Wednesday, March 23, 2016

LIKE FISHES IN AN AQUARIUM

On 11 March 2016, PAGASA’s STC and Myke Teodoro were invited to be part of a panel at the Great Women Forum 2016 held inside Yuchengco Museum in Makati. Organized by the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and ECHOsi Foundation, this Forum seeks to inculcate the mindset that the empowerment of women must be top of mind in one’s day-to-day activities. The Panel Discussion revolved around women joining the corp. supply chain.  For the pose, (L-R) are host/PCW Board Member Lexi Schulze Berenger-Testa,Jeannie E. Javelosa, Alma Rita Jimenez/Chair for Trade & Industry of MAP, Maria Isabel “Beng” Tesoro/Group CEO-Tesoros, Myke Teodoro, STC and Pacita “Chit” Juan.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

AJIS OF JAPAN VISITS PAGASA OFFICE

AJIS (All Japan Inventory Service) is an international company performing outsourced physical inventory for retail outlets.  It plans to set up office in the Philippines sometime November and is doing due diligence before investing in the country.

On 10 March 2016, (counter-clockwise) Jun Omi-san, Takuya Hisadome-san, Adones Murayama-san, Raita Uckidado-san and Kenta Tagawa-san presented to PAGASA’s STC and William Villanueva what their company is offering the local retail businesses.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

PAGASA GUESTS AT INITIAL EPISODE OF SHOPTALK/USHOP

On 6 March 2016, PAGASA Pres. Steven Cua is honored to be featured as guest resource person at the launch and initial episode of ShopTalk…UShop on Radyo Inquirer 990 AM. This Program is a joint venture between the radio station of the Phil. Inquirer Group and the Phil. Retailers Association. It features trends, issues and topics of interest to the Retail Industry. STC was invited to enlighten the public about Green Marketing in view of societal prevention from global warming, constant flooding and the damaging effects of natural calamities.  STC defined Green Marketing and Green Retailing from the point of view of a retailer, a social marketing practitioner and an environmentalist. With STC posing (L-R) are hosts Rolly Pagaspas, Red Magno, PRA’s Atty. Paul Santos/Pres.-Picture City and the program’s Director Peter Alan Mariano.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

ASIA PACIFIC ALLIANCE FOR DISASTER MANAGEMENT

PAGASA was invited as a stakeholder to the launch of the Philippine platform (perspective) which also serves as an International Symposium for the Members of Asia-Pacific Alliance for Disaster Mgt. (APAD) on 3 March 2016 at Hotel Jen along Roxas Blvd.

The Phil. initiative is under the joint efforts of Phil. Disaster Resilience Foundation and the Citizens’ Disaster Response Center. Operative Word for the Philippine platform transcends beyond Response, Recovery and Rebuilding> RESILIENCE in the face of Disaster. Representative-panelists from Member-nations Japan, Korea, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Indonesia and the Philippines shared best practices at this Symposium. In the picture with PAGASA’s STC are (L-R) Andre Arriola of the Alliance of Civil Society Organizations of Manila (ACSOM), Rolley So-Pres./Fire Brigade & Communications Group, Roberto Castillo-Pres./ACSOM, STC and Aida Enriquez-Treas./ACSOM.

In most countries, NGO’s would have some form of networking and coordination with supermarket groups to assure quick delivery of relief goods in times of calamity. However, most countries agree that the carry-out for relief operations (in general) should be brief and that the goods donated should be relevant (useful to Asian member-nations). Experience also shows that the most significant help came from the communities/private sector within the disaster area.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

1ST QUARTER GENERAL MEETING FOR 2016

On the eve of 1 March 2016, PAGASA held its 1Q GenMeet at a Japanese Restaurant inside Robinsons Magnolia Mall.  Various prospects, trends and business developments in retail were discussed. Also on the table was the significant activities the Association may want to take on for its 30th Anniversary this year.