Saturday, August 25, 2007

16th NARCE (Aug 2007)

PAGASA Members at the 2007 National Retailers Conference & Exhibition are fascinated by the new print technology from Korea, a machine which can print anything on any surface instantly. Fil-Canadian exhibitor Edward Liangco (2nd from left) illustrates to PAGASA Dir. Robert Ang-Topline, Member Freddie Gravador-Simplicity Ministop (in green) and Dir. Edgar Robes-Susanamart.

Nope! The four in red costume are not PAGASA Delegates who attended NARCE 2007. They are part of a presentation made by Speaker John Calvin Yu for Philips Lighting in stressing proper lighting and color rendition. With them are (from left) PAGASA Dir. Edgar Robes-Susanamart, Pres. Steven Cua-Welcome and Paul Elton & Wesley Lao of Drugman Drughouse & Supermarket from Palawan.

PAGASA President Steve Cua speaks at 16th NARCE

PAGASA Pres. Steven T. Cua was the presentor for the 2nd day’s first afternoon session at the National Retailers Conference 2007. He handled the session of John Calvin Yu, Marketing Manager of Philips Lighting, who just turned 26! Unfortunately, the picture of Mr. Yu did not turn out clear.

Friday, August 24, 2007

2007 Davao Food Packaging Seminar

PAGASA Pres. Steven Cua is invited as resource speaker by the Davao City Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Inc. on the topic of Food Packaging Appealing to the Consumer as part of a 10-day Seminar on Food Packaging. His session was held on 15 August 2007 at the Marco Polo Hotel in Davao.

The Seminar takes a break as participants sip coffee and exchange notes. Davao City Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Inc. Pres. John Gaisano (in barong) with PAGASA Pres. Steven Cua and Seminar Organizer Alice Pineda gamely takes a shot with Seminar participants.

DTI Hearing on Discounts for Disabled

PAGASA Pres. Steven Cua (in jacket) joins representatives of retailers from SM, Mercury and PASI in citing observations to the proposed Discounts for Disabled Persons as an amendment to the law>Magna Carta for Disabled Persons, and for other Purposes>granting additional privileges and incentives.

Presiding Officer for the Dept. of Trade & Industry, Asst. Sec. Maria Lourdes T. Baua (5th from left) stresses a point at the Consultative Meeting to grant discounts to Disabled Persons. With her from left are Joy Garcia-CEO/Tahanang Walang Hagdan, Richard Arceno-Nat’l.Coordinator/PHILCOCHED, Dep. Exec. Dir. Mateo Lee of the National Council for the Welfare of Disabled Persons (NCWDP), and Atty./Dir. Benjamin Subido-DTI-OLA aside from other participants from the Bureau of Internal Revenue, the National Food Authority, Dept. of Interiors & Local Gov’t. and others.

2007 Davao Food Packaging Seminar

PAGASA Pres. Steven Cua is invited as resource speaker by the Davao City Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Inc. on the topic of Food Packaging Appealing to the Consumer as part of a 10-day Seminar on Food Packaging. His session was held on 15 August 2007 at the Marco Polo Hotel in Davao.

The Seminar takes a break as participants sip coffee and exchange notes. Davao City Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Inc. Pres. John Gaisano (in barong) with PAGASA Pres. Steven Cua and Seminar Organizer Alice Pineda gamely takes a shot with Seminar participants.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

BudgetLane SulitMarket Opens

On 11 August 2007, unto PAGASA was born its newest member-outlet in the shape of Budgetlane SulitMarket! It is strategically located practically at the junction of General Luna St. in San Mateo, Rizal and Banaba Road (which connects to Batasan Road, QC); where foot and vehicle traffic is pretty heavy and lucrative. Standing “conspicuously” in the middle of the picture is proud owner Dir. Karl Marxist Tan, PAGASA’s Sec.Gen. This counts as PAGASA’s 144th member-store.