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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:  

THE VIETNAM-PHILIPPINE BUSINESS FORUM

STC attended the Vietnam-Phil. Business Forum held at the New World Manila Bay Hotel on 21 March 2019.  There was business matching organized by the Vietnamese Embassy. He was introduced to the new ambassador and was joined by the managers of All Day Supermarket, a member of PAGASA.

REVIVAL OF SHOP.TALK.ASIA

On the afternoon of 21 March 2019, STC met up with Rolly Pagaspas to discuss the revival of Shop.Talk.Asia in its new digital format at the coffee shop of the New World Manila Bay Hotel (now called the New Coast  Hotel Manila).

INTERVIEW BY VIETNAMESE MEDIA

PAGASA’s STC was Interviewed by Vietnamese media at a Business Matching Event on 21 March 2019 at the New World Manila Bay Hotel.  He was asked to comment on the competitiveness of rice and other commodities/products from Vietnam in entering the Philippine market.

RETURN VISIT OF ADAM FOODS IN SEARCH OF A MARKET

Mr. Sheng Xiaosong, Asia Area Manager for Adam Foods, Spanish maker of known biscuits like Cuetara, Bocaditos and Napolitanas made a return visit to PAGASA Offices on Mar. 20, 2019 to check on the interest of the region for their biscuits. The former Area Manager had left samples and the locals would find the biscuits agreeable but Adam Foods has to find a good distributor to sell their products and represent the company in this country.

IRRADIATION OF FOOD & COSMETIC PRODUCTS

On 4 March 2019, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) hosted a Forum on Irradiation of Food and Cosmetic Products at the DTI Office at the corner of Gil Puyat and Makati Avenue.PAGASA was introduced into this technology which keeps food as well as non-food products safe from bacteria.  Objection to this is the cost of laboratories which can do irradiation.

PUBLIC HEARING ON DTI RULES ON MEDIATION & ADJUDICATON

On May 3, 2019, the Department of Trade and Industry held a public hearing on the 2019 Revised Rules on Mediation & Adjudication at their offices.  Invited were PAGASA, legal personnel of the major retail chains, consumer groups and the DTI’s mediators/adjudicators. STC gave his opinion on some of the revisions at the said meeting.