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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:  

AT THE SECOND PRA GGM for 2019

PAGASA is a regular attendee of the General Membership Meetings of the Phil. Retailers Assn. as PAGASA is an Associate Member of the PRA. At this 2/Q GMM on 25 July 2019, Kantar World Panel presented at EDSA Shang's Garden Ballroom brand equity of the most popular supermarket products. Also, where consumers went to buy their favorite brands.  STC was honored to introduce the guest speaker for the day.

INDIAN SUPPLIER VISITS PAGASA OFFICE

The PAGASA office welcomed on 17 July 2019 spice suppliers from India who exhibited at the the Indus Food Show where a PAGASA delegation attended earlier this January.  They were following up the business matching that took place at that trade show by visiting the country to find out for themselves the opportunities of bringing in their products.

THIRD GENMEET OF PAGASA FOR 2019

On 7 July 2019, PAGASA held its 3/Q General Meeting at the Opening Day of the World Food  Expo (WOFEX) in one of the Function Rooms at the SMX by the bay.  WOFEX holds this trade show yearly in dual venues: the World Trade Center and the SMX. Kantar World Panel’s Des Deocareza- Lozano, New Business Development Head presented about Phil. Brand Equity for FMCG.  Kantar World Panel is an international market research & insighting consultancy firm. The Meeting culminated with a visit to the Mall of Asia as it is vigorously being renovated and expanded.

QC ORDINANCE RE. PROHIBITION OF SNACKFOODS/DRINKS NEAR SCHOOLS

The Phili. Consumer-Centric Traders Association (PCCTA) held a forum on 6 July 2019 at the Sulo Hotel to clear things up regarding the new QC Ordinance prohibiting the sale of sugared-beverage and salted-foods to elementary and high school students within 100 meters from the gates of any public or private school.  Needless to say, the same goes for the sale of cigarettes near schools and places where the youth congregate. There were a lot of technical questions asked and addressed during this forum.  However, there were also a lot of gray areas left unclear.  The QC City Hall was represented by a lady-lawyer who is on top of this Ordinance.  She says adults/parents may buy snack foods for school-age children in stores within 100 meters from schools but retailers were not allowed to sell these items (including sugared-beverage) to the same set of children.  Rationale is that this is a health bill trying to encourage children to eat food which provide the proper nutrition

TELEVISION INTERVIEW ON THE STATE OF RETAILING

On July 2, 2019, STC was interviewed by GMA-7's Reporter Bernadette Reyes regarding the supply and prices of basic necessities and prime commodities during mid-year.

PRE-SONA ECONOMIC FORUM

PAGASA’s Pres. Steven T. Cua was invited to the Pre-State of the Nation Address Economic and Infrastructure Form held by MalacaƱang on 1 July 2019 at the Philippine International Conference and Convention (PICC) Center.