PAGASA’s STC was invited as one of the Guest
Speakers at the 2nd Gen. Meeting of Packaging Institute of the Phils. (PiP) on 27 June 2013. (L-R) STC, Maria Lourdes L. Agustin/DILG’s NCR Asst. Reg. Dir., PiP Pres. Joseph Ross S. Jocson, MMDA Gen. Mgr. Usec. Corazon T. Jimenez, PiP VP-External Affairs Ms. Edita P. Molato, PiP Director/Past Pres. Henry L. Gaw & Sugianto Tandio/Pres. Director of P.T. Tirta Marta of Indonesia. The latter presented his breakthrough tapioca/cassava-based plastic bags/products which cost as little as other non-food biodegradable bags/products. He chose the less-favored variant of cassava to make sure production of his products do not affect the food chain and still help the poorest farmers of his country.