The Association held its 4/Q General Meeting at Ayala Mall Makati Circuit on 30 0ctober 2019 with guest speaker Tax Law expert Emelino T. Maestro at this Taiwanese restaurant on 4/F. Some members of PAGASA were having problems with the Bureau of Internal Revenue; thus, the lecture on tax laws and what to avoid to run businesses more smoothly.
DTI hosted the 2nd Consumer Welfare Congress at the Manila Hotel on 25 October 2019. Stakeholders like PAGASA were invited to grace the occasion and the lady of the hour was Undersecretary Ruth Castelo. Every October is celebrated as Consumer Welfare Month.
STC missed this year’s Opening Ceremonies but decided to pay this annual Agri-Business Trade Show a visit on the eve of 3 October 2019. This is the biggest trade event for businesses in agriculture. The outside exhibitors brought prized livestock as well as interesting fowl for the public to consider breeding these as a business.