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Last Update: 01/21/2020
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.


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





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


The new INCOTERMS 2020 (International Commercial Terminologies on the shipment of goods via land, air and sea) which took effect globally last January 1, 2020. This will impact on all import-export, bank trade finance, insurance, logistics and shipment transactions.

Don't be left behind! Inviting all importers, exporters, bankers (in-charge of trade finance), freight forwarders and logistics companies, non-life insurers, lawyers, accountants, auditors, custom brokers, business consultants and all those involved in International Trade and Purchasing. We’re flying in the expert, Singapore-based and International Chamber of Commerce-accredited trainer, Victor Tan. Attend and be updated.

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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Productivity Tools in the Workplace
When : February 19 & 20, 2020
              Wednesday & Thursday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

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



Boost productivity in your workplace with this two-day training workshop featuring the proven best practices applied and used by world-class organizations - from planning, quality control, problem solving to task execution.

This special training is applicable to all industries. Let us train your people and witness how productivity and performance improve!

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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How to Prepare Your Privacy Impact Assessment


When : February 27 & 28, 2020
             Thursday & Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines


In your organization’s compliance journey to be fully compliant to the Data Privacy Law, key people within your organization need to prepare a privacy impact assessment. This training will teach attendees the best practices on everything they need to know to accomplish the task of creating a privacy impact assessment. Attend and avoid those costly penalties!

If you are done with this process, level up to the last step and learn “How to Develop a Privacy Management System and Manual.”

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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PPP6


When : March 5, 2020
              Thursday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Greenleaf Hotel
              General Santos City

               Philippines



Profit and take advantage from the government’s renewed thrusts on hybrid Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) by understanding the 24 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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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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Data Privacy Management
When : March 18 & 19, 2020
              Wednesday & Thursday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Marriott Grand Ballroom
              Resorts World Complex
               Pasay 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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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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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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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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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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