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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:  

ANOTHER CONGRESSIONAL HEARING ON PLASTIC BAGS

On 27 November 2019, the House Committee on Ecology headed by Rep. Glona G. Labadlabad of the 2 nd District of Zamboanga del Norte set a hearing on plastic bags. PAGASA was represented by its Pres. STC together with Director and former Vice President Fred Gravador.  A review was set on how to treat plastic bags by the new Chairwoman of the Committee.    

PROPOSED TIE-UP WITH INFORMA MARKETS IN SINGAPORE

On 21 November 2019, Mr. Dexter Deyto/General Manager of Informa Markets, Phils. visited the PAGASA Office to propose a tie-up with the Association on the upcoming Food & Hotel Asia in Singapore on Mar. 2020.  PAGASA is to be a Supporting Association in return for concessions for visiting members to the Show. Mr. Deyto used to be the Managing Director for SMX at the Mall of Asia.

SENATE HEARING ON TAXING ONLINE BUSINESSES

On 7 November 2019, Senate held a public hearing to discuss how online businesses should be taxed. PAGASA Pres. Steven T. Cua was seated between Atty. Cyril Alfred Castro of Lazada, Phils. and the Senior Adviser of the American Chamber of  Commerce of the Philippines, Mr. John Forbes.  The Meet was exploratory in nature.  Photo taken after the session included the Chairman of the Phil. Retailers Assn., Atty. Paul Santos (in blue), Vice Chairman Roberto Claudio, PRA staff Mayan Sangil and Consumer Rights Advocate Joaquin Ma. Tamano, Jr. who represented Laban Konsyumer Inc.