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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 (312)

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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 (481)

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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 (545)

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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 (269)

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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 (2040)

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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 (1543)

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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 (803)

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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 (1587)

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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 (639)

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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 (1104)

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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 (668)

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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? (1530)

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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 (2284)

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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 (1991)

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Profile

Profile

Lure of the Land – A Spirited Soul

By Jeannie E. Javelosa The Philippine Star - June 22, 2014 One film of my youth was Gone with the Wind. I have watched it over and over a number of times. One striking image I always have is that of Scarlet O’Hara dramatically kneeling on the ground, blazing Tara behind her, in the silhouette dramatically calling in God as her witness. Part of her whole story was the love for Tara her home, and the land on which it stood. The sweeping ...

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Speeches/Messages

Speeches/Messages

Speech of Administrator Martin during the ISO Conference 2015 in London

"Philippine Sugarcane Industry – Its Role in National Development" Ladies and Gentlemen, good morning. Similar to most sugar industries represented here this morning, the sugarcane industry of the Philippines is an essential economic component for national development. This has been underscored in recent years by the industry’s contribution to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and employment, but more so with the gradual and steady advancement of the industry into new but related investment areas of sugar production, encouraged by government support through favorable ...

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Message of Administrator Martin to the 3rd Gawad ACLAT(Anti-Child Labor Advocates Tayo)

Child labor deprives children of their basic human rights. However, child labor in the sugarcane industry is a reality we cannot deny. Driven by poverty, lack of education and centuries of cultural acceptance, the practice of child labor in our industry remains a reality that is extremely challenging to eradicate. But this is a challenge worth taking. Read more...

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Speech of Administrator Martin during the 62nd Philsutech Annual National Convention

"Investing in the Philippine Sugarcane Industry." World Sugar Outlook. In the recent International Sugar Organization (ISO) Conference in Guatemala the forecast for raw sugar prices in the world market for crop year 2015-16 is cautious and not very optimistic. The ISO reports that “despite a projected return of a global deficit in 2015/16, any significant price recovery may be slowed down by 6 consecutive years of surplus production and large build-up in inventories by importing countries.” World Sugar Stockpiles In simple terms, expect the ...

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Speech to the 47th Session of the International Sugar Organization Council Meeting in Guatemala

"Latest  Sugar Policies in the Philippines & Future Policy Directions". Greetings and introduction.... Last year in Jamaica, I spoke about the structural and policy reforms of the Philippine sugar industry.  Today, I’ll be presenting the latest sugar policies in the Philippines and the future policy directions of the sugarcane industry. During my stint as Administrator of the Philippine Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA), crop year 2014-15 has been the toughest and most challenging cropping season for me as a regulator.  In the Philippines, SRA ...

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Speech to the Sugarcane Act Bankers’ Forum 2015

I’d like to greet everyone a very “vibrant” morning. We are here to revitalize the sugarcane sector amidst the AEC full integration. For me, trade integration is the driving force that pushed the sector to perform better and be competitive, otherwise, it will succumb to a natural death. The focus of my discussion is mainly on the programs underlying the very important legislative agenda for the sugarcane industry, the “Sugarcane Industry Development Act of 2015”. The latest news we had, ...

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Speech to the Division D of District 75 27th Joint Installation of Officers and Induction of New Members

Good evening to you all! While I was reviewing my schedule for this week, I asked myself, why did I accept this invitation to your 27th Joint Installation of Officers and Induction of New Members? And more surprisingly, what shall I talk about to these good speakers themselves? You didn’t even give me a topic to talk about. So, I even instructed my staff to prepare a presentation on the sugarcane industry! But realizing that my audience will be “toastmasters”, I ...

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Speech of Administrator Ma. Regina Bautista-Martin During the 53rd PAFT Convention

SM Aura, Taguig City  July 10, 2014 Good afternoon everyone.  It is a great opportunity for me to speak before you today and share the strategies and innovations that the SRA, together with the sugarcane industry, have implemented and plan to undertake in the future to maintain sustainability and attain global competitiveness. SRA has re-engineered its programs and priorities, the sugarcane industry has transformed into a well-organized industry among the country’s agricultural crops and the SRA Sugar Board injected policy reforms in its ...

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Old Dogs Learning New Tricks! (Sustaining the Growth of the Philippine Sugarcane Industry)

Old Dogs Learning New Tricks! (Sustaining the Growth of the Philippine Sugarcane Industry) Delivered at the 45th Council Meeting at Montego Bay, Jamaica By Ma. Regina B. Martin Administrator, Sugar Regulatory Administration  During the 33rd ISO Council Meeting in 2009, my predecessor delivered to this Council the Philippine National Policy on Sugar with a question - and a challenge - "Can Old Dogs Learn New Tricks?". I stand proud before you today to say that: “Yes, the Philippine sugarcane industry can!”   Let me expound that statement ...

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Message of Administrator Martin on the 2014 Philsutech Convention

My most heartfelt congratulations to the men and women of PHILSUTECH. Undoubtedly, you exemplify the cream of the crop in the sugarcane industry. This Annual Convention is but a fitting tribute to and recognition of your contributions to the industry. But what strikes me most today is your convention theme “Bringing the Sugarcane Industry Together Towards Sustainable Development.” More than just a usual theme merely to pass by, the message it imparts is directionally compelling and challenge imposing, for it call everyone of ...

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Message of Administrator Ma. Regina Bautista-Martin on Victorias Milling Corporation’s 95th Anniversary

My most heartfelt congratulations to Victorias Milling Corporation on the occasion of its 95th year of founding anniversary. VMC today is an epitome  of the sugarcane industry, as it evolves from its humble beginnings, survives the test of times and now occupies a distinct and esteemed stature as premier sugar mill and refinery with other diversified endeavours. The whole sugarcane industry recognizes VMC’s vital role to provide high quality sugars, promote financial stability of the stakeholders, maintain highest production efficiency and operate at optimum ...

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Speech of Administrator Martin During the Philsutech 60th Anniversary

Good day to all you Ladies and Gentlemen of Philsutech!  My congratulations to the officers and members of this prestigious organization which has bonded all sectors of the sugarcane industry in the past 60 years! Kudos to the good job! Keep it coming! Slide 1: Diversifying the Philippine Sugarcane Industry My speech will focus on our industry diversification efforts. I will lay down some of the gains we have achieved so far, and subsequently put forth ideas, concepts and proposed action to ...

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The Philippine Sugarcane Industry: Challenges and Opportunities

Good afternoon to everyone, especially to the officers and staff of Banco de Oro led today by no less than Ms. Teresita Sy! It is my honor to stand in front of you today to make a case for the sugarcane industry. For me, the challenge at hand is personal because I am a true blooded sugarcane farmer. It is also a challenge of the industry because I realized that as Administrator I play a very important part for this industry. Last ...

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Speech to Philsutech

by: Administrator Ma. Regina Bautista-Martin Ladies and Gentlemen, Good day! Last year, I gave you a speech which narrated how I accepted this job, how was my one year on-the-job, and how I wish our industry would be and many people told me I gave a long talk. So, now, I will try to keep it simple and shorter! I hope I can give justice to that goal because there are just a lot of grounds to cover in this speech. As we ...

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