Two Weeks to Go Before the Philippine Tax Summit

Monday, March 05, 2012



The first Philippine Tax Summit slated this March 20-21, 2012 at Century Park Hotel is just two weeks from now and all systems go for all the speakers and event manager.

Over one thousand participants are expected to attend the event to listen to topnotch speakers. Different topics like: Strategic Directions for BIR Transformation,  Blueprint for an Authentic Tax Reform, Latest Tax Updates and its impact to Your Business, Year-End Tax Planning and Strategies, A Comprehensive Discussion on Value Added Tax (VAT), Expanded Withholding Tax and Allowable Deductions in the Preparations of Corporate Income Tax, IFRS Standards on Deferred Income Tax, Common Taxation Errors, Secrets and Strategies in Auditing, Comprehensive Corporate Income Taxation and Taxpayer’s Rights and Remedies.

The event is hosted by Ms. Giselle Sanchez with special numbers by Sitti and Mocha Girls during the two day event.

The following are the speakers of the event:

Dr. Ruperto P. Somera, Ph.D. DBA, CPA
Dr. Somera is a Tax Consultant, Professor/Lecturer, Former Director of BIR & Former Member of Board of Accountancy. He is a retired BIR Regional Director in Manila and has worked in the BIR for 43 yrs. He is a career – Executive Officer (CESO-V). Holder of (3) undergraduate degree Bachelor of Science in Forestry, Bachelor of Business Administration major in Accounting and Bachelor of Science in Commerce major in Tariff and Taxation, a Certified Public Accountant and registered Forester. Moreover, he is a holder of Master’s Degree in Commerce, majoring in Taxation. Likewise, he holds a Master’s in Business Administration, all graduated with the Highest Honors. He has (3) Doctorate Degrees; Doctor of Philosophy in Business Management, Doctor of Business Administration and Doctor of Public Administration.

Atty. Bethuel V. Tanupan, CPA Lawyer, CMA, MM, DipIFRS
Atty. Tanupan earned his Masters of Management degree from the premier state university, the University of the Philippines. He passed the Certified Management Accountant exams given by the ICMA-Australia in 2008, and holds a Diploma in International Financial Reporting Standards granted by the Institute of Accounting Technicians of Canada in 2009. Prior to being a Partner of Diaz Murillo Dalupan & Company, Atty. Tanupan was involved in the academe having been a faculty member and the youngest Chairman of Department of Accountancy of the Cebu- based university.


Atty. Victorino C. Mamalateo, CPA
Atty. Vic Mamalateo has forty yrs of professional experience in tax practice, 30 yrs spent with the Bureau of Internal Revenue retiring as Assistant Commissioner and 10 yrs as active tax practitioner as Managing Head of the Tax Division, and later as Senior Consultant, to Punongbayan and Araullo-Grant Thornton International. He is a Professor of Taxation at the UP College of Law, and is a speaker/resource Person for various tax seminars, including the Mandatory Continuing Legal Educations (MCLE) seminars. He is a Lecturer/Bar Reviewer for Taxation at the U.P. College of Law, San Sebastian School of Law, and is an author of various tax books including Value Added Tax in the Philippines (co-authored with Atty. Deoferio).


Nelson Soriano, CPA, MBA

Nelson V. Soriano is a Certified Public Accountant and is currently the Senior Asst. Vice President for Corporate Tax Compliance of the largest bank in the Philippines. He has successfully assisted in closing tax audits covering prior years and in restructuring of some of the deals by providing tax-efficient advice resulting to significant economic benefits to the business. Previously, he was Vice-President for Tax of GE Money Bank Inc. (a subsidiary of GE Capital US) where he developed tax control infrastructure by coming-up with general tax policy, tax guides and tax control procedures which sets our basic tax concepts, requirements on compliance, planning, review of new products, tax audit, tax approvals, among others, thereby ensuring tax awareness and proper compliance in tax rules and regulations.

Erick Pizarro, CPA
Erick Pizarro is formerly an Audit and Assurance Senior Associate of one of the ‘big four’ tax and audit consulting firms in the country. He was likewise an Audit and Assurance Senior Associate of Grant Thornton LLP, USA, a global accounting organization based in California where he shared his experience, expertise in accounting, advisory and assurance services to multinational companies. He has also worked with Chevron Corporation, holding the responsibility of maintaining internal controls and finance services to 4,000 subsidiaries of the organization on a global scale.

Cristina Castueras-Yu, CPA, Licensed Customs Broker

 Cristina Yu is a Revenue Officer of the Bureau of Internal Revenue, currently holding the position of Examiner assigned to RDO 27-Caloocan City. As Examiner, she conducts tax audit and investigations including regular and special tax investigations, cessation of business, refunds, estate tax, ocular inspections and surveillance, stocktaking, POS inspections and other related matters related to Oplan Kandado. Moreover, she conducts tax briefings to new registrants and taxpayers. As ONETT Officer, she examines and evaluates documents on transfer of properties as a result of sale, exchange, donation and death of transferor and computes the taxes due thereon. 

As of now, seats are very few but you can still avail just act now and call us at tel.no. 643.3887. Exlinkevents an Event Management Company in the Philippines is one of the official Event Marketing Partners of the event.

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