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GUESTING AT KONSUMER, ATBP. ON THE TOPIC OF ALCOPOP

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STC was invited once more to the morning program of Teleradyo> Konsumer, atbp. on 8 December 2018 at the ABS CBN studios hosted by Alvin Elchico andDTI Usec. Ruth Castelo. This episode included officers of the Food & Drug Administration commenting on attractively packaged alcoholic drinks to lure the young into the drinking habit.  A post-program group pic included FDA Dir.-Gen. Nela Charade Puno (in white and cap).

CONGRESSIONAL HEARING ON PLASTIC BAGS FOR 2018

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Cong. Hearing on Plastic Bags on 5 December 2018 under Environment Committee Chairperson Estrellita Suansing and Members of her Committee specifically her husband Horacio Suansing of Sultan Kudarat.  This is a review whether to ban or Continuously regulate the use of plastic bags.

SENATE REVIEWS ITS PLAN TO FURTHER TAX CIGARETTES

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Nov. 26, 2018 Senate Hearing on the further banning of cigarettes through additional excise tax and packaging and merchandising measures under Comm. Chairman Sen. Sonny Angara and Comm. Member Sen. Gordon.

ASEAN AFFAIR ON GLOBAL WARMING & CLIMATE CHANGE CONSCIOUSNESS

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Nov. 21, 2018 ASEAN Affair on Global Warming and Climate Change Consciousness Week at the Multi-function Hall of Ayala’s Glorietta Mall in Makati.

CHINA's NEW HOPE LIUHE GROUP CONSULTS PAGASA REGARDING POSSIBLE INVESTMENT

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The Bureau of Investments has requested PAGASA to kindly entertain Mr. Robin Yao’s request for inquiry.  He is the Head for Overseas Investment & Dev’t. of New Hope Liuhe Co., Ltd. of China.STC requested the assistance of Phillip Ong/Pres.-Phil. Chamber of Agriculture & Food, Inc. (PCAFI) and associate at this encounter.

PRA 3RD QUARTER GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

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PRA (Phil. Retailers Assn.) General Membership Meeting n 24 October 2018 at d Marco Polo Hotel in Ortigas Center where PAGASA was presented with the Loyalty and Outstanding Member Awards. PAGASA is honored to have been bestowed these two awards for the same year.

PAGASA INVITED TO U.S. AID's FISH RIGHT LEARNING EVENT

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On 10 Oct.2018, PAGASA was visited by Kina Santillan-Pascua, Analyst at Resonance Global Market Solutions> Consultancy, to be invited to the Nov.6 Forum on  at Richmonde Hotel, Eastwood City for the US AID Fish Right Industry Learning Event.  This Project aims to educate fisherfolk regarding how sustainable fishing should be carried out globally.

CONGRESSIONAL HEARING TO REVIEW THE RETAIL TRADE LIBERALIZATION LAW

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Congressional Hearing by the Committee on Trade & Industry  on 9 Oct. 2018 regarding proposed revisions to the Retail Liberalization Act.

REVIVAL OF THE PHIL. CHAMBER OF AGRICULTURE & FOOD, INC. VIA GENMEET

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Noontime of Oct. 4, 2018, the Philippine Chamber of Agriculture & Food, Inc. (PCAFI) held its General Meeting at the Legend Seafood Restaurant across the World Trade Center right after the Opening Ceremonies of Agrilink. PCAFI is closely related to the Trade Show as almost all its members are exhibitors at the said show. PCAFI has been in existence for quite a while under Col. Alejandro EscaƱo but is currently being revived by its new President Phillip Ong of Santeh Feeds. Among its members are Bombits Buencamino of PAMPI (Phil. Assn. of Meat Producers, Inc.), Tyson and Edwin Chen of Bounty Fresh, Atty. Bong Inciong of UBRA (United Broiler Raisers Assn.), Dr. Rolando Dy/Dean of the UA&P’s Agri-Business College, Pres.-elect Henry Lim Bon Liong of the FFCCCII, et. al.

OPENING OF AGRILINK, FOODLINK, AQUALINK 2018

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At the Opening Ceremonies of Agrilink Aqualink Foodlink on 4 October 2018 at the World Trade Center.  PAGASA has been a partner of FRLD, organizer of this annual best-attended Agri-Business Trade Show, for the last twenty years!  This Trade Show has always been known for a good mix of embassy diplomats, farmers and students at its Opening. Special Guest for this year is Senator Cynthia Villar, Committee Chair for Agri-Business. Pres. Rodrigo Duterte will grace the affair in the afternoon in view of his busy schedule.

PAGASA PROCEEDS WITH PLAN TO SELL NFA RICE

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PAGASA begins to sell NFA Rice to the buying public by October of 2018 in two kilo bags at very affordable price.

HIGH REGISTRATION FEE TO SELL GRAINS A HINDRANCE TO TRIPARTITE AGREEMENT

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PAGASA complains on 1 October 2018 about d high registration fees to be able to attain a permit as a grains/rice dealer and carry NFA Rice for the buying public.

FOLLOW-UP SENATE HEARING ON REVIEW OF MIN. CAP. FOR FOREIGN RETAILERS

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Another Sen. Hearing on 27 September 2018 on the review and proposed lowering of minimum investment requirement for foreign retailers planning to enter the Philippine market.

TECHNICAL WORKING GROUP MEETING BY CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE ON MSMEs

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Congressional Committee on Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises Technical Working Group (TWG) Meeting on 25 September 2018 requesting food retailers to provide free space for MSME Suppliers.

AMBUSH INTERVIEW ON VARIOUS TOPICS BY TV-RADIO MEDIA

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Sample pic of an ambush interview outside supermarkets by ABS CBN’s Alvin Elchico on 25 September 2018.

PAGASA GUESTS AT KONSUMER, ATBP. ON CORE INFLATION

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PAGASA Pres. STC guested on DZMM teleradyo’s Konsumer, atbp. on 22 September 2018 with Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Dep. Gov. Diwa Gunigundo on the topic of core inflation.

PRA BREAKFAST BRIEFING FOR CEOs ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

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PRA's Breakfast Briefing for CEOs on 19 September 2018 Joy Nostalg Hotel where PAGASA Pres. STC was asked to introduce the Main Speaker for the event, Mr. Oscar Garcia-Velasco/Pres. of APJ to speak on Artificial Intelligence in Retailing.

TRIPARTITE AGREEMENT BY DTI FOR PAGASA TO SELL NFA RICE

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Formal signing of the Tripartite Memo of Agreement amongst the Department of Trade & Industry, the National Food Authority and PAGASA on 19 Sept, 2018 to allow PAGASA Member-stores to carry NFA Rice in helping distribute these to the masses since long lines have been forming at the wet markets creating the perception that there is inadequacy of supply of cheap NFA Rice.