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FDA bans oil, sugar products from Valenzuela firm

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning the public against cooking oil and sugar products illegally being sold by a company based in Valenzuela City.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

PH sugar industry to survive, says exec


“We are not afraid of 2015, we are confident that the Philippine sugar industry will survive,” Francisco Varua, president of Philippine Sugar Millers Association and Philippine Sugar Research Institute (Philsurin), said on Monday.

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Hacienda proceeds to be examined by farmers’ chosen audit firm


The Supreme Court has granted the request of farm worker beneficiaries from Hacienda Luisita to have their preferred auditing firm to examine the books of Hacienda Luisita Inc. and Centennary Holdings Inc.

Posted: February 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Island that refuses to die, thanks to Inday: Negros

Filmmaker Jay Abello shoots a docu in an abandoned sugarcane field in Negros. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The eminent writer Carmen Guerrero Nakpil, a lady of discerning taste, wrote: “Each little shop held infinite treasures. I bought an evening bag of gray satin that was straight out of Paris. I have it still. It symbolizes for me the spirit of Negros.”

Posted: September 22nd, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Militant farmers slam arrest of Hicap, 10 land reform advocates


Militant farmers on Wednesday decried the arrest of Anakpawis Rep. Fernando Hicap and 10 other agrarian reform advocates at Hacienda Luisita, branding it as an example of human rights abuses purportedly committed every day at the sugar estate owned by President Benigno Aquino III’s family in Tarlac.

Posted: September 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Customs bureau seizes P42M in smuggled rice, sugar

Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Monday seized P42 million worth of smuggled rice and sugar at the Port of Manila, bringing to more than P1.27 billion the total amount of illegally imported agricultural products confiscated by the Department of Finance-attached agency in the last six months.

Posted: July 16th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino’s family not selling sugar mill

Hacienda Luisita workers. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The family of President Aquino is not dissolving a mill inside Hacienda Luisita in Tarlac, contrary to a claim by a leader of a farm workers’ group helping agrarian reform beneficiaries in the sugar estate, an official of Hacienda Luisita Inc. (HLI) said.

Posted: May 26th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

2 Mactan export firms disown sugar shipment

TWO Mactan export firms which were earlier identified as consignees of ten container vans of smuggled Thai sugar have disowned the cargo.

Posted: December 8th, 2012 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Sinister attempt to withdraw ‘smuggled’ sugar bared


An unidentified group made a sinister attempt last Tuesday to withdraw some P110 million worth of sugar allegedly smuggled from Thailand and confiscated by customs authorities in 2010, a group representing the sugar industry disclosed on Friday.

Posted: December 1st, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Attempt to pull out 55,000 bags of seized sugar from Bulacan warehouse bared

Workers load harvested sugarcane onto a truck. AFP FILE PHOTO

Unidentified persons had allegedly tried to withdraw 55,000 bags of sugar which were seized in 2010 and stored at a customs warehouse in Bulacan, a group representing industry stakeholders said Friday.

Posted: November 30th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Smuggled sugar seized, rice held

Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon yesterday supervised the seizure of seven 20-foot container vans of white Thailand sugar worth at least P5 million. The cargo was consigned to two locators at the Mactan Economic Processing Zone in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu. In a separate operation, some 3,000 bags of smuggled rice were impounded at the Cebu City [...]

Posted: November 29th, 2012 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Control your blood sugar (Conclusion)

Slow-burning carbohydrates keep blood sugar in a healthy range because they are absorbed slowly enough from the intestine into the bloodstream so that there is no fast rise in blood sugar. They

Posted: May 21st, 2012 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Gov’t confirms child labor is rampant in Bukidnon


The regional office of the Department of Labor and Employment in Northern Mindanao has admitted that child labor is prevalent on sugarcane plantations in Bukidnon.

Posted: March 14th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »



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