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Last Update: 11/20/2019
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.


Welcome Message


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 2019 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





Best Practices in Business and Diplomatic Protocol Certified Best Seller
It matters that you are conducting yourself in the right way in meeting with government officials, top corporate executives, and even foreign dignitaries. That’s why it is important to know your protocol -- the universal set of rules for people of all countries and parties follow in the conduct of business, government, politics, and socials.

A public official, a businessperson or a professional who has a mastery of protocol is well regarded more highly in society. You command more respect and gain a mark of distinction as someone with education, class, finesse and skilled at handling different types of people and situations including functions such as signing ceremonies, ribbon-cutting, speeches in conferences, business meetings, product launches, planning sessions, other important occasions and more! This is also highly recommended to families and for all offices to have a protocol officer.




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Managing Financial Performance


When : November 27 & 28, 2019
              Wednesday & Thursday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

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


This two-day seminar goes beyond the technical and routine financial analytical ratios that can be easily derived at using the data in the financial statements. It provides the participants an opportunity to think more strategically and focus on the significant aspects of managing the financial performance of a business. It covers the tools and techniques in using financial data to set the business strategic goals, plan for relevant business activities, and come up with short-term and long-term financial decisions to optimize the growth of your organization!

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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Joint Ventures


When : November 29, 2019
              Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Manila Marriott Hotel
              Pasay City, Philippines


Joint Ventures (JVs) is increasingly becoming popular as a faster and easier approach towards implementing infrastructure and development projects at the national and local government levels. To accelerate more economic growth, the National Economic and Development Authority released the 2013 revised JV Guidelines applicable for Local Government Units, government-owned and -controlled corporations, government instrumentalities, government financial institutions, and state universities and colleges.

In this one-day training, the definition of a JV, requirements, procedures for selecting partners, opportunities and challenges, and examples of existing and prospective JV projects such as water, reclamation, public markets, bus terminals, land development, government centers, power, transport, and more shall be discussed.

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 Build a Working Board


When : December 4, 2019
              Wednesday
               9:00am to 5:00pm

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

A highly effective working board can greatly add value and contribute to the growth and success of an organization. This one-day SEC-accredited corporate governance program will provide a practical roadmap on how transform your board into a highly functional working board that perform! Attend this internationally benchmarked best practices program for the benefit of your organization!

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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Inheritance & Disinheritance Law of the Philippines


When : December 5, 2019
              Thursday
               9:00am to 5:00pm

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

This one-day seminar will provide you and your family a comprehensive understanding of the inheritance law of the Philippines. It will cover the 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 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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Strengthening Mental Toughness for Leaders and Managers


When : December 5 & 6, 2019
              Thursday & Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

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


The state of one’s mental wellness directly impacts productivity in the workplace. Issues like stress, anxiety, depression, create a workplace that results to conflicts, inaction, complexities, politics, and a multitude of other problems. This workshop is designed to make yourself mentally and emotionally resilient to work stress, difficult work relationships and problems we face daily. Attend and develop that winning mindset!

It will feature master trainer Robin Velasco who is the only trainer on this topic in Asia with such qualification to teach this course. He has 24 years of Human Resource Leadership experience, culminating in leading the entire HR function for 12 countries in Asia for a global multinational.

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 Guide to Preparing and Handling Transfer Pricing Audits


When : December 9 & 10, 2019
              Monday & Tuesday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines



The release of the new BIR Revenue Audit Memorandum Order 1-2019 effective August 20, 2019 alerts the taxpayers on how it would apply the new transfer pricing regulation on the audit of companies, conglomerates, and importers with related-party transactions. This two-day training is to guide concerned businesses on the right transfer pricing compliance -- from documentation to handling audits.

Attend and be audit ready to avoid those significant tax risks and 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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New Year Tax Updates & Remedies


When : January 10, 2020
             Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

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


Update yourself and your organization with the latest Supreme Court decisions, BIR revenue regulations, memorandum orders, circulars, relevant to business owners and taxpayers new tax regulations covering the period from January to December 2019.

We've put this research all together in this one-day comprehensive lecture so you and your organization can maximize the benefits granted by law, ensuring compliance, minimizing and avoiding unnecessary tax exposures, assessments and penalties from the taxing authorities.

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 Import Goods


When : January 24, 2020
              Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines


Attend and grab this opportunity to empower yourself to venture into importing of goods either as a support to your local business by sourcing directly from your suppliers overseas, or as a new business venture you can profit from with the booming economy of the Philippines!

This special training will provide you a comprehensive step-by-step guide on how to import goods into the Philippines. The best practices you will learn from this lecture covers the basics as well as provide you valuable lessons and insights to save you millions in costs, time, effort and even preventable mistakes on each aspects of the importation process from dealing with foreign suppliers, cargo shipping, customs clearances and domestic movements of your imported goods.

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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Incoterms 2020








                  When : MANILA: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 * 9:00am to 5:00pm
                  Where: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel, Mandaluyong City, Philippines
                  See Full Details | Registration Form

                  When : CEBU: Friday, January 31, 2020 * 9:00am to 5:00pm
                  Where: Seda Ayala Center Cebu, Cebu City, Philippines
                  See Full Details | Registration Form

                  When : CLARK: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 * 9:00am to 5:00pm
                  Where: Clark Pampanga, Philippines
                  See Full Details | Registration Form


Welcome to INCOTERMS 2020! A new set of rules and terminologies for the shipment of goods by land, air and sea that will be adopted by all countries, globally came out on September 2019 and is set to take effect world wide on January 1, 2020.

These revised rules will have tremendous impact on trade documentation and critical implications for your businesses. It's a must to attend this training if you are into import, export, trading, banking, logistics, freight forwarding, insurance, accounting, auditing, legal and sales.

Save on training fees. We're flying in the expert!

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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BIR Computerized Accounting System Compliance


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

Where: Seda Ayala Center Cebu
              Cebu City, Philippines


Inviting all medium and large taxpayers to this one-day training to help those among you who are having difficulty setting up, getting accreditation, and running a successful computerized accounting system (CAS) in compliance with the BIR regulation 2009-9.

With the BIR's anticipated release of the fresh list of medium-sized firms soon to be reclassified as large taxpayers this third quarter of the year, this becomes especially relevant to both medium and large taxpayers.

Given the BIR's formation of a special task force CSET to monitor medium to large taxpayers, one can expect stricter enforcement from the tax authorities. Attending this will help you hurdle and solve your CAS headaches, issues and most importantly, prevent those dreaded BIR 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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Ejectment Certified Best Seller


When : 1st Quarter of 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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Practical Taxation and Tax Compliance for Businesses


When : February 26, 2020
             Wednesday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong 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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Best Practices in Facilities & Maintenance  Management


When : March 11 & 12, 2020
             Wednesday & Thursday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines


This 2-day seminar is a presentation of the best practices on facilities and maintenance management that is applicable across different industries including manufacturing, hotels, restaurants, hospitals, BPOs, malls, schools, offices and multifunctional buildings, industrial parks, and complexes regardless of its type, size and existing condition and is useful to all building owners, administrators as well as building planners, engineers, and architects who would need to have a perspective on maintenance management when designing spaces and buildings. Listen and learn from internationally renowned book author on the topic, Efren G. Manez who will share with you over 40 years of best practices experiences.


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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COA7


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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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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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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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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