PBBM to import 100K MT of sugar in October

PBBM to import 100K MT of sugar in October

By Liezelle Soriano

MANILA — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said that the country is set to import 100,000 metric tons of sugar in October 2022.

“Maaari baka bandang Oktubre, yung supply na nandito sa Pilipinas ay paubos na baka sakali ay kailangan natin mag import. Pero kakaunti lang hindi kasing dami ng kanilang sinasabi dati na 300,000 tons. Siguro ay malaki na yung 100,000 tons para sa buong taon,” Marcos said in his vlog.

Currently, the country still has enough supply of sugar, Marcos said.

“So bago tayo magimport ng panibagong asukal, dapat ubusin muna natin ang supply dito,” he added.

Marcos earlier rejected the Sugar Regulatory Administration’s (SRA) plans to import 300,000 metric tons of sugar.

“Ayaw na ayaw natin mag-import ngunit kung hindi sapat ang supply ng pagkain, mapipilitan talaga tayo mag-import dahil kung hindi tayo mag-import at mababa ang supply, magtataasan naman ang presyo,” Marcos added. (ai/mtvn)

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