Business:Sugar Leaders Treat US Agri Counselor
The Sugar Alliance of the Philippines hosted US agriculture counselor to the Philippines Philip Shull and his entire staff to lunch at Trattoria Uma, BacolodCity yesterday.
(L-R) US Agriculture Counselor Philip Shull (2nd from L) poses before the friendship cake bearing the Philippine and American flags. The cake was presented to him during lunch at Trattoria Uma, Bacolod City hosted by the Sugar Alliance for Shull and his party. With him are (L-R) Unifed president Manolet Lamata, Confed Chairman Raymond Montinola and NFSP president Enrique D. Rojas.*
In his visit to Gov. Alfredo Marañon last Wednesday, Shull confirmed that the United States awarded an additional 75,540 metric tons sugar quota to the Philippines. The additional quota is on top of the country’s regular annual US quota of 138,000 mt.
Shull was in the province for the annual evaluation and planning session of the US embassy’s agricultural office which he heads. With him were Agriculture Attache Bill Verzani, Agriculture Specialists Pia Ang and Perfecto Corpuz, Agriculture Marketing Specialists Ramona Singian and Admin Assistant Bernadette Miguel.
Representing the Sugar Alliance were NFSP president Enrique D. Rojas, Unifed president Manolet Lamata and Confed’s Raymond Montinola.
Also present to welcome the guests were NFSP Vice-President for Western Visayas Jaime G. Golez, NFSP Asst. Treasurer Paolo Severino, Unifed’s Jackie Lamata, Philip Garcia, Edgar and GJ Sarrosa, and Resorts Association of Negros Island president Bomber Zayco.
Shull’s party conducted their evaluation and planning activity last Thursday at the Punta Bulata White Beach Resort and Spa which is owned by Zayco.
The group also visited the nearby Danjugan Island Marine and Wildlife Reserve.*