Wandered in the sugarcane fields of Negros a couple of weeks ago, and found this heap of burned sugarcane cluttered in the middle of a dirt road. Sugar is the backbone of Negros' economy---60% of the Philippines' sugar production is on this island. Aside from smuggled sugar, by 2015, the local sugar industry will compete with imported sugar that will enter the domestic market at zero tariff. I wonder if the government would be able to effectively address the challenges at protecting the local sugar industry. Many jobs are dependent on this industry.
sugarcane fields in Locotan, Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental
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