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PAGASA at the LAUNCH OF DOH PROGRAM
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Friday, 10 July 2015

PAGASA at the LAUNCH OF DOH PROGRAM PAGASA at the LAUNCH OF DOH PROGRAM PAGASA was invited to the Launch of the Dept. of Health’s “Saktong Iodine sa Asin” Seal of Quality Program on 10 July 2015 held at the Grand Ballroom of the Heritage Hotel. DOH, with the help of U.N.’s World Health Organization, wants to make sure that the correct measure of iodine is fortified in salt to help build a healthier population, especially for children and pregnant women.

 
NOMURA RESEARCH INSTITUTE MEETS WITH PAGASA
Written by Wave Technologies, Inc.   
Wednesday, 15 July 2015

NOMURA RESEARCH INSTITUTE MEETS WITH PAGASA Nomura Research Institute Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.’s Manila Branch GM Makiko Takaoka (also, Coordinator for JETRO Mnaila; in white) invited PAGASA’s STC to lunch to discuss the cold storage needs of the Supermarket Sector in the Philippines. With her on 15 July 2015 is Soleil Corpuz whose project is to zero- in on the problems besetting the set-up of cold storage facilities in aiding food retailers to better carry fresh produce. Meeting was held at EDSA Shangrila’s Heat Café.

 
CONSULTATIVE MEETING AT BSP ON COIN EXCHANGE FACILITY
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Tuesday, 14 July 2015
CONSULTATIVE MEETING AT BSP ON  COIN EXCHANGE FACILITY CONSULTATIVE MEETING AT BSP ON  COIN EXCHANGE FACILITY Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas invited PAGASA, the Phil. Retailers Assn. (PRA) and the Phil. Vending Corporation to a meeting at their East Avenue Offices to discuss the viability of retailers carrying Coin Exchange Machines at their outlets as part of BSP’s Coin Recirculation Program (in response to the recently-passed Exact Change Law).  On 14 July 2015, BSP’s Managing Director for Currency Management Sub-Sector (beside STC), Ms. Iluminada T. Sicat chaired over the Meeting together with her capable Staff (Mr. Ernando S. de Leon/Director- Currency Issue and Integrity Office to her right), Phil. Vending Corp.’s CEO Herwin Henryck C. See (in dark glasses) and PRA’s Atty. Paul Santos (to his left). The lively discussion centered on how to get the citizenry to bring out the coins residing in their homes to assure the economy of an efficient recirculation of coins for use/change at businesses.
 
MEETING WITH VIET COMMERCIAL ATTACHE
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Monday, 13 July 2015

On 13 July 2015, PAGASA’s STC was invited by Ms. Vu Viet Nga, Commercial Counselor of the Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in the Philippines to discuss possible trade between the two countries for FMCG.  She asked for assistance in convincing Vietnamese manufacturers that the Philippines is a good place to invest and export their products to. She plans on staging Viet business trade missions to the Philippines in the near future.

 
PAGASA's STC at UA&P's MID-YEAR BRIEFING
Written by Wave Technologies, Inc.   
Thursday, 09 July 2015
PAGASA's STC at UA&P's MID-YEAR BRIEFING PAGASA's STC at UA&P's MID-YEAR BRIEFING PAGASA's STC at UA&P's MID-YEAR BRIEFINGPAGASA's STC at UA&P's MID-YEAR BRIEFINGEvery year, University of Asia & the Pacific holds a Mid-year and End-of-the-year Economic Briefing to benefit economic planners/decision-makers both of the private and public sector. PAGASA’s STC was invited once more to do the honors for the Food Retail Industry this year together with National Food Authority Administrator Renan Dalisay, Seafoods Business Expert Philip Ong and UBRA (Union of Broiler Raisers Association) Presiden Atty. Jose Elias Inciong (to STC’s left at the table). UA&P’s well-respected Dean of the College of Food & Agri-Business’ Dr. Roland Dy moderated for the open forum held at the auditorium of UA&P on 9 July 2015.
 
SUPPLIER SUMMIT OF PMFTC 2015
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Monday, 06 July 2015

SUPPLIER SUMMIT OF PMFTC 2015 SUPPLIER SUMMIT OF PMFTC 2015 PAGASA was invited to the Supplier Summit of 2015 on 6 July at the Grand Ballroom of Solaire Hotel & Casino at Aseana City in Pasay.  This Summit brings to Philippine shores the major global suppliers of Philip Morris-Fortune Tobacco Corporation to discuss illicit trade of cigarettes which affects up to one-third of the total income of this industry (in the Philippines alone).  STC was invited to sign the “Commitment Pledge” Board as one of the convenors of this Summit given the retailers’ commitment to carry only legitimate goods from legal manufacturers (PMFTC is the top payer of taxes in the Philippines).

 
2/Q PRA GENERAL MEETING AT MARRIOTT GRAND BALLROOM
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Thursday, 25 June 2015

2/Q PRA GENERAL MEETING AT MARRIOTT GRAND BALLROOM2/Q PRA GENERAL MEETING AT MARRIOTT GRAND BALLROOM 2/Q PRA GENERAL MEETING AT MARRIOTT GRAND BALLROOM On 25 June 2015, the Philippine Retailers Association, where PAGASA is an active Associate Member, held its 2/Q GenMeet at the soon-to-be-launched Marriott Grand Ballroom. Hot topic discussed was  disaster-preparedness of retailers if the expected big earthquake takes place.  None other than DOST’s Phivolcs (Phil. Institute of Volcanology & Seismology) Administrator Renato U. Solidum, Jr. presented his precautionary measures as well facts/myths regarding huge earthquakes. A.C. Nielsen Phils. Managing Dir. Stuart Jamieson gave an interesting talk regarding Growing Affluence from BPO and Growing Urbanization outside MetroManila.

 

 
PAGASA Booth at SIAL ASEAN 2015
Written by Wave Technologies, Inc.   
Wednesday, 17 June 2015

PAGASA Booth at SIAL ASEAN 2015 PAGASA Booth at SIAL ASEAN 2015 PAGASA Booth at SIAL ASEAN 2015 At the 2015 SIAL ASEAN Tradeshow held at the World Trade Center in Pasay City from 17-19 June, the Booth of PAGASA was visited by a good number of local as well as foreign visitors seriously in search of customers and products offered by global suppliers eager to partake of a slice of the ASEAN market. SIAL is the world’s biggest exhibit organizer and holds only one Tradeshow per continent except for Asia where it decided to hold another one specifically for the ASEAN Region.

 
1st CO-ORGANIZERS MEETING FOR AGRILINK, FOODLINK, AQUALINK 2015
Written by Wave Technologies, Inc.   
Tuesday, 16 June 2015

1st CO-ORGANIZERS MEETING FOR AGRILINK, FOODLINK, AQUALINK 2015 Every year, the Foundation for Resource Linkage & Development, Inc., organizer of the highly-successful tradeshow “Agrilink, Foodlink, Aqualink,”holds a series of Co-operators’ Meetings to prepare for the October Show at the World Trade Center in Pasay.  Selected Chairman for this year is Mr. Isidro Acosta (in blue at head of table), corn grower and Chairman of the Regional Agri. & Fisheries Council for Region 2. This Breakfast Meeting held on 16 June 2015 at Annabel’s along T. Morato shows the growing support and interest in the agriculture sector and the need for food retailers like supermarkets to carry fresh produce in servicing its clientele.  PAGASA was selected as Chairman for this Show in 2007.

 
2/Q GENERAL MEETING OF PAGASA 2015
Written by Wave Technologies, Inc.   
Wednesday, 10 June 2015
2/Q GENERAL MEETING OF PAGASA 2015 2/Q GENERAL MEETING OF PAGASA 2015 On 10 June 2015, PAGASA held its 2nd Quarter General Meeting at Eum-Ma-Ne Modern Korean Restaurant within Estancia Mall of Capitol Commons.  Among others, discussed was the strict monitoring of BIR for cigarettes sold without the new stamp issued by the Agency. Also delved in detail was the current buy-in/buy-out of smaller chains by the major chains of supermarkets.
 
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