/accommodation package" for the "ENERGY/EFFICIENCY AND CONSERVATION TRAINING" may proceed. Click here...

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Notice to Proceed

Notice to Proceed is given to AIRFREIGHT 2100 INC that work may proceed for the COURIER/MESSENGERIAL DELIVERY SERVICES Click here...

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Summary of Outstanding Quedans Subjected to Compulsory Disposition

Summary of Outstanding Quedans Subjected to Compulsory Disposition as per Sugar Order No. 12 and 12-A, series of 2013-2014 Read more...

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Notice: Re-setting the Scheduled Date of the Public Bidding

This is a Notice of Re-setting the Scheduled Date of the Public Bidding for the Supply and Delivery of Three (3) Units Spectrophotometer Read more...

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Vacant Positions

Vacant Positions as of November 5, 2014 Click here

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Invitation to Bid

This is an Invitation to Bid for the Supply and Delivery of Three (3) Units Spectrophotometer Read more...

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Invitation to Bid

This is an Invitation to Bid for the Supply and Delivery of Thirty Four (34) Units Brand New Desktop Computers Read more...

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SRA Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) Selection of Criteria

For NGO Accreditation on the Project "Conduct of Consumption Study of Sweeteners in the Philippines" Read more...

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Notice to the Public

Implementation of SRA Priority Project FY 2014 and 2015 Read more...

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Notice for Negotiated Procurement

Notice for Negotiated Procurement - The SRA-BAC invites proposal to submit price quotation through Negotiated Procurement under Section 53.1 of the IRR of RA 9184 of the Government Procurement Reform Act for the SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF ONE (1) UNIT BRAND NEW MOTOR VEHICLE Click here...

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Vacant Positions

Vacant Positions as of October 10, 2014 Click here

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Vacant Positions

Vacant Positions as of September 2, 2014 Click here

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Notice to Proceed

Notice to Proceed is given to JAN DALE ENTERPRISES CORPORATION that work may commence on the SUPPLY AND DELIVERY  OF ONE (1) UNIT PURITY ANALYZER SYSTEM Click here...

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Vacant Positions

Vacant Positions as of August 13, 2014 Click here

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Vacant Positions

Vacant Positions as of August 7, 2014 Click here

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Notice of Award

Notice of Award to Jan Dale Enterprises Corporation for the Contract for the Supply and Delivery of One (1) Unit of Purity Analyzer System Read more...

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Notice to Proceed

Notice to Proceed is given to EXCELLENT GENERAL SERVICES, INC  that work may commence on the CONTRACT for the SUPPLY OF JANITORIAL SERVICES CY 2014 - 2017. Click here...

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Notice to Proceed

Notice to Proceed is given to LIFEGUARD ARCHANGELS SECURITY AGENCY CORPORATION that work may commence on the CONTRACT for the SUPPLY OF SECURITY SERVICES CY 2014 - 2017. Click here...

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Vacant Positions

Vacant Positions as of July 17, 2014 Click here

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Vacant Positions

Vacant Positions as of July 7, 2014 Click here

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Invitation to Bid

Re-bidding for the Supply and Delivery of One (1) Unit Brand New Motor Vehicle Read more...

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Vacant Positions

Vacant Positions as of June 26, 2014 Click here

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Vacant Positions

Vacant Positions as of June 4, 2014 Click here

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Notice of Award

Notice of Award to Lifeguard Archangels Security Agency Corporation for the Contact for the Supply of Security Services CY 2014-1017 Read more...

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Notice of Award

Notice of Award to  Excellent General Services for the Contract for the Supply of Janitorial Services CY 2014 - 2017 Read more...

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Invitation to Bid

Re-bidding for the Supply and Delivery of One (1) Unit Purity Analyzer System Read more...

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Vacant Positions

Vacant Positions as of May 20,2014 Click here

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Invitation to Bid

This is an invitation to bid for the supply and delivery of (1) unit brand new Motor Vehicle.. Read more...

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Notice to Proceed

The attached Contract Agreement having been approved, notice is hereby given to KUMI CONSTRUCTION that work may commence on the SUPPLY OF LABOR, EQUIPMENT, SUPPLIES AND MATERIALS  FOR THE PROJECT    A. UPGRADING/ELEVATION OF MAIN ENTRANCE GATE     B. FLOOD CONTROL/DRAINAGE SYSTEM IMPROVEMENT, effective upon receipt of notice. Read more...

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Vacant Positions

Vacant Positions as of April 29, 2014 Click here

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Supplemental/Bid Bulletin No.1

Supplemental /Bid Bulletin No. 1 for the Public Bidding for the Supply of Security Services  CY 2014 - 2017. Read more...

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Vacant Positions

Vacant Positions as of April 24, 2014 Click here  

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Pre-bid Conference and Public Bidding

This is a Pre-bid Conference and Public Bidding for the contract for the supply of Janitorial and Security Services for CY 2014 - 2017. Read more...

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Invitation to Bid

This is an invitation to bid of contract for the supply of Janitorial Services CY 2014 - 2017 and contract for the supply of Security Services for CY 2014 - 2017. Read more...

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Vacant Positions

Vacant Positions as of April 2, 2014 Click here..

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Vacant Positions

Vacant Positions as of March 21, 2014 Click here..

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Vacant Positions

Vacant Positions as of March 11, 2014 Click here..

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Vacant Positions

Vacant Positions as of March 7, 2014 Click here...

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Notice of Award

This is a Notice of Award to KIMI Construction to the Bid for the Supply of Labor, Equipment, Supplies and Materials for the Project A. Upgrading/Elevation of  Main Entrance Gate B. Flood Control/Drainage System Improvement Read more... 

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Notice for Negotiated Procurement

The Sugar Regulatory Administration  (SRA) - Bids and Award Committee (BAC) invites proposed to submit price quotation through Negotiated Procurement under section 53.1 of the Implementing Rules and Regulation (IRR) of RA 9184 or the Government Procurement Reform Act for the Supply and Delivery of Various Farm Implements for Sugar - ACEF Related Projects for Ormoc-Kananga MDDCFI Read more...

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Invitation to Bid for the Supply & Delivery of One (1) Unit Purity Analyzer System

This is an Invitation to Bid for the Supply & Delivery of One (1) Unit Purity Analyzer System Read more...

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Notice to Proceed

This is a Notice to Proceed given to ELECTROBYTE ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS CORPORATON for the SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF (1) UNIT HIGH PERFORMANCE ION CHROMATOGRAPHY SYSTEM. Read more...  

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Vacant Positions

Vacant Positions as of January 24, 2014       Click here 

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Vacant Positions

Vacant Positions as of January 9, 2014 Click here

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Notice of Award

This is a Notice of Award to Electrobyte Environmental Concerns Corporation for the Bid for the Supply and Delivery of One (1) Unit High Performance Ion Chromatography System Read more..

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Vacant Positions

Vacant Positions as of December 3, 2013 Click here

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Notice to Proceed

This is a Notice to Proceed and Notice of Award given to K2RJL Industrial Sales and Services Co. for the Bid for the Supply of Labor, Equipment/Tools, Supplies and Materials  for the General Restoration and Painting  of the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) Main Building and Annex Building. Read more...

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Invitation to Bid

This is an Invitation to Bid for the Supply of Labor, Equipment, Supplies and Materials for the Project: A. Upgrading/Elevation of Main Entrance Gate B. Flood Control/Drainage System Improvement Read more..

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Vacant Positions

Vacant Positions as of November 21, 2013 Click here

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Vacant Positions

Vacant Positions as of November 6, 2013 Click here

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Notice of Award

This is a Notice of Award to K2RJL Industrial Sales and Services Co. for the Bid for the Supply of Labor, Equipment/Tools, Supplies and Materials for the General Restoration and Painting of the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) Main Building and Annex Building. Read more... 

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Invitation to Bid

This is an Invitation to Bid for the Supply and Delivery of One (1) unit High Performance Ion Chromatography System   Read more..

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Vacant Positions

Vacant Positions as of September 9, 2013 Click here

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Vacant Positions

Vacant Positions as of September 5, 2013   Click here

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Vacant Positions

Vacant Positions as of August 29, 2013 Click here

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Invitation to Bid

This is an Invitation to Bid for the Supply of Labor, Equipment/Tools, Supplies and Materials for the General Restoration and Painting of the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) Main Building and Annex Building Read more...

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Notice to Proceed

Notice to Proceed, Purchase Order and Notice of Award is hereby given to INDUSTRIAL & TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT INC.(INTECO) for the Supply & Delivery of One (1) Unit Brand New Pick-up Type 4 x 4 Motor Vehicle Read more...

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Vacant Positions

Vacant Positions as of July 18, 2013   Click here

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Announcement of the 6th Sugar Asia 2014

The 6th Sugar Asia 2014 - An International Exhibition and Conference on Sugar/Ethanol/Distilleries/Bio-Energy/Cane Farming to be held on February 27-28, 2014 at Bombay Exhibition Center. Mumbai, India Further reading...

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Notice Of Award

This is a Notice of Award to INTECO for the Bid for the Supply & Delivery of One (1) Unit Brand New Pick-up Type 4 x 4 Motor Vehicle Read more...

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Notice to Proceed

Notice to Proceed is hereby given to OPEN BUILDERS AND SUPPLY for the Supply of Labor, Materials and Equipment for the Renovation/Rehabilitation  of the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) Laboratory Read more ...

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Notice to Proceed

Notice to Proceed is hereby given to PAYNAMICS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. that work may commence on the Supply and Delivery of Computer Systems/Programs/Database of the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) Information System Read more...

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Notice to Proceed

Notice to Proceed is hereby given to TRADEPOINTS, INC. that work may commence on the Supply and Delivery of Various Instruments for Energy Efficiency and Conservation for the Sugar Industry Projects Read more...

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Vacant Positions

Vacant Positions as of June 4, 2013 Click here

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Notice to Proceed

Notice to Proceed is hereby given to PHILAB Industries, Inc. that work may commence on the  the Supply and Delivery of Various Instruments for Energy Efficiency and Conservation for the Sugar Industry Projects Read more...

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Vacant Positions

Vacant Positions as of May 27, 2013 Click here

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Notice to Proceed

Notice to Proceed is hereby given to Avesco Marketing Corporation for the Supply and Delivery of Various Instruments for Energy Efficiency and Conservation for the Sugar Industry Projects Read more...

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Notice to Proceed

Notice to Proceed is hereby given to PHILAB Industries, Inc. for the Supply and Delivery of Various Instruments for Energy Efficiency and Conservation for the Sugar Industry Projects Read more...

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Notice of Award

This is a Notice of Award given to Open Builders and Supply for the Bid for the Supply of Labor, Materials and Equipment for the Renovation/Rehabilitation  of the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) Laboratory Read more...

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Supplemental Bid for the Re-Bidding for the Supply & Delivery of One (1) Unit Brand New Pick-up Type 4 x 4 Motor Vehicle

This is a Supplemental Bid for the Re-Bidding for the Supply & Delivery of One (1) Unit Brand New Pick-up Type 4 x 4 Motor Vehicle Read more...

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Invitation to Bid for the Re-Bidding for the Supply & Delivery of One (1) Unit Brand New Pick-up Type 4 x 4 Motor Vehicle

This is an invitation to Bid for the Re-Bidding for the Supply & Delivery of One (1) Unit Brand New Pick-up Type 4 x 4 Motor Vehicle Read more..  

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Notice of Award

This is a Notice of Award for the Supply and Delivery of Computer Systems /Programs/Database of the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) Information System. Read more...

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Notice of Award

This is a Notice of Award for the Supply and Delivery of Various Instruments for Energy Efficiency and Conservation for the Sugar Industry Projects. Read more...

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Notice for Negotiated Procurement

The Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) - Bids & Awards Committee (BAC) invites proposal to submit price quotation through Negotiated Procurement under Section 53.1 of the Implementing Rules & Regulations (IRR) of RA 9184 or the Government Procurement Reform Act for the Supply & Delivery of Various Farm Implements for Sugar-ACEF Related Projects for Ormoc-Kananga MDDCFI. Click here.

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Invitation to Bid for the Supply & Delivery of One Unit Brand New Pick-up Type 4 x 4 Motor Vehicle

This is an Invitation to Bid for the Supply & Delivery of One (1) Unit Brand New Pick-up Type 4 x 4 Motor Vehicle   Read more

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Vacant Positions

Vacant Positions as of March 1, 2013   Click here

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Vacant Positions

Vacant Positions as of February 4, 2013   Click here

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Bid for the Renovation of SRA Laboratory

This is an invitation to bid for the supply of labor, materials and equipment for the renovation/rehabilitation  of SRA Laboratory. Read more...

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Re-Bidding for the Supply & Delivery of Computer Systems/Programs/Database of the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) Information System

This Supplemental/Bid Bulletin No. 1 dated January 22, 2013 is issued to clarify, modify or amend items in the Bidding Documents. Click this link

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Keynote Speech by Rep. Alfredo B. Benitez

KEYNOTE SPEECH delivered by REP.  ALFREDO "ALBEE" B. BENITEZ Representative, 3rd District of Negros Occidental Principal Author, House Bill 6113: The proposed Sugarcane Industry Development Act on the occasion of the 59th Annual National Convention of the Philippine Sugar  Technologists Association (PHILSUTECH) August 22, 2012, Waterfront Hotel, Cebu City Greetings and congratulations to the delegates of this huge and prestigious annual gathering of leaders and technologists of the country's sugar industry. Warm welcome to participants from other sugar-producing countries in Asia as well. I am certain that I was invited to deliver ...

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