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SRA and BOC Meet Again

Administrator Hermenegildo Serafica, together with Ms. Jennifer Marie Artates and Mr. Rondell Manjarres, met with Bureau of Customs Assessment and Operations Coordinating Group (BOC-AOCG) deputy commissioner Atty. Edward Dy Buco to discuss the importation of sugar under Sugar Order No. 10 and request BOC to facilitate fast tracking the release of the imported sugar from their port. Read more...

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A Hawaiian-Themed Celebration

Hawaiian-Philippine Company (HPCo), the oldest and still very much operational sugar central, celebrated its 100 years of servicing the sugarcane industry on 24 August 2018 at Silay City in Negros Occidental. Read more...

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Adm. Serafica Sits Down with Sugar Traders

SRA Administrator Hermenegildo R. Serafica had a breakfast meeting with the Sugar Traders who imported sugar under Sugar Order No. 10, Series of 2017-2018: Sugar Import Program for Crop Year 2017-2018 to learn from them the status of their sugar importation and any bottlenecks that they might have encountered at the SRA Board Room on August 22, 2018. Read more...

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Ford Tractor Phil. Opens New Branch in Cebu

SRA Administrator Hermenegildo R. Serafica was among the guests of honor who took part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony during the inauguration of Ford Tractor Philippines’ newest Cebu branch along Ouano Avenue, Mandaue City on 15 August 2018. Read more...

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SRA Top Managers Attend ORA OHRA Seminar

Fe P. Lacaba, Director II of NCR CSC, conducted a two-day seminar on the Omnibus Rules on Appointments and Other Human Resource Actions (ORA OHRA) for SRA top managers and personnel on August 9 and 10, 2018 still at Microtel Hotel, UP Techno Hub, Commonwealth Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City. Read more...

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SRA Awards Grants to SIDA Scholars

Administrator Hermenegildo Serafica awarded the grants in the form of cheques to the Sugarcane Industry Development Act (SIDA) scholars during a TESDA ceremony on 7 August 2018 in Bacolod City. Read more...

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BREAKFAST MEETING OF SRA-RDE WITH ORMOC MDDC

Administrator Serafica attended a breakfast meeting with the SRA-Visayas RD&E staff headed by Ms. Rosemarie Gumera, OIC-Deputy Administrator for Research Development and Extension, during the Strategic Planning Workshop of the Ormoc-Kananga MDDC in Leyte on July 23, 2018. Read more...

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DAVAO SUGAR MILL REQUESTS SRA TO CONDUCT OPSI

Administrator Serafica attended and delivered his inspirational message during the twoday Outreach Program of the Sugarcane Industry (OPSI) training given to Davao farmers and millers on July 17-18, 2018 at the Davao Sugar Central Compound in Davaol del Sur. Read more...

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DA CALLS FOR A MEETING WITH SRA AND SUGAR TRADERS

DA Secretary Emmanuel Piñol called for a meeting with Administrator Serafica and SRA registered sugar traders in his office at the Department of Agriculture Building on Elliptical Road, Diliman, Quezon City on June 29, 2018. Read more...

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ADMIN SERAFICA REPRESENTS SRA DURING MEETING WITH DTI

Administrator Serafica attended a meeting with DTI Secretary Ramon M. Lopez at the Industry & Investments Building, Office of the Trade and Industry Secretary along Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue in Makati City on June 8, 2018. Read more...

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PHILEXPORT Interviews Administrator Serafica

The Philippine Exporters Confederation, Inc. (PHILEXPORT) and the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) invited Administrator Serafica to be a part of a videotaped panel interview that will be aired on a show called Business and Beyond on GMA News TV (Channel 24) on 16 September 2018. Read more...

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Just Another Day at the Office

Sugar Regulatory Administrator Hermenegildo Serafica tackles a mound of paperwork inside his office at SRA-Bacolod. He is assisted by Ms. Jennifer Marie Artates, his Executive Assistant. Read more...

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A Delightful Meeting by Chance

Administrator Hermenegildo R. Serafica met Mr. Jose Mari Chan, chairman and CEO of Binalbagan Isabela Sugar Company, Inc. (BISCOM) at the Bacolod–Silay Airport on his way to Bacolod on 30 July 2018. Read more...

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Batangas Planters Seek the Help of Adm Serafica

The Luzon Federation of Sugarcane Growers Association’s (LuzonFed) went SRA to seek assistance in their opposition of the proposed acquisition of Central Azucarera de Don Pedro Inc. (CADPI) by Universal Robina Corporation (URC) on 27 July 2018. Read more...

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SRA, BOC Discuss Sugar Importation Issues

SRA Administrator Serafica together with selected members of SRA’s Regulation Department headed by Ms. Daisy Corazon Fabia met with BOC Commissioner Isidro Lapeña at the Bureau of Customs Building in Manila on 26 July 2018. Read more...

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Engr. Serafica Meets Engr. Gonzales

Sugar Regulatory Administrator Hermenegildo Serafica paid a courtesy visit to Engr. Lino Francisco C. Gonzales who is the incumbent District Engineer of Southern Leyte at the District Engineering Office, DPWH Region VIII last July 24, 2018 Read more...

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ORMOC MDDC Conducts Strategic Planning Workshop

The SRA Planning & RDE Team conducted a strategic planning workshop in Ormoc-Kananga Mill District hosted by the Ormoc-Kananga Mill District Development Council (MDDC) on July 23-24, 2018. Read more...  

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DA, SRA Sits Down with DOF, Raffy Alunan & Pepsi Cola

DOF Secretary Dominguez asked for a meeting with SRA and Pepsi Cola on 19 July 2018 after receiving word from the latter regarding certain issues as to the sugar shortage. Pepsi expressed their willingness to help the sugarcane industry and work with the stakeholders to come up with long term solutions that will increase productivity. Read more...

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SRA RDE Visayas Holds First Project Assessment and Strategic Planning Workshop

The Research, Development and Extension Department (RDE) of SRA Visayas held its first Project Assessment and Strategic Planning Workshop in Dauis, Bohol on July 2-5, 2018. Read more...

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SRA Joins NEDA, DOTr, LTO in Coordination Meeting

A coordination meeting on the Height Load Limits of Hauling Trucks and Guidelines on Authorized Truck Body Modification in Negros Occidental and Bacolod City was held at the Provincial Capitol Building, Gatuslao Street, Bacolod City on 2 July 2018. Read more...

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Adm Serafica Initiates SPMS Seminar

SRA conducted a re-tooling and deepening session aimed at strengthening its strategic performance management system with the participation of SRA officials, managers and supervisors on June 19, 2018 at Microtel Hotel, Techno Hub, Commonwealth Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City, through the facilitation of the Civil Service Commission (CSC). Read more...

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SRA Scholar Graduates Cum Laude from UPLB

Aldrin John N. Alviar, one of the twenty-nine (29) cum laude for AY 2017-2018, graduated with a general weighted average (GWA) of 1.750 and had been consistently under SRA Scholarship since Academic Year 2015-2016. Read more...

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Adm Serafica Sits Down with Sugar Traders

A group of sugar traders held a breakfast meeting with Administrator Serafica, Board Member Beltran and Atty. Jesus Barrera of the Philippine Sugar Millers Association inside the SRA Board Room at the Sugar Center Building, North Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City on 4 June 2018. Read more...

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SRA Gets Updates from JIRCAS’ Sugarcane Research

SRA sat down with their partners from JIRCAS on June 4, 2018 inside the Board Room of the Sugar Center Building in Diliman, Quezon City. Read more...

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Administrator Serafica Attends Meeting with Secretary Dominguez and Coca-Cola

Administrator Serafica again met with Coca-Cola Atlanta President, Win Everhart, this time with the Secretary of Finance, Carlos Dominguez III at the Department of Finance on the first day of June 2018. Read more...

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Admin Serafica Attends Meeting with Senator Zubiri and Coca-Cola

The entire SRA Board met with Senator Juan Miguel “Migz” Zubiri and Coca-Cola Atlanta President, Mr. Win Everhart on May 29, 2018. Read more...

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SRA Board Attends Sugarcane Industry Stakeholders’ Meeting with Secretary Manny Piñol

The Governing Board of the Sugar Regulatory Administration met with DA Secretary Manny Piñol at the Department of Agriculture on May 28, 2018. Read more...

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Administrator Serafica Attends the PSME Visayas Regional Conference

Administrator Serafica attended the Philippine Society of Mechanical Engineers’ Visayas Regional Conference as their esteemed guest speaker on May 25, 2018 at L’Fisher Hotel, Bacolod City. Read more...

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Administrator Serafica Gets a Visit from Congressman Gary Alejano

Congressman Gary C. Alejano, the representative of the Magdalo Para sa Pilipino Party-List, expressed his strong support for the efforts of SRA with regard to the development and promotion of the growth of the sugarcane industry during his visit to Administrator Serafica at the Sugar Center Building, North Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City on May 22, 2018. Read more...

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SRA Moderates Meeting Between Mead Johnson and PASRI

A meeting between Mead Johnson and Philippine Association of Sugar Refineries Inc. (PASRI) was held and moderated by the Sugar Regulatory Administration, headed by Administrator Hermenegildo Serafica and Board Member Roland Beltran on May 10, 2018. Read more...

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SRA and Nippon Steel Visit Cellulosic Ethanol Plant in Batangas

Administrator Serafica, with Ms. Rosemarie Gumera and Board Member Roland Beltran, travelled to Nasugbu, Batangas to inspect Central Azucarera de Don Pedro, Inc., a plant that produces cellulosic ethanol on April 19, 2018. Read more...

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Administrator Serafica Attends US Embassy Dinner

Administrator Hermenegildo R. Serafica, together with Board Members Roland B. Beltran and Emilio Bernardino L. Yulo, attended a US Embassy dinner on board the USS Theodore Roosevelt CVN 71 also known as the Big Stick or the fourth Nimitz-class aircraft carrier on April 13, 2018. Read more...

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Admin Serafica Attends the 38th USPD General Assembly in Davao City

The United Sugarcane Planters of Davao (USPD) successfully conducted its 38th Annual General Assembly with the theme “Upgraded Technology for a Sustainable Sugarcane Production” at the Arita USPD Business Center, Rizal Avenue, Digos City, Davao del Sur on March 3, 2018. Read more...

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Alvean Pays a Courtesy Call to SRA

Eric Cheng and Alex Tan Sofia, accompanied by Benito Chua, paid a visit out of courtesy to Administrator Serafica on May 9, 2018. Both gentlemen represented Alvean, a global company that specializes in commercializing and trading raw and white sugar globally. Read more...

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Admin Serafica Sits In with National Biofuel Board Meeting

The National Biofuel Board (NBB) had a day-long board meeting headed by Assistant Secretary Robert B. Uy, NBB Chairperson in the SRA Board Room on May 3, 2018. Read more...

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Admin Serafica Attends SRA-Bacolod General Assembly

Administrator Serafica gave a speech when he attended the General Assembly of SRA-Bacolod on May 2, 2018. A part of the agenda was to discuss and address everyone’s concerns on the impending Rationalization Plan. Read more...

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Administrator Serafica Visits Three Mill Sites in Visayas

Administrator Serafica has been making his rounds to different mills in the Visayas region to talk with mill managers regarding their estimated sugar production, end of milling dates, and their mills’ concerns. Read more...

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NFA Invites SRA to Learn Sugar Quedan System

On Monday, April 23, 2018, Administrator Hermenegildo Serafica met with the Treasurer of the Philippines, Rosalia de Leon at the Bureau of the Treasury in Intramuros, Manila. Read more...

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All in a Day’s Work – A Day in the Life of Admin Serafica in Bacolod

SRA-Bacolod held a DOLE-DILEEP Project Proposal Writeshop (Pangkabuhayan) at the SRA Dormitory Hall, La Granja, La Carlota City on April 17 to 18, 2018. Read more...

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CSC Director Fe Lacaba Sits Down with Admin Serafica and SRA Managers

SRA’s typical flay raising ceremony became extra special with a visit from Director Fe Lacaba from the Civil Service Commission on April 16, 2018. After the singing of the National Anthem and the DA and SRA Hymns, Dir. Fe awarded SRA for completing its registration of the Collective Negotiation Agreement (CNA) Program. Read more...

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Admin Serafica Calls for SUGAREAP General Assembly

On April 13, 2018, the entire manpower of SRA–Quezon City gathered in the Social Hall after a general assembly was called. Administrator Serafica wanted to open the floor and address most of the staff’s concerns regarding the rationalization plan. Read more...

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Admin Serafica Meets with Deputy Commissioner Dy-Buco of BOC

Administrator Serafica met with Atty. Edward James A. Dy Buco, the Deputy Commissioner of Assessment and Operations Coordinating Group (AOCG), to discuss his growing concerns regarding the importation and exportation of sugar and high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) on April 11, 2018 at the Office of the Deputy Commissioner AOCG at POM Bldg, Gate 3, South Harbor, Pier Manila. The deputy commissioner accommodated Admin Serafica’s request for a meeting since then BOC Commissioner Isidro Lapeña was unavailable due to his ...

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Collaboration Between SRA and DAR Administrator

Administrator Serafica (third from right), met with Undersecretary Rose Bistoyong of the Department of Agrarian Reform (second from right) on April 10, 2018 to discuss the Block Farm Program which is one of SRA’s major projects under the Sugar Industry Development Act (SIDA). Read more...

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Admin Serafica Visits the Research Facilities of the University of the Philippines, Los Baños

Administrator Hermenegildo Serafica went to the University of the Philippines, Los Baños (UPLB) to visit the research laboratories and research farms funded by SRA’s Sugar Industry Development Act (SIDA) on April 5, 2018. Read more...

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Oath Taking of the New SURECCO Officers

Administrator Serafica led the oath taking ceremony of the newly elected officers of the Sugar Regulatory Employees’ Credit Cooperative (SURECCO) on April 2, 2018. Read more...  

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Meeting with Cong. Albee Benitez in Tagaytay, Cavite

Administrator Serafica met with Congressman Alfredo ‘Albee’ Benitez who is also the representative of the 3rd District of Negros Occidental in Tagaytay, Cavite on March 8, 2018. Their conversation centered on the Strategic Planning for the aforementioned district. Read more...

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Awarding of Outstanding Farmers, Fisherfolk and Coastal Communities (Gawad Saka 2017 and Malinis at Masaganang Karagatan 2017)

Administrator Serafica attended the Awarding of Outstanding Farmers, Fisherfolk and Coastal Communities at the Rizal Hall in Malacañang Palace on April 5, 2018. Read more...

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Administrator Serafica Attends TienDA Para Sa Mga Bayani

Adm Hermenegildo R. Serafica attended the establishment of TienDa Para sa mga Bayani in Camp Manuel T. Yan Sr., Mawab, Campostela Valley Province on January 22, 2018. Read more...

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Back to Back Meeting of Infra TWG and SCP TWG

Administrator Serafica, Board Member Beltran, Ms. Jennifer Artates, Ms. Maru Gumera, Mr. Alex Galicia, and a handful of Mill District Officers (MDOs) gave their full attention as they sat through three straight meetings at the Board Room of the Sugar Center Building on April 25, 2018. Read more...

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Admin. Serafica Meets with First Secretary of Tanzanian Embassy

First Secretary Ebenezer Sayores of the High Commission of the United Republic of Tanzania visited the Sugar Regulatory Administrator and sat down with Administrator Serafica to discuss investment possibilities in the sugarcane industry between both countries on April 23, 2018. This was after the ambassador of Tanzania had a meeting with Sen. Cynthia Villar and Sec. Piñol respectively. Read more...

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY ADMIN SERAFICA

Engr. Hermenegildo R. Serafica celebrated his 1st birthday as SRA Administrator surrounded by dedicated and supportive employees who surprised him with a two-song serenade. It was a simple celebration of a milestone with cake and ice cream enjoyed by every department. Read more...

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Adm Serafica Inspects FMR Project in Ormoc City, Leyte

SRA Administrator Serafica inspected the SIDA Farm to Mill Road (FMR) Project  in Brgy. Ipil to Sitio Awihao, Boroc, Ormoc City, Leyte last January 27, 2018 Read more...

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1st Philippine Sugarcane Farming Mechanization Expo in SRA Bacolod

Things were off to a good start during the first day of the first ever Farm Mechanization Expo by the Sugar Regulatory Administration in Bacolod City. No less than the administrator, Engr. Hermenegildo Serafica, started the Opening Program with his welcome remarks. In his speech, he mentioned that the sugarcane industry is a changing landscape that is full of challenges and that the best way to address these is through farm mechanization. He also promised that SRA will continue to ...

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Adm Serafica Attends Sta. Rosa Small Farmers Association (STARSFA) General Assembly

SRA Administrator Hermenegildo R. Serafica with members of the Sta. Rosa Small Farmers Association (STARSFA) during their general assembly last February 22, 2018 at Purok Old Barrio, Brgy. Sta. Rosa, Murcia City, Negros Occidental. Read more...

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SRA Visits Japan for Collaboration Research with JIRCAS

Upon the invitation of the Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS), the Sugar Regulatory Administration recently flew to Japan from February 4-10, 2018, to participate in a series of meetings for the research on "Development of Sustainable Sugarcane Cultivation System in the Philippines" Read more...

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Kagawad Manaog from Pili Visits SRA Administrator Serafica

SRA Administrator Hermenegildo Serafica (right) with Kagawad Paul Manaog (left) from Pili, Camarines Sur who paid an early morning visit to the Administrator at the Sugar Center Building, North Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City on February 14, 2018 to submit documents for the proposed Farm to Mill Roads project in Pili, Camarines Sur for funding under the Sugarcane Industry Development Act (SIDA) 2018 General Appropriations Act budget. Read more...

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JIRCAS Facilitated Sugarcane Crop Modelling Seminar

A Team of experts and researchers from  JAPAN INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH CENTER FOR AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES  (JIRCAS)   led by  Director Satoshi Tobita flew in from Japan together with three others to the SUGAR REGULATORY ADMINISTRATION (SRA) in  LGAREC, La Carlota City  to conduct a 3-day lecture and hands-on training on APSIM Sugarcane Crop Modelling last October 24-26, 2017. Read more...

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Admin Serafica Meets Officers & Engineers of Bogo-Medellin

The SRA Administrator had a meeting with the Officers & Engineers of Bogo-Medellin Milling Company, Inc held at Medellin, Cebu last January 12, 2018 to discuss the issues raised by the farmers & the mill's compliance to the findings of SRA Audit Team. Read more... 

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Administrator Serafica Meets the Board of Directors of BMSPAI

Admin Serafica met the Board of Directors of Bogo-Medellin Sugarcane Planters Association Inc.,(BMSPAI)  at Medellin, Cebu last January 12, 2018 to discuss the various problems of farmers with the BOMEDCO Management. Read more...

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SRA Administrator Inspecting the Progress of 2017 FMR

SRA Administrator inspecting the progress on the implementation of 2017 FMR project at Bogo-Medellin/ Durano Mill District last January 12, 2018. Read more...

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Meeting with DA Undersecretary

SRA Administrator Hermenegildo R. Serafica with DA Undersecretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat. Taken on January 9, 2018 during a meeting where they discussed the possibility of selling sugar at DA's TienDA program, where consumers can buy produce directly from farmers at farmgate price. Read more...

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Rizal Day Wreath Laying in Ormoc City

SRA Administrator, Hermenegildo R. Serafica with Mayor Richard I. Gomez, Cong Lucy T. Gomez and City Councilors of Ormoc City during Rizal Day wreath laying in Ormoc City, December 30, 2017. Read more...

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SRA Administrator Meets Endika Aboitiz

SRA Administrator Hermenegildo R. Serafica meeting with Endika Aboitiz, Director, Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Inc. to discuss sugarcane industry updates, the Sugarcane Industry Roadmap and the future of the sugarcane industry on December 6, 2017. Read more...

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Oath Taking Ceremony of SRA Administrator

SRA Administrator Hermenegildo R. Serafica with President Rodrigo R. Duterte and other presidential appointees during the oath taking ceremony at Malacañang Palace held last December 6, 2017. Read more...

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Capiz State University (CSU) Turn over Ceremony

Administrator Hermenegildo R. Serafica with Capiz State University officials during the Turnover Ceremony for the Sugarcane Industry Development Act (SIDA) funded Soils Laboratory Equipment held on Dec. 4, 2017 where he also met and conversed with the SIDA funded scholars taking up courses relevant to the development and competitiveness of the sugarcane industry. Read more...

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Central Philippines State University (CPSU) Turn Over Ceremony

Turn over Ceremony of Automatic Weather Station and Soil Laboratory Equipment and Supplies by Sugar Regulatory Administration to Central Philippines State University (CPSU), Kabankalan City, held on November 24, 2017, where SRA Administrator met with CPSU Officials as well as SRA and Sugarcane Industry Development Act (SIDA) Scholars. Administrator Serafica also met with a local sugarcane block farmer who expressed his gratitude for SRA's intervention such that even with the low prices of sugar, his farm is still doing well and making profit. Read more...

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Ormoc Sugarcane Planters Association (OSPA) General Assembly

SRA Administrator Hermenegildo R. Serafica (center right) with OSPA Board of Directors lead by  OSPA President  Attty. Iñaki A. Larrazabal (center left) and to the left of Administrator Serafica is OSPA Vice President Atty. Roy Bernard Fiel at the Ormoc Sugarcane Planters Association General Assembly held on November 18, 2017. Read more...

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SRA Administrator Visits Batangas Integrated Sugar Planters Multi-Purpose Cooperative (BISPMPC)

“The only way to go is mechanization. With scarcity of labor and the low world market price of sugar, we have no choice but to mechanize and be competitive,” said Sugar Regulatory Administration Administrator Hermenegildo Serafica when he and SRA Board Member Atty. Roland Beltran visited Batangas Integrated Sugar Planters Multi-Purpose Cooperative (BISPMPC) on November 17, 2017 to touch base with its members. Read more...

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Visayas State University Ormoc Turn over Ceremony

SRA Administrator Hermenegildo Serafica and Board Member Roland B. Beltran with Visayas State University Officials during the turnover ceremony of the soils laboratory equipment, materials and supplies provided by SIDA-SRA Project, Upgrading of Soil Laboratories, held on November 10, 2017 at 10AM at the Department of Soil Science (DSS), Visayas State University, Ormoc. Read more...

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Lopez Mill District Turn over Ceremony

SRA Administrator Hermenegildo R. Serafica and Board Member Atty Roland B.Beltran at the Lopez Mill District turnover ceremony of the Soils Laboratory Equipment funded thru the Sugarcane Industry Development Act held November 6, 2017 where Administrator Serafica urged the sugarcane planters to innovate and be scientific in their farming to increase productivity while lowering production cost. Read more...

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Courtesy Call with the Speaker of the House of Representatives

SRA Administrator Hermenegildo Serafica on a courtesy call with House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez on October 4, 2017. Among the topics discussed are the Sugarcane Industry Roadmap, direction of SRA and the sugarcane industry. Read more...

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SRA and Landbank Firm Up Quedan Financing and Socialized Credit Programs for the Sugarcane Industry

SRA Administrator Serafica, Sugar Board Member Beltran and LBP President Alex Buenaventura joined hands and agreed on the terms for the quedan financing and socialized credit programs to provide support to the sugarcane farmers amidst the declining price of sugar during their meeting held in Landbank Plaza in Malate, Manila on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. Read more...

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Governing Board of the Sugar Regulatory Administration

The Governing Board of the Sugar Regulatory Administration handshaked during the Board Meeting held on November 23, 2017 at SRA Board Room. Read more...

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SRA Has A New Board Member

The Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) has a  newly appointed SRA Board Member - Planter's Representative, Atty. Emilio Bernardino L. Yulo. He took his Oath-taking  on November 20, 2017 with Department of Agriculture Secretary, Emmanuel F. Piñol. Read more...

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General Assembly of the Association of Bukidnon Sugarcane Farmers Inc. (ABSFI)

SRA Administrator Serafica attended the General Assembly of the Association of Bukidnon Sugarcane Farmers Inc. (ABSFI) and the Joint Annual General Membership Meeting held last October 29, 2017at the CMU Convention Center, Musuan, Maramag, Bukidnon. Read more...

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Meeting with SRA MDOs and Personnel

Administrator Serafica met with SRA MDOs and casual personnel of Mindanao to fast track the SIDA Implementation. The meeting was held on October 28, 2017 in Bukidnon. Read more...

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Luncheon Meeting with Universal Robina Corporation (URC)

Administrator Serafica attended a luncheon meeting with the executives of Universal Robina Corporation (URC) last October 17, 2017. Read more...

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Meeting with Members of the Ethanol Producers Association of the Philippines and the Various Sugar Traders

SRA Administrator, Engr. Hermenegildo R. Serafica  and Board Member Atty. Roland Beltran attended a meeting with members of the Ethanol Producers Association of the Philippines on  October 12, 2017 held at the SRA Board Room, North Avenue, Quezon City. Read more...

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Courtesy Call to the New SRA Administrator

Ormoc City Mayor Richard I. Gomez and Ormoc City Administrator Vincent L. Emnas made a courtesy call on the newly appointed SRA Administrator Engr. Hemenegildo R. Serafica. Also present is SRA Board Member Atty. Roland B. Beltran representing the Sugar Millers Sector. Read more...

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Oath Taking Ceremony of the Newly Appointed SRA Administrator

The newly installed SRA Administrator, Engr. Hermenegildo R. Serafica took his oath of office with Secretary Emmanuel Piñol of the Department of Agriculture during the Sugar Industry Stakeholders’ Forum held last September 29, 2017 at the SRA Social Hall, Bacolod City. Read more...

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SRA Holds Sugar Industry Stakeholders’ Forum and Dialogue with National Federation of Sugarcane Workers

The Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) hosted the Sugar Industry Stakeholders’ Forum back to back with a Dialogue with the National Federation of Sugarcane Workers last September 29, 2017 held at the SRA Social  Hall, Bacolod City and at the Negros Occidental Provincial Capitol respectively. Read more...

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SRA Meeting with Senator Cynthia A. Villar

SRA officials had a meeting with Senator Cynthia A. Villar last September 22, 2017 to discuss budget allocations regarding SIDA Projects. Read more...

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The Sugarcane Industry Development Act (SIDA) Research Development and Extension (RD&E) Program Committee Meeting

The SIDA, RD&E Program Committee meeting was held at the Training Room of the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) last September 7, 2017. Read more...

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Turn-over Ceremony

The Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) held its Turn-over Ceremony last November 25, 2016 at the SRA Social Hall, Quezon City. Turn-over Ceremony

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Oath Taking Ceremony of the New SRA Administrator

Oath taking ceremony of Administrator Anna Rosario V. Paner with Secretary Emmanuel Piñol of  the Department of Agriculture held on November 21, 2016 at the Department of Agriculture, Quezon City. Oath taking Ceremony

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Administrator Anna Rosario V. Paner Attends Thematic Summit in Davao City

Administrator Anna Rosario V. Paner attended the Thematic Summit on Food Security, Land Tenure Improvement & Environmental Protection held on November 3 - 4, 2016 at the Waterfront Insular Hotel, Davao City.

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Administrator Martin Attends General Assembly of Batangas Integrated Sugar Planters Multi-Purpose Cooperative

Admin Gina attended the General Assembly of Batangas Integrated Sugar Planters 

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SRA Administrator with the Scholars of the Sugar Industry Foundation Inc. (SIFI)

Administrator Martin with the graduates of the Sugar Industry Foundation Inc. (SIFI)....

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Administrator Martin’s List of Activities from January – October 2015

A Summary of the List of Activities and Meetings Attended and Conducted by Administrator Martin from January - October, 2015  

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Administrator Martin Attends the 23rd International Sugar Organization (ISO) and the 46th Session of the International Sugar Council

Administrator Martin attended the 23rd International Sugar Organization (ISO) and the 46th Session of the International Sugar Council at East Wintergardenin Canary Wharf in London, United Kingdom last November 25-26, 2014. Read more...

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Administrator Martin Attends DA’s Mancom

Administrator Martin attended the Department of  Agriculture’s   MANCOM meeting held at Limketkai Luxe Hotel in Cagayan de Oro City last November 12-14, 2014.

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3rd Phil-Brazil Bilateral Consultation Meeting

Administrator Martin during the 3rd Phil-Brazil Bilateral Consultation meeting on technical and economic cooperation on sugarcane, sugar and bioethanol — in Brasília, Brazil held last August 25, 2014 Read more...

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Travel Report of the SRA Delegation to Attend the 3rd PHL-Brazil Bilateral Consultation Meeting and Study Tour in Brazil

Report to His Excellency the proceedings of the 3rd PHL-Brazil Bilateral Consultation Meeting with respect to the agenda on Bioenergy and Biofuels held on August 25, 2014 in Brasilia, Brazil and the meeting with the Brazilian Ministries and study tour of the SRA delegation to Sao Paulo’s research institutions, sugarcane processing facilities and sugarcane farm from August 26-29, 2014. Read more...

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SRA forges partnership with CPSU: Signs in Scholars

The Sugar Regulatory Administration, in its bid to further boost the development of the sugar industry forged a Memorandum of Understanding with the Central Philippines State University (CPSU) as a partner in the various development endeavours. As a start up, five students of agriculture-related courses were signed in as fulltime scholars, in a ceremony held at CPSU main campus in Kabankalan City on October 24, 2014 attended by SRA Administrator Ma. Regina B. Martin, CPSU officials, SRA Visayas Scholarship Committee and ...

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MOU Signing Between SRA and IB Consultants of Japan

SRA Administrator Ma. Regina Bautista-Martin and the IB Japan consultants during the MOU signing, a Joint Research Project on Bioethanol in Philippine rural areas funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) held on March 5, 2014 at the PHILSUCOR Office, Ayala Ave., Makati City. Also present is Ms. Rosemarie S. Gumera of the Planning & Policy Department.   Read more..

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Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Holds Workshop at the Sugar Regulatory Administration

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) held its workshop on January 20 – 24, 2014 at the Training Room, Sugar Regulatory Administration. The workshop aimed to provide the National Biofuel Board’s (NBB) technical working group with a basic tool for the rapid appraisal of the technical and socio-economic viability of biofuels crops in the Philippines as an energy option. Read more..

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SRA Administrator Martin Participates in National Biofuels Board’s Strategic Planning Workshop & First Board Meeting

The SRA Administrator Ma. Regina Bautista-Martin attended the National Biofuels Board's Strategic Planning Workshop & the First Quarter Board Meeting held in Summit Ridge Hotel, Tagaytay City on February 20, 2014. Read more...

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Administrator Martin Attends DA Mancom at General Santos City

Administrator Martin participated at DA Mancom meeting held last February 5 -7, 2014 at Green Leaf Hotel, General Santos City.

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SRA Administrator Martin Attends Senate Committee Hearing on Sugarcane Bill

Administrator Ma. Regina Bautista Martin attended the Senate Committee Hearing on Sugarcane Bill held last January 28, 2014 at the Senate Bldg., Pasay City. Present during the committee hearing were Senators Cynthia Villar and JV Ejercito.  

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Signing of Interim Performance Scorecard of the Sugar Regulatory Administration

Administrator  Ma. Regina Bautista-Martin together with Commissioner Rainier B. Butalid of the Office of the President, Governance Commission for Government Owned or Controlled Corporations  and Sugar Board Members Hon. Atty. Jesus Barrera (Miller's Representative) and Hon. Pablito Sandoval (Planter's Representative), and Usec. Segfredo Serrano (Undersecretary for Policy and Planning, Research and Development and Regulations) signed the Interim Performance scorecard of the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) for the year 2013-2014 on August 27, 2013.

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Three Fiji Events Graced by Administrator Martin

On June 3-7, 2013, Administrator Regina Bautista-Martin flew to Fiji as head of the Philippine delegation which attended three important events there namely, the 22nd ISO International Seminar, 41st MECAS Meeting and the 43rdSession of the International Sugar Council. Together with her in the official trip are SRA’s Jose Rojo G. Alisla and Francisco Varua of the PSMA. No less than Fijian Premiere Commodore Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama rendered the welcome remarks before the participants to the five-day event. He mentioned their ...

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SRA Administrator Martin Travels to the US to Support US Farm Bill

Administrator  Regina Bautista-Martin flew to the United States on May 4-10, 2013 to join the Philippine delegation in expressing support to the US Farm Bill, particularly on its sugar program component that should extend for another five years and provide for the Philippine quota of 13.5% from the total volume each year. The group met with three congressional offices in which they indicated strong support for the renewal of the sugar program, ditto with the senior staff of the US House ...

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Administrator Martin Speaks at World Sugar Conference in Myanmar

Administrator Regina Bautista-Martin travelled to Myanmar on April 28-30, 2013 to speak at the 9th Sugar World Asia Conference held at the Park Royal Hotel in Yangon. Her topic was “Ethanol Developments in the Philippines.” The conference, organized by the Centre for Management Technology (CMT) highlighted the developments of the sugar industry in Myanmar. It is interesting to note that even if they are producing smaller as compared to the Philippines, Myanmar exports 100,000 metric tons to Europe because of its ...

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Administrator Martin Meets with Pensumil MDDC Officers

Administrator Ma. Regina Bautista-Martin recently met with Pensumil MDDC officers and SRA personnel during her two-day trip to Legaspi City on January 30-31, 2013 for the National Management Committee (MANCOM) meeting of the Department of Agriculture and its attached agencies. Read more...

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Administrator Martin Supports Elimination of Child Labor

Administrator Ma. Regina Bautista-Martin recently signed a commitment of support to the campaign of eliminating child labor in the Batangas mill district. Read more...

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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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DA, SRA, DAR launched “Sugarcane Block Farm” Project in Batangas

The Department of Agriculture (DA) through the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) and the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) launched  last January  20, 2012 the “sugarcane block farm” project  in the Don Pedro MDDFI Compound in Tuy, Batangas. The  project is a component of the DA-SRA sugarcane  industry roadmap to encourage small sugarcane farmers to form themselves into groups or cooperatives, consolidate their farms into a size of 30-50 hectares and adopt ‘economies of scale’ to make their farm operations — land ...

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1st Philippine Bioenergy International Conference

President Benigno Aquino III, Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala, Energy Secretary Jose Rene Almendras, and SRA Administrator Ma. Regina Bautista-Martin unveil the National Biofuel Board (NBB) - One Stop Shop booth to formally open the 1st Philippine International Bioenergy Conference at Manila Hotel. The Conference took stock of the country's initiative to develop the biofuel sector aimed at attracting biofuel investors and to promote energy sufficiency and environmentally friendly biofuels, through production and utilization of bioenergy for the greater economic advantage ...

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Presentations

Presentations

Presentation on the 63rd PHILSUTECH Annual National Convention

"Sugar Industry and SIDA Program Updates" presented by Ms. Rosemarie S. Gumera - Manager III, Planning & Policy Department during the 63rd Philsutech Annual National Convention held in Waterfront Hotel, Lahug, Cebu City last August 17, 2016. Presentation on the 63rd Philsutech Annual National Convention (374)

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Presentation of Administrator Martin to the ISO Conference 2015 in London

"Philippine Sugarcane Industry – Its Role in National Development" presented by Administrator Ma. Regina Bautista-Martin during the ISO Conference  held in London last November 18, 2015 Presentation to the ISO Conference 2015 in London (757)

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Presentation of Administrator Martin on World Sugar Conference 2015

"Driving the Philippine Sugarcane Industry Ahead" presented by Administrator Ma. Regina Bautista-Martin during the World Sugar Conference  held at Bangkok, Thailand last October 29, 2015 Presentation on the World Sugar Conference 2015 (668)

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Presentation of Administrator Martin on the 62nd PHILSUTECH Annual National Convention

" Investing in the Philippine Sugarcane Industry" , presented by Ma. Regina Bautista-Martin during the 62nd PHILSUTECH Annual National Convention held at Waterfront Hotel, Lahug, Cebu City  last August 13, 2015 Presentation on the 62nd Philsutech Annual National Convention (329)

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Presentation of Administrator Martin on the Sugarcane Act Bankers’ Forum 2015

" Addressing Road Blocks in Financing Sugar Mills’ Project" , presented by Ma. Regina Bautista-Martin during the Sugarcane Act Bankers' Forum held at Shangri-la Hotel, Makati City last March 11, 2015             Presentation on the Sugarcane Act Bankers' Forum 2015 (2411)

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Presentation of Administrator Martin on the 61st Philsutech Convention 2014

"Sugar Competitiveness"  Global Strategies and SRA Initiatives presented by Administrator Ma. Regina Bautista-Martin during the 61st Philsutech Convention held at Waterfront Hotel, Cebu City last August 13, 2014 For Further Reading,                              Presentation on the 61st Philsutech Convention 2014 (1657)

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Presentation of Administrator Martin during the 53rd PAFT Convention

Philippine Sugarcane Industry..."Sustainability and Innovations" presented by Administrator Ma. Regina Bautista-Martin during the 53rd PAFT Convention held at SM Aura, Taguig City last July 10, 2014 For Further Reading, Presentation Materials on Philippine Sugarcane Industry Sustainability & Innovations (923)

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Briefing Materials for the Sugarcane Act Bill

"Sugarcane Industry Diversification" - a Briefing Materials for the Sugarcane Act Bill to be presented on House Committee on Appropriations For Further Reading, Briefing Materials on Sugarcane Act Bill (1677)

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Presentation of Administrator Martin during the Indonesia Travel

"Sustaining Sugar Sufficiency Through Consistent Government Policies" presented during the Administrator's travel in Indonesia. For Further Reading, Indonesia Presentation - Sustaining Sugar Sufficiency (740)

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Presentation of Administrator Martin during the Department of Labor Convergence Meeting

"Roadmap to Sugarcane Industry Diversification" presented to the Department of Labor Convergence Meeting held on Oct 30, 2013 For Further Reading, STC Industry Diversification 10-30-13 (1306)

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Presentation of Administrator Martin during the Philsutech’s 60th Anniversary

The slides in this presentation were included in the Speech of Administrator Martin during the Philsutech's  60th Anniversary For Further Reading, Philsutech Presentation (744)

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The Philippines: A New Structural Exporter?

Presentation includes: Basic Information on Philippine Sugarcane Industry, Sugarcane Industry Roadmap, Industry Challenges and Opportunities Ahead. For Further Reading, The Philippines: A New Structural Exporter? (1674)

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Prospects in the World Market

Order of Presentation: 1) What is the future of the industry 2) Where we are now 3) Challenges and Activities   For Further Reading: Prospects in the World Market (2473)

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The Philippine Sugarcane Industry: Challenges & Opportunities

Order of Presentation: 1) Basic Information on Philippine Sugarcane Industry 2) Sugarcane Industry Roadmap 3) Industry Challenges 4) Opportunities Ahead For Further Reading: The Philippine Sugarcane Industry: Challenges & Opportunities (2049)

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Profile

Profile

Administrator’s Profile

Hermenegildo Ratcliffe Serafica

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Speeches/Messages

Speeches/Messages

Administrator Hermenegildo Serafica’s Farm Mechanization Expo Welcome Speech

Good morning, everyone and thank you for being here today. Welcome to the first SRA Farm Mechanization Expo. Change is the only thing constant in this world and whether we like it or not, the sugarcane industry is a changing landscape full of challenges. Among these are the challenges in labor especially cane cutting and loading which has been a perennial problem nationwide.  There’s also the challenge of globalization and competition. We are now being pushed to the wall by these ...

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New Year Message to SRA Employees

By: SRA Administrator Hermenegildo R. Serafica SRA Social Hall, North Avenue, Quezon City,  Jan 3, 2018 Good morning and happy New Year to everyone! Love, joy, good health, prosperity and peace of mind is my wish for all of you! 2017 has been a tough year, but with every challenge overcome is a lesson learned. My hope is that we are able to carry all the lessons learned from 2017 and let these lessons be the catapult that will launch us into a ...

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