Showing posts from January, 2018

1st Quarter General Meeting for 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 1 st Food & Hotel Manila Trade Show to be held in Feb. at the SMX, Pasay.


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 EscaƱo 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


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.


Ad Asia Conventions & Exhibitions Int’l. Corp. launches a new trade show called Food & Hotel Expo Manila (FHEM) which will be held on the 16 th -18 th of Feb. 2018 at the SMX.  On 19 Jan., the Group invites PAGASA and all its show partners to a Press Briefing at the Bayview Park Hotel Mla. PAGASA is its trade partner for the Show and STC was there together with representatives from the academe, media, sponsors, communication and I.T. outfits and the chef’s and franchise organizations. Ad Asia was represented by Mr. Josh Carlo, Mr. Niel Chavez and Ms. Miles Caballero.