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Bacolod City, Philippines Monday, August 31, 2020
Economic recovery plan of Region 6
highlights growth amid challenges
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

The Western Visayas Regional Recovery Program underscored job creation and economic growth sustainability amid the continuing challenges brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, Ro-Ann Bacal, director of the National Economic and Development Authority Region 6, said.

The 127-page recovery plan contained recommendations to mitigate economic losses as well as policies for socio-economic activities under the “new normal”, she said.

She added that it serves as a guide for the region as it gradually transitions from responding to the Covid-19 pandemic to recovery under the “new normal”.

SRA SAYS
Sugar output remains at 3.54%
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

The Sugar Regulatory Administration said the country’s sugar output as of the second week of August remained at 3.54 percent.

The figure had been consistent since the third week of July, which increased by 0.55 percent from the previous week, it added.

In the latest supply and demand situation report of SRA, from September 1, 2019 to August 16, 2020, the total output of raw sugar was 2,145,693 metric tons from 2,072,351 MT in the same period the previous year.

 


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