Showing posts from July, 2009

Interview with Mr. Sunny Chau

Mr. Sunny Chau, Economist from the HongKong Trade Development Council interviews STC on the economic state of food retailers given the global recession experienced by most countries in 2009.  With them is Ms. Maribeth M. Barros who coordinates for the HKTDC in the Philippines.

Discussions with the genteel diplomat

Mr. Filas Fu-Sheng Chen/Director (L) of the Eco. Div. of the Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in the Phils. hosted lunch for the Directors of PAGASA who attended the Taipei Food Show June of 2009 at EDSA Shangrila’s Senju Jap. Restaurant. Missing in picture is Mr. Harry Chen Huei-Chin who paved the way for this lunch meeting. (L-R) PAGASA Directors Fred Gravador, Johnny Lim, STC, Bobby Ang and Roy Chua enjoyed discussions with the genteel diplomat.

Discussion: Food Supply and Distribution Channels in the Country

PAGASA Pres. Steve Cua meets up with U.N. F.A.O.’s Andrew Shepherd for discussions on food supply and distribution channels in the country for a Study the latter is doing for the World Bank. Discussions took place at EDSA Shangrila’s Lobby Lounge on 17 July 2009.

Accessing Bigger Markets

PAGASA Members meet for the 2nd Q ’09 at Eastwood City’s Shanghai Bistro. Oracle Systems Phils., Inc. hosts for the evening Attendees line up to listen to the Session on “Accessing Bigger Markets” for SME’s at the CSR (Corp. Social Responsibility) Expo ‘09 organized by the League of Corporate Foundations (LCF) at the SMX. PAGASA Pres. STC speaks at this Session. PAGASA Pres. STC (seated, 2nd-L) exchanges information with SM Super Value, Inc.’s EVP Robert Kwee at the Session on “Accessing Bigger Markets” at CSR Expo 2009 CSR Expo ‘09’s session host Pam Castro of Pilipinas Shell Foundation acknowledges the four speakers on the Session “Accessing Bigger Markets”: (L-R) SDC Asia’s Exec. Dir. Marianne Boquiren, STC, SM’s EVP Robert Kwee and Grace Tacuyong, Manager of Upland Marketing Foundation which integrates products from the micro enterprises.

Phil. Retailers Association's Cebu Chapter

Steven T. Cua, President of PAGASA gets his caricature award from Robert Go/Prince Warehouse Club of Cebu (also PAGASA Member) who is on the Board of the Phil. Retailers Association’s Cebu Chapter. Mr. Cua spoke on Green Retailing at the Chapter’s 3rd Annual Conference at Parklane Hotel, Cebu. PAGASA’s STC poses with (L-R) Melanie Ng/ Pres.-PRA Cebu Chap./Ng Khai Group of Co.’s, Mars Chua/PRA’s Past Pres. & current Vice Chairman/Sports House, Jay Aldeguer/ PRA Cebu’s founding Pres. & current Chairman/Islands Souvenirs, Chris Tiu/Conf. Host/Board Member-Cebu Chap., Evelyn Balmeo Salire/PRA Sec.Gen. and Bernie Liu/Pres.-elect, Phil. Retailers Assn./Penshoppe Group of Co.’s at the 3rd Cebu Retailers Conference. After the 3rd Annual Conference of the Cebu Retailers, PAGASA’s STC joins (L-R) Robert Go/ Past Pres. of the Cebu Chamber of Commerce & Industry (also PAGASA Member), Chef Raki Urbina of the highly successful CafĂ© de Laguna and