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Wilcon Depot’s Rosemarie B. Ong is the new PRA President

New PRA board of directors elected for term 2018-2020

July 6, 2018 The PRA recently welcomed a new set of Board Directors for the term 2018-2020 during its 2nd Quarter General Membership meeting & elections held at EDSA Shangri-La Manila, Mandaluyong City. This term’s Board consists of 14 reelected directors and a new addition to the Board in the person of Bench’s Chairman Ben Chan. The 15 newly elected ...

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Consumers turn more optimistic in Q2 2018


(Source: Philippine Star | June 9, 2018) Filipino consumers turned more optimistic in the second quarter as the confidence index showed improvement, reversing three consecutive quarters of decline on the back of expected higher income as well as family savings and improving peace and order situation, according to a survey conducted by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). Redentor Paolo ...

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BIR Updates: BIR retains use of thermal printers for POS machines/terminals

Photo from: Business World

The Bureau of Internal Revenue has recently released Revenue Regulation No. 16-2018 which allows customers who may need proof of payment to claim for expense may return the issued tape receipt to the seller and request for the issuance of a manual invoice or receipt. The seller can then issue manual invoice to replace the previously issued tape receipt. This new amendmended ...

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Associations tackle increasing role in society in Association Summit 5

(Source: Business Mirror | November 22, 2017) More than 200 professional executives from local and global associations on Tuesday gathered at the Associations Summit 5 (AS5) co-presented by the Philippine Council of Associations and Association Executives (PCAAE) and the Tourism Promotions Board. The two-day conference, which runs until November 23 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), featured 15 plenary ...

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PRA Supports Marawi Troops

L-R: TSg Caranza, PA (Army), BM Miranda, PRA Asst. Secretary General, Mayan Sangil, PRA Advocacy & Communications Officer, SSg Espedido, PAF (Airforce), PO2 Dela Cruz, PN (Navy), Maj. Eliseo Betinol Jr., PA (Army)

The Philippine Retailers Association (PRA) extends its support to the troops in Marawi by donating 265 pieces of gauze bandages and 170 bottles of 100-ml insect repellent lotion. The PRA, represented by Assistant Secretary General BM Miranda and Advocacy and Communications Officer Mayan Sangil delivered the said items at the Joint Special Operations Group Office in AFP Camp Aguinaldo on October 10, ...

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Golden ABC bagged award at the 10 Asean Business Awards


(Source: Philstar/Sunstar | September 6, 2017) Bernie Liu, chairman and CEO of Golden ABC, Inc., and concurrent Vice chairman of Philippine Retailers Association (PRA) was awarded for Priority Integration Sector Excellence Award for Retail during the 10th Asean Business Awards on September 6, 2017 at the Solaire Grand Ballroom. Golden is the company behind retail brands Penshoppe, Oxygen, Regatta, For ...

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Philippine Chamber of Commerce Announces Bing Sibal-Limjoco as 2017 IWEC Awardee


Congratulations to Ms. Bing Sibal-Limjoco for winning the 2017 International Women’s Entrepreneurial Challenge (IWEC) Award. She will join the other international women awardees on Nov 12-14 at the 10th IWEC Conference in Washington sponsored by Microsoft. IWEC is a New York-based non-profit organization whose mission is to connect and develop a global network of successful women business owners. Ma. AlegriaSibal-Limjoco ...

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24th NRCE features retail tech seminar


There’s a major transformation happening at NRCE-Stores Asia Expo 2017! We’re inviting you to the Retail Tech Seminar on August 10 (1:00PM-4:00PM) to 11 (1:00PM-3:15PM) at Function Rooms 2 & 3, SMX Convention Center Manila, Pasay City. Expand your knowledge in retail with talks from industry leaders and get in front from this year’s top exhibitors in one event those ...

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IKEA shares success tips to PRA members

PRA President Atty. Paul A. Santos (center) with PRA Chairman Emeritus Samie Lim (left) and Sweden Ambassador to the Philippines Mr. Harald Fries.

World-renowned furniture and home accessories retailer IKEA shared their strategy for success to the members of the Philippine Retailers Association (PRA) during the special PRA RetailEXcellence series on “How to Increase Productivity through Innovation,” a joint initiative of the PRA, Embassy of Sweden, and the Swedish Invest and Trade Council on June 1, 2017 at the Oakwood Premier in Pasig ...

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PRA recognizes logistics’ importance in retail business


Philippine Retailers Association (PRA) President Paul A. Santos recognized the importance of having a seamless and organized logistics system in retail business during the E-com Logistics Show in Bangkok, Thailand on April 27, 2017. In his welcome remarks, President Santos said the PRA knows that the role of logistics is important in the quality and availability of supplies in the ...

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