Sugar Watch to continue
boycott drive vs Coca Cola
By: Dolly Yasa
BACOLOD City – Sugar Watch will continue with their boycott against Coke despite the pronouncement of some sugar industry leaders that Coke has stopped importing premix sugar.
Wennie Sancho, a convenor of Sugar Watch, pointed out that they are not bound to honor whatever agreement Coke and the Sugar Producers Alliance in Manila will strike.
“We were not part of it so we do not have any commitment as far as their agreement is concerned,” Sancho said.
Sugar Watch spearheaded the call to boycott Coke products for allegedly importing premix sugar which is detrimental to the sugar industry.
Sancho said Sugar Watch will issue their official stand on the matter in a press conference at the Negros Press Club today.
He added that Coke or its representatives should hold a dialogue with them even as he announced that they have already submitted their letter to Coke through the SRA administrator.
Sancho said they are still waiting for the outcome of their plea to SRA.
Sugar Watch together with the planters group under the Confederation of Sugar Producers Association (CONFED) Negros-Panay chapter held a rally at the Coca Cola Plant here recently participated by at least 5,000 sugar workers and agrarian reform beneficiaries.
Negros congressmen also signed a manifesto calling for a congressional inquiry on premix importation and called on SRA to stop processing the importation of the same.