Showing posts from July, 2011

PAGASA with OIC of the Employment & Research Division

Mary Grace Riguer/OIC of the Employment & Research Div. of the Institute for Labor  Studies under the Department of Labor & Employment visits the office of PAGASA to gather inputs about the possible impact  of the regulation of the use of plastic bags on employment/dislocation  in the retail and affiliated sectors.  Inputs will be used at an upcoming Forum by DOLE on the topic. STC is shown holding a Reusable Bag designed for PAGASA Members. Last Updated ( Saturday, 04 August 2012 )

Meeting of Stakeholders About the Influx Smuggled Onions

Dept. of Agriculture Sec. Proceso I. Alcala (in white and orange shirt) gestures as he explains at a meeting of stakeholders in the onion industry about the influx of smuggled white onions.  PAGASA’s STC is interviewed later by media regarding the ill effects of said smuggling to the onion farmers and our economy in general. Last Updated ( Saturday, 04 August 2012 )


Department of Social Welfare and Development’s Hannah A. Giray of the External Affairs Division’s Policy Development and Planning Bureau paid the PAGASA Office a visit to check on how the Industry Association can assist in the development of DSWD’s projects along the lines of commodities price-watch and technical assistance to micro enterprises who wish to see their products on the shelves of supermarkets. Last Updated ( Saturday, 04 August 2012 )

ASEAN Committee on Consumer Protection

At the dinner tendered by DTI for the ASEAN Committee on Consumer Protection> a 2-day Meeting of delegates from the region to strengthen the rights of consumers>(L-R) DTI’s Director Atty. Victorio Mario A. Dimagiba of the Bureau of Trade Regulation & Consumer Protection, STC, Philbaking President Walter Co and Phil. Retailers Association’s Sec. Gen. Evelyn Balmeo-Salire graced the occasion at the New World Hotel. Last Updated ( Saturday, 04 August 2012 )

Mid-Year Food and Agri Business Conference

PAGASA’s STC was invited to give the briefing at the  2011 Mid-Year Food and Agri Business Conference at the Univ. of Asia and the Pacific.  His briefing centered on Food Retailing.  During Open Forum, he was joined by UA&P’s Exec. Dir. Rolando T. Dy, Ph.D. of the Center for Food & Agri Business (left) and Gregorio San Diego of the United Broilers Raisers Association (UBRA) who were also speakers at the forum.  The audience included stakeholders in Agri Business and the academe. Last Updated ( Saturday, 04 August 2012