Isla Lipana & Co./PwC Philippines
On 22 June 1922, Scottish accountants Charles P. White and Percival S. Page established White, Page & Co., one of the earliest accounting firms in the country. The firm had undergone several name changes since Flipinos took the helm at the end of the second World War. From 1964, Joaquin Cunanan & Co. became a brand associated with quality and integrity for over 40 years. The legacy remains with Isla Lipana & Co., the name we adopted in 2005.
The firm became the first local accounting firm to have international affiliation when it was designated as the official Price Waterhouse correspondent in the Philippines in 1958. On 1 July 1998, the merger of two venerable firms — Price Waterhouse and Coopers & Lybrand — created PwC.
This video series pays tribute to organizations that have been operating in the Philippines for over 100 years. We interviewed their leaders for their inspiring stories and great insights. With these, we aim to help other companies in the country to be as resilient and sustainable, and for them to aspire to such longevity.