Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Session on Single-Use Plastic Bags

Session on Single-Use Plastic Bags in Congress' Comm.on Ecology in progress. PAGASA is invited in aid of legislation.
Rep.Lord Villanueva/Marinduque, Rep.Ace Barbers/Surigao del Norte & Rep.Ruffy Biazon/Muntinlupa handles this TWG.


Friday, February 21, 2020

Food & Hotel Expo Manila 2020

Opening of Food & Hotel Expo Mla (FHEM) at the SMX in Pasay. Early visitor to our Booth Rolly Pagaspas of V81 Radio.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Congressional hearing on Productivity Incentive Programs

Congressional hearing on Productivity Incentive Programs. The event was attended primarily by  DOLE officers and PALSCON, handling contractual disers.  Security of Tenure Bill on Endo was also discussed.  Congress is proposing a uniform National Mininum Wage regardless of region at P750/day!  DOLE says to take the employer's perspective too as that translates to P890/day/employee when all benefits are imputed. Another proposal was to declare the minimum wage on a per industry basis. NWCP says d living wage should be P700/day in MM in 2015 given two working members/family to live comfortably incl.some R&R.

Senate TWG on Amending Retail Liberalization Act

In the Senate for TWG Mtg on Amendments for Retail Liberalization Act. Senate wants to decrease min.cap.to $500k. Philippine Retailers Aassociation bats for $1M min.cap.while PAGASA is batting for $1.5M. Current min.cap.since d year 2000 is $2.5M but there are only a few takers.

Sunday, January 26, 2020

FORUM ON SINGLE-USE PLASTIC BAGS BY THE DOST

On 27 January 2020, PAGASA Pres. Steven T. Cua  was invited as a Speaker at the Midas Hotel & Casino by the National Academy on Science & Technology (NAST) for a forum on Single-Use Plastic Bags.  He discussed the pros and cons of using these at supermarkets; that together with other stakeholders, we may come up with a win-win situation.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

QUEZON CITY PRESS CONFERENCE ON AFRICAN SWINE FEVER

On 24 January 2020, the City Government of Quezon City headed by Mayor-elect Joy Belmonte held a presscon at Cityhall regarding protocol of markets in QC to avoid contamination of pork from African Swine Fever.  PAGASA’s STC was asked to sit as a resource person together with PRA’s Atty. Paul Santos.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

RESUMPTION OF ORIENTATION/MEETING ON ASF AT QC

The Meeting with the good city Mayor resumed in the afternoon of 10 January 2020 which was meant for discussions and open forum leading to a protocol on the sale of tainted pork products as discovered in one of the supermarkets in this city supplied by a reputable meat vendor of significant size. Other PAGASA members present were Fred Gravador, Desmond Chua of Daily Supermarket and couple Alfred and Heidi Gatmaytan of Kiko Mart.  A press conference on the results of this Meeting took place on 19 Jan. 2020 (see picture with bright yellow pin light background).

Saturday, January 4, 2020

PAGASA TAKES A BREAK FROM ITS BUSY SCHEDULE

PAGASA members attending the orientation/hearing on ASF at QC City hall takes a quick lunch at a nearby 7-11 behind City hall so they can get back for the continuation of the Meeting.  (L-R) STC, sisters Susan Garces-Lim of JC Plaza and Lalaine Garces of GL Supermarket, and brothers Paolo and Zandre of Simplicity Ministop.