Thought leadership

In this section you can browse through our publications and regularly updated materials intended to bring you useful information about emerging issues and possible solutions to your business needs. If you are a foreign investor interested to do business in the Philippines, you will find our business guides highly informative.

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Partners for real change: Cultivating a culture of accountability and integrity

08 Dec 2016

In an attempt to generate a greater sense of accountability among tax officials conducting investigations and to ensure an effective feedback mechanism for taxpayers, two new tax issuances were recently released -- Revenue Memorandum Order Nos. 54-2016 and 61-2016.

Absent but present

01 Dec 2016

With a month to go before 2016 ends, companies are now processing their payroll annualization, estimating the final amount of tax for individual employees. For a citizen working abroad during the taxable year, one very important matter to consider is his residential status, because it will determine how much of his income, if any, is taxable.

Raising Finance Productivity and Capability: The Lean Approach

30 Nov 2016

The Lean approach involves identifying and removing non value-adding activities from the Finance processes. This toolkit, comprising five modules, shares knowledge and suggests possible solutions based on the Lean approach to improve productivity and capability in the Finance function.

PRC BOA extends filing of application for accreditation of CPAs in Commerce and Industry and the covered period of the financial statements subject to the Certificate on the Compilation Services Requirement to 31 December 2016

27 Apr 2016

The Board of Accountancy (BoA) has signed Resolution No. 115 of 2016 dated 25 April 2016 extending the deadline for filing of application for accreditation of Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) in Commerce and Industry practice as well as the covered period of the financial statements subject to the Certificate of Compilation Services requirement to 31 December 2016.

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Raising Finance Productivity and Capability: The Lean Approach

30 Nov 2016

The Lean approach involves identifying and removing non value-adding activities from the Finance processes. This toolkit, comprising five modules, shares knowledge and suggests possible solutions based on the Lean approach to improve productivity and capability in the Finance function.

Read all Advisory publications

Partners for real change: Cultivating a culture of accountability and integrity

08 Dec 2016

In an attempt to generate a greater sense of accountability among tax officials conducting investigations and to ensure an effective feedback mechanism for taxpayers, two new tax issuances were recently released -- Revenue Memorandum Order Nos. 54-2016 and 61-2016.

Read all Tax publications

Raising Finance Productivity and Capability: The Lean Approach

30 Nov 2016

The Lean approach involves identifying and removing non value-adding activities from the Finance processes. This toolkit, comprising five modules, shares knowledge and suggests possible solutions based on the Lean approach to improve productivity and capability in the Finance function.

Read all Industry publications

The Rise of the Global ASEAN: The Next-Generation Leaders A Philippine CEO Survey

05 Sep 2016

Business leaders uncover their views on breaking boundaries and what the future holds in an evolving world

Read all CEO surveys and insights

Building Better VisMin

10 Oct 2016

The study highlights key initiatives, focus industries and investment opportunities in the Visayas and Mindanao regions of the Philippines.

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Taxman, down

27 Nov 2016

In the past two weeks alone, two from the government's tax collection agencies have been murdered. One of them is personally known to PwC Philippines Chairman and Senior Partner Alex Cabrera , who considers him a friend of the firm. In his article "Taxman, down", Alex gives his insights on the challenges of government service, and poses a challenge to the private sector.

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The art of going public

25 Nov 2016

Deals and Corporate Finance Managing Partner Jade Divinagracia shares the advantages of doing an initial public offering (IPO) of the companies' shares. Her article "The art of going public" discussed pointers on how to assess the readiness of an organization for IPO.

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Corporate Responsibility Report 2015-2016

28 Nov 2016

The 2015-2016 Corporate Responsibility Report will speak of how proud we should be to be part of PwC, living by our purpose of building trust and solving important problems in our society.

Philippine Resiliency: A Gem Uncovered (2009)

We sought to confirm the upbeat view of the featured CEOs of the country’s economic performance and gauge their confidence in the resiliency of the Philippines given what is expected to be a long and deep global economic downturn. It is heartening to note that these top CEOs are indeed unfazed by the global economic slump and, in fact, are enthusiastic about what is in store for the Philippines and their companies over the long term.

Delivering Trust and Quality

This book is a compilation of the partners’ thought leadership in various subjects relevant to the practice today. The subjects covered are effective governance, tax risk management, financial reporting issues, the audit committee, international financial reporting standards, advisory services as an expanded capability, ethics and volunteerism. The book also contains short companion pieces on values written by the partners.