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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The language of business

22 Jul 2016

In celebration of National Accountancy Week, PwC Philippines Assurance Partner Catherine Santos attempts to dispel some common misconceptions and to validate positive stereotypes about accountants. In her article "The language of business", she also wants to help non-accountants better appreciate accounting.

Breaking away - how leading finance functions are redefining excellence

21 Jul 2016

All of today’s challenges require a finance function that has the capability to provide insight and information in order for the organization to move forward and sail smoothly with the tides of change. The challenge for finance and its CFO is how to navigate the business and remain relevant.

Real estate brokerage: Of licensure exams and withholding taxes

21 Jul 2016

In recent years, for so long as the applicant has completed at least 120 credit units of real estate subjects and has undergone training with an accredited service provider, he or she may apply for the licensure exam. But since the initial offering of the BS REM course in 2012, only degree holders of the course were allowed to take the exam last May 22, 2016.

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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Breaking away - how leading finance functions are redefining excellence

21 Jul 2016

All of today’s challenges require a finance function that has the capability to provide insight and information in order for the organization to move forward and sail smoothly with the tides of change. The challenge for finance and its CFO is how to navigate the business and remain relevant.

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Real estate brokerage: Of licensure exams and withholding taxes

21 Jul 2016

In recent years, for so long as the applicant has completed at least 120 credit units of real estate subjects and has undergone training with an accredited service provider, he or she may apply for the licensure exam. But since the initial offering of the BS REM course in 2012, only degree holders of the course were allowed to take the exam last May 22, 2016.

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Breaking away - how leading finance functions are redefining excellence

21 Jul 2016

All of today’s challenges require a finance function that has the capability to provide insight and information in order for the organization to move forward and sail smoothly with the tides of change. The challenge for finance and its CFO is how to navigate the business and remain relevant.

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PwC APEC CEO Survey: A custom report for the Philippines

13 Jan 2016

This custom APEC CEO Summit survey report compares aggregate responses for business leaders responsible for growth in the Philippines with aggregate responses for business leaders in all 21 APEC member economies.

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Doing business and investing in the Philippines (2015)

22 Jun 2015

This guidebook will help you find easy answers to seemingly difficult questions on what to do under specific Philippine business conditions. More than that, this is a compact guide that fits your busy schedule yet keeps you abreast on the latest in Doing Business and Investing in the Philippines.

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10 truths from The Hague verdict

17 Jul 2016

Be spared from secondhand knowledge and learn the pivotal details of the decision of the United Nations Court of Arbitration. Know the ten points that PwC Philippines Chairman and Senior Partner Alex Cabrera picked up from the 500-page ruling in his article "10 truths from The Hague verdict".

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The language of business

22 Jul 2016

In celebration of National Accountancy Week, PwC Philippines Assurance Partner Catherine Santos attempts to dispel some common misconceptions and to validate positive stereotypes about accountants. In her article "The language of business", she also wants to help non-accountants better appreciate accounting.

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Sustaining hope: Corporate responsibility at PwC Philippines

21 Sep 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.

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.