Last Friday's topic within sugar industry circles was the resignation of Sugar Regulatory Administrator Atty. Anna Rosario Paner. This shouldn't have come as a surprise, because her appointment to the post was only for the period July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017.
No extension to her term was issued and she continued to serve in her post until news broke out of her resignation last Friday. In fact, she addressed the general assembly during the opening of the 64th Philsutech convention at Waterfront Hotel, Cebu City last August 16. The SRA chief's address has traditionally been an integral part of the event.