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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:  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

DTI EXPLORES POSSIBILITY OF A TIE-UP WITH PAGASA OUTLETS ON SALE OF NFA RICE

PAGASA Pres. receives a direct call from DTI Sec. Mon Lopez exploring the possibility of PAGASA Member-stores selling NFA Rice. STC replies in the affirmative as this has been done during the time of Pres. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. Discussion ensued at the DTI Offices on 17 September 2018 regarding this possibility with no less than NFA Deputy Administrator Atty. Judy Carol Dansal (in black with blue scarf).

EUROMONITOR INTERNATIONAL DROPS BY PAGASA OFFICE RE. HOME CARE PRODUCTS INDUSTRY

On 8 Sept. 2018, Christia Rizza A. Rabang, In-Country Analyst (PH) for Euromonitor International dropped by PAGASA Office to interview Mr. Cua regarding Home Care Industry products and how they fare in the local market.

THE CATERERS ASSOCIATION OF THE PHILS. INVITES PAGASA TO ITS GENMEET

STC addresses the General Membership Meeting of the Caterers Association of the Philippines which was held at the World Trade Center’s Main Function Room on 6 September 2018. STC invites this HORECA market to try out buying from PAGASA Members which do wholesale in operations.