Philippines: Sugar ‘crisis’ tests Marcos’ presidency

MANILA – Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is facing his first major test since becoming Philippine president — a major sugar shortage, which is threatening to sour his endeavors to revitalize the agriculture sector.

This sugar shortage comes as rising commodity prices are already squeezing Filipino consumers, and is hurting soft drink makers, bakeries and small eateries, putting livelihoods at risk. (NIKKEI)