21 January 2015
Tax Partner Carlos Carado was invited as a resource speaker in the 2015 Metro Manila (MM) and Geographical Area Office (GAO) Regional Conference of the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA). The event was held on 22 January at the Grand Ballroom of Hotel InterContinental Manila, Makati City.
17 December 2014
Our firm, together with Grameen Australia Philippines Foundation, Inc. (GAP) spread holiday cheers to the residents of La Isla Bonita de Salinas in Rosario, Cavite. PwC and GAP leaders and volunteers distributed special Noche Buena packs and sleeping mats to 87 families displaced by Typhoon Haiyan in the Visayas. Boxes of paracetamol and 2015 calendars donated by Assurance C client The Generics Pharmacy were also given.
16 December 2014
The Japanese Business Development (JBD) unit successfully conducted a tax and accounting update seminar for Japanese executives last 16 December 2014 at the Learning room in our Makati office.
16 December 2014
Risk Assurance Partner Geraldine Apostol (in photo, eight from left) has been re-elected to the Board of Trustees of the Institute of Internal Auditors-Philippines (IIA-P) during its 4th General Membership Meeting held last 17 December 2014 at the Grand Ballroom of the InterContinental Manila, garnering the third highest number of votes.
26 November 2014
Vice Chairman and Territory Assurance Leader Rick Danao was one of the guest speakers at the Corporate Governance Orientation Program hosted by the Institute of Corporate Directors last 27 November 2014 at The Peninsula Manila.
26 November 2014
The Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) has awarded the Outstanding PICPA Member Award for Metro Manila to our Risk Assurance Partner, Geraldine Apostol. The awards ceremony, one of the highlights of PICPA's 69th Annual National Convention, was held 27 November 2014 at the Waterfront Hotel, Cebu City.
13 November 2014
Following the successful run on the tax and accounting caravan held in Mactan, Cebu last August, the firm was once again invited, this time by the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA)-Cebu Chapter to conduct updates on accounting and tax.
12 November 2014
The Worldtrade Management Services (WMS) held a successful Customs Update Seminar for our clients last 13 November at the RCBC Plaza, Makati City.
21 October 2014
Malou Lim conducts briefing on investments and taxation
16 October 2014
Tax Managing Partner Malou Lim (seated sixth from left) participated in the Bureau of Internal Revenue's (BIR) round table discussion on the draft Advance Pricing Arrangement (APA) Regulations held last 17 October at the BIR main office in Quezon City.
15 October 2014
Our Worldtrade Management Services (WMS) group conducted a successful training session for a team from Daikoku Electronics, an Assurance client, to enhance their knowledge on customs and trade regulatory issues.
13 October 2014
Consulting Partner Benjamin Azada was invited as presenter and moderator in "Simply Captivating: The Growth of the Global In-House Centers" session in the sixth International IT-BPM Summit (IIS) 2014: Global Market Leaders Addressing Global Issues, held 14 October at the Rizal Ballroom of Makati Shangri-La Hotel.
10 October 2014
Isla Lipana & Co. Chairman and Senior Partner Alex Cabrera was invited as a co-panelist in the Focus Group Discussion (FGD) Exclusive with Senator Paolo Benigno 'Bam' Aquino, Chair of the Senate Committee on Trade, Commerce and Entrepreneurship on the "Impact of our Tax System in doing business in the country".
28 September 2014
Chairman and Senior Partner Alex Cabrera shared his insights as he sat as one of the panelists in the "CSR as a Lifestyle" discussion in the 4th Philippine Conference on Research in CSR, held 29 September at the Asian Development Bank in Ortigas, Mandaluyong City.
23 September 2014
Tax Managing Partner Malou Lim discussed recent tax related court decisions and jurisprudence at a tax update seminar hosted by the Tax Management Association of the Philippines (TMAP) during its General Membership Meeting (GMM) last 24 September at the Hotel InterContinental in Makati.
22 September 2014
Deals and Corporate Finance Managing Partner Mary Jade Divinagracia was invited as a guest speaker during the Q3 membership meeting of the Philippine Retailers Association (PRA) held in Marriott Hotel at Newport, Pasay City on 23 September 2014.
21 September 2014
Are you ready for the ASEAN Integration in 2015? The Advisory-Deals and Corporate Finance group led by its Managing Partner Mary Jade Divinagracia, welcomed distinguished speaker, Dr. Bernardo “Bernie” Villegas of the University of the Asia & Pacific to discuss a hot topic in the business community, the ASEAN Integration.
20 September 2014
PwC Philippines Corporate Responsibilty report highlighting the Typhoon Haiyan aid and projects for our focus areas of responsible business, diversity and inclusion, community engagement and environmental stewardship.
18 September 2014
Isla Lipana & Co., PwC member firm participated in the Integrity Summit 2014, a day-long gathering of business, government, church and youth leaders held last 19 September at Dusit Thani Manila, Makati City.
27 August 2014
Key people from PwC Philippines were invited as resource speakers at a seminar on "Investment Structures and Taxation in the Philippines" held in Malaysia and Singapore on 27 and 28 August, respectively.
14 August 2014
Isla Lipana & Co. in collaboration with the Association of MEZ Controllers and Accountants (AMCA) held its first tax and accounting caravan entitled“Be informed now” last 15 August 2014 at the Waterfront Airport Hotel & Casino in Mactan, Lapu-lapu City, Cebu.
7 August 2014
Isla Lipana & Co. and CSR thought leader Benito & Catalina Yap Foundation (BCYFoundation) jointly launched the Developmental Social Enterprise Awards (DSE Awards), last 7 August 2014 at the Centennial Room of Club Filipino to the members of the media.
31 July 2014
Meet our new partners: Assurance Partner Paul Chester U. See and Consulting Principal Benjamin Azada
29 July 2014
General Office Services Officer Susan Talampas bagged the top prize in a photo contest sponsored by Forum Robinsons for students, amateurs and hobbyists.
17 July 2014
In celebration of the National Accountancy Week, the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) hosted its Annual Business Meeting at the Grand Ballroom of the InterContinental Hotel Manila on 18 July 2014.
16 July 2014
The Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) in partnership with the Association of Certified Public Accountants in Public Practice (ACPAPP) conducted the Public Practice Sector Day which was held earlier today, 17 July 2014 at the Grand Ballroom of the InterContinental Hotel Manila.
11 July 2014
On 11 June 2014, Assurance C donated school supplies to Grade 1 students of Baler Central Elementary School in Baler, Aurora. Some 250 students received a school bag each containing pencils, eraser, sharpener, pad paper, notebooks, and a raincoat as part of the team's Tourism with a Purpose (TwP) activity.
20 June 2014
The Information Systems Audit & Control Association (ISACA) - Manila Chapter held its first ever out-of-town General Membership Meeting (GMM) and Sports Fest last 21 June 2014 at Club Punta Fuego, Nasugbu, Batangas.
19 June 2014
Former Isla Lipana & Co. Chairman and Senior Partner Judith V. Lopez received the "Outstanding Professional of the Year Award" in the field of Accountancy from the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) during its 41st Founding Anniversary celebration at the Philippine International Convention Center on 20 June 2014 .
13 June 2014
Our Markets and Management teams concluded their summer outing to Negros Island with the a coastal clean-up of Danjugan Island as part of their Tourism with a Purpose (TwP) activity.
12 June 2014
With hearts full of compassion and hands ready to help, our Risk Assurance team donated and installed trash frames last 12 June 2014 at the Mahabang Buhangin beach in Tinaga Island. Tinaga is part of the Calaguas group of islands under the control of Vinzons town in Camarines Norte. This is the team’s response to the worsening waste management problem in the island resort.
7 June 2014
There's more to the world-renowned Boracay island than its powdery white sands. This is what the team from PwC Consulting (Philippines), Inc. had in mind when they planned their Tourism with a Purpose (TwP) activity.
3 June 2014
Tax Managing Partner Malou Lim, assisted by Senior Manager Jaffy Azarraga, participated in the second committee hearing on bills that seek to reduce income tax for individuals and corporations in the Philippines.
25 May 2014
Chairman and Senior Partner Alex Cabrera recently participated in an APEC-wide study on “Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Impediments in the Services Sector”.
24 May 2014
As their way of fulfilling their commitment towards Tourism with a Purpose (TwP), our Global Technology Solutions (GTS) team hosted a children's party and feeding program at San Simon II, Bacarra, Ilocos Norte last 24 May 2014.
23 May 2014
Our Worldtrade Management Services (WMS) Department participated in the Department of Education's (DepEd)"Brigada Eskwela"by repainting school chairs and tables at the Guijalo Elementary School in Caramoan, Camarines Sur last 23 May 2014.
21 May 2014
Deals and Corporate Finance Managing Partner Mary Jade Divinagracia gave a presentation on “IP Valuation” to members of the Licensing Executives Society (LES) Philippines during their 2014 Annual General Assembly last 22 September at the Intellectual Property Center’s IPOPHL Multi-Purpose Hall in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City.
20 May 2014
Chairman and Senior Partner Alex Cabrera participated during the deliberations of the public hearing held by the Committee on Ways & Means jointly with the Committees on Trade, Commerce and Enterpreneurship, Public Information and Mass Media and Economic Affairs at the Senate.
20 May 2014
PwC Global Chairman Dennis discussed the findings of the 17th Annual Global CEO survey in an article titled, “The Trust Agenda” published in strategy+business magazine.
10 May 2014
The Tax - International Assignment Services (Tax-IAS) team conducted their Tourism with a Purpose (TwP) activity at the Gawad Kalinga (GK) Village in Barangay Villaflor, Puerto Galera last 10 May 2014.
30 April 2014
Inspired to make a big impact to tourism, our firm’s Tax - Client Accounting Services (CAS) Tourism with a Purpose (TwP) activity was held in Vigan, Ilocos Sur and helped 26 calesa drivers repaint their calesas in time for the Viva Vigan Festival.
29 April 2014
Alex Cabrera, Territory Senior Partner and Chairman of PwC Philippines signed an agreement with Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery (PARR) to provide consulting services in the conduct of PARR's mandate and help in maximizing effectiveness of funding and implementation. Signing the Consulting Services Agreement for PARR is no less than former senator and rehabilitation czar himself, Secretary Panfilo Lacson.
26 April 2014
In the midst of scourging heat last 26 April, our firm's Tax Support group repainted a Day Care Center in Barangay Lumaniag in Lian, Batangas. This activity is part of the firm's TwP Summer Outing and was coordinated by our Liaison Staff, Larry Cabiling who is from the same barangay.
24 April 2014
Chairman & Senior Partner Alex Cabrera discussed Tax Issues and Updates for Finance Companies, as a guest speaker in the 16th Annual Convention of the Philippine Finance Association (PFA) held on 25 April 2014 at The Manor, Camp John Hay, Baguio City.
22 April 2014
Assurance Director Pocholo Domondon and Assurance & Accounting Consulting Services Director Lois Gregorio-Abad talked about Initial Public Offering (IPO) primers before young Chief Executive Officers of Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) listers at a forum entitled, "Start-up Your Path to IPO: A Listing Forum for Start-up Companies" held last 23 April at the PSE Tower, Makati City. PLDT Chairman and concurrent IdeaSpace Board Chair Manny Pangilinan, PSE President Hans Sicat, and IdeaSpace President Earl Martin Valencia were present to welcome the participants to the event.
20 April 2014
Assurance Partner & Human Capital Leader Emy De Guzman-Castro joined other top business leaders of major companies in the Philippines in the business feature entitled “What top execs look for in fresh graduates” by Tina Arceo-Dumlao that appeared in The Philippine Daily Inquirer, 21 April 2014.
13 April 2014
Revelino “Revi” Rabaja, Tax Senior Manager, shared his insights entitled, “What an entrepreneur can claim as tax deductions” featured in the Business section of The Philippine Daily Inquirer last 14 April 2014.
4 April 2014
Tax Managing Partner Atty. Malou Lim, received a special award on behalf of the Tax Management Association of the Philippines, Inc. (TMAP) from the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) - Revenue Region 8 of Makati, during the tax campaign kick off that was held recently at the Makati Sports Club.
2 April 2014
Congratulations to Mae Ann S. Acha, Ma. Eliza Christine C. Gomez, Ma. Antonette M. Mabbun, Kathrina Mishael C. Sadsad & Charmaine N. Sto. Domingo, for successfully passing the 2013 Philippine Bar Exams given by the Supreme Court of the Philippines in October last year.
27 March 2014
Grace Aries, Ethics Director and Pam Gregorio, Human Capital Director attended a workshop on "Developing a Company Integrity Action Plan" on 27 March 2014 jointly conducted by Integrity Initiative and The Good Governance Advocates and Practitioners of the Philippines (GGAPP).
26 March 2014
Assurance and Finance Partner Che Javier shared her personal take on the survey results through her "Philippines in the Limelight: Can we Capitalize?" topic during the Association of CPA's in Commerce and Industry's general membership meeting held on 26 March 2014 at the Bahia Room of Hotel InterContinental Manila.
25 March 2014
Territory Assurance Leader Bles Pestaño was invited as a resource speaker at a seminar on Build and Sustain Customer Loyalty: Join the Relationship Revolution organized by Aspect, a global leader in customer engagement solutions: unified interaction management, workforce optimization, and back-office solutions.
25 March 2014
Isla Lipana & Co. served as the official tabulators of adobo Design Awards for the third time this year. Assurance & Markets Director Allan Cao led a team of auditors, made up of Assurance B Associates Jakke Posadas, John Michael Montoya, Nadine dela Cruz and Jeremaiah delos Santos. Rocky Saldajeno, Dennis Bautista, Chrissie Roque and Jagz Gonzales from Markets assisted in the tabulation.
24 March 2014
Manager for Consulting and Climate Change and Sustainability (CC&S) Yumi Ishii shared the concept of 'smart cities' and introduced pilot demonstration projects in Japan during her talk at the 5th PCIE Investors Summit, hosted by the Philippine Chamber of Industrial Estates & Ecozones (PCIE) last 24 March at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.
18 March 2014
Due to the success of the seminar last month and continuous demand from both clients and friends of the firm, the Tax Department conducted a second run of the “New year, new rules, new forms” seminar last 18 March 2014 at the Poolside Pavilion Tent of Dusit Thani Manila.
17 March 2014
Consulting Managing Partner Rose Javier and Assurance Partner Che Javier attended the 3rd Annual Good Governance Advocates & Practitioners of the Philippines (GGAPP) Forum on Good Governance, Business Ethics and Compliance on 17 March 2014 at the Hotel Inter-Continental, Makati City.
14 March 2014
Our firm’s Human Capital Department recently organised a coastal clean for their Tourism with a Purpose (TwP) activity in Tan-awan, Oslob in Cebu last 14 March 2014.
8 March 2014
The Tax Consulting-Assessment team went to Baler, Aurora Province for its Tourism with a Purpose (TwP) last 8 March 2014. Rich in heritage and historic culture, Baler is found at the northeast part of Luzon.
27 February 2014
Kicking off our firm’s Tourism with a Purpose (TwP), our Finance people, with the assistance of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), helped clean the surrounding areas of mangroves at the Tulapos Marine Sanctuary, the biggest marine sanctuary and home to large mangrove trees in Siquijor last 21 February 2014.
25 February 2014
Director for Consulting and Business Continuity Planning (BCP) Gene Morales was invited as a resource speaker.
23 February 2014
PwC Philippines, led by Assurance Partner and Corporate Responsibility Leader Gina Detera, joined Rt. Hon. Lord Jack McConnell of Glenscorrodale, a UK Parliament member, in his recent visit to Tacloban City and certain municipalities for a multi-sectoral discussion on the continuing Typhoon Haiyan rebuilding efforts.
20 February 2014
The Tax Department hosted another successful seminar for the firm's clients and friends to inform them of recent controversial developments in tax rules, as well as introduce the newly-released income tax forms in time for the 15 April 2014 filing.
28 January 2014
Isla Lipana & Co. Tax Managing Partner Atty. Malou Lim (left photo) has been re-elected as Treasurer and Board Director of the Tax Management Association of the Philippines, Inc. (TMAP) for 2014.
21 January 2014
Assurance and Finance Partner Che Javier (in photo, ninth from left) is the new Executive Vice President and Liaison Director for the Annual National Convention(ANC) of the Association of Certified Public Accountants in Public Practice (ACPAPP).
9 January 2014
Real estate fundamentals are expected to remain strong in markets throughout Asia in 2014, according to Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Asia Pacific 2014, a real estate forecast jointly published by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and PwC.
8 January 2014
Some 600 children of Busuanga, Palawan experienced, perhaps their most unforgettable Christmas ever when our Corporate Responsibility (CR) Team travelled to this remote area to hold a Community Outreach program last December.
5 January 2014
Chairman and Senior Partner Alex Cabrera joins business leaders and showbiz personalities in the "Change for the better, Pilipinas!" special feature by Razel Estrella in The Philippine Star last 31 December 2013.
1 January 2014
PwC Consulting (Philippines) Inc. hosted an Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Public Forum last 13 December 2013, in Makati City.
18 December 2013
The Institute of Internal Auditors-Philippines (IIA-P), with Isla Lipana & Co. as the main sponsor, held the first Chief Audit Executive (CAE) forum for Holding Companies last December 2013.
17 December 2013
The Philippine Institute of Industrial Engineers (PIIE) held its 13th National Congress last December with the theme "Operational Excellence Towards Green Growth".
16 December 2013
PwC Consulting Director Gene Morales was a guest speaker at a Top Leaders Forum on "Incentives for Resilient Investment" organized by the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR).
12 December 2013
The Association of Certified Public Accountants in Public Practice (ACPAPP) presented our former Chairman and Senior Partner Jerry S. Isla with an "Honorary Life Member" Award during its annual Christmas party held last 6 December at the Tower Club of the Philamlife Tower Building.
19 November 2013
More than 300 families, countless patients in hospital tents and community health centers, and more than a hundred children benefitted from the PwC Philippines' relief mission held from 15 to16 November in municipalities of Bohol.
14 November 2013
It was only a less than a month ago when the country was also taken by surprise by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake; and over the last weekend, super Typhoon Yolanda (international code name 'Haiyan') terrified us once more.
26 October 2013
Isla Lipana & Co. was a major sponsor in the recently held Institute of Internal Auditors-Philippines (IIA-P) Annual Conference at the SMX Convention Center, Davao City.
10 October 2013
After four months of nationwide online voting, Isla Lipana and Co., the Philippine member firm of the PwC global network, announced recently the top ten Philippine Gems.
4 October 2013
More and more Japanese companies in various freeport zones have benefitted from the tax and accounting seminars organized recently by our Japanese Business Development (JBD) group as part of a promotional caravan to celebrate JBD's 20th anniversary this month.
1 September 2013
We want to be distinctive in the way we attract talent and give aspiring CPAs a better chance at landing employment where they will shine their best. With this in mind, our Human Capital (HC) team along with some our managers and staff from across the firm, conducted a half day workshop for CPA Board exam reviewees at the San Beda College Mendiola campus last 31 August 2013.
3 August 2013
The firm's Advisory and Tax teams organized a forum to apprise partners and managers on the current status of Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Projects in the Philippines that are ready for implementation and rollout.
1 August 2013
PwC Philippines Consulting Managing Partner Rose Javier (photo on the left) was one of the key speakers at a forum on the "Preparations and Solutions to the Foreign Account Compliance Act" (FATCA), organized by Kris FinSoft, Inc. and Dion Global Solutions last 1 August in Makati Shang-rila Hotel.
19 July 2013
Chairman and Senior Partner Alex Cabrera shared the firm's initiatives to continually embed an ethical culture in the firm with the delegates of the 3rd Integrity Summit on 19 September 2013 at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel.
18 July 2013
Isla Lipana & Co. headed by our Chairman and Senior Partner Alex Cabrera led the 12th Franchise Excellence Awards (FEA) Night at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City last 17 July.
12 July 2013
Isla Lipana & Co., the Philippine member firm of PwC, has led the search for the country’s next mainstream destinations to mark the firm’s 91st anniversary this year.
2 July 2013
Isla Lipana & Co., a member firm of the PwC global network, announced the admission of Aldie P. Garcia and Jan Michael L. Reyes to the firm.
27 June 2013
Isla Lipana & Co., the Philippine member firm of the PricewaterhouseCoopers global network of professional services firms, is marking its 91st anniversary with a turnover of chairmanship after four years.
26 June 2013
The Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines (FINEX) recently hosted a seminar entitled "PFRS Updates" at the Ballroom of Dusit Thani Manila, Makati City.
1 April 2013
Alexander B. Cabrera