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10 outstanding leaders

100 days to 100 years

Our firm has produced leaders, and there are outstanding ones.

Here are ten Filipino individuals who have been exceptional in their own right.



 


Oscar A. Torralba: Man for others

31 days  to 100 years

Oscar Aleson Torralba joined Joaquin Cunanan & Co. in February 1973 as a fresh graduate from the University of the East, Cum Laude.

He became President and CEO of the Coconut Industry Investment Fund-Oil Mills Group (CIIF-OMG).

Now retired, he shares his preoccupations, learnings and philosophy in this short video.

 

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Herminio “Sonny” B. Coloma Jr.: The wise wordsmith

32 days  to 100 years

Sec. Herminio “Sonny” B. Coloma Jr. served under three Philippine Presidents, at different agencies.

Currently a newspaper publisher and columnist, he has a fine career we are proud to have experienced working with him when he was with our then Management Consulting Services.

 

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Hon. Catherine T. Manahan: Fair and just, with a heart

33 days  to 100 years

Our firm is proud to have Hon. Catherine Triunfante Manahan among the ranks of outstanding leaders who are part of our 100-year existence.
She has been Associate Justice of the Court of Tax Appeals since 16 December 2016.

An author of several books on law and taxation, she joined Joaquin Cunanan & Co. in November 2003.

Get to know the steady development of Justice Manahan — Atty. Cathy to many PwC colleagues and friends — in this short video.

 

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Cosette V. Canilao: Our public-private partnership advocate

34 days  to 100 years

Cosette V. Canilao, our former Advisory Principal, headed the Public-Private Partnership Center of the Philippines (PPP Center), the main agency overseeing the government’s cornerstone infrastructure program, as Executive Director (2011 to 2016).

With this short video, take a trip through her storied career.

 

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Atty. René dG. Bañez: Transforming for a better world

35 days  to 100 years

Atty. René dG. Bañez served as the Commissioner of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) from February 2001 to August 2002 and as Deputy Commissioner from June 1993 to November 1995.

Before his appointment to the BIR, he spent more than 11 years with us, starting as a Tax Consultant in 1982 until he became Tax Principal from 1990 to 1993.

Know more about Atty. Bañez’s multifaceted career in this video.

 

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Tammy H. Lipana: In pursuit of perfection

36 days  to 100 years

Isla Lipana & Co./PwC Philippines is where Tammy H. Lipana started, trained and practiced her career in audit, accounting, taxation and management for 36 years.

She took the helm as Chairman and Senior Partner in April 2006.

Be acquainted with her roots and career in this short video.

 

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Jerry S. Isla: Humility amid excellence

37 days  to 100 years

Jerry S. Isla took over as chairman and senior partner of the firm in 2001.

From a small town to the big city, he made a mark in the profession, the business community, his colleagues and family. Yet he remained humble and enjoyed what life had to offer.

See how Jerry’s life came full circle in this video.

 

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Jose C. Florento: Not your average Joe

38 days  to 100 years

Jose “Joe” C. Florento took over the company's reins as chairman and senior partner in 1970. It was under his watch that the firm became a member of Price Waterhouse International. He also engineered the effort to expand the company's provincial operations, with the Davao branch office opening in 1972, followed by Cebu in 1975.

Have a glimpse of the life of Centenarian Joe in this short video.

 

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Corazón S. de la Paz-Bernardo: A woman of many firsts

39 days  to 100 years

Get to know more about the firsts and feats of Corazón de la Paz-Bernardo, who served as the firm’s chairman and senior partner for two decades in this short video.

 

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Joaquin Cunanan: A pioneer Filipino accountant

40 days  to 100 years

Watch this video about Joaquin “Jack” Rivera Cunanan, our firm’s first Filipino senior partner.

 

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