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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:  

Food Expo and Induction of Officers

On 28 Aug. 2014, the Phil. Confectionery Biscuits and Snack Association (PCBSA) held its formal induction for the new set of Officers & Directors for 2014-2015: (L-R) Reynaldo Go/Columbia’s and Out-going President, Jimmy Cu/Markenburg & President- Elect, STC and William Lim/WL Foods & In-coming Vice President. Representing PAGASA is Pres.Steven Cua and Director Fred Gravador and his better half and active Member, Simple.

DA MEET REGARDING CHICKEN PRICES

The Dept. of Agriculture called a Meetingat its offices on 11 August 2014 to assess the supply and apparent increase in price of chicken in the market. Corp. Sec. Karl Marxist Tan represented PAGASA at said meeting where DA said ascertained that there was ample supply of chicken and that inequitable distribution was the culprit for seeming lack of poultry meat and resulting increase in prices at wet markets and supermarkets.  STC was later interviewed on the said topic in a supermarket.

DTI MEETING ON SRPs and TRUCK BAN

  DTI Usec. Victorio Mario A. Dimagiba calls a meeting with manufacturers and retailers on 5 Aug. 2014 to discuss how the current truck ban is affecting the supply of prime commodities considering the container traffic at the ports.  Joining the meeting are Edita de Leon/Pres.-Philippine Chamber of Food Manufacturers (conversing with Usec.) and (counter-clockwise from her) PASI Pres. Carlos Cabochan, STC, NAMVESCO-National Market Vendors Cooperative representative Rodolfo Dalangin, PASI VP Rene Guevarra, PASI’s Fidian Ples (son of Atty. Fred Ples), Logistics   Staff of Nestle Phils. and the team of Usec. Dimagiba. STC aired PAGASA’s concerns regarding the use of SRPs coming from manufacturers as basis for apprehending retailers when the latter’s prices exceed DTI’s SRPs. He suggested that a deviation of up to 2% above or below DTI’s SRPs is considered ideal to consumers and that this be included as a footnote to the SRP List posted/printed by DTI.