MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. met with members of the Philippine Chamber of Food Manufacturers Inc. in Malacaang on Monday to tackle concerns over the sugar supply in the country.
“We want the smooth operations of businesses and maintain job security for our countrymen in the fast-moving consumer goods industry. That’s why we want to set a clear system in relation to increasing the supply of sugar,” Marcos said in Filipino in a Facebook post.
On Sunday, Marcos said the Philippines might import sugar around October should the supply be depleted. He stressed, however, that the amount would be smaller than the proposed 300,000 metric tons of sug…
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