Philippines says supply of sugar is sufficient to meet domestic demand

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Manila: Amid the threat of the coronavirus pandemic in Philippines, the quarantine period of some regions have been extended to May 15. However, the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) has stated that there is enough sugar to meet domestic demand.

According to SRA, sugar mills are engaged in crushing and stocks are also going up. As per news report published in Business World, The SRA has received reports of difficulties in the delivery and movement of sugar as local government units are enforcing conflicting standards at checkpoints.

The Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases has stated that free movement of essential commodities should be allowed.

SRA said, “Since sugar is an essential commodity, therefore activities related to it like production and delivery of supply should not be hampered.”

Meanwhile, two sugar mills located in Bukidnon province have reopened following order from the Bukidnon Governor Jose Maria R. Zubiri.

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