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WARNING: FAKE MONEY ON THE LOOSE

  In view of the amount of fake paper bills circulating in the economy, PAGASA sends this advisory on how to tell what is fake from what is real:  

PHILIPPINE NEWS AGENCY GUESTS PAGASA PRESIDENT TO DISSEMINATE INFO. ON RETAILING

PAGASA’s STC was invited by veteran newscaster Miguel Gil to the studios of the Philippine News Agency on 29 Aug. 2018 to air the views of supermarkets on supply of basic necessities and prime commodities and prices in the market.

SENATE HEARING ON REVIEW OF RETAIL TRADE LIBERALIZATION ACT WITH SEN. AQUILINO PIMENTEL III

PAGASA Pres. Steven T. Cua attended the Senate Hearing on a review of the Philippine Retail Liberalization Act with Senators Aquilino Pimentel III (Chair) and SherwinGatchalian under the Committee on Trade, Industry and Entrepreneurship on 28 Aug. 2018.

PAGASA GUESTS AT SHOP TALK ASIA IN AUGUST 2018

On 26 August 2018, PAGASA’s Directors Robert Go of the Prince Retail Group and Mykel Teodoro of Velamart guested in the weekly tele-radyo program Talk.Shop.Asia at the studios of Inquirer in Makati.They shared the latest developments in food retail with Program Host Rolly Pagaspas and the other class="MsoNormal">guests.

ISSUE ON ALCOPOP IN THE PHIL. MARKET

STC is interviewed on national television on 24 Aug. 2018 regarding consumer reaction on the constant price increase in alcoholic beverages as sanctioned by law.

FORUM ON COMPETITION FOR MSMEs AT THE U.P. LAW CENTER

PAGASA Pres. Steven T. Cua was invited to join a Seminar on the Phil. Competition Act for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the Phils. on 23 August 2018 at the Lecture Room of the Bocobo Hall of the U.P. Law Center inside its campus. This was organized in cooperation with the Australian National Univ.  Phil. Proj. Team. Hosted by Nicholas Felix L. Ty/Dir.-Institute Of Gov’t. and Law Reform of U.P. and Gwen G. de Vera-Team Leader of ANU-PPT.

DAY 2 OF NRCE 2018

Day 2 of NRCE 2018 on 10 Aug. 2018 showed some creative speakers from Spain on retailing as well as Amazon’s take on retail of the future. Among PAGASA Officers/Members attending NRCE ’18 are Prince Retail Group’s Robert Go, Candice Megamart’s Edna Ontiveros, Velamart’s Myke Teodoro, San Roque Supermarket’s Dustin Uy and Country Gaisano’s Alexis Gaisano.

SUPERMARKET BREAK-OUT SESSION AT NRCE DAY 1 ON 2018

At the Supermarket Break-Out Session of NRCE 2018 on Day 1, PAGASA was the organizer for the Session with A.C. Nielsen’s Dir. Patrick Cua packing the crowds in. The other speakers were James Cruz for systems and Mr. Chi Lam of Bingo Box, Beijing for operations of the unmanned supermarkets. STC hosted said affair on the afternoon of 9 Aug. 2018.

NPCC MEETING AS INFLATION HIGHER THAN TARGETED

On 8 August 2018, the National Price Coordinating Council called for another Meeting to check on supply and prices of basic necessities and prime commodities. Year-to-date inflation up to July 2018 is 4.5%; a bit higher than targeted by the BSP due to a slight devaluation of the Peso, increased cost of raw materials by manufacturers, Inclement weather, increase in electricity and water rates and increase in jeepney fares.

U.P. FORUM ON SUSTAINABILITY

PAGASA was invited on 6 Aug. 2018 to a Meeting on Sustainability organized by the University of the Phils. at Felcris Hotel inside Teachers Village.