Press room

14 July 2015

Isla Lipana & Co./PwC Philippines promotes new partners (News, July 2015)

Isla Lipana & Co./PwC Philippines promotes new partners

30 June 2015

Malou joins focus group discussion on tax bill (News, July 2015)

Tax Managing Partner Malou Lim shared her insights on the concerns raised by business sectors on the proposed Tax Incentives Management and Transparency Act (TIMTA) in a focus group discussion (FGD) last 1 July at the Senate.

16 June 2015

Brando Cabalsi talks on Taxation of Public-Private Partnership (PPP) projects (News, June 2015)

Tax Director Brando Cabalsi talked about fundamentals of taxation and the issues that have a direct impact on the profitability of Public-Private Partnership (PPP) projects in the Philippines.

29 May 2015

Toastmasters demo meeting jump-starts Communicate with Impact campaign (News, May 2015)

Toastmasters International held a demonstration meeting for PwC last Friday, 29 May at the Learning Room. The limited-slot only event, organized by our Learning & Development (L&E) group, was attended by 25 participants from various groups across the firm.

19 May 2015

Rose Javier presents on the R!SE Initiative at ADB Knowledge Partnership Forum (News, May 2015)

PwC Consulting Partner Rose Javier (in photo seated right) gave a presentation on the R!SE Initiative at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Knowledge Partnership Forum on Innovative Technology and Solutions held last 20 May at the ADB Multi-Function Hall.

16 May 2015

Tax - CAS brings joy to kids in Boracay (Corporate responsibility news, May 2015)

Tagged as one of the country’s most famous tourists sites, Boracay Island became the chosen destination of Tax-Client Accounting Services (CAS) for its 2015 summer outing. The group brought with them school bags containing school supplies and slippers which they handed out randomly to children roaming the beaches during the group’s island-hopping activity. The gift-giving served as the group’s Tourism with a Purpose (TwP) activity.

8 May 2015

Assurance C shares childhood joys with street kids of Bohol (Corporate responsibility news, May 2015)

Bohol boasts a different gem aside from its world renowned white sand beaches, pristine Loboc River and the majestic Chocolate Hills. This wonder awaits our firm’s Assurance Group C and their partners as they mount their Tourism with a Purpose (TwP) at the St Joseph Cathedral in Tagbilaran City, Bohol

30 April 2015

Finance Team plants trees in Anguib Beach in Cagayan Province (Corporate responsibility news, April 2015)

From caring for the heart of the Philippines (Siquijor) last year, Finance team this time conquered the brain – at the northern part of the country–to be exact, the Anguib Beach in Sta. Ana, Cagayan from 30 April to 3 May

26 April 2015

Isla Lipana & Co. makes presence felt at NFJPIA's 32nd ANC (News, April 2015)

The National Federation of Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants (NFJPIA) held its 32nd Annual National Convention (ANC) from 27 to 30 April at the Bayfront Hotel, Cebu City.

26 April 2015

Cholo Domondon shares mining insights at the 7th Nickel Global 2015 (News, April 2015)

Assurance Director Pocholo 'Cholo' Domondon was one of the presenters during the first day of the 7th Nickel Global held from 30 to 31 March 2015 at the Hotel InterContinental Manila.

21 April 2015

PwC Consulting conducts seminar on fraud and economic crime for Japanese companies (News, April 2015)

PwC Consulting (Philippines) Inc. conducted a seminar on fraud and economic crime for Japanese clients last 22 April 2015.

20 April 2015

JA Philippines holds 46th Grand Awards Night (News, April 2015)

The Junior Achievement of the Philippines, Inc. (JAPI), a member of Junior Achievement (JA) Worldwide, recently held its 46th Grand Awards Night at the Philippine Trade Training Center in Pasay City.

12 April 2015

Tax consultants volunteer in "Lingkod TMAP" Help Desk 2015Es (News, April 2015)

A total of 27 Tax consultants and senior consultants in the firm saw action in the recent tax filing season by assisting taxpayers in the preparation and filing of their annual income tax returns or ITRs.

12 April 2015

Alex meets the press on what's next for the Developmental Social Enterprise Awards (News, April 2015)

Chairman and Senior Partner Alex Cabrera met journalists for a roundtable discussion last 13 April 2015 at Mesa, Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Makati City. He updated the press on the developments after the Developmental Social Enterprise Awards (DSEA) were given out last month.

11 April 2015

Isla Lipana & Co. participates in the NFJPIA-NCR Annual Grand Summits (News, April 2015)

The Human Capital (HC) team recently trooped to Baguio City to participate in the Annual Grand Summit hosted by the National Federation of Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants - National Capital Region (NFJPIA-NCR). The Annual Grand Summit ran from 12 to 15 April 2015 at Hotel Supreme.

27 March 2015

TwP 2015 kicks off with Tax ConAss trip to Zambales (Corporate responsibility news, March 2015)

Tourism with a Purpose (TwP) goes "natural" this summer as we encourage our employees to make corporate responsibility personal. It is our way of encouraging our people to consider others in everything we do wherever we go.iven.

26 March 2015

Jade talks on Brand Valuation at Philippine Franchising Association seminar (News, March 2015)

The Philippine Franchise Association (PFA) and PLDT SME Nation organized a seminar entitled "Grow your Business with the Right Brand" last 26 March at the Crowne Plaza Galleria Manila.

24 March 2015

PwC supports the International ICT Awards Philippines 2015 (News, March 2015)

Top information technology-business process management (IT-BPM) companies were honored during the ICT Awards 2015 Gala Night yesterday at the Manila Ballroom of the Marriott Hotel Manila, Newport City in Pasay.

23 March 2015

Firm supports the 2015 PGS Roadmap of the Accountancy Profession (News, March 2015)

The working committee of the 2015 Performance Governance System (PGS) Roadmap of the Accountancy Profession led by its Chair Normita Villaruz, called on Isla Lipana & Co./ PwC Philippines Chairman and Senior Partner Alex Cabrera to present and discuss the PGS roadmap and to seek his support and cooperation in this endeavor.

18 March 2015

Carlos Carado a guest speaker at the PICPA-MMR Tax Forum (News, March 2015)

The Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants - Metro Manila Region (PICPA-MMR) held its Tax Forum and General Membership Meeting on 18 March at the Bahia Room, InterContinental Hotel Manila in Makati City.

16 March 2015

"Don't RISK It!" Advisory launches Risk Management Awareness campaign (News, March 2015)

The Advisory-Risk Management Team distributed to all Consulting staff red crunchy apples with stickers and the message, "Dont RISK It!".

10 March 2015

ABC talks at Workshop on Good Business Practices for SMEs (News, March 2015)

A workshop organized to help boost the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in regional and global markets was held at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Cebu City last 10 March.

10 March 2015

Successful joint JBD, WMS update seminar for Japanese executives (News, March 2015)

The Japanese Business Development (JBD) conducted another successful tax and accounting seminar for Japanese executives together with the Worldtrade Management Services (WMS) last 10 March 2015 at the Learning room in our Makati office.

8 March 2015

WMS joins Brigada Eskwela for the second year (Corporate responsibility news, May 2015)

On 8 May, the Worldtrade Management Services (WMS) team headed to Patar in Bolinao, Pangasinan for their Tourism with a Purpose (TwP) activity. It was their second time to support the Department of Education's Brigada Eskwela program.

5 March 2015

Firm hosts visit of BIR officials from Revenue Region 8 (News, March 2015)

Tax Managing Partner Malou Lim (center) led tax partners and directors of the firm in welcoming top officials of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) from Revenue Region No. 8-Makati who called on the office recently as part of the BIR nationwide tax awareness campaign, "Angat Pa, Pinas!"

3 March 2015

Iligan City-based business wins Developmental Social Enterprise Awards (News, March 2015)

Isla Lipana & Co./PwC Philippines and the Benita & Catalino Yap Foundation (BCY Foundation) recognized at an awards ceremony the winning Filipino enterprises committed to social objectives through their enterprises.

3 March 2015

Team PwC named champion in Philippines-Japan Friendship Golf Tournament (News, March 2015)

Team PwC, led by Tax Partner Carlos Carado (third from left), was declared champion in the Philippines-Japan Friendship Golf Tournament held at the Sta. Elena Golf and Country Club last 4 March 2015.

26 February 2015

'Aspire to Lead' Roadshow (News, February 2015)

On 27 February 2015, PwC hosted its second global webcast on women and leadership as part of 'Aspire to Lead: The PwC Women's Leadership Series'. The live webcast featured distinguished women who shared their experiences on building confidence: Confidence Code Authors Katty Kay and Claire Shipman and Google UK-Ireland Managing Director Eileen Naughton. Facilitating the panel was PwC Global and US Talent Leader Mike Fenlon.

25 February 2015

PwC and UNISDR launch the R!SE Initiative (News, February 2015)

PwC in partnership with the United Nation International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) and hosted by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) launched the R!SE Initiative at the ADB Auditorium last 26 February 2015. The one-day conference was the R!SE launch in Asia Pacific.

25 February 2015

Raoul Villegas contributes to Growth Markets Centre (GMC) online newsletter (News, May 2015)

Deals and Corporate Finance Director Raoul Villegas contributed an article, Overview of the Philippine Economy in the quarterly Growth Markets Centre (GMC)newsletter which came out in the May 2015 issue.

23 February 2015

ABC tackles 'Beyond the ABCs of Taxation' at ACPAPP meeting (News, February 2015)

Chairman and Senior Partner Alex Cabrera was the guest speaker at the general membership meeting of the Association of Certified Public Accountants (ACPAPP) held last 24 February at the InterContinental Hotel Manila.

9 February 2015

PwC sponsors Asia M2M/IoT Business Platform (News, February 2015)

PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting (Philippines) Inc. was a Keynote Moderator sponsor in the recently concluded third edition of Asia M2M/IoT* Business Platform at the Sofitel Philippines Plaza.

2 February 2015

Malou Lim graces BIR's "Angat Pa, Pinas!" tax advocacy campaign launch (News, February 2015)

Tax Managing Partner Malou Lim represented the Tax Management Association of the Philippines (TMAP) at the launch of the new tax campaign of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR).

2 February 2015

PH-EITI completes first country report with Isla Lipana & Co. as Independent Administrator (News, February 2015)

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) is a global standard of transparency that encourages government and the country's extractive industry (oil, gas, and mining companies) to voluntarily pursue a common agenda of transparency in order to serve the information requirements of all stakeholders.

1 February 2015

Lawmakers seek Alex Cabrera's views on pending tax bills at Senate hearing (News, February 2015)

Chairman and Senior Partner Alex Cabrera has been a sought-after resource person in public hearings in the Senate to discuss proponent bills touching on taxation.

30 January 2015

Prepare for Work goes to San Beda College and PSBA-QC (News, January 2015)

As part of the series of You Version 2.0: Prepare for Work program, the Human Capital team conducted another run last 31 January 2015, this time at San Beda College - Manila. The course was attended by 65 graduating accountancy students of San Beda College and the Philippine School of Business Administration-Quezon City.

29 January 2015

Fedna Parallag inducted as ACPACI Treasurer for 2015 (News, January 2015)

Tax Partner for Global Compliance and Client Accounting Services Fedna Parallag, was recently inducted as Treasurer and Liaison Director for Meetings of the Association of Certified Public Accountants in Commerce & Industry (ACPACI). The ACPACI officers and directors for 2015 were installed at induction ceremonies held last 30 January at the Bahia Lounge of Hotel InterContinental Manila.

27 January 2015

Firm awards Cavite’s best and brightest in Accounting Quiz Bowl (News, January 2015)

The Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA)-Cavite Chapter held its Accounting Quiz Bowl in First Cavite Industrial Estates (FCIE), Dasmarinas, Cavite last 28 January.

26 January 2015

Che Javier takes oath as ACPAPP President for 2015 (News, January 2015)

Assurance Partner Che Javier (seventh from right) was inducted as President of the Association of Certified Public Accountants in Public Practice (ACPAPP) at the 2015 Induction Ceremonies & General Membership Meeting held at the Grand Ballroom of InterContinental Manila last 27 January 2014.

22 January 2015

Prepare for Work Day goes to FEU Manila (News, January 2015)

Continuing our efforts to be distinctive in the way we attract talent, Human Capital (HC) conducted the ''You Version 2.0: Prepare for Work program" for graduating Accountancy students of Far Eastern University (FEU) last 23 January 2015. Now in its second year in FEU, the recent "Prepare for Work day" had 137 students from the FEU Manila and Makati campuses attending.

21 January 2015

Carlos Carado talks at PICPA MM and GAO Regional Conference (News, January 2015)

Tax Partner Carlos Carado was invited as a resource speaker in the 2015 Metro Manila (MM) and Geographical Area Office (GAO) Regional Conference of the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA). The event was held on 22 January at the Grand Ballroom of Hotel InterContinental Manila, Makati City.

17 December 2014

PwC and Grameen Philippines give joy to 87 families displaced by Yolanda (Corporate responsibility news, December 2014)

Our firm, together with Grameen Australia Philippines Foundation, Inc. (GAP) spread holiday cheers to the residents of La Isla Bonita de Salinas in Rosario, Cavite. PwC and GAP leaders and volunteers distributed special Noche Buena packs and sleeping mats to 87 families displaced by Typhoon Haiyan in the Visayas. Boxes of paracetamol and 2015 calendars donated by Assurance C client The Generics Pharmacy were also given.

16 December 2014

JBD successfully mounts update seminar for Japanese executives (News, December 2014)

The Japanese Business Development (JBD) unit successfully conducted a tax and accounting update seminar for Japanese executives last 16 December 2014 at the Learning room in our Makati office.

16 December 2014

Gett Apostol is re-elected to the Board of Trustees of the Institute of Internal Auditors-Philippines (News, December 2014)

Risk Assurance Partner Geraldine Apostol (in photo, eight from left) has been re-elected to the Board of Trustees of the Institute of Internal Auditors-Philippines (IIA-P) during its 4th General Membership Meeting held last 17 December 2014 at the Grand Ballroom of the InterContinental Manila, garnering the third highest number of votes.

26 November 2014

Rick Danao talks at the Institute of Corporate Directors' forum (News, November 2014)

Vice Chairman and Territory Assurance Leader Rick Danao was one of the guest speakers at the Corporate Governance Orientation Program hosted by the Institute of Corporate Directors last 27 November 2014 at The Peninsula Manila.

26 November 2014

Risk Assurance Partner receives "Outstanding PICPA Member Award for Metro Manila" (News, November 2014

The Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) has awarded the Outstanding PICPA Member Award for Metro Manila to our Risk Assurance Partner, Geraldine Apostol. The awards ceremony, one of the highlights of PICPA's 69th Annual National Convention, was held 27 November 2014 at the Waterfront Hotel, Cebu City.

13 November 2014

PICPA-Cebu holds accounting and tax seminar in partnership with PwC (News, November 2014)

Following the successful run on the tax and accounting caravan held in Mactan, Cebu last August, the firm was once again invited, this time by the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA)-Cebu Chapter to conduct updates on accounting and tax.

12 November 2014

Worldtrade Management Services holds Customs Update Seminar (News, November2014)

The Worldtrade Management Services (WMS) held a successful Customs Update Seminar for our clients last 13 November at the RCBC Plaza, Makati City.

21 October 2014

Firm welcomes US trade mission delegates (News, October 2014)

Malou Lim conducts briefing on investments and taxation

16 October 2014

Malou Lim participates in BIR discussion on draft APA Regulations (News, October 2014)

Tax Managing Partner Malou Lim (seated sixth from left) participated in the Bureau of Internal Revenue's (BIR) round table discussion on the draft Advance Pricing Arrangement (APA) Regulations held last 17 October at the BIR main office in Quezon City.

15 October 2014

WMS, JBD and Assurance host training session for Daikoku Electronics (News, October 2014)

Our Worldtrade Management Services (WMS) group conducted a successful training session for a team from Daikoku Electronics, an Assurance client, to enhance their knowledge on customs and trade regulatory issues.

13 October 2014

Benj Azada a presenter and moderator in the International IT-BPM Summit (News, October 2014)

Consulting Partner Benjamin Azada was invited as presenter and moderator in "Simply Captivating: The Growth of the Global In-House Centers" session in the sixth International IT-BPM Summit (IIS) 2014: Global Market Leaders Addressing Global Issues, held 14 October at the Rizal Ballroom of Makati Shangri-La Hotel.

10 October 2014

Alex Cabrera joins FGD Exclusive with Senator 'Bam' Aquino (News, October 2014)

Isla Lipana & Co. Chairman and Senior Partner Alex Cabrera was invited as a co-panelist in the Focus Group Discussion (FGD) Exclusive with Senator Paolo Benigno 'Bam' Aquino, Chair of the Senate Committee on Trade, Commerce and Entrepreneurship on the "Impact of our Tax System in doing business in the country".

28 September 2014

Alex Cabrera shares insights at the 4th Philippine Conference on Research in CSR (News, September 2014)

Chairman and Senior Partner Alex Cabrera shared his insights as he sat as one of the panelists in the "CSR as a Lifestyle" discussion in the 4th Philippine Conference on Research in CSR, held 29 September at the Asian Development Bank in Ortigas, Mandaluyong City.

23 September 2014

Malou Lim talks at TMAP Tax Update Seminar (News, September 2014)

Tax Managing Partner Malou Lim discussed recent tax related court decisions and jurisprudence at a tax update seminar hosted by the Tax Management Association of the Philippines (TMAP) during its General Membership Meeting (GMM) last 24 September at the Hotel InterContinental in Makati.

22 September 2014

Jade speaks at Philippine Retailers Association's Q3 membership meeting (News, September 2014)

Deals and Corporate Finance Managing Partner Mary Jade Divinagracia was invited as a guest speaker during the Q3 membership meeting of the Philippine Retailers Association (PRA) held in Marriott Hotel at Newport, Pasay City on 23 September 2014.

21 September 2014

Firm hosts talk on ASEAN integration (News, September 2014)

Are you ready for the ASEAN Integration in 2015? The Advisory-Deals and Corporate Finance group led by its Managing Partner Mary Jade Divinagracia, welcomed distinguished speaker, Dr. Bernardo “Bernie” Villegas of the University of the Asia & Pacific to discuss a hot topic in the business community, the ASEAN Integration.

20 September 2014

Sustaining hope: Corporate responsibility at PwC Philippines

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.

18 September 2014

Isla Lipana & Co. participates in Integrity Summit 2014 (News, September 2014)

Isla Lipana & Co., PwC member firm participated in the Integrity Summit 2014, a day-long gathering of business, government, church and youth leaders held last 19 September at Dusit Thani Manila, Makati City.

27 August 2014

Rick, Malou and Lois facilitate tax and investment forum in Malaysia and Singapore (News, August 2014)

Key people from PwC Philippines were invited as resource speakers at a seminar on "Investment Structures and Taxation in the Philippines" held in Malaysia and Singapore on 27 and 28 August, respectively.

14 August 2014

Isla Lipana & Co. holds tax and accounting caravan in Cebu (News, August 2014)

Isla Lipana & Co. in collaboration with the Association of MEZ Controllers and Accountants (AMCA) held its first tax and accounting caravan entitled“Be informed now” last 15 August 2014 at the Waterfront Airport Hotel & Casino in Mactan, Lapu-lapu City, Cebu.

7 August 2014

PwC Philippines, BCYF launch the Developmental Social Enterprise Awards (Corporate responsibility news, August 2014)

Isla Lipana & Co. and CSR thought leader Benito & Catalina Yap Foundation (BCYFoundation) jointly launched the Developmental Social Enterprise Awards (DSE Awards), last 7 August 2014 at the Centennial Room of Club Filipino to the members of the media.

31 July 2014

Firm welcomes its two new partners - PwC Philippine news (News, August 2014)

Meet our new partners: Assurance Partner Paul Chester U. See and Consulting Principal Benjamin Azada

29 July 2014

Susan Talampas wins top prize in Forum Robinsons Photo Contest (News, July 2014)

General Office Services Officer Susan Talampas bagged the top prize in a photo contest sponsored by Forum Robinsons for students, amateurs and hobbyists.

17 July 2014

PICPA holds Annual Business Meeting (News, July 2014)

In celebration of the National Accountancy Week, the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) hosted its Annual Business Meeting at the Grand Ballroom of the InterContinental Hotel Manila on 18 July 2014.

16 July 2014

2014 National Accountancy Week holds Public Practice Sector Day (News, July 2014)

The Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) in partnership with the Association of Certified Public Accountants in Public Practice (ACPAPP) conducted the Public Practice Sector Day which was held earlier today, 17 July 2014 at the Grand Ballroom of the InterContinental Hotel Manila.

11 July 2014

TwP Update: Assurance C hands out school supplies in Baler, Aurora (Corporate responsibility news, July 2014)

On 11 June 2014, Assurance C donated school supplies to Grade 1 students of Baler Central Elementary School in Baler, Aurora. Some 250 students received a school bag each containing pencils, eraser, sharpener, pad paper, notebooks, and a raincoat as part of the team's Tourism with a Purpose (TwP) activity.

20 June 2014

Risk Assurance team attends ISACA General Membership Meeting and Sports Fest (News, June 2014)

The Information Systems Audit & Control Association (ISACA) - Manila Chapter held its first ever out-of-town General Membership Meeting (GMM) and Sports Fest last 21 June 2014 at Club Punta Fuego, Nasugbu, Batangas.

19 June 2014

Judith Lopez receives PRC's 2014 Outstanding Professional Award in Accountancy (News, June 2014)

Former Isla Lipana & Co. Chairman and Senior Partner Judith V. Lopez received the "Outstanding Professional of the Year Award" in the field of Accountancy from the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) during its 41st Founding Anniversary celebration at the Philippine International Convention Center on 20 June 2014 .

13 June 2014

TwP Update: Markets and Management clean up the coast of Danjugan Island (Corporate responsibility news, June 2014)

Our Markets and Management teams concluded their summer outing to Negros Island with the a coastal clean-up of Danjugan Island as part of their Tourism with a Purpose (TwP) activity.

12 June 2014

TwP Update: Risk Assurance donates and installs trash frames in Calaguas (Corporate responsibility news, June 2014)

With hearts full of compassion and hands ready to help, our Risk Assurance team donated and installed trash frames last 12 June 2014 at the Mahabang Buhangin beach in Tinaga Island. Tinaga is part of the Calaguas group of islands under the control of Vinzons town in Camarines Norte. This is the team’s response to the worsening waste management problem in the island resort.

7 June 2014

TwP Update: PwC Consulting Phils. leads 'Tsinelas' Drive in Boracay (Corporate responsibility news, June 2014)

There's more to the world-renowned Boracay island than its powdery white sands. This is what the team from PwC Consulting (Philippines), Inc. had in mind when they planned their Tourism with a Purpose (TwP) activity.

3 June 2014

Malou and Jaffy attend Senate committee hearing on income tax rates (News, June 2014)

Tax Managing Partner Malou Lim, assisted by Senior Manager Jaffy Azarraga, participated in the second committee hearing on bills that seek to reduce income tax for individuals and corporations in the Philippines.

25 May 2014

Alex participates in APEC-wide study on FDI Impediments in the Services Sector (News, May 2014)

Chairman and Senior Partner Alex Cabrera recently participated in an APEC-wide study on “Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Impediments in the Services Sector”.

24 May 2014

TwP Update: GTS Sponsors Barangay Feeding Program in Ilocos Norte (Corporate responsibility news, May 2014)

As their way of fulfilling their commitment towards Tourism with a Purpose (TwP), our Global Technology Solutions (GTS) team hosted a children's party and feeding program at San Simon II, Bacarra, Ilocos Norte last 24 May 2014.

23 May 2014

TwP Update: WMS joins "Brigada Eskwela" in Caramoan (Corporate responsibility news, May 2014)

Our Worldtrade Management Services (WMS) Department participated in the Department of Education's (DepEd)"Brigada Eskwela"by repainting school chairs and tables at the Guijalo Elementary School in Caramoan, Camarines Sur last 23 May 2014.

21 May 2014

Jade presents IP Valuation at LES Philippines’ General Assembly (News, September 2014)

Deals and Corporate Finance Managing Partner Mary Jade Divinagracia gave a presentation on “IP Valuation” to members of the Licensing Executives Society (LES) Philippines during their 2014 Annual General Assembly last 22 September at the Intellectual Property Center’s IPOPHL Multi-Purpose Hall in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City.

20 May 2014

Alex attends Senate Hearing on Income Tax and Fiscal Incentives (News, May 2014)

Chairman and Senior Partner Alex Cabrera participated during the deliberations of the public hearing held by the Committee on Ways & Means jointly with the Committees on Trade, Commerce and Enterpreneurship, Public Information and Mass Media and Economic Affairs at the Senate.

20 May 2014

The Trust Agenda: Dennis Nally authors article in strategy+business magazine (News, May 2014)

PwC Global Chairman Dennis discussed the findings of the 17th Annual Global CEO survey in an article titled, “The Trust Agenda” published in strategy+business magazine.

10 May 2014

TwP Update: Tax IAS Team shares blessings to GK kids in Puerto Galera (Corporate responsibility news, May 2014)

The Tax - International Assignment Services (Tax-IAS) team conducted their Tourism with a Purpose (TwP) activity at the Gawad Kalinga (GK) Village in Barangay Villaflor, Puerto Galera last 10 May 2014.

30 April 2014

TwP Update: Tax CAS repaints calesas for Viva Vigan Festival (Corporate responsibility news, April 2014)

Inspired to make a big impact to tourism, our firm’s Tax - Client Accounting Services (CAS) Tourism with a Purpose (TwP) activity was held in Vigan, Ilocos Sur and helped 26 calesa drivers repaint their calesas in time for the Viva Vigan Festival.

26 April 2014

TwP Update: Tax Support group repaints Day Care Center in Lian, Batangas (Corporate responsibility news, April 2014)

In the midst of scourging heat last 26 April, our firm's Tax Support group repainted a Day Care Center in Barangay Lumaniag in Lian, Batangas. This activity is part of the firm's TwP Summer Outing and was coordinated by our Liaison Staff, Larry Cabiling who is from the same barangay.

24 April 2014

Alex Cabrera talks at Philippine Finance Association Annual Convention (News, April 2014)

Chairman & Senior Partner Alex Cabrera discussed Tax Issues and Updates for Finance Companies, as a guest speaker in the 16th Annual Convention of the Philippine Finance Association (PFA) held on 25 April 2014 at The Manor, Camp John Hay, Baguio City.

22 April 2014

PwC and PSE hold Listing Forum for Start-up Companies (News, April 2014)

Assurance Director Pocholo Domondon and Assurance & Accounting Consulting Services Director Lois Gregorio-Abad talked about Initial Public Offering (IPO) primers before young Chief Executive Officers of Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) listers at a forum entitled, "Start-up Your Path to IPO: A Listing Forum for Start-up Companies" held last 23 April at the PSE Tower, Makati City. PLDT Chairman and concurrent IdeaSpace Board Chair Manny Pangilinan, PSE President Hans Sicat, and IdeaSpace President Earl Martin Valencia were present to welcome the participants to the event.

20 April 2014

Emy De Guzman-Castro shares insights in the Business section of The Philippine Daily Inquirer (News, April 2014)

Assurance Partner & Human Capital Leader Emy De Guzman-Castro joined other top business leaders of major companies in the Philippines in the business feature entitled “What top execs look for in fresh graduates” by Tina Arceo-Dumlao that appeared in The Philippine Daily Inquirer, 21 April 2014.

13 April 2014

Revelino Rabaja writes for The Philippine Daily Inquirer (News, April 2014)

Revelino “Revi” Rabaja, Tax Senior Manager, shared his insights entitled, “What an entrepreneur can claim as tax deductions” featured in the Business section of The Philippine Daily Inquirer last 14 April 2014.

4 April 2014

Malou Lim receives award on behalf of TMAP for taxpayers assistance center (News, April 2014)

Tax Managing Partner Atty. Malou Lim, received a special award on behalf of the Tax Management Association of the Philippines, Inc. (TMAP) from the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) - Revenue Region 8 of Makati, during the tax campaign kick off that was held recently at the Makati Sports Club.

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.

27 March 2014

Firm joins Integrity and Governance initiatives (News, March 2014)

Grace Aries, Ethics Director and Pam Gregorio, Human Capital Director attended a workshop on "Developing a Company Integrity Action Plan" on 27 March 2014 jointly conducted by Integrity Initiative and The Good Governance Advocates and Practitioners of the Philippines (GGAPP).

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.

24 March 2014

Yumi Ishii talks at PCIE Investor's Summit 2014 (News, March 2014)

Manager for Consulting and Climate Change and Sustainability (CC&S) Yumi Ishii shared the concept of 'smart cities' and introduced pilot demonstration projects in Japan during her talk at the 5th PCIE Investors Summit, hosted by the Philippine Chamber of Industrial Estates & Ecozones (PCIE) last 24 March at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.

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.