January 2022

SGV Consulting Senior Director Alvin Manuel shared his insights regarding personnel security and auditing information security risk in webinars organized by the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants – Eastern Metro Manila Chapter (PICPA – EMMC) on 3 and 5 November 2021. Alvin during his in-depth discussion  Alvin discussed some trends on information security and how organizations are managing risks amidst disruption. He shared his insights on the role of auditors in managing the information security risks in enterprises, highlighting trends and techniques in performing an audit for information security risks. He also talked about how organizations build a culture of security involving their people. He delved into the importance of personnel as the greatest resources as well as the weakest link in maintaining an effective level of information security in the organization.
In celebration of the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, the University of the Philippines Institute for Small-Scale Industries (UP ISSI) conducted the “E-HANDA Webinar: Helping MSMEs Build Forward Better” on 13 October 2021. The event was aimed at raising awareness on the available programs and reference materials to help strengthen the business continuity and recovery strategies of MSMEs. SGV Senior Director and BCMAP Director Alvin Manuel was among the speakers during the event. Alvin during Disaster Risk Reduction webinar Alvin talked about business continuity and enterprise resilience in the Philippine context. He looked into the risks and challenges faced by Philippine organizations even before the pandemic, ranging from cybersecurity and data privacy threats, to environmental and regulatory shifts, to changes in consumer behavior and a greater reliance on increasingly complex ecosystems. He shared his insights and experience around business continuity and resilience and how organizations can reshape their businesses for current and future challenges.
To raise awareness of relevant information in complying with year-end tax filing, reporting and administrative requirements, SGV Senior Director and Chairman of the ACPAPP Tax and Advisory Committee Don Don T. Mojica facilitated a webinar held by the Association of Certified Public Accountants in Public Practice (ACPAPP) entitled Visiting Common Tax Issues and Year-end Reminders. Visiting Common Tax Issues and Year-end Reminders attendees He provided a comprehensive discussion on year-end tax-related issues and reiterated reminders on the necessary reconciliation procedures for testing the reasonableness of a company’s tax reporting. Other topics covered during the session included Tax updates in relation to Republic Act No.11534 or the Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises (CREATE) Law together with its Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) and the latest tax issuances from the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR).