BACOLOD CITY—Senate Majority Flooring Chief Juan Miguel Zubiri has filed a decision in search of an inquiry on the latest order of the Sugar Regulatory Administration permitting the importation of 200,000 metric tons of sugar even on the top of the harvest and milling season.
In Decision No. 995 filed Feb. 14, Zubiri requested the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Meals, and Agrarian Reform ought to conduct the inquiry in help of laws.
The decision additionally requested the committee to conduct an inquiry on the importation applications of the Division of Agriculture on different agricultural merchandise to craft a coverage that may guarantee assist for farmers and meals safety as a substitute of import dependency.
“There’s a want to offer a clear-cut authorities coverage on importation throughout the harvest and milling season not only for sugar however for different agricultural merchandise in order to not unnecessarily burden small and poor farmers,” Zubiri mentioned.
The Negros Occidental Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) has additionally handed a decision expressing its objection to SRA Sugar Order No. 3.
“The timing of the sugar importation that coincides with the continuing milling season will severely have an effect on the revenue of sugar farmers who’re reeling from the prohibitive price of fertilizer and gasoline,” the SP mentioned.
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