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Last Update: 03/13/2020
Please be informed that beginning October 6, 2019, telephone numbers in Metro Manila will change to an 8-digit format. Thus, CGBP’s updated numbers will be the following:

                                Manila lines: (+63 2) 8556-8968 and 69
                                Telefax:         (+63 2) 8842-7148 and 59

Our Cebu, Baguio and Legazpi numbers remain the same. Thank you.


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Welcome to our website! Our organization is in the advocacy of the use of best practices as a way to enhance the global competitiveness of individuals, business organizations, and industries. Our focus for the year 2020 is to offer pioneering educational programs. We invite you to attend our wonderful seminars to help you and your company in optimizing growth and performance.

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UPCOMING TRAINING PROGRAMS

2019: Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec
2020: Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec




2019 Revised Corporation Code of the Philippines

When : March 25, 2020
              Wednesday
              10:00am to 4:00pm

Where: Seda Ayala Center Cebu,
              Cebu City, Philippines



The 2019 Revised Corporation Code of the Philippines that took effect on February 23, 2019 has tremendous impact on all corporations in the Philippines.

This one-day training will comprehensively discuss not only the new law and its interpretation, but also updates on essential Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued regulations from 2019 up to the present to brief you on what are still relevant or have become irrelevant, and recent jurisprudence affecting corporations.

This program is SEC-accredited.

Attendees from the government are exempted from the P2,000.00 limit for attending training provided by the private sector based on Department of Budget and Management Circular No. 563 dated April 22, 2016.



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Practical Taxation and Tax Compliance for Businesses


When : Thursday, March 26, 2020
             9:00am to 5:00pm
Where: Seda Ayala Center Cebu,
             Cebu City, Philippines




Eliminate all confusion regarding business tax compliance with this simplified real-world practical approach to learning the concepts and computations covering full-cycle business taxation – from registration, all going-concern national and local taxes, tax filing and payment and even up to business closures.

It is designed for business owners, board directors and management to provide them an easy-to-understand framework to competently manage tax issues and save them from tax troubles. Accountants, lawyers, and consultants can also advance theoretical knowledge and apply it to actual implementable and actionable advice and recommendations they can give their clients and employers.

Attendees from the government are exempted from the P2,000.00 limit for attending training provided by the private sector based on Department of Budget and Management Circular No. 563 dated April 22, 2016.



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Super Memory Program for Law Students & Lawyers Certified Best Seller
When : March 28, 2020
              Saturday
              8:30am to 5:30pm

Where: University of San Carlos
              Cebu City, Philippines

Yes! there are techniques to memorize the law and the codals – which is the bible of all law students and lawyers. Super memory champion and trainer Robert M. Racasa who is also known as the Father of Philippine Memory Sports will share with you the best practices, secrets, and proven ways on how to memorize effectively. With this revolutionary method he designed, it is now easier to memorize all those voluminous materials you need to study in law school. When you can memorize easier and faster, you can now aim at topping the bar exams! Proven effective to increase your memory power by at least 100% !

Attendees from the government are exempted from the P2,000.00 limit for attending training provided by the private sector based on Department of Budget and Management Circular No. 563 dated April 22, 2016.



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Procurement LawCertified Best Seller
This two-day training will provide a comprehensive discussion of the 2016 Revised Implementing Rules and Regulation (IRR) of the Procurement Law aligning it with the newly signed July 17, 2017 Executive Order 34 by President Rodrigo Duterte on simplifying certain processes and procedures to make it faster and efficient for the National Government Agencies, LGU’s and GOCCs to procure goods, infrastructure and services.

For public officials, avoid getting into trouble due to violation and ignorance of these changes in the procurement law IRR. For the private sector, avoid disqualification due to non-compliance! Register EARLY to ensure seat availability!

This training program is accredited by the Local Government Training & Research Institutes-Philippine Network (LOGOTRI-PhilNet) based on the guidelines mandated by the DILG-LGA.

Attendees from the government are exempted from the P2,000.00 limit for attending training provided by the private sector based on Department of Budget and Management Circular No. 563 dated April 22, 2016.



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Certification Course for Compliance Officers









              When : MODULE 1: Thursday & Friday, April 23 & 24, 2020 * 9:00am to 5:00pm
               Where: Marriott Grand Ballroom, Resorts World Complex, Pasay City, Philippines


              When : MODULE 2: Thursday & Friday, May 7 & 8, 2020 * 9:00am to 5:00pm
               Where: Marriott Grand Ballroom, Resorts World Complex, Pasay City, Philippines


In a stricter regulatory environment, organizations value a skilled compliance officer. There is a growing demand for compliance officers which is now mandated in the Revised Corporation Code of the Philippines that took effect on February 23 of this year. In a separate code of corporate governance for PLCs (section 1.6), the Securities and Exchange Commission advocates that compliance officers must have a rank of senior vice president in an organization. Build a career in this area of practice by being part of the pioneering batch of Certified Compliance Officers!

This program is SEC-accredited.

Attendees from the government are exempted from the P2,000.00 limit for attending training provided by the private sector based on Department of Budget and Management Circular No. 563 dated April 22, 2016.


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Complete Staff Work



When : April 28, 29 & 30 2020
              Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

The doctrine of Complete Staff Work (CSW) is a doctrine of any well-run office. CSW is a principle of management which states that subordinates are responsible for submitting written recommendations to superiors in such a manner that the superior need do nothing further in the process than review the submitted document and indicate approval or disapproval.

CSW was popularized by former President Fidel Valdez Ramos and institutionalized by succeeding Philippine presidents to strengthen the standards of CSW to ensure efficient and effective delivery of crucial government programs. This 3-day training is applicable to all organizations in the private sector and government institutions. Enroll and be a Certified CSW Specialist!

Attendees from the government are exempted from the P2,000.00 limit for attending training provided by the private sector based on Department of Budget and Management Circular No. 563 dated April 22, 2016.


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Business Continuity Planning and Management



When : April 30, 2020
              Thursday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

Business disruptions happen when catastrophes strike! To survive and thrive in the 21st Century business environment, planning is necessary for every organization. Join this one-day workshop featuring subject matter expert Ramil Cabodil, founder and president of the Business Continuity Managers Association of the Philippines (BCMAP).

This is an excellent course for those who want to gain fundamental knowledge and understanding of the best practices in business continuity planning and management process.

This program is SEC-accredited on Corporate Governance and CPD-accredited for accountants.

Attendees from the government are exempted from the P2,000.00 limit for attending training provided by the private sector based on Department of Budget and Management Circular No. 563 dated April 22, 2016.


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Professional Conduct and Business Etiquette



When : May 13, 2020
              Wednesday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

Good manners is good for business. This one-day program is intended for the ladies and gentlemen who truly wants to be distinguished ladies and gentlemen in the workplace and beyond.

This comprehensive seminar will focus on teaching participants professional conduct and professional language to reboot, reset, and refresh your business etiquette so that it becomes relevant for the 21st Century workplace.

Attendees from the government are exempted from the P2,000.00 limit for attending training provided by the private sector based on Department of Budget and Management Circular No. 563 dated April 22, 2016.



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Implementing Effective Business Control

When : May 20, 2020
              Wednesday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Marriott Grand Ballroom
              Resorts World Complex
              Pasay City, Philippines


Fake financial transactions, embezzlements, fraud and theft are some of the most rampant and leading causes of losses & business failures due to weak and ineffective internal controls. Don't let any of these happen to your organization. Attend this one-day training and learn best practices in how to design and implement controls that will safeguard your assets, enhance integrity of financial reports, and protect you from business operational risks. Discussions will include best practices framework on financial processes and controls, operational policies, and business examples.

This program is CPD-accredited. Accountants attending this event will earn CPD credit units.

Attendees from the government are exempted from the P2,000.00 limit for attending training provided by the private sector based on Department of Budget and Management Circular No. 563 dated April 22, 2016.



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Mastering the Basics of Letters of CreditsCertified Best Seller
Don't leave the success of your import & export transactions to chance!

There are many pitfalls and traps in the use of the various types of letters of credit (LC) in international trade transactions. Its use as a payment instrument can be risky and can lead to financial losses when done improperly. Learn everything you need to know about how LCs work. This unique program is filled with best practices cases and samples, including topics like cost savings in LC operations that your banker will never tell you; liabilities of banks; remedies in discrepancies; as well as application of new regulations (UCP 600) in LCs.

Attendees from the government are exempted from the P2,000.00 limit for attending training provided by the private sector based on Department of Budget and Management Circular No. 563 dated April 22, 2016.



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Best Practices in Corporate Housekeeping Certified Best Seller
When : June 4 & 5, 2020
              Thursday - 9:00am to 5:00pm
              Friday - 10:00am to 2:30pm

Where: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

The term “corporate housekeeping” refers to the multitude of services that a lawyer and a corporate secretary need to perform for a corporate entity. It is what every corporation needs to do and to know to function well. This special program teaches board directors and lawyers the knowledge and professional skills on how to be an effective corporate secretary and how to perform the functions of corporate housekeeping.

Whether you are a lawyer servicing a corporate client, a professional or a family member assigned to the board as a corporate secretary, or the board director and owner of a corporation, you must know how corporate housekeeping should be executed properly. This one-of-a-kind program is exclusively for those who want to professionalize their role as a board director, corporate secretary, and law firm servicing a corporation.

Attendees from the government are exempted from the P2,000.00 limit for attending training provided by the private sector based on Department of Budget and Management Circular No. 563 dated April 22, 2016.



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How to Set Up an Internal Audit Sytem


When : June 17 & 18, 2020
              Wednesday & Thursday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines


When do you know it’s time to set an internal audit function for your business? The moment you start delegating key functions to people such as procurement, finance, cash disbursement, you will need internal audit to review it. It may be a department, group, a team of two or even an individual handling that internal audit activity.

This two-day special program is to help both for profit and non-profit organizations as well as private and public institutions in their capacity building to set up and maintain an internal audit department or group. A functioning and effective internal audit system will help you monitor and detect fraud, help you lower your cost, improve your risk management, and provide you a more sound corporate governance practice. Learn the best practices for better business performance.

Attendees from the government are exempted from the P2,000.00 limit for attending training provided by the private sector based on Department of Budget and Management Circular No. 563 dated April 22, 2016.



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Rules on Administrative Cases in the Civil Service


When : June 19, 2020
              Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Edsa Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines


The Rules on Administrative Cases in the Civil Service covers all rank and file, permanent and casual government employees except for presidential appointees and elected officials. This training empowers the citizenry and provides the disciplining authorities in government with the tools and weapon in dealing with situations that calls for the filing of administrative cases against erring and abusive public servants. Knowing the rules is also helpful to those who need to defend themselves against unfair complaints and accusations.

Attendees from the government are exempted from the P2,000.00 limit for attending training provided by the private sector based on Department of Budget and Management Circular No. 563 dated April 22, 2016.




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How to Prepare Your Bidding Documents


When : July 1 & 2, 2020
              Wednesday & Thursday
              9:00am to 4:30pm

Where: Edsa Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines


New bidding documents, new rules! This two-day training is to equip the participants with the needed knowledge not only on the preparation of the bidding documents (from the perspective of the procuring entities) but also on how to prepare a responsive bid on the part of the private sector doing business with the government.

Attendees from the government are exempted from the P2,000.00 limit for attending training provided by the private sector based on Department of Budget and Management Circular No. 563 dated April 22, 2016.



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Best Practices on How to Conduct Strategic Planning and Prepare Strategic Action Plans Certified Best Seller
When : July 3, 2020
              Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

Many companies go through strategic planning sessions without a clue or a clear idea how this should be conducted -- resulting to wasteful time, effort, resources and poor planning output.

In planning for 2021, equip yourself and your team with the Best Practices on How to Conduct Strategic Planning and Prepare Strategic Action Plans for a 1-day training that is sure to guarantee better results in your planning sessions and meetings. This is recommended for business owners, board directors, management team and planning committees.

Attendees from the government are exempted from the P2,000.00 limit for attending training provided by the private sector based on Department of Budget and Management Circular No. 563 dated April 22, 2016.



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PPP9


When : July 17, 2020
             Friday
             9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines



Profit and take advantage from the government’s renewed thrusts on hybrid Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) by understanding the 26 different ways of structuring your PPP transactions, the relevant laws, policies, and procedures.

This one-day special training is fully packed with examples, case studies, best practices, and ways to “future-proof” your PPP deals. This lecture is very relevant whether you are from the private sector doing the financing, construction, development, operations and management of the PPP project or you are the public official from the National Government Agency, Government-Owned and Controlled Corporation, or the Local Government Unit who is in-charge of PPP.

Register NOW, avail of the early bird savings discount and capture these untapped PPP opportunities!

Attendees from the government are exempted from the P2,000.00 limit for attending training provided by the private sector based on Department of Budget and Management Circular No. 563 dated April 22, 2016.



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Making Tax Digital

When : July 22, 2020
              Wednesday
              9:00am to 4:30pm

Where: Seda Ayala Center Cebu
              Cebu City, Philippines


Listen and learn from former BIR Commissioner Joel Tan-Torres as he shares with you latest developments and innovations being adopted by the Bureau of Internal Revenue in the digital realm and provide you valuable insights to help you navigate, comply, and align with the government’s tax "e-nitiatives" The topics include:

     (1) Addressing the Risks in a Digital Tax Environment
     (2) The Digital Tax Strategy, Directions and "E-nitiatives" of the BIR
     (3) BIR E-Audit Procedures, and Policies
     (4) Making Your Accounting System Digitally Ready and Tax Compliant

This program is CPD-accredited by the Professional Regulations Commission.

Attendees from the government are exempted from the P2,000.00 limit for attending training provided by the private sector based on Department of Budget and Management Circular No. 563 dated April 22, 2016.



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COA12
When : August 3, 2020
              Monday
              9:00am to 5:30pm

Where: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines




This one-day training is to provide comprehensive information on how to avoid COA disallowances and best practices solutions to those who are experiencing such problems commonly encountered by Local Government Units, National Government Agencies, Government-owned and Controlled Corporations and other government entities.


This will feature the common findings of COA, recent Supreme Court Rulings, as well as remedies and defenses on cases that may be deemed as disbursements which are illegal, irregular, extravagant, unnecessary and unconscionable.

This training program is accredited by the Local Government Training & Research Institutes-Philippine Network (LOGOTRI-PhilNet) based on the guidelines mandated by the DILG-LGA.

Attendees from the government are exempted from the P2,000.00 limit for attending training provided by the private sector based on Department of Budget and Management Circular No. 563 dated April 22, 2016.



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Data Privacy Management
When : August 4 & 5, 2020
             Tuesday & Wednesday
             9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
             Mandaluyong City, Philippines




The National Privacy Commission in its 5 pillars of compliance, requires organization to have a data privacy management system and manual to show how your organization is implementing the set rules and regulation in the processing of personal data and in securing personal information. Learn the “whole-of-the-enterprise approach” to successfully comply and avoid the penalties!

Attendees from the government are exempted from the P2,000.00 limit for attending training provided by the private sector based on Department of Budget and Management Circular No. 563 dated April 22, 2016.



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Best Practices in Financial & Operational Budgeting


When : August 26 & 27, 2020
              Wednesday & Thursday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Marriott Grand Ballroom
              Resorts World Complex
              Pasay City, Philippines


Budgeting plays a very critical role in the Planning-Budgeting-Strategy Execution cycle.

This two-day program will teach you the necessary skills on how to apply budgeting tools, techniques and approaches in different business situations. It will walk you through the entire budget process so you can build your realistic Master budget covering operational budget, cash budget, financial budget, and capital expenditure budget linked to your Strategic Plan!

Attend this training and learn budgeting best practices!

Attendees from the government are exempted from the P2,000.00 limit for attending training provided by the private sector based on Department of Budget and Management Circular No. 563 dated April 22, 2016.



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Best Practices in Strategy Execution


When : September 24, 2020
              Thursday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Marriott Grand Ballroom
              Resorts World Complex
              Pasay City, Philippines

Executives all over the world agree and research shows, that almost ninety percent of organizations are in fact unable to execute the strategies they put in place. This one-day special program on Best Practices in Strategy Execution is about converting strategy to results effectively.

Our expert will teach you in detail, the six stages of the Palladium Execution Premium ProcessTM (XPP), a framework developed by management gurus Drs. Bob Kaplan and Dave Norton; and recognized by Harvard Business Review Publishing as "one of the most important management ideas in the past 75 years." The XPP provides a comprehensive six stage management model designed to address one of management's greatest challenges: how to link strategy formulation and planning, with operational execution. The model incorporates elements from the Balanced Scorecard and strategy map principles and practices. It is a practical approach that enables organizations to pan, execute, monitor, test and adapt their strategy assumptions in order to manage execution effectively.

This program is SEC-accredited.

Attendees from the government are exempted from the P2,000.00 limit for attending training provided by the private sector based on Department of Budget and Management Circular No. 563 dated April 22, 2016.



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Corporate Governance


When : November 20, 2020
              Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Marriott Grand Ballroom
              Resorts World Complex
              Pasay City, Philippines



This special one-day corporate governance program is designed to address two important Issues:

1) To provide capacity building for board directors by presenting to them the global best practices in board effectiveness drawn from the most updated global research of the largest accounting firm in the world – PriceWaterhouse Coopers -- to be presented by former PWC Chairperson Judith V. Lopez.

2) To comply with SEC-mandated requirement for all board directors of public and publicly-listed firms to attend a corporate governance training of an accredited training provider in order for them to be eligible for election or re-election in the board. Board chairpersons, vice-chairpersons and directors from all types of corporations and everyone who wants to be an effective board director or officer are welcome to attend.

Attendees from the government are exempted from the P2,000.00 limit for attending training provided by the private sector based on Department of Budget and Management Circular No. 563 dated April 22, 2016.



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Ordinance Making


When : 2nd Quarter of 2020






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Ejectment Certified Best Seller


When : 2020


This one-day training is a definitive guide on how to efficiently utilize ejectment actions and available remedies as effective tools in the speedy recovery of your land & / or building.

This lecture will include special laws not normally discussed and studied in law schools which are of great interest and concern to lawyers, land owners & developers such as Republic Act No. 6552 (Maceda Law) that governs sales on installment of real property; Presidential Decree No. 1517 (Urban Land Reform Law); Republic Act No. 7279 (Lina Law) & other related laws. This will also feature novel and creative ways proven to successfully remove squatters from your property.

Attendees from the government are exempted from the P2,000.00 limit for attending training provided by the private sector based on Department of Budget and Management Circular No. 563 dated April 22, 2016.



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