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PAGASA JOINS EARTH HOUR 2014
Written by Wave Technologies, Inc.   
Saturday, 29 March 2014
PAGASA JOINS EARTH HOUR 2014 PAGASA JOINS EARTH HOUR 2014 PAGASA JOINS EARTH HOUR 2014 PAGASA JOINS EARTH HOUR 2014 A PAGASA Supermarket displays posters in the selling area encouraging the public to participate in EARTH HOUR on 29 March 2014 from 8:30pm-9:30pm. Even the employees’ bulletin board is posted with the same invite for the company’s personnel to join in this worthy cause.
 
PRA GENMEET FOR 1/Q 2014
Written by Wave Technologies, Inc.   
Wednesday, 26 March 2014
PRA GENMEET FOR 1/Q 2014 PRA GENMEET FOR 1/Q 2014 PRA GENMEET FOR 1/Q 2014 The Phil. Retailers Association held its 1st Quarterly General Meeting for 2014 on 26 March at the EDSA Shangrila with former BSP Chief Economist (now BPI’s Lead Economist) Mr. Emilio S. Neri, Jr. presenting his reading of the Phil. Economy. STC takes a shot with Mercury Drug’s Pres. Vivian Que-Azcona, touted one of Asia’s 50 Power Businesswome by Forbes Magazine for 2013.
 
MARKET STUDY FOR JAPANESE CONSUMER GOODS
Written by Wave Technologies, Inc.   
Tuesday, 25 March 2014
 MARKET STUDY FOR JAPANESE CONSUMER GOODS Mr. Kazuki Moribe/Pres. & CEO- Spyder Initiative Inc. of Japan was in the Philippines to explore for a Japanese manufacturer the potential to market consumer goods in an emerging market like ours. He paid a visit to office of PAGASA on 3/25/14. Accompanying him is the representative of GfK Custom Research Phils.

 
THAILAND WEEK 2014
Written by Wave Technologies, Inc.   
Thursday, 20 March 2014
THAILAND WEEK 2014 THAILAND WEEK 2014 THAILAND WEEK 2014 Upon the invitation of the Thai Embassy in the Philippines and Thailand’s Department of Int’l. Trade Promotion under their Ministry of Commerce, STC was present at the Opening of Thailand Week 2014 on 20 March 2014 at the Mall of Asia’s SMX.  He discussed retailing of products from SME’s and sustainable development with H.E. Prasas Prasasvinitchai, Ambassador of Thailand to the Philippines together with Peter T. Quintana, Pres./Phil. Plastic Industry Association (PPIA). Also present to grace the Affair is DTI’s Asst. Sec. Fe Agoncillo-Reyes.
 
RETAILER OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2014
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Wednesday, 19 March 2014
RETAILER OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2014 RETAILER OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2014 RETAILER OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2014
On 19 March 2014, the Philippine Retailers Association (PRA) held its 17th Outstanding Filipino Retailers and Shopping Center of the Year Awards at Crowne Plaza. Theme for this year: The Visionaries. PAGASA’s Steven Cua was invited as presenter together with Puregold’s Aida de Guzman to announce the winners for five categories. This year’s prestigious President’s Award was given to Ms. Teresita Sy-Coson as Philippine Retailing’s Woman Visionary Leader. STC is seen congratulating this very humble yet powerful lady who made it to Forbes Magazine’s List of Asia’s Top 50 Most Powerful Businesswomen for the last couple of years.

 
1st BOARD MEETING FOR 2014
Written by Wave Technologies, Inc.   
Tuesday, 04 March 2014
1st BOARD MEETING FOR 2014 PAGASA held its 1st Board Meeting for the year on 4 March 2014 at the “brand new” Century City’s Early Bird Breakfast Club. (L-R) Karl Tan/Superbudgetlane Group, Desmond Chua/Daily, William Villanueva/ Purity, Steve Cua/Welcome, Liansel Sy/ Liana’s, Edna Ontiveros/Candice Megamart of Tuguegarao and Myke Teodoro/Velamart of Cavite.  Absent were Fred Gravador/ Simplicity Ministop and Arjie Lim/Andrew’s Grocery of Puerto Princesa. The group discussed the changing retail landscape and evolving supply chain developments.
 
CONGRESSIONAL HEARING ON EXACT CHANGE BILL
Written by Wave Technologies, Inc.   
Tuesday, 11 February 2014
CONGRESSIONAL HEARING ON EXACT CHANGE BILL CONGRESSIONAL HEARING ON EXACT CHANGE BILL On 11 Feb. 2014, PAGASA was invited to the public hearing on the Bill on Exact Change. Rep. Mark A. Villar, Chairman-Committee on Trade & Industry, heads the hearing on the proposal to penalize retailers who   do not give exact change in day-to-day operations. PAGASA’s Position Paper states that it feels that there is no strong need for such a law since implementation would be extremely difficult. (Proposed law says customer who is short-changed may complain with the DTI which will conduct investigations given prescription period.) First of all, producing a witness would be very difficult or even video captured on CCTV may not produce the evidence needed for alleged wrong-doing. PAGASA Paper suggests that it may be easier/cheaper to put the retailer to shame through the new forms of social media.  This would save the government precious time/ resources on such a  trite matter that can be effectively corrected through word-of-mouth reports/blogs (not verbatim; see actual Position Paper). The attending Congressmen were taken aback by STC’s comments and scolded him for such offensive remarks.  “What does PAGASA know about legislation to warrant an opinion of whether a piece of legislation is necessary or not?! Mr. Cua, you seem to be belittling the capabilities of this Committee!(again, not verbatim)”  STC had to apologize to the Committee Members but the Association is steadfast in its opinion regarding aforementioned Bill.  Edited picture shows the Lower House Committee on Trade & Industry at this Meeting.
 
PAGASA 1/Q General Meeting 2014
Written by Wave Technologies, Inc.   
Wednesday, 29 January 2014
Held at the booming U.P. Town Center on 1/29/14, PAGASA always chooses new retail development/ formats/trends to learn from as it meets.  At the Red Onion Taiwanese Café, A.C. Nielsen presents Global Retail Trends before the Meeting Proper which was capped by Auto ID Philippines offer of a new technology to eliminate queues at the supermarket check-out counter
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PAGASA Joins QCCI Petition on QC Tax Increase
Written by Wave Technologies, Inc.   
Monday, 20 January 2014
PAGASA Joins QCCI Petition on QC Tax Increase PAGASA Joins QCCI Petition on QC Tax Increase PAGASA Joins QCCI Petition on QC Tax Increase Held on Jan.23,2014, PAGASA was invited to join the QC Chamber of Commerce & Industry protest headed by Dr. Carl Balita regarding the "unreasonable" increasein business taxes. QC's Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte-Alimurung,Admin. Aldrin Acuña and City Treasurer Edgar Villanueva attended the said Meet which was supported by PCCI Pres. lfredo Yao. PAGASA, as represented by Dir.Desmond Chua (long sleeves at end of table), is appealing together ith other Industry Associations to the QC Government to reconsider said increase in taxes. The public officials said they will study the appeal even as increased rates were already collected for 1/Q.
 
Higher Education Summit 2
Written by Wave Technologies, Inc.   
Friday, 24 January 2014

After the Higher Education Summit last year also held at Shangrila Mactan by the Phil. Bus. for Education (PBEd) and funded by the U.S. AID, the 2nd Summit: “Taking the Next Steps” invited top brass industrialists who sit on the Industry Academe Council together again with Presidents of major universities to participate on Day Two>1/24/14.  Objective is still to align graduates with industry’s needs. PAGASA’s STC was fortunate enough to be seated right in the center of the plenary hall with Messrs. Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala and Ramon del Rosario, Jr.(PBEd Chairman) right in front of him. He wasalso tasked to be co-facilitator with Dr. Paulino Tan, Pres. of Asia Pacific College in the workshop on Technical/Vocational Education which was later on attended by Mr. Ayala, Jerry Roxas Foundation’s Vicky Garchitorena and IBM Pres. Mariels Almeda- Winhoffer. This Summit was supposed to take place every two years but PBEd didn’t want to waste time and momentum and followed it up immediately with one this year.

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