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Farmers, workers give Palace proposed solution to sugar problem in PH

/ 02:25 PM August 18, 2022

Sugar farmers, workers propose solutions on PH sugar situation to Marcos –Zubiri

ZUBIRI SEEKS INVESTIGATION VS SRA: Senate President Juan Miguel “Migz” F. Zubiri, in a privilege speech Monday, August 15, 2022, urges the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee to investigate the recently exposed irregularities at the Sugar Regulatory Administration. Senate PRIB file photo / Bibo Nueva Espana

MANILA, Philippines – Farmers and workers in the sugar industry have proposed solutions to President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to address shortages and price increases of the commodity.

On Wednesday night, Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri shared that he led a delegation of stakeholders, including sugar workers, farmers, and millers, to meet with Marcos and discuss their plight.


“There were other initiatives recommended to the President to ease the increase of sugar prices, but we will let the President make the announcement at the proper time,” Zubiri told reporters in a message.


“What is important is that all the stakeholders came together to propose concrete short-term and long-term solutions to the sugar situation. Looking for the ‘sweet spot’ between producers and consumers,” he added.

Zubiri said they expressed gratitude to Marcos for refusing the importation of too much sugar as it would affect hundreds of thousands of local farmers and farm workers across the country.

Marcos recently rejected the Sugar Regulatory Administration’s proposed importation of 300,000 metric tons of sugar.

Zubiri, however, noted that the country needs to import half of the proposed import, or 150,000 metric tons, for industrial and household consumers.

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