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Ex-USec says Sugar Order 4 was meant to deal with ‘pressing’ scarcity

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THE Agriculture Undersecretary who resigned following the recall of Sugar Order (SO) No. 4 mentioned he signed the order after a gathering with the President satisfied him of the pressing have to import 300,000 metric tons of sugar, including that he believed he was totally licensed to behave in such a way.

At a joint listening to on Monday of two Home committees, the Good Authorities and Public Accountability and Agriculture and Meals panels, former Undersecretary Leocadio S. Sebastian acknowledged that he had signed the order on behalf of President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr., within the latter’s capability as

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