Thursday, August 8, 2013


One of the Keynote Speakers at NRCE 2013 was A.S. Watson Group (HK)’s  former Chairman Mr. Ian Wade with over 50 years of retail wisdom behind him. He shared the optimism of a growing retail industry in the Philippines as he sits on the Board of a good number of Asian companies. The delegation of PAGASA takes a group pic. There will be no NRCE next year as the PRA prepares for the Asian edition called the Asia-Pacific Retailers Conference and Expo (APRCE) for 2015.  The Phils. won the bid to host the biennial Asian Meet after Istanbul hosts this year in October.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013


The Department of Justice hosts a whole-day Seminar-Workshop on the “Promotion of Compliance Program & Advocacy Activities” together with Japan International Cooperative Agency (JICA) at the Sofitel Phil. Plaza on 6 August 2013.  PAGASA was represented by Director Johnny Lim and STC. Picture shows Mr. Hiroki Numba, GM of Taisei Construction Corp.’s  Legal Department, (with interpreter beside him) sharing his experience with Compliance Policies and Programs of the company through its 117 years of history. Other picture shows DOJ Asec. Geronimo L. Sy with STC and PASI Pres. Carlos Cabochan taking a photo-op. This Workshop is in preparation for DOJ’s push for an Anti-Monopoly/Anti-Competition Law.