The call comes from concerns of “possible bankruptcy of 4,584 sugarcane planters [and] less work for more than 10,000 sugarcane field workers.”
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Bitter effects of sugar importation
“DA stands for Department of Agriculture, not Department of Importation. The agency’s primary focus should be the strengthening of the domestic agriculture and fisheries sectors.”
Opening up sugar industry to displace thousands of agri workers
Agricultural workers in the sugar industry who face possible displacement when the government pushes with its plan to liberalize the industry would have nowhere to go as millions of Filipinos already lost their job during the pandemic.
Solons file reso to block liberalization of sugar sector
“It will condemn to economic bankruptcy the sugar industry’s 80,000 planters and the employment and livelihood loss of its 700,000 agricultural workers, 26,000 mill workers and some 2 million downstream dependents.”