Friday, January 26, 2018
On 26 Jan. 2018, PAGASA held its 1/Q General Meeting at the Nostalg Hotel and Suites housed inside the Oakwood Joy Nostalg Bldg. at Ortigas Center. Hosted by Creamline Ice Cream, a division of Rebisco. Discussed was the impending opening of the retail industry to foreign players by Congress. Also, PAGASA joining the 1st Food & Hotel Manila Trade Show to be held in Feb. at the SMX, Pasay.
Thursday, January 25, 2018
The Philippine Chamber of Agriculture and Food, inc. (PCAFI) is an organization registered in 1999 but lost steam somewhere along the way. Championed some eighteen years ago by Col. Alejandro Teves Escaño who sits as Chairman/Excom/Director, PCAFI existed alongside Agrilink and FRLD. A reinvigorated PCAFI is now headed by Pres. Phillip L. Ong. It has enjoined PAGASA and made STC its Committee Head for Agri-Supermarkets the last few years. On 25 Jan. 2018, PCAFI called on all its existing members to a meeting at Luxent Hotel to determine if there is interest in reviving the organization. The body was addressed at that Meeting by D.A. Usec. Ariel Cayanan regarding problems that plague the agricultural sector. An election of sorts was held to get the ball rolling and PAGASA was elected into this interim Board. Immediately after the general meeting, a Board Meeting was called to order and projects were proposed to get the Association going. A formal election of Board Members will be held later in the year.
Monday, January 22, 2018
Events Organizer UBM SES’ Ms. Teo Hui Hui/ Asst. Mgr. for Marketing Services from Singapore paid PAGASA a visit at the latter’s office on 1/22/18 to invite PAGASA members to FHA ’18 to be held both at the Singapore Expo (Hall 1-10) and the Suntec Singapore (Levels 3-6) in view of its many exhibitors and products on exhibit. The Show will be held from 24 to 27 April 2018. A few PAGASA Members have signified interest to attend. However, the few participants can be hardly called a delegation.