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WARNING: FAKE MONEY ON THE LOOSE

  In view of the amount of fake paper bills circulating in the economy, PAGASA sends this advisory on how to tell what is fake from what is real:  

PAGASA JOINS EARTH HOUR 2014

A PAGASA Supermarket displays posters in the selling area encouraging the public to participate in EARTH HOUR on 29 March 2014 from 8:30pm-9:30pm.Even the employees’ bulletin board is posted with the same invite for the company’s personnel to join in this worthy cause.

PRA GENMEET FOR 1/Q 2014

The Phil. Retailers Association held its 1 st Quarterly General Meeting for 2014 on 26 March at the EDSA Shangrila with former BSP Chief Economist (now BPI’s Lead Economist) Mr. Emilio S. Neri, Jr. presenting his reading of the Phil. Economy. STC takes a shot with Mercury Drug’s Pres. Vivian Que-Azcona, touted one of Asia’s 50 Power Businesswomen by Forbes Magazine for 2013.

MARKET STUDY FOR JAPANESE CONSUMER GOODS

Mr. Kazuki Moribe/Pres. & CEO- Spyder Initiative Inc. of Japan was in the Philippines to explore for a Japanese manufacturer the potential to market consumer goods in an emerging market like ours. He paid a visit to office of PAGASA on 3/25/14. Accompanying him is the representative of GfK Custom Research Phils.

THAILAND WEEK 2014

Upon the invitation of the Thai Embassy in the Philippines and Thailand’s Department of Int’l.Trade Promotion under their Ministry of Commerce, STC was present at the Opening of Thailand Week 2014 on 20 March 2014 at the Mall of Asia’s SMX.  He discussed retailing of products from SME’s and sustainable development with H.E. Prasas Prasasvinitchai, Ambassador of Thailand to the Philippines together with Peter T. Quintana, Pres./Phil. Plastic Industry Association (PPIA). Also present to grace the Affair is DTI’s Asst. Sec. Fe Agoncillo-Reyes.

RETAILER OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2014

On 19 March 2014, the Philippine Retailers Association (PRA) held its 17 th Outstanding Filipino Retailers and Shopping Center of the Year Awards at Crowne Plaza. Theme for this year: The Visionaries. PAGASA’s Steven Cua was invited as presenter together with Puregold’s Aida de Guzman to announce the winners for five categories. This year’s prestigious President’s Award was given to Ms. Teresita Sy-Coson as Philippine Retailing’s Woman Visionary Leader. STC is seen congratulating this very humble yet powerful lady who made it to Forbes Magazine’s List of Asia’s Top 50 Most Powerful Businesswomen for the last couple of years.

1st BOARD MEETING FOR 2014

PAGASA held its 1 st Board Meeting for the year on 4 March 2014 at the “brand new” Century  City’s Early Bird Breakfast Club. (L-R) Karl Tan/Superbudgetlane Group, Desmond Chua/Daily, William Villanueva/ Purity, Steve Cua/Welcome, Liansel Sy/ Liana’s, Edna Ontiveros/Candice Megamart of Tuguegarao and Myke Teodoro/Velamart of Cavite.  Absent were Fred Gravador/ Simplicity Ministop and Arjie Lim/Andrew’s Grocery of Puerto Princesa. The group discussed the changing retail landscape and evolving supply chain developments.