Tuesday, August 9, 2011
PAGASA is invited to a meeting in Congress on 27 bills concerned with amendments for the Consumer Act of the Phils. It is chaired by the Committee on Trade & Industry under Rep. Albert S. Garcia (in white under the Seal of the House of Representatives) and joined by at least ten other Congressmen. Other Sponsors of Bills included Reps. Rufus Rodriguez, Arthur Yap and Diosdado Macapagal-Arroyo on topics ranging from food safety, labeling, profiteering, credit cards/prepaid cards, toy safety, timbangan ng bayan, economy airline charges to Trans Fat in food.
Monday, August 8, 2011
The Senate calls a 2nd Hearing on “The Use of Environment-Friendly Plastic Bags.” Senator Manuel B. Villar chairs the Committee on Trade & Industry and listens to stakeholders together with Senators Pia Cayetano and Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. STC delivers PAGASA’s position offering its members as collection agents for used plastic bags returned by customers.