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PREPARATION FOR AGRILINK, FOODLINK, AQUALINK 2016
Written by Wave Technologies, Inc.   
Tuesday, 27 September 2016
FRLD or Foundation for Resource Linkage and Development, Inc.>event organizer of “Agrilink, Foodlink, Aqualink” and long-time partner of PAGASA for this biggest Agri-Business Trade Show> holds its 2nd Co-organizers’ Breakfast Meeting at Annabel’s Restaurant along Tomas Morato on 27 Oct. 2016. Every year, it holds four of these Meetings to calibrate and make adjustments to make sure that the Show is as exciting and jam-packed as it was the previous years. This year’s thrust is the Sugar Industry.
PREPARATION FOR AGRILINK, FOODLINK, AQUALINK 2016
PREPARATION FOR AGRILINK, FOODLINK, AQUALINK 2016
PREPARATION FOR AGRILINK, FOODLINK, AQUALINK 2016
 
 
PRA COMM. ON OUTSTANDING FILIPINO RETAILERS 2016
Written by Wave Technologies, Inc.   
Wednesday, 14 September 2016
The Phil. Retailers Assn. (PRA) held a lunch meeting to review the guidelines and criteria in choosing Outstanding Filipino Retailers.  The Meeting was held at the Seven Corners Restaurant of Crowne Plaza on 14 Sept.’16. The PRA Board brought in the active members of the PRA and PAGASA’s STC was honored to have been invited for inputs to this upcoming event which is the most prestigious for the retail industry. Since 1996, this event has been a joint undertaking together with the DTI.  In view of the changing retail landscape and with the active engagement of e-tailing  and m-commerce, the Committee ends this Meeting with more queries than answers.  As such, some cleaning and streamlining of the various categories of retailing have to be considered before the Committee is once more called to order.
 PRA COMM. ON OUTSTANDING FILIPINO RETAILERS 2016 PRA COMM. ON OUTSTANDING FILIPINO RETAILERS 2016
PRA COMM. ON OUTSTANDING FILIPINO RETAILERS 2016
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PAGASA AT MALAYSIAN NATIONAL DAY 2016
Written by Wave Technologies, Inc.   
Monday, 19 September 2016
PAGASA’s STC was a guest at the celebration of Malaysian National Day on 8 September at the Grand Ballroom of the Makati Shangrila.  STC met Amcham’s Executive Director Ebb Hinchcliffe (in cream suit) whom he had had the honor of working with for PBED project and was introduced to Mr. Michael S. Klecheski-Deputy Chief of Mission of the Embassy of the United States of America in the Philippines.  Of course, STC enjoyed the great curry/sate dishes and Malaysian hospitality for the evening.
PAGASA AT MALAYSIAN NATIONAL DAY 2016
PAGASA AT MALAYSIAN NATIONAL DAY 2016
PAGASA AT MALAYSIAN NATIONAL DAY 2016
PAGASA AT MALAYSIAN NATIONAL DAY 2016
  
 
 
STC GRACES ASIAFOOD EXPO ON ITS 25TH YEAR
Written by Wave Technologies, Inc.   
Wednesday, 07 September 2016
At the Ceremonial Opening of AsiaFood Expo on 7 September 2016 at the World Trade Center, STC again, took the opportunity to get the audience engaged by checking on the coins in their households and to bring these out into circulation for the benefit of the consuming public.  He made the rounds with His Excellency Ambassador of India to the Philippines Aruni Ranaraja especially at the Indian Pavillion (he was aided by his First Secretary N. Ramakrishnan> rightmost guy at the ribbon-cutting ceremony). STC also got to discuss with Mr. Sergio Ortiz-Luis Jr./Pres. & Chairman of Philippine Exporters Confederation, Inc. and Past Pres./Chairman of PCCII regarding the current state of the economy and its prospects.
STC GRACES ASIAFOOD EXPO ON ITS 25TH YEAR
 STC GRACES ASIAFOOD EXPO ON ITS 25TH YEAR STC GRACES ASIAFOOD EXPO ON ITS 25TH YEAR
 STC GRACES ASIAFOOD EXPO ON ITS 25TH YEAR  STC GRACES ASIAFOOD EXPO ON ITS 25TH YEAR  STC GRACES ASIAFOOD EXPO ON ITS 25TH YEAR
 
 
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

STC GUESTS AT UMAGANG KAY GANDA

 
 
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.
 
FOOD & DRINKS ASIA 2016
FOOD & DRINKS ASIA 2016 FOOD & DRINKS ASIA 2016  
FOOD & DRINKS ASIA 2016 FOOD & DRINKS ASIA 2016 FOOD & DRINKS ASIA 2016  
 
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.
TWG FOR NO SHORTCHANGING ACT
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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
PUBLIC HEARING ON THE STATE OF THE ECONOMY AT THE SENATE
 PUBLIC HEARING ON THE STATE OF THE ECONOMY AT THE SENATE
   
 
 
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