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STC GUESTS AT UMAGANG KAY GANDA
Written by Wave Technologies, Inc.   
Friday, 02 September 2016
As the –ber months step into our calendars, media pushes fast forward to Christmas and interviews retailers as to what to expect this coming Yuletide Season. On the 2nd day of September, PAGASA’s STC is invited as guest in the popular morning program of Kapamilya Network to discuss supplies and prices for the upcoming heavy consumer season. STC took this opportunity on national television to get the citizenry engaged in bringing out the coins hidden in our homes so retailers can give the proper/exact change when shoppers buy in their establishments. With STC on the Show are (L-R) Anthony Taverna, Atom Araullo, Amy Perez and Jorge Cariño.
STC GUESTS AT UMAGANG KAY GANDA
 STC GUESTS AT UMAGANG KAY GANDA

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FOOD & DRINKS ASIA 2016
Written by Wave Technologies, Inc.   
Thursday, 01 September 2016
Once more, PAGASA has been invited to grace the Ceremonial Opening of Food & Drinks Asia on 1 Sept. 2016 at the World Trade Center.  This year’s Keynote Speaker is Presidential Candidate/Senator Grace Poe-Llamanzares. Other Guests (seated R-L) include Hotel and Restaurant Association of the Phils. (HRAP) Pres. Eugene Yap, Minister Plenipotentiary (Amb.) S. Hossein MirEskandari of the Embassy of the Islamic Rep. of Iran, Chef Noel M. Paguia/Pres.-Food Caterers Assn. of the Phils., Dept. of Agri. Usec. Evelyn G. Laviña (for Agribusiness and High Value Crops), LNA’s Josephine Miranda (Show Organizer), Bien Enrico Ah/Pres.-Fil-Chi. Bakery Assn., Inc., PAGASA’s STC and Her Excellency Ambassador of Sri Lanka.
 
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TWG FOR NO SHORTCHANGING ACT
Written by Wave Technologies, Inc.   
Friday, 26 August 2016
On 26 Aug. 2016, DTI invited PAGASA to be part of the Technical Working Group for the Internal Rules & Regulations (IRR) of the “No Shortchanging Act of 2016”>the recently-passed R.A. 10909 that lapsed into law on 21 July 2016. PAGASA was the first to submit its Position Paper even before this first meeting for the TWG.  PAGASA’s position is to engage the citizenry to bring out the coins in their homes through the use of Coin Retrieval Piggy Banks where they take out the coins collected in these every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month to assure the healthy circulation of much-needed coins in our economy; thereby, avoiding the lack of coins in establishments so they can give out exact change to their customers.  In attendance were lawyers and staff from the DTI’s variou  sections/bureaus, the BIR, the BSP, etc. The Meeting was headed by DTI’s Consumer Protection and Advocacy Group (CPAG) Asst. Director Lilian G. Salonga.
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FORUM FOR ISSUE ON "ENDO" WITH DOLE
Written by Wave Technologies, Inc.   
Thursday, 18 August 2016
FORUM FOR ISSUE ON "ENDO" WITH DOLE FORUM FOR ISSUE ON "ENDO" WITH DOLE The Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce & Industry, Inc. organized a Forum on the controversial yet misleading concept of the “endo” on 18 August 2016 at the Main Ballroom of the Century Park Hotel in Manila.  Seated on stage were FFCCCII Pres. Angel Ngu and officers/past presidents (L-R) Henry Lim Boon Liong, Mr. Ngu, Dept. of Labor & Employment (DOLE) Usec. Dominador “Ding” Say, his able Staff, PP Alfonso Siy and PP Tan Ching. Hosting for the afternoon is Vice Chair for Industrial Relations Comm. Ms. Mary Go Ng.  The room swelled with people as businessmen wanted to be clarified with the Labor Initiatives of the Duterte Administration. PAGASA’S STC was present to catch the latest regarding the issue.
 
U.S. GROUP STUDYING COLD CHAIN IN PHILS. CONSULTS PAGASA
Written by Wave Technologies, Inc.   
Tuesday, 16 August 2016
U.S. GROUP STUDYING COLD CHAIN IN PHILS. CONSULTS PAGASA U.S. GROUP STUDYING COLD CHAIN IN PHILS. CONSULTS PAGASA PAGASA Pres. STC answered all the questions directed at him regarding Cold Chain in the Philippines from the supermarket operators’ point-of-view.  Consulting him were (from STC’s right to left) World Food Logistics Organization’s Arne J. Martinsen, SIAM Professionals, LLC.’s Pres. Kent Sisson and AGRO Merchants Group’s Bill Vargo.  Seated beside STC is their host> Koldstor Centre Phils.’ Marc Dizon. They were trying to address the country’s  inadequate cold chain facilities from farm to market and looking into the possibility of setting up a whole system of cold chain equipment to ensure the freshness and food safety of fresh produce sold in different markets.  Meeting took place afternoon of 16 August 2016 at the Cucina Cafe of Marco Polo Hotel, Ortigas Center.

 
 
PUBLIC HEARING ON THE STATE OF THE ECONOMY AT THE SENATE
Written by Wave Technologies, Inc.   
Tuesday, 16 August 2016
On 16 August 2016, STC was invited by the Senate to give a report on the state of the food retail/supermarket industry to the newly-elected Chairman of the Senate Committee on Trade & Industry, Sen. Miguel Zubiri (in coat seated alone at head of one end of the discussion table).  Present from the public sector were the DTI Team headed by Sec. Ramon Lopez and Presidential Adviser on the Economy> Joey Concepcion. Also presenting his AVP was Chairman Guillermo “Bill” Luz of the National Competitiveness Council.  From the private sector were Philexport’s Sergio Luis Ortiz, Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Inc.’s VP David Chua, officers of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce Phils., the American Chamber of Commerce in the Phils. and the EU Chambers of Commerce & Industry’s Mr. Henry Schumacher, Pres. of the IT & Business Process Assn. Phils. (IBPAP), Federation of Phil. Industries’ Jesus Arranza, Phil. Franchise Assn.’s Pres. Dr. Alan Escalona, CFE & Chairman Emeritus Samie Lim, PRA’s Pres. Atty. Paul Santos and PAGASA’s Pres. Steven T. Cua. Everyone painted an objective yet optimistic picture of the economy based on their industry’s perspective.
 
PUBLIC HEARING ON THE STATE OF THE ECONOMY AT THE SENATE
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FELLOWSHIP AND EXPOSE ON THE SIDE OF NRCE/PAGASA GENMEET
Written by Wave Technologies, Inc.   
Friday, 12 August 2016
FELLOWSHIP AND EXPOSE ON THE SIDE OF NRCE/PAGASA GENMEET FELLOWSHIP AND EXPOSE ON THE SIDE OF NRCE/PAGASA GENMEET On the two days when NRCE and the PAGASA General Meeting were held, a few PAGASA Members decided to visit the 57th Mall of the SM Group> S Maison on J.W. Diokno Blvd under the newly-constructed Conrad Hotel.  This upscale mall just opened on 15 July 2016 and as a result of the scarce human traffic for the moment, is a paradise of a mall when compared to the crowded malls in the metropolis.  After Day 2 of NRCE, STC together with former VP-Roy Chua (Daily Super Market), Treasurer Myke Teodoro (Cavite’s Vela Mart) and Dir. Arjie Lim (Palawan’s Andrew Grocery) went for their caffeine fix at Café Benne on the ground floor of the SMX in MOA.
 
PAGASA DELEGATES AT STORES ASIA 2016
Written by Wave Technologies, Inc.   
Thursday, 11 August 2016
PAGASA DELEGATES AT STORES ASIA 2016 PAGASA DELEGATES AT STORES ASIA 2016 Part of the National Retail Conference is an Exhibition Section called Stores Asia.  This year, presenters used pop-up stores to make their exhibits more attractive.  During the two-day exhibit, PAGASA delegates visited this area time and again from 10-11 August 2016 at the SMX at the Mall of Asia. Mober in the pictures is an Uber version of a logistics operation; also, a homonym to Mover.
 
PAGASA DELEGATES ATTEND 23RD NRCE '16
Written by Wave Technologies, Inc.   
Wednesday, 10 August 2016
On 10-11 August 2016, PAGASA sent a delegation to the 23rd National Retail Conference and Exhibition at the SMX in Pasay City.  President Steven Cua, together with PRA Past-Pres. Mars Chua, was Presenter and Awarder for the Session on Trend Watching given by Singapore’s young trend strategist Ms. Acacia Leroy. She spoke so fast and presented slide after slide so much so that STC mentioned after her talk that if people in the audience did not catch what she was saying or presenting then they do not belong to the sector called millennials!  PAGASA Dir. and Cebu Retailers Association Pres. Robert Go was the Awarder for Mr. Joe Caliro/CEO-Globe Live on his talk on Next-Generation Interactive Retailtainment together with Presentor JJ Sison.  Topics for this year’s Retail Conference were relevant and insightful.
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3Q GENERAL MEETING FOR PAGASA AT JATUJAK, MOA
Written by Wave Technologies, Inc.   
Wednesday, 10 August 2016
3Q GENERAL MEETING FOR PAGASA AT JATUJAK, MOA 3Q GENERAL MEETING FOR PAGASA AT JATUJAK, MOA On the eve of 10 August 2016, PAGASA held its third quarter General Meeting at Jatujak Thai Restaurant at the Mall of Asia Complex.  Discussed were issues on Endo Contracts, a more efficient circulation of coins in the economy, retail industrial tours to Tokyo/Osaka and Myanmar aside from many other proposals by parties interested to tie-up with PAGASA. Also discussed were plans for the revival of a Supermarket Show in 2017 as part of PAGASA’s 30th Year Celebration.
 
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