All of PH sugar produce for 2022-2023 to be sold locally
BACOLOD CITY — All of the Philippines’ sugar production for the crop year 2022-2023 has been classified as “B” sugar for sale in the domestic market, said an order released Tuesday on September 13.
Sugar Order No. 1, Series of 2022-2023, allocating 100 percent of the country’s production as “B” was signed by President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. as chairman of the Sugar Regulatory Administration Board, Agriculture Undersecretary Domingo Panganiban, Acting Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) administrator David Alba, and acting board members Mitzi Mangwag for the millers and Pablo Luis Azcona for the planters.
The order said that the country’s sugar production for the crop year 2022-2023 (September 1, 2022, to August 31, 2023) is expected to be 1,876,135.36 metric tons.
The SRA will evaluate trends in sugar output and withdrawal throughout the 2022-2023 harvest season on a regular basis.
“On the basis of such assessment, SRA may from time to time adjust the percentage allocation/distribution to other classes of sugar in accordance with its power and function to establish domestic, export and reserve allocation,” the order read.
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