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.