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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Watchful eye

29 Jul 2016

Companies' performances are judged using measurable outputs, mainly on how income is reported and shared. Assurance Partner Ruth Blasco warns though of the pitfalls if companies fail to comply with regulators' requirements on surplus profits.

Economic crime at work - are we doing enough?

29 Jul 2016

PwC's Global Economic Crime Survey (GECS) is conducted every two years, and the 2016 GECS is particularly significant as it marks the first time that results from the Philippines are published. Of the 6,337 respondents from 115 countries, 88 were from the Philippines. This survey is also very timely, given the new administration’s focus on battling crime and corruption.

Suspension of BIR audits

28 Jul 2016

“The only thing that is constant is change,” said Heraclitus, a Greek philosopher who insisted on ever-present change as being the fundamental essence of the universe. Our new President Rodrigo R. Duterte ran and won on a platform advocating change. He vowed to reform the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) which he specially mentioned as one of the most corrupt government agencies and which he initially wanted to be abolished.

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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Economic crime at work - are we doing enough?

29 Jul 2016

PwC's Global Economic Crime Survey (GECS) is conducted every two years, and the 2016 GECS is particularly significant as it marks the first time that results from the Philippines are published. Of the 6,337 respondents from 115 countries, 88 were from the Philippines. This survey is also very timely, given the new administration’s focus on battling crime and corruption.

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Suspension of BIR audits

28 Jul 2016

“The only thing that is constant is change,” said Heraclitus, a Greek philosopher who insisted on ever-present change as being the fundamental essence of the universe. Our new President Rodrigo R. Duterte ran and won on a platform advocating change. He vowed to reform the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) which he specially mentioned as one of the most corrupt government agencies and which he initially wanted to be abolished.

Read all Tax publications

Economic crime at work - are we doing enough?

29 Jul 2016

PwC's Global Economic Crime Survey (GECS) is conducted every two years, and the 2016 GECS is particularly significant as it marks the first time that results from the Philippines are published. Of the 6,337 respondents from 115 countries, 88 were from the Philippines. This survey is also very timely, given the new administration’s focus on battling crime and corruption.

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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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Watchful eye

29 Jul 2016

Companies' performances are judged using measurable outputs, mainly on how income is reported and shared. Assurance Partner Ruth Blasco warns though of the pitfalls if companies fail to comply with regulators' requirements on surplus profits.

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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.