Based on a separate data from, the average millsite
price for domestic sugar as of May stands at P1,518.78 per 50-kilo bag, which was only slightly higher than the average April price of P1,504.35 per 50-kilo bag.
prices of raw sugar declined by 4.72 percent to 1,451.31 per LKg from the previous year's 1,523.16 per LKg.
Reports said Robert Gorteza, 28, and Anthony Salas, 30, were found dead by their fellow miners in a tunnel in Sitio (subvillage) Millsite
in Gumatdang village at 1 p.m.
(337) See Garver & Squillace, supra note 328, at 14-11 to 14-14 (discussing the Interior Department's long practice of approving multiple millsite
The agency then said that when the new allocation policy took effect, the average composite millsite
price of raw sugar increased to P1,359.87 per 50-kilo bag, which is a slight improvement from P1,312.45 per 50-kilo bag prior to the implementation of the order.
"Due to the increase of imported HFCS in the country enjoying zero duty, the millsite
price of sugar has drastically declined," they said in filing House Resolution 1497.
This, while the agency expects millsite
prices to improve moving forward on the back of higher demand for local sugar.
According to him, a price of P60 a kilo for sugar means the millsite
price has to be around P3,000 per 50-kilo bag, which is not really the case.
SRA, however, pointed out that while the farmgate or millsite
prices of sugar have declined, retail prices remain high.