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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Exercising our right to information

12 Jan 2017

To help readers become better-informed citizens, PwC Philippines Tax Manager Elinor de Gracia explains the Executive Order issued by the President last year on the right to information in the Executive Branch. Since it only applies to government offices within the Executive Branch, she shares the Senate Bill on Freedom of Information that will cover all government agencies. Read her article "Exercising our right to information".

Tax Alert No. 5 [Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 5-2017 dated 22 December 2016]

10 Jan 2017

Bureau of Internal Revenue’s CY 2017 Principal Objectives and Priority Programs

Tax Alert No. 4 [Philippine Competition Commission Memorandum Circular No. 16-003 dated 22 December 2016]

09 Jan 2017

Filing Fees for Phase I-Merger Notification and Phase II-In Depth Review

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.

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Exercising our right to information

12 Jan 2017

To help readers become better-informed citizens, PwC Philippines Tax Manager Elinor de Gracia explains the Executive Order issued by the President last year on the right to information in the Executive Branch. Since it only applies to government offices within the Executive Branch, she shares the Senate Bill on Freedom of Information that will cover all government agencies. Read her article "Exercising our right to information".

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.

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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 - Davao City

14 Dec 2016

Know the key facts and figures on how to do business in Davao City

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Tax deal or X-deal

09 Jan 2017

How will the Philippines be able to attract investments from both foreign and domestic sources? PwC Philippines Chairman and Senior Partner Alex Cabrera gets clues from the 2016 APEC CEO Survey.

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Investment and goodwill hunting

06 Jan 2017

As we look forward to a prosperous New Year, PwC Philippines Assurance Partner Lois Gregorio-Abad writes about a company's responsibility to its investors in properly accounting for investments in her article "Investment and goodwill hunting".

Read all PwC's Needles in a haystack columns

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.