Sunday, February 18, 2018

Master the Art of Minute Writing to Make Your Meetings Effective

A meeting loses its value and wastes time if it is not documented in the correct manner. With the current climate of greater accountability of board directors and management in decisions made during meetings, every organization needs trained experts with the right skills to take minutes effectively. To make your meetings efficient and its outcomes effective, the Center for Global Best Practices will hold a special program entitled, “Masterclass in Writing Minutes of Meetingson Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at the Bellevue Hotel, Muntinlupa City, Philippines. 

This pioneering program will teach you the best practices in minutes taking and provide you vital information on the legal guidelines, and regulations on meetings mandated by the Securities and Exchange Commission. This program is for members of the board, directors, corporate secretaries, management committees, minute takers and anyone who would like to document and to formalize their meetings. Modules include a step-by-step guide in preparation for the meeting, during and after the meeting. This is the only program guaranteed to cultivate a culture of effectiveness and efficiency in your team and fitted to any kind of workplace.

This best practices program will feature Atty. Mia G. Gentugaya, who was senior partner and is presently of counsel at SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan law offices. She headed its Banking, Finance & Securities Department. Her specializations include banking, finance and securities, foreign investments, and corporations. Atty. Gentugaya has been cited as one of the leading lawyers in the AsiaLaw Profiles, the International Financial Law Review’s Guide to the World’s International Business Law Firms, the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, and Chambers & Partners Asia-Pacific Leading Lawyers for Business. 

Interested participants are encouraged to avail of the early registration savings and group discounts for 3 or more participants.  This is a limited-seats-only event and pre-registration is required.


You may also find of interest other SEC-Accredited Programs:

2)  How to Really Read Financial Statements (July 26 & 27, 2018)
3)  How to Use Parliamentary Procedures for Effective Meetings (August 31, 2018)
5)  Corporate Governance in the Digital Age (December 4, 2018)
6)  Weapons in Argumentation (June 2018)

The Center for Global Best Practices also accepts in-house training and consulting for individuals, families, and corporate clients. For complete details and list of other best practices seminars, you may check www.cgbp.org or call Manila lines at (+63 2) 842-7148 or 59; 556-8968 to 69; and Cebu lines at (+63 32) 512-3106 to 07.

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Business Guide to the New Procurement Law IRR

President Rodrigo Duterte signed Executive Order 34 dated July 17, 2017 simplifying certain processes and procedure to make it faster and more efficient for national government agencies, LGUs and GOCCs to procure infrastructure, goods and services.  This is good news for those in the private sector who are doing business or plan to do business with the government.
To help all stakeholders understand these changes, the Center for Global Best Practices is hosting a one-time rerun this year for its pioneering two-day seminar entitled, “What You MUST Know About the Government Procurement Law IRR 2016” to be held on Thursday and Friday, April 5 & 6, 2018 at the Manila Marriott Hotel, Pasay City, Philippines. This seminar is part of a two-series program with the other one entitled, How To Prepare Your Bidding Documents (aligned with the new IRR) to be held on June 28 & 29 (at the Manila Marriott Hotel).  
The changes will impact on all government procurement and transactions with the private sector. The lecture will extensively discuss the revised implementing rules and regulations (IRR) aligning it with the new EO and how it affects certain government procurement processes and procedures, changes in the  BAC Composition and its Functions, Guidelines in the formulation and revision of APP, Registration, Eligibility Requirements and Submission of Bids under the PhilGEPS, Exemptions from Public Bidding, Form and Contents of Bidding Documents, Alternative Methods of Procurement and Eligibility Requirements for the Procurement of Infrastructure, Goods, and Services. 
The biggest buyer and consumer of infrastructure, goods and services is the government.   Those in the private sector participating in government transactions can win big if they fully understand the procurement law IRR. For public officials, avoid getting into trouble due to violation and ignorance of the procurement law. Failure to know these can lead to perpetual disqualification for holding public office including criminal and administrative cases based on Commission On Audit (COA) findings of irregular transactions. For the private sector, avoid disqualification due to non-compliance! Given the big money involved, you lose big when you get disqualified.

This is highly recommended for BAC chairpersons and their members, government officials in the national government agencies, LGUs and GOCCs as well as the business sector – suppliers, contractors and consultants and would be players -- who want to participate and do business with the Government.  Interested participants may avail of the early registration savings and group discounts for 3 or more participants. Pre-registration is required in this limited-seats-only event. Register early to ensure seat availability!

Others interested in this seminar may also like the following Best Practices programs:
1) How to Prepare Unsolicited Proposals for Government Projects (April 19 & 20, 2018)
2) Best Practices and Remedies to Avoid COA Disallowances (July 13, 2018)
3) Duterte Government's Revised PPP Program (August 10, 2018)
4) Local Government & Real Property Taxation (August 17, 2018)

The Center for Global Best Practices also accepts in-house training and consulting for individuals, families, and corporate clients. For complete details and complete of other Best Practices Programs, you may check, www. cgbp.org or call Manila lines at (+63 2) 842 -7148 or 59; 556 - 8968 or 59; Cebu lines at (+63 32) 512 - 3106 or 07 and Baguio lines at (+63 74) 423 - 5148.

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

A Guide to the Building Code IRR

Delays in construction permits and clearances arise due to the conflicting interpretation of the Building Code of the Philippines among the government authorities, technical professionals and property owners and developers. It’s time to set the record straight! The Center for Global Best Practices is having a special program entitled, Property Developers’ Guide to the Building Code IRR of the Philippines on Thursday and Friday, March 15 & 16, 2018 at the Manila Marriott Hotel, Pasay City, Philippines. 

This two-day lecture is designed to provide a clear guideline to the 2005 IRR of the Building Code of the Philippines.  This is also to help the different stakeholders align with it the different referral codes such as the Architectural, Structural, Plumbing, Sanitation, Electrical, Electronics, Mechanical and Interior design codes. The seminar will include valuable insights on how to fast track your building permits, updates on the latest government issuances, memorandums, and decided cases on conflicts affecting building construction and maintenance as well as remedies to stoppage orders. It also aims to empower the private sector, including property owners and administrators, developers, contractors, and technical professionals, in their government dealings and transactions especially with bureaucratic, errant or corrupt building officials to address issues concerning delays in getting approval for clearances, permits, and inspection of ongoing and finished construction projects, among others. This program is also highly recommended to all lawyers, judges, and public officials involved in the planning, review, inspection, approval and adjudication of different types of construction projects.

The seminar will feature Engr. Agustin S. Torres who was part of the oversight committee on the crafting and implementation of the revised IRR of the Building Code of the Philippines. He presently serves as a consultant at the DPWH National Building Code Development Office and the LGU of Quezon City. He is also a technical expert on adjudication cases involving construction-related lawsuits. He has over 40 years of experience in the construction industry and is a consultant of many local and international firms especially in solving their most challenging issues in dealing with the government. He was formerly the Head of the Structural / Signs section of the LGU of Quezon City. He finished his Bachelor of Civil and Sanitary Engineering degree at Mapua Institute of Technology and earned his post-graduate degrees in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of the Philippines, and Public Management from the Ateneo School of Government.

You may also find of interest other Best Practices Featured Programs:
1) Best Practices in Detecting Fake Titles (April 27, 2018)
2) Resolving Right-of-Way Issues (August 8, 2018)
3) Best Practices in Creating Master Deed Contract for Condominium Developers (September 7, 2018)
4) Property Developer's Official Guide to Condominium Law of the Philippines (October 18, 2018)
5) Property Owner's Guide to Ejecting Illegal Dwellers Effectively (November 16, 2018)
6) Property Developers' Guide to Subdivision Law of the Philippines (December 6, 2018)

Pre-registration is required in this limited-seats-only event. Interested participants may avail of the early payment savings until February 15 and group discounts for 3 or more participants. This is open to the general public.

The Center for Global Best Practices also accepts in-house training and consulting for individuals, families, and corporate clients. For complete details and list of other best practices seminars, you may check www.cgbp.org or call Manila lines at (+63 2) 842-7148 or 59; 556-8968 to 69; Cebu lines at (+63 32) 512-3106 to 07 and Baguio at (+63 74) 423-5148. 

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Mastering Import and Export Terminologies

If you do import and export trade transactions or planning to trade goods, it’s a must to master INCOTERMS (International Commercial Terms used in shipping goods on land, air and sea).  While the revised set of rules on INCOTERMS in all international trade transactions has taken effect globally seven years ago, many exporters and importers, traders, bankers, insurers, freight forwarders, carriers and the people handling such transactions namely business owners, treasurers, CFOs, procurement officers, trade negotiators and many lawyers are still unaware or ill equipped in understanding these changes. They make mistakes in the use of these trade terminologies that jeopardize their business. It has cost them loss of business opportunities, delays in deliveries and receipt of products and additional legal costs to solve their problems. 

Understanding these revised rules and incorporating their use in sales contracts will eliminate the uncertainties, errors and costly mistakes in the interpretations created in trade transactions.  These new rules have tremendous impact on trade documentation and critical implications for their businesses, especially in the carriage of goods between seller/ buyer, export and import clearance requirements, allocation of costs between seller & buyer, acquisition of cargo insurance and assumption of risks for loss and damage.

To educate the business community and the general public, the International Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with the Center for Global Best Practices, will hold a special yearly seminar on the topic entitled “INCOTERMS: Revised International Rules in the Interpretation of Trade Terms” on Friday, March 9, 2018 at the Manila Marriott Hotel, Pasay City, Philippines.

These revised set of INCOTERMS is designed to be more concise than the previous version and more relevant to business transactions and cargo security issues which are now at the forefront of the transportation agenda of all countries and governments. 

This special program will feature Singapore-based expert, Victor Tan, an authority in the field of trading and banking, and with 15 years of banking experience covering areas of international trade finance, remittances, guarantees, import and export. He has worked with various International Banks since 1977 starting with Standard Chartered Bank, Amsterdam-Rotterdam Bank, Bangkok Bank, Royal Trust Merchant Bank and lastly Barclays Bank, where he was Deputy Head, Trade Finance. He is the accredited trainer of the International Chamber of Commerce in Southeast Asia.

Since 1992 he has been conducting highly specialized training in Jakarta, Bangkok and Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines where he recently conducted this program at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas and the American Embassy.  He also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from University of Strathclyde, UK and is a qualified Life Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, London. He will teach everything one has to know on how to apply INCOTERMS for business advantage.

Those into trading, import and export, sales, insurance, logistics, treasury and finance, audit, and entrepreneurs who has a need for movements of goods locally and internationally would benefit greatly from this event. Those registering 3 or more may avail of the group discount and interested participants may also avail of the early payment savings.  This seminar will include the seminar kit, snacks, sumptuous lunch buffet and certificate of attendance.  This is a limited-seats-only event and pre-registration is required.  

Others interested in this seminar may also like the following Best Practices programs:

2) Revised ISBP on LC Transactions (November 28 & 29, 2018)
3) Business Guide on How to Import Goods to the Philippines
4) Model Templates in International Sales Contracts

The Center for Global Best Practices also accepts in-house training and consulting for individuals, families, and corporate clients. For complete details and a complete list of other best practices seminars, you may check www.cgbp.org or call Manila lines at (+63 2) 842-7148 or 59; 556-8968 to 69; Cebu lines at (+63 32) 512-3106 to 07 and Baguio at (+63 74) 423-5148. 


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Thursday, February 1, 2018

How to Structure and Compute Salaries and Benefits Effectively

The Tax Reform Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Act took effect on January 1, 2018. This means NEW computation on compensation!  Many businesses and HR practitioners are not skilled and updated on how to maximize the tax savings and benefits that is allowed by government.  The confusion on how to properly compute for the salaries, wages, and benefits was aggravated in the passing of 2018 TRAIN provisions, which impacts both individual and corporate taxpayers. To help the millions of taxpayers and thousands of business organization on this issue, the Center for Global Best Practices is launching a seminar for business owners, decision-makers and  HR practitioners on the topic, "How to Structure and Compute Your Salaries, Wages & Benefits with the 2018 TRAIN Incentives for Taxpayers" scheduled on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at the Manila Marriott Hotel, Pasay City, Philippines. 

You can actually increase the take home pay of your workers by designing your compensation structure to maximize the use of De Minimis Benefits, Fringe Benefits, other benefits, optimizing the allowable deductions and tax exemptions, giving the 13th month pay on a monthly basis, and more!  This will mean less taxes to withhold, more money for your employees. Participants will be shown how to link these new measures to create a cohesive and highly beneficial structure for employers and employees. This offers a window for companies to align compensation approaches with business strategies to achieve a program that attracts, retains and motivates workers and at the same time minimizes tax costs to businesses and their people.  

Learn all these from labor law practitioner and HR expert, Atty. Elvin Villanueva. He is the author of 23 books including Guide on Employee Compensation and Benefits Vol. 1 & 2; Guide to Valid Dismissal of Employees; Guide on Wage Order & Minimum Wage; Valid Job Contracting and Subcontracting, Gabay sa mga Karapatan ng mga OFWs; HR Forms, Notices & Contracts Vol. 1 & 2; Employee Transfer & Demotion; Leave Benefits; How to Pass the Bar Examination; Real Estate Practices in the Philippines; Real Estate Exam Reviewer; and Real Estate Reviewer: Brokerage Practices. 

You may also find of interest the following CPD-accredited training:


This program is open to the general public. Attend this Best Practices event and avail of early registration savings and group discount for 3 or more participants. Seats are limited and pre-registration is required. 

The Center for Global Best Practices also accepts in-house training and consulting for individuals, families, and corporate clients. For complete details and list of other best practices seminars, you may check www.cgbp.org or call Manila lines at (+63 2) 842-7148 or 59; 556-8968 to 69; Cebu lines at (+63 32) 512-3106 to 07 and Baguio at (+63 74) 423-5148.  

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Families’ Guide to the Inheritance Law of the Philippines

“How would you know your entitlement to an inheritance? Is there a right way to compute your shares? If childless, who will inherit your assets legally?”

To address all the confusions and even prevent conflicts arising from inheritance issues, the Center for Global Best Practices (CGBP) will host a program entitled, “Families’ Guide to the Inheritance Law of the Philippines” on Friday, February 23, 2018 at EDSA Shangri-La Hotel, Mandaluyong City, Philippines. 

This pioneering program will provide you and your family a comprehensive understanding of the inheritance law of the Philippines. Its coverage will include general principles as well as solutions to specific cases and issues faced by grandparents, parents, children (legitimate, illegitimate, adopted), immediate family members and other relatives and stakeholders who will benefit from an inheritance. This special lecture will also include relevant and recent Philippine Supreme Court rulings on inheritance disputes within and among family members. This special program will also include relevant and recent Philippine Supreme Court rulings on inheritance disputes within and among family members.

Claim your rightful inheritance with the help and advice from the sought-after lecturer and recognized taxing authority, Atty. Nicasio C. Cabaneiro. He has over 40 years of teaching experience and 25 years with Bank of Philippine Islands (BPI) capping his career as its Vice-President and Head of the Legal Services Division. He finished his accounting degree (Magna Cum Laude) and his law degree (Cum Laude) at the San Beda College of Law. With the over years of experience as a tax practitioner on commercial law, he built a track record and gained a solid reputation of saving his clients across various industries (including high net-worth families, individuals and business organizations) from billions in taxes. One of his advocacies is in helping taxpayers save on taxes with the best strategies, effective solutions, implemented the RIGHT way.

You may also find of interest other related seminars on Tax Compliance and Updates:

1) Families’ Guide to Estate and Tax Planning (May 4 2018) CPD Accredited
4) Tax Rights and Remedies for SMEs & Large Taxpayers (October 5, 2018) CPD accredited

This program is open to the general public. Attend this Best Practices event and avail of early registration savings and group discount for 3 or more participants. Seats are limited and pre-registration is required. 

The Center for Global Best Practices also accepts in-house training and consulting for individuals, families, and corporate clients. For complete details and list of other best practices seminars, you may check www.cgbp.org or call Manila lines at (+63 2) 842-7148 or 59; 556-8968 to 69; Cebu lines at (+63 32) 512-3106 to 07 and Baguio at (+63 74) 423-5148.  

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BIR CAS Compliance for Contractors and Property Developers

Inviting all medium and large taxpayers to this one-day seminar on “BIR Computerized Accounting System Compliance for Contractors and Property Developers” to help those organization who are having difficulty setting up, getting accreditation, and running a successful computerized accounting system (CAS) in compliance with the BIR regulation 2009-9. 

This program is to provide guidance and assistance to these companies who are large taxpayers and medium sized (ones who are soon to be re-classified as large taxpayers).  This includes those top 500 medium taxpayers in each revenue districts whose will have the same compliance requirement as the large taxpayers. 
This event is scheduled on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at the Manila Marriott Hotel, Pasay City, Philippines. The lecture is also applicable for other types of large taxpayers.

Given the Duterte administrations need for more funding for infrastructure, it has set its focus as one of its priorities to strengthen it’s campaign on the compliance of contractors and property developers.  BIR has reactivated the formation of a special task force CSET to intensify the monitoring and stricter enforcement of tax regulations. Attending this will help hurdle and solve one’s CAS issues and most importantly, prevent those dreaded BIR penalties.  There is certainly bigger accountability for officials in government and GOCCs who are amiss with their government duties to comply on this issue. The lecture will include discussions on the regulations and rulings, presentation of the challenges of getting BIR CAS accreditation and how to prepare for the actual system demonstration required by the BIR.

This will feature seasoned practitioner, Mr. Bienvenido Constantino, CPA. His expertise includes aligning medium to large taxpayers’ IT-based accounting systems to comply with all the BIR regulations. He is the Founder & Managing Director of Helix Software Technologies, an Australian IT firm specializing in cloud technologies designed for SME, large enterprises as well as for GOCCs, National Government Agencies and LGUs. He has assisted many large enterprises achieved BIR-CAS compliance including A. Soriano Corp, Mirant, Micro-D, Trends and Technologies, Mighty Corporation, PCSO, Dunkin Donuts, Bounty Agro, among many others. His highly rated BIR CAS software is also presently being used for the administration of 83 buildings of Megaworld and several government agencies. His extensive experience includes having worked as IT Project Director of World Bank projects with the Commission on Audit and the Department of Energy as well as in various USAID initiatives. 

Interested participants on this topic are encouraged to avail of the group discount for 3 or more participants.  Seats are limited, and pre-registration is required.

You may also find these other tax-related Best Practices programs of interest:

1)  Smart Taxpayers' Guide to Optimizing Tax Savings and Deductions - The Legal Way (June 14, 2018)
5) Local Government Taxation (August 17, 2018)
6) Taxation of Hotels, Resorts and Hotel Businesses
7) Taxation of Construction Companies and Contractors

For details and a complete list of  other upcoming seminars, log on to 
www.cgbp.org or call (+63 2) 842-7148/ 59 and 556-8968/ 69, Cebu lines: (+63 32) 512-3106 or 07, Baguio line: (+63 74) 423-5148 or Legazpi line: (+63 52) 736-0148.


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