2022 PRA Magazine Retailing Magazine 1st Quarter Edition - Page 14

12 PRA NEWS UPDATES PHILIPPINE RETAILING

Urban Farmers Project by Silverworks ' Louie Gutierrez wins in the Copenhagen Business School ’ s # impaktWISE Social Enterprise Awards

Silverworks ’ Managing Director and PRA Member Louie Ocampo Gutierrez shared to the PRA the recent recognition of his Urban Farmers project that won first place in the Copenhagen Business School ’ s # ImpaktWise Social Enterprise Awards in Copenhagen , Denmark .
During the height of the pandemic and lockdown , Gutierrez resorted to urban farming that he started from a borrowed empty lot in their village . His small project has now expanded to a social enterprise , which allowed him to extend an alternative means of earning money to his Silverworks employees , especially during the difficult times of the pandemic .
Gutierrez ’ Urban Farmers Project won first place from more than 100 entries and was a unanimous pick from all four judges of the # ImpaktWise Social Enterprise Awards .
According to Gutierrez , aside from the prize money , which will all be used to support their operations , they will also be offering topnotch mentorship to scale up their social enterprise .
# impaktWISE is a project initiated by Copenhagen Business School that was founded in 2020 . It supports those who want to develop entrepreneurial solutions to social , environmental and economic challenges .
Sources : PhilStar / Rappler

PRA renews agreement with FILSCAP

Members of the Philippine Retailers Association ( PRA ) can continue to avail of the preferential rate on music royalty fees and other concessions for PRA members in good standing , from the Filipino Society of Composers , Authors , and Publishers Inc . ( FILSCAP ).
In the renewed Memorandum of Agreement between PRA and FILSCAP , PRA members in good standing can avail of the preferential rates for music royalty fee , additional discounts due to pandemic related government restrictions , a more simplified basis for assessment of rates , a courtesy notice and FILSCAP Warranty should there be any copyright infringements or collection case against FILSCAP .
PRA and FILSCAP have a long-time partnership since 2008 . PRA supports the group ’ s advocacy against unauthorized public performances of copyrighted compositions , entitling the organization ’ s regular members to certain privileges and incentives .
For further inquiries of the renewed PRA-FILSCAP MOA , you may contact the PRA Executive Secretariat look for Ms . Bing “ BM ” Miranda at ( 02 ) 687-4180 / 81 or email asecgen @ philretailers . com .