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AND STILL, ANOTHER GUESTING AT CONSUMER WELFARE PROGRAM AFTER ELECTIONS
Saturday, 14 May 2022

 PAGASA guested once more on 14 May 2022 in the teleradyo program of Alvin Elchico "Bida Konsyumer" with the President of the Phil. Confederation of Grains Associations (PCGA) Joji Co to discuss the possibility of selling rice at P20/kg as this was a campaign promise of the presumptive President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr.

Also discussed was what is expected of this new Admin. & what retailers look forward to in aid of an economic slump.

 
TELERADYO’s “BIDA KONSYUMER” INVITES STC ONCE MORE AS GUEST TWO DAYS BEFORE NATIONAL ELECTIONS
Saturday, 07 May 2022

PAGASA Pres  STC invited once more on 7 May 2022 just two days to national elecrtions. Link to BIDA KONSYUMER w/Alvin Elchico:

Program is an hour. STC comes out in minute 32:45 to answer what are the top 3 concerns the next President must address immediately to alleviate the plight of shoppers.

Next stop is minute 41:00 to reply to the question who do u think is the best vote for President given the situation we are in?

Finally, closing statement re. Elections in two days at 56.25.

Guests are former U.P. Pres. & now Pres. of Mgt. Assn. of the Phils. Alfredo Pascual, KMU Chairman Elmer "Ka Bong" Labog (who is a senatorial candidate running under Sambayan & affiliated w/the Leni-Kiko Camp), Atty. Vic Dimagiba/Chair of Laban Konsyumer (Consumer Rights Grp.) & yours truly.

 
U.N. WORLD FOOD PROGRAM MEETS WITH PAGASA REGARDING RELIEF GOODS
Thursday, 05 May 2022
 Met online via Microsoft Team on 5 May 2022 with Kevin Howley (based in Manila) and Ralph Ofuyo (based in Bangkok) of the U.N. World Food Program.  They wanted to tie up with PAGASA member-stores for food supplies during calamities/disasters. Further discussions to follow.
 
2/Q 2022 GENMEET OF PAGASA AT SU CASA MEXICAN GRILL IN PARAÑAQUE
Wednesday, 27 April 2022
 PAGASA held its hybrid 2/Q General Meeting on 27 April 2022 at the Su Casa Mexican Grill at La Huerta Village Center inside Multinational Village, Parañaque.
 
PUBLIC HEARING ON NEWLY-PROPOSED EXCISE TAX ON PLASTIC BAGS TO AUGMENT GOVERNMENT COLLECTIONS
Monday, 25 April 2022
 STC attended the Senate Public Hearing on proposed Excise Tax on Plastic Bags on 25 April 2022. Simultaneously, there was a DTI Hearing on Expanded Complaints Resolution too. PAGASA not represented in the latter.
 
PAGASA GUESTS AT “BIDA KONSYMER” AS RESOURCE SPEAKER
Saturday, 23 April 2022

STC was invited as a Resource Person on 23 April 2022 in the "Bida Konsyumer" episode with Alvin Elchico. Topic was rounds of continuous price increases for grocery items. Other guests were Edwin Africa/SVP & GM of Century Pacific Food, Inc. (for canned meats), Mega Global Corp.'s Chief Growth & Dev't. Officer Marvin Tiu-Lim (for sardines) and Laban Konsyumer's Atty. Mario Victorio Dimagiba.

 
MEMBERS OF PAGASA REMINDED ABOUT GETTING BOOSTER SHOTS AS BUSINESSWORLD LIVE INTERVIEWS PAGASA PRES.
Monday, 11 April 2022

 
PAGASA MEMBERS WARNED ON 11 APRIL 2022 AGAINST POTENTIAL SURGE IN INFECTIONS AND THE NEED FOR EMPLOY
Monday, 11 April 2022

 

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1579884/who-warns-of-new-covid-surge-in-2-months-urges-ph-to-prepare?fbclid=IwAR1Hh3LZkIYGKk0nDHYfjEyXUczXqBxEdFw39wDtHn82E27br_UfI0KIMtc

 
DTI-CPAB’s WEBINAR TO THE PUBLIC ON THE AMENDED RETAIL LIBERALIZATION ACT OF 2022
Thursday, 07 April 2022

 In the morning of 7 April 2022, PAGASA  attended DTI-CPAB's webinar on the Amended Retail Liberalization Act of 2022 (which lowered the minimum capitalization of foreign retailers planning to set up shop in the Phils.). PAGASA Pres. STC asked: "Who will monitor the activities of foreign retailers if they use different names in going online, door-to-door & other retailing activities outside of their physical stores? These will hurt the MSMEs who are already challenged." STC didn't get a satisfactory reply from the speakers. Above is Sherwin Acob from the Senate who gave a presentation on the said Act.


 
SECOND VISIT OF LAOTIAN ENVOY TO PAGASA OFFICE
Thursday, 07 April 2022

PAGASA's STC met on 7 April 2022 with Mr. Lao Nguon Eng/Commercial Attache from the Royal Embassy of Cambodia in the Phils. It was his 2nd visit to the PAGASA Ofc. His first one was almost exactly a year ago. He is seriously exploring export of Cambodian rice to the Philippines since it buys from Vietnam/Thailand and Cambodia exports rice to these two.

 

 
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