Sugar order 4 suportado ng millers group

Sugar order 4 suportado ng millers group

August 15, 2022 @ 4:52 PM 2 months ago


MANILA, Philippiens- Nagpahayag ng suporta ang Philippine Sugar Millers Association (PSMA) sa Sugar Order 4 (SO 4), na pumapayag sa pag-angkat ng 300,000 metric tons ng bigas, at sinabing ang hindi pagkasa rito ay posibleng dahil lamang sa “ministerial misunderstanding.”

Sinabi ni PSMA President Pablo Lobregat na kinakailangan ang SO 4, dahil sa pagpapatigil ng Negros Occidental courts sa SO 3, na ipinalabas noong Pebrero na pumapayag sa pang-angkat ng 200,000 metric tons ong asukal.

“If Sugar Order number 3 was realized, the rise in sugar prices wouldn’t be astronomic. But it was not to be. Sugar Order 4 should have provided compensation for that additional requirement,” ani Lobregat sa hearing sa SO 4 House Committee on Good Government and Accountability at ng House Committee on Agriculture and Food.

“I don’t think it is a matter of whether there is a lack of sugar but a matter of ministerial misunderstanding between the SRA (Sugar Regulatory Administration), the DA (Department of Agriculture) and the President [Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.],” dagdag niya.

Ito ang nagging tugon ni Lobregat sa tanong kung ano ang posisyon ng PSMA sa SO 4,na ayon sa Malacañang ay iligal at hindi pirmado ni Marcos, na kasalukuyang DA chief.

Subalit, nanindigan si Lobregat, na makatutulong ang SO 4 sa sugar producers at consumers.

“SO 4’s inclusion [in our policy] will bring down prices to acceptable levels,” aniya. “We do not want high prices because it will encourage smuggling.”

Iginiit niya na ang “requirement for imported sugar is there, just look at the prices.”

Batay sa pinakabagong datos mula sa DA, makikita na ang presyo ng refined sugar way pumapalo sa P100 kada kilo, washed sugar sa P75 kada kilo, at brown sugar sa P70 kada kilo sa Metro Manila hanggang nitong Agosto 12, 2022.

“Those insinuations that this (importation) will be used in making money, bribery, I do not think individuals and industries… will do that because these are well known companies whose corporate governance prohibits such [practices],” sabi niya.

Nauna nang inihayag ni Pangulong Marcos na posible na mag-angkat ang bansa ng mas kaunting asukal sa Oktubre. RNT/SA