Lacson wants SP resolution vs liberalization of sugar imports


Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose “Bong” Lacson said he will ask Provincial Board members to pass a resolution opposing the opposing the liberalization of the sugar industry.

“I’m sure the incumbent board members will be ready to pass a resolution. The previous board members also opposed the shift to high fructose corn syrup way back when it was the issue,” said Lacson.

The politiko said he will also request Vice Governor Jeffrey Ferrer to lead the passage of the resolution. (

Eighty-five percent of sugar farmers in the province are agrarian reform beneficiaries, according to him.

“The unabated importation of sugar will drastically affect the lives of these people. Just like what is happening in the sugar industry where the government is scrambling to help rice farmers because of the rice tarrification. I think we should learn from that,” he added.