Sugarcane President Benigno Aquino III wants small sugarcane planters helped.*

PNoy acts on gripes
vs. raw sugar VAT

President Benigno Aquino III presided over a Cabinet executive session at Malacañan Palace yesterday to address the call of the sugar industry for the lifting of Value Added Tax on raw sugar.

It was agreed that the Bureau of Internal Revenue and the Sugar Regulatory Administration will sit down to come up with a definition of the raw sugar that will be granted exemption from VAT, SRA Administrator Ma. Regina Martin said.

During the meeting, the president pointed out that he had signed the Sugarcane Industry Development Act into law especially to help small farmers, and he did not want the VAT to make matters difficult for them, she added. moremoremore

Hearings set on
sugarcane act IRR

Public consultations on the implementing rules and regulations of the Sugarcane Industry Development Act are set this month, Sugar Regulatory Administrator Ma. Regina Martin said yesterday.

The consultations will be held at the Sugar Regulatory Administration Social Hall in Quezon City today, at the SRA Bacolod Training Hall on May 14 ; and in Davao City on May 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The IRR consultations will be spearheaded by the SRA.

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Region 7 gun holders can
get permits in Cebu

CEBU CITY – Gun holders in Central Visayas, including Negros Oriental, no longer have to troop to Camp Crame in Manila to secure licenses to own, possess and register firearms.

This after the Philippine National Police Civil Security Group and Firearms Explosives opened a satellite office at the Police Regional Office 7 headquarters on Osmeña Boulevard in Cebu City.

Civil Security Group director, Melito Mabilin, said they opened the satellite office as part of the strict implementation of Republic Act 10591, or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act.moremoremore