On 25 June 2015, the Philippine Retailers Association, where PAGASA
is an active Associate Member, held its 2/Q GenMeet at the soon-to-be-launched Marriott Grand Ballroom. Hot topic discussed was disaster-preparedness of retailers if the expected big earthquake takes place. None other than DOST’s Phivolcs (Phil. Institute of Volcanology & Seismology) Administrator Renato U. Solidum, Jr. presented his precautionary measures as well facts/myths regarding huge earthquakes. A.C. Nielsen Phils. Managing Dir. Stuart Jamieson gave an interesting talk regarding Growing Affluence from BPO and Growing Urbanization outside MetroManila.