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Posted on September 25, 2023

Courtesy of Digicast

CONFED President Aurelio Gerardo Valderrama, Jr., expressed the federation’s commitment to support CCI France Philippines in its upcoming project that will bring together… → Continue Reading

Posted on August 19, 2023

Courtesy of Inquirer

MANILA – Local sugar groups are opposing the proposal to liberalize the importation of the sweetener, saying the government should instead provide additional support to the struggling industry.

“What sugar producers need is more government programs to boost our production and lower our production costs, and more conducive import and taxation policies, which supports and protects our farmers,” Aurelio Gerardo Valderrama Jr., national president of Confederation of Sugar Producers Associations… Continue Reading

Posted on July 25, 2023

Courtesy of Manila Times

SUGAR producers are urging the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) to reconsider starting the milling season this coming August instead of September, saying that delaying the harvest would compromise sugarcane purity and tonnage.

The Sugar Council, representing thousands of sugarcane farmers from three planter federations, including the Confederation of Sugar Producers’ Associations Inc. (Confed), National Federation of Sugarcane Planters (NFSP), and Panay Federation of Sugarcane Farmers (Panayfed) appealed to SRA…
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Posted on July 25, 2023

Courtesy of Malaya

Planters are asking  the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) to consider advancing the start of   the milling season by a month to August instead of September, saying  sugar canes that were planted early need to be harvested soon to avoid a drop in their quality. → Continue Reading

Posted on July 25, 2023

Courtesy of Inquirer

Sugarcane farmers and planters’ federations are asking the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) to consider starting the next milling season a month earlier than the original schedule, as hectares of canes would already be due for harvest in August and farmers risk suffering at least 30 days of no fresh income. → Continue Reading

Posted on July 23, 2023

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The Sugar Council, representing thousands of sugarcane farmers from three planters’ federations, is appealing to the Sugar Regulatory Administration to allow the milling season to start in August, instead of September. → Continue Reading

Posted on July 18, 2023

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Senator Risa Hontiveros said on Tuesday, July 18, that there is a need for better implementation and strengthening of existing laws to protect the country’s sugar industry… → Continue Reading

Aspartame hazard and risk assessment results released

Posted on July 14, 2023

Assessments of the health impacts of the non-sugar sweetener aspartame are released today by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA). Citing “limited evidence” for carcinogenicity in humans, IARC classified aspartame as possibly carcinogenic to humans (IARC Group 2B) and JECFA reaffirmed the acceptable daily intake of 40 mg/kg body weight… Continue Reading

Courtesy of VisayanDailyStar

Posted on February 16, 2023

The Confederation of Sugar Producers Associations (CONFED) yesterday issued a statement raising serious concerns, including the drop in sugar mill gate prices, on the issuance of Sugar Order (SO) No. 6 titled “2nd Import Program for Crop Year 2022-2023,” issued by the Sugar Regulatory Administration... → Continue Reading

Posted on February 07, 2023

On top of its call for only 350,000 metric tons of sugar importation, the Confederation of Sugar Producers Associations (CONFED) is calling on government to exercise transparency, fairness and accountability… → Continue Reading

Posted on January 31, 2023

We, the undersigned Sugarcane Producers’ Federations representing 50% of domestic sugar production, share government’s concern over the current inflation rate hounding the Philippine economy. This inflation has hurt not only consumers but also Filipino farmers who are reeling from escalating costs of production. We thus support any reasonable measure/s to curb inflation… → Continue Reading

Posted on January 30, 2023

Courtesy of VisayanDailyStar

The Confederation of Sugar Producers Associations (Confed), has recommended the importation of a more conservative volume of sugar, which is lesser than the 450,000 metric tons being proposed by the Department of Agriculture and Sugar Regulatory Administration, intended to serve as a two-month buffer stock… → Continue Reading

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Posted on November 29, 2022

The Confederation of Sugar Producers Association Inc. (Confed), the largest planters federation in the country, announced Tuesday, November 29, that it has two new member-planters associations this Crop Year 2022-2023. 

The two new associations that affiliated with Confed are the Planter’s Association of Southern Negros Inc…→ Continue Reading

Posted on November 08, 2022

SUGAR prices have plunged by close to P1,000 per bag over the last three weeks. This is a matter of grave concern for producers, who continue to reel from increasing costs of production, three planters groups said.

The reasons can be attributed to a possible spike in sugar smuggling coupled with an increase in sugar inventory due to imports and peaking of milling operations, they added… → Continue Reading