Press room

2 April 2014

Cheers to our new lawyers!

Congratulations to Mae Ann S. Acha, Ma. Eliza Christine C. Gomez, Ma. Antonette M. Mabbun, Kathrina Mishael C. Sadsad & Charmaine N. Sto. Domingo, for successfully passing the 2013 Philippine Bar Exams given by the Supreme Court of the Philippines in October last year.

26 March 2014

Che Javier amuses ACPACI members on her sharing of PwC's 17th Annual Global CEO Survey results (News, March 2014)

Assurance and Finance Partner Che Javier shared her personal take on the survey results through her "Philippines in the Limelight: Can we Capitalize?" topic during the Association of CPA's in Commerce and Industry's general membership meeting held on 26 March 2014 at the Bahia Room of Hotel InterContinental Manila.

25 March 2014

PwC tabulates adobo Design Awards 2014 (News, March 2014)

Isla Lipana & Co. served as the official tabulators of adobo Design Awards for the third time this year. Assurance & Markets Director Allan Cao led a team of auditors, made up of Assurance B Associates Jakke Posadas, John Michael Montoya, Nadine dela Cruz and Jeremaiah delos Santos. Rocky Saldajeno, Dennis Bautista, Chrissie Roque and Jagz Gonzales from Markets assisted in the tabulation.

25 March 2014

Bles Pestaño shares 17th Global CEO Survey results at Aspect Advantage event (News, March 2014)

Territory Assurance Leader Bles Pestaño was invited as a resource speaker at a seminar on Build and Sustain Customer Loyalty: Join the Relationship Revolution organized by Aspect, a global leader in customer engagement solutions: unified interaction management, workforce optimization, and back-office solutions.

18 March 2014

Tax holds the second run of new income tax forms and tax updates seminar (News, March 2014)

Due to the success of the seminar last month and continuous demand from both clients and friends of the firm, the Tax Department conducted a second run of the “New year, new rules, new forms” seminar last 18 March 2014 at the Poolside Pavilion Tent of Dusit Thani Manila.

17 March 2014

PwC supports forum on good governance (News, March 2014)

Consulting Managing Partner Rose Javier and Assurance Partner Che Javier attended the 3rd Annual Good Governance Advocates & Practitioners of the Philippines (GGAPP) Forum on Good Governance, Business Ethics and Compliance on 17 March 2014 at the Hotel Inter-Continental, Makati City.

14 March 2014

TwP Update: Human Capital gives back through coastal clean-up in Oslob (Corporate responsibility news, March 2014)

Our firm’s Human Capital Department recently organised a coastal clean for their Tourism with a Purpose (TwP) activity in Tan-awan, Oslob in Cebu last 14 March 2014.

8 March 2014

TwP Update: Tax-Consulting Assessment Feeding activity in Baler (Corporate responsibility news, March 2014)

The Tax Consulting-Assessment team went to Baler, Aurora Province for its Tourism with a Purpose (TwP) last 8 March 2014. Rich in heritage and historic culture, Baler is found at the northeast part of Luzon.

27 February 2014

TwP Update: Finance team mangrove clean up in Siquijor (Corporate responsibility news, February 2014)

Kicking off our firm’s Tourism with a Purpose (TwP), our Finance people, with the assistance of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), helped clean the surrounding areas of mangroves at the Tulapos Marine Sanctuary, the biggest marine sanctuary and home to large mangrove trees in Siquijor last 21 February 2014.

25 February 2014

Gene Morales talks on BCP and disaster risk management at PCCI forum (News, February 2014)

Director for Consulting and Business Continuity Planning (BCP) Gene Morales was invited as a resource speaker.

23 February 2014

PwC Philippines joins UK House of Lords member in Leyte visit (Corporate responsibility news, February 2014)

PwC Philippines, led by Assurance Partner and Corporate Responsibility Leader Gina Detera, joined Rt. Hon. Lord Jack McConnell of Glenscorrodale, a UK Parliament member, in his recent visit to Tacloban City and certain municipalities for a multi-sectoral discussion on the continuing Typhoon Haiyan rebuilding efforts.

20 February 2014

Tax holds seminar on the new income tax forms and latest tax updates (News, February 2013)

The Tax Department hosted another successful seminar for the firm's clients and friends to inform them of recent controversial developments in tax rules, as well as introduce the newly-released income tax forms in time for the 15 April 2014 filing.

28 January 2014

Malou Lim takes oath as TMAP Treasurer and Board Director (News, January 2013)

Isla Lipana & Co. Tax Managing Partner Atty. Malou Lim (left photo) has been re-elected as Treasurer and Board Director of the Tax Management Association of the Philippines, Inc. (TMAP) for 2014.

21 January 2014

Che Javier is new ACPAPP Executive Vice President (News, January 2013)

Assurance and Finance Partner Che Javier (in photo, ninth from left) is the new Executive Vice President and Liaison Director for the Annual National Convention(ANC) of the Association of Certified Public Accountants in Public Practice (ACPAPP).

9 January 2014

Strong real estate fundamentals seen for Asia in 2014, says Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Asia Pacific 2014 (News, January 2014)

Real estate fundamentals are expected to remain strong in markets throughout Asia in 2014, according to Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Asia Pacific 2014, a real estate forecast jointly published by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and PwC.

8 January 2014

Relief efforts bring Christmas cheer to Busuanga, Palawan (Corporate responsibility news, December 2013)

Some 600 children of Busuanga, Palawan experienced, perhaps their most unforgettable Christmas ever when our Corporate Responsibility (CR) Team travelled to this remote area to hold a Community Outreach program last December.

5 January 2014

Alex Cabrera shares insights in New Year special feature on The Philippine Star (January 2014)

Chairman and Senior Partner Alex Cabrera joins business leaders and showbiz personalities in the "Change for the better, Pilipinas!" special feature by Razel Estrella in The Philippine Star last 31 December 2013.

1 January 2014

PwC Consulting hosts Enterprise Risk Management Public Forum (News, December 2013)

PwC Consulting (Philippines) Inc. hosted an Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Public Forum last 13 December 2013, in Makati City.

18 December 2013

Firm supports IIA-P in holding its first CAE forum (News, December 2013)

The Institute of Internal Auditors-Philippines (IIA-P), with Isla Lipana & Co. as the main sponsor, held the first Chief Audit Executive (CAE) forum for Holding Companies last December 2013.

17 December 2013

Gene Morales, Yumi Ishii talk at PIIE Congress (News, December 2013)

The Philippine Institute of Industrial Engineers (PIIE) held its 13th National Congress last December with the theme "Operational Excellence Towards Green Growth".

16 December 2013

Gene Morales talks at Top Leaders Forum on disaster risk reduction (News, December 2013)

PwC Consulting Director Gene Morales was a guest speaker at a Top Leaders Forum on "Incentives for Resilient Investment" organized by the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR).

12 December 2013

Jerry S. Isla receives ACPAPP's Honorary Life Member Award (News, December 2013)

The Association of Certified Public Accountants in Public Practice (ACPAPP) presented our former Chairman and Senior Partner Jerry S. Isla with an "Honorary Life Member" Award during its annual Christmas party held last 6 December at the Tower Club of the Philamlife Tower Building.

19 November 2013

Bohol relief operations (Corporate responsibility news, November 2013)

More than 300 families, countless patients in hospital tents and community health centers, and more than a hundred children benefitted from the PwC Philippines' relief mission held from 15 to16 November in municipalities of Bohol.

14 November 2013

How we can help super Typhoon 'Yolanda' victims (Corporate responsibility news, November 2013)

It was only a less than a month ago when the country was also taken by surprise by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake; and over the last weekend, super Typhoon Yolanda (international code name 'Haiyan') terrified us once more.

26 October 2013

Isla Lipana & Co. supports the IIA-P Annual Conference (News, October 2013)

Isla Lipana & Co. was a major sponsor in the recently held Institute of Internal Auditors-Philippines (IIA-P) Annual Conference at the SMX Convention Center, Davao City.

10 October 2013

Isla Lipana & Co. announces the 10 Philippine Gems (News, October 2013)

After four months of nationwide online voting, Isla Lipana and Co., the Philippine member firm of the PwC global network, announced recently the top ten Philippine Gems.

4 October 2013

JBD takes third seminar caravan to Laguna Technopark (October 2013)

More and more Japanese companies in various freeport zones have benefitted from the tax and accounting seminars organized recently by our Japanese Business Development (JBD) group as part of a promotional caravan to celebrate JBD's 20th anniversary this month.

1 September 2013

HC conducts "You – Version 2.0: Preparation for work day" workshop at San Beda College (August 2013)

We want to be distinctive in the way we attract talent and give aspiring CPAs a better chance at landing employment where they will shine their best. With this in mind, our Human Capital (HC) team along with some our managers and staff from across the firm, conducted a half day workshop for CPA Board exam reviewees at the San Beda College Mendiola campus last 31 August 2013.

3 August 2013

Forum held to update partners and managers of PPP Projects (August 2013)

The firm's Advisory and Tax teams organized a forum to apprise partners and managers on the current status of Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Projects in the Philippines that are ready for implementation and rollout.

1 August 2013

Rose Javier talks at FATCA forum (August 2013)

PwC Philippines Consulting Managing Partner Rose Javier (photo on the left) was one of the key speakers at a forum on the "Preparations and Solutions to the Foreign Account Compliance Act" (FATCA), organized by Kris FinSoft, Inc. and Dion Global Solutions last 1 August in Makati Shang-rila Hotel.

19 July 2013

Isla Lipana & Co. proudly supports the 3rd Integrity Summit (September 2013)

Chairman and Senior Partner Alex Cabrera shared the firm's initiatives to continually embed an ethical culture in the firm with the delegates of the 3rd Integrity Summit on 19 September 2013 at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel.

18 July 2013

Isla Lipana & Co. chairs 12th Franchise Excellence Awards Night (July 2013)

Isla Lipana & Co. headed by our Chairman and Senior Partner Alex Cabrera led the 12th Franchise Excellence Awards (FEA) Night at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City last 17 July.

12 July 2013

Isla Lipana & Co. launches Philippine Gems (June 2013)

Isla Lipana & Co., the Philippine member firm of PwC, has led the search for the country’s next mainstream destinations to mark the firm’s 91st anniversary this year.

2 July 2013

Isla Lipana & Co. admits two new audit partners (July 2013)

Isla Lipana & Co., a member firm of the PwC global network, announced the admission of Aldie P. Garcia and Jan Michael L. Reyes to the firm.

27 June 2013

Isla Lipana & Co. marks 91st year with change in leadership (June 2013)

Isla Lipana & Co., the Philippine member firm of the PricewaterhouseCoopers global network of professional services firms, is marking its 91st anniversary with a turnover of chairmanship after four years.

26 June 2013

Assurance Partners talk at PFRS Update Seminar (June 2013)

The Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines (FINEX) recently hosted a seminar entitled "PFRS Updates" at the Ballroom of Dusit Thani Manila, Makati City.

1 April 2013

Save the date

Alexander B. Cabrera