Certification Course for Compliance Officers (Module 1)


Training investment is inclusive of an e-certificate and a printed learning material

P 34,880.00 / person - when you register and pay on or before August 24

P 38,880.00 / person - Regular Rate

Day 1:

Tuesday,    September 24, 2024 * 9:00AM to 12:00NN |  ZOOM

Day 2: 

Thursday,   September 26, 2024 * 9:00AM to 12:00NN |  ZOOM

Day 3:

Friday,        September 27, 2024 * 9:00AM to 12:00NN |  ZOOM

Day 4:

Monday,     September 30, 2024 *   1:30PM to 4:45PM  |  ZOOM

Day 5:

Friday,              October 4, 2024 *   1:30PM to 5:00PM |  ZOOM

Day 6:

Wednesday,     October 9, 2024 *   1:30PM to 4:45PM  |  ZOOM

Day 7

Thursday,       October 10, 2024 *    1:30PM to 4:45PM |  ZOOM

Day 8:

Friday,            October 11, 2024 *    1:30PM to 2:45PM |  ZOOM

Day 9:

Wednesday,   October 16, 2024 *     1:30PM to 3:45PM |  ZOOM

Day 10:

Thursday,       October 17, 2024 *   9:00AM to 11:15AM |  ZOOM

Day 11:

Monday,      November 11, 2024 *    1:30PM to 3:00PM | EDSA Shangri-La Hotel,  Mandaluyong City, Philippines                                                                                                         

Build your career with the growing demand for skilled compliance officers! Section 24 of the Revised Corporation Code that took effect on February 23, 2019 mandates corporation vested with public interest to elect a compliance officer. This role must be separate from a corporate secretary. Furthermore, you can level up for a career promotion to have a rank of senior vice president in an organization based on Section 1.6 of the Code of Corporate Governance for Publicly-Listed Corporations.

This eleven-session certification course is to equip compliance officers with the necessary knowledge and skills to cope and succeed in addressing the stricter regulatory environment now being faced by all organizations. Enroll and be one of the first Certified Compliance Officers!

Those who will finish and pass this course will be conferred the title of "Certified Compliance Officer" and could use the post-nominal letters "CCO". Example: Juan dela Cruz, CCO

CCO is a trademark registered by CGBP at the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines.

Course Director & Lecturer

Atty Danny Espejo Bunyi


He is a Certified Compliance Officer which he obtained certification from the American Academy of Financial Management. He is a senior partner at Divina Law. His expertise include Corporate, Banking and Finance, Insurance, Trust, and Special Projects with emphasis on regulatory compliance (AMLC, SEC, IC, etc), corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate housekeeping, financing documentation, cross-border transactions, and trust operations & investments. His previous positions include having been a senior vice president at the Development Bank of the Philippines and corporate secretary in charge of compliance, first vice president and chief compliance officer at Robinsons Bank, and first vice president and head of the Legal Services Group of Robinsons Savings Bank.

Atty. Justina Fernandez Callangan

She served as Director of the Corporate Governance and Finance Department of the Securities and Exchange Commission until her retirement in 2017. Her responsibilities included the supervision of companies that are covered by various Codes of Corporate Governance.

She also currently holds the following positions in different companies:
Independent Director of Panasonic Manufacturing Philippines Corporation
Independent Director of the Vista Land & Lifescapes, Inc.
Independent Director of Orix Metro Leasing and Finance Corporation
Independent Director of AIB Money Market Mutual Fund, Inc.
Director of the Securities Investor Fund, Inc.
Consultant of the ASA Philippine Foundation, a Microfinance NGO

Atty. Adrian Francis S. Bustos

He is a lawyer specializing in tax, corporate, investments, securities, and commercial transactions. He is the Managing Director of a tax, accounting and corporate consultancy firm providing services such as bookkeeping and payroll, tax filing and compliance, BIR audits and assessments, tax planning and advisory, corporate housekeeping, business registrations, and investment structuring.

His other positions include: Senior Legal Advisor of an investment and transaction advisory firm for infrastructure projects; Special Counsel at a full-service law firm; Legal Counsel of a fintech company; Director for Legal of an IT company in the field of broadcast and telecommunications; and Finance Head of a manpower company operating and deploying human resources nationwide.

In his decade of legal practice, he has handled various companies addressing different legal issues while sitting as corporate secretary or assistant corporate secretary in more than 30 of them, 5 of which are public and/or listed companies. He obtained his business degree from the UP College of Business Administration, where he was previously a faculty member teaching taxation, and his law degree from the UP College of Law, where he is presently a faculty member teaching taxation among others.

Atty. Teodoro Kalaw IV

One of the most senior Fellows and an incumbent trustee of the Institute of Corporate Directors, Atty. Kalaw is primarily responsible for creating and developing ICD’s Governance Framework for Family-Owned or Controlled Corporations and has counseled and taught such both locally and internationally, with the latter aspect particularly as a consultant to the World Bank's International Finance Corporation.

He is the only Filipino triple-certified (1) as both a sustainability trainer by the Global Reporting Initiative and a sustainability reporting specialist by the Institute of Certified Sustainability Practitioners; (2) in the Balanced Scorecard strategy management process by the Palladium, the firm of Professors Kaplan & Norton (the Harvard Business School faculty who conceptualized this leading performance methodology); and (3) as certified Compliance & Ethics Professional - International by the Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics.

He presently serves as an independent board director of the shipping and logistics firm Gothong Southern. Atty. Kalaw’s 5 graduate degrees include a Master of Laws from Harvard Law School, a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management and the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, and a Master of Studies in Sustainability Leadership from the University of Cambridge.

Atty. Emmanuel Y. Artiza

He is the general accountant of the SEC. Concurrently, he holds other various positions including being SEC Alternate Representative to the Auditing and Assurance Standard Council and Financial Reporting Standards Council and a Member of the Philippine Interpretations Committee among many other positions.

Aside from being the SEC General Accountant, he is currently serving as Chairman of the SEC Bids and Awards Committee, SEC Alternate Representative to the Auditing and Assurance Standard Council and Financial Reporting Standards Council and a Member of the Philippine Interpretations Committee. He also served as Head of the SEC Hearing Panel Handling Rehabilitation and Liquidation Cases.

He has attended various International Training Courses, Seminars and Workshops related to accountancy and audit:
      - 2019 International Forum of Independent Audit Regulators Plenary Meeting held Greece
      - World Standard Setters Conference in London UK last October
      - ASEAN Audit Regulators Group Inspection Workshops and
      - The US Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) International Institute.

Atty. Amabelle C. Asuncion

She was Commissioner of the Philippine Competition Commission until June 2021.

Authored of the newly published book on The Philippine Competition Act Annotated 2021 Edition.

Immediately prior to joining the PCC, she was advocacy adviser for the European Chamber of Commerce.

In the private sector, Atty. Asuncion has extensive experience in commercial and corporate practice. She advised top local and foreign businesses in various capacities, including as chief legal counsel and as a corporate partner of a law firm.

Atty. Asuncion received her law degree from the University of the Philippines and pursued her Master of Laws (with distinction) in International Legal Studies from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC. She is also admitted to the New York bar.

She finished her BA English Studies from the University of the Philippines where she graduated magna cum laude. She was editor of the Philippine Law Journal and has published works locally and internationally, including in the European Journal of International Law.

Mr. John J. Macasio

He is the trainer and consultant at the Information and Communications Technology Literacy and Competency Development Bureau of the Department of Information and Communications Technology.

He has recently done capability building of management and workforce on privacy impact assessment and privacy and security management manual with the following organizations among many others:

1. Department of Finance and some of its attached agency
2. Department of Agriculture – National Meat Inspection Services
3. Philhealth - Information Security Group
4. Light Rail Transit Authority
5. Philippine Fish Port Authority
6. MAA General Assurance
7. PHIVIDEC Industrial Authority

He co-authored the United Nations ESCAP/ APCICT published guidance on ICT Project Management – Theory and Application. The academy module has been introduced and translated in six (6) countries.

Who Should Attend?

  • Compliance officers and those who wants to be Certified Compliance Officer

  • Anyone who is in-charge of compliance for their organization

  • Compliance in-charge of law, accounting and consulting firms

Course Outline

Day 1: Tuesday, September 24, 2024 (from 9:00 am to 12:00 nn)
             Resource Speaker: Atty. Danny E. Bunyi

             A. Introduction And Understanding Compliance

                 • What is corporate compliance?

                 • What are the benefits of its introduction?
                 • Who is responsible for managing it?
                 • Location of the compliance function
                 • Integration or independence of compliance function?
                 • Characteristics of an effective compliance officer
                 • Legal basis for the requirement of a Compliance Officer (CO)
                 • Express duties or obligations of a CO
                 • The basic duties and responsibilities of a Compliance Officer
                 • Consequences of Non-compliance and its Ramification
                 • Sanctions
                    - Administrative
                    - Civil
                    - Criminal

Day 2: Thursday, September 26, 2024 (from 9:00 am to 12:00 nn)
             Resource Speaker: Atty. Danny E. Bunyi

             B. Developing A Corporate Compliance Programme

                 • An optimal compliance architecture

                 • Fostering a culture of accountability
                 • Business Ethics and Code of conduct – Policies and procedures
                 • Best practices & principles on Monitoring and Auditing
                 • Business Ethics vs. Code of Conduct
                 • Ethics and corporate accountability: Sarbanes- Oxley
                 • Benefits of a commitment to sound business ethics
                 • Case studies of good and poor governance (maybe 2 cases for each)

Day 3: Friday, September 27, 2024  (from 9:00 am to 12:00 nn)
           Resource Speaker: Atty. Danny E. Bunyi

            C. Compliance And Business Ethics

                • What is ethics?

                • Ethics and corporate accountability: Sarbanes- Oxley
                • Benefits of a commitment to sound business ethics
                • Corporate ethics guidelines
                • Case studies of good and poor governance (maybe 2 cases for each)
                • International responses to the problems of money laundering economic crime, cyber-sabotage and terrorism

            D. Compliance and the Role of Corporate Governance

                • What is governance?

                • The corporate constitution and governance structures
                   - The Role of the Board: Fiduciary Responsibility
                   - Duties and Responsibilities of the Board as a body
                   - The Role of Non-Executive Directors including Independent Directors
                   - Management Function
                   - The Board Committees
                • Protection of stakeholder interests
                • Disclosure versus Confidentiality

Day 4: Monday, September 30, 2024   (from 1:30 pm to 4:45 pm)
            Resource Speaker: Atty. Justina F. Callangan

            • SEC Most Recent Issuances on Corporate Governance
               - For PLCs
               - For Registered Issuers and Public Companies
               - SEC Secondary Licensees

            • Related Party Transactions

            • Use of various SEC Compliance Forms

Day 5: Friday, October 4, 2024 (from 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm)
Resource Speaker: Atty. Justina F. Callangan

           Note: This is a public webinar wherein CGBP will require participants in this program to attend.
                     No additional fee required to attend this public webinar.

           • Revised Corporation Code of the Philippines (MCLE-accredited training)

Day 6: Wednesday, October 9, 2024 (from 1:30 pm to 4:45 pm)   
            Resource Speaker: Atty. Emmanuel Y. Artiza, CPA

            • SEC Financial Reporting Rules for Compliance Officers
            • Various SEC forms attached to the Audited Financial Statements

Day 7: Thursday, October 10, 2024  (from 1:30 pm to 4:45 pm)
            Resource Speaker: Atty. Adrian S. Bustos

            • Practical Tax Compliance
            • Introduction
               - Focus and Importance
               - Taxes Covered
               - Tax Authorities of the Philippines
            • Business Registration
               - Considerations and Options
               - General Process and Requirements
               - Tax Incentives under Special Laws
            • Compliance and Computation
               - Bookkeeping
               - Modes of BIR Tax Filings
               - Income Tax
            • Value-Added Tax (VAT)
            • Percentage Tax
            • Withholding Tax on Compensation (WTC)
            • Creditable Withholding Tax (commonly referred as Expanded Withholding Tax [EWT])
            • Final Withholding Taxes (FWT)
            • LGU Business Tax

            • Other Taxes
            • Other Filings
            • Payment of Taxes
            • Penalties
            • Tax Audit and Assessment
            • Audit and Investigation
            • Assessment and Collection
            • Judicial Processes
            • Business Closure
            • Importance of Proper Closure
            • General Process and Requirements

Day 8: Friday, October 11, 2024  (from 1:30 pm to 2:45 pm)

           Resource Speaker: John Macasio

           • Data Privacy Compliance

Day 9: Wednesday, October 16, 2024 (from 1:30 pm to 3:45 pm)
           Resource Speaker: Atty. Teodoro Y. Kalaw IV   

           • Sustainability Reporting Management for Publicly-Listed Companies
              - The Concept of, and Business Case for, Sustainability
              - Sustainability Reporting Process & Compliansce for PLCs

Day 10: Thursday, October 17, 2024 (from 9:00 am to 11:15 am)
             Resource Speaker: Former Commissioner, Amabelle C. Asuncion
                                          Atty. Danny E. Bunyi

             • Philippine Competition Act (PCA) - Merger & Acquisition (MA) Checklist
                (Former Commissioner, Amabelle C. Asuncion)

             • A Briefing for Certified Compliance Officers: Fundamentals of Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing
               (Atty. Danny E. Bunyi)

Day 11: Monday, November 11, 2024 (from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm)                

              • Awarding Ceremony
                 Venue: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel,  Mandaluyong City, Philippines

The content of this program has undergone benchmarking, peer reviews and consultation among compliance officers, seasoned practitioners and expertsDisclaimer:  This training is neither a substitute for nor equivalent to the SEC Certification Examination for Compliance Officers exclusively administered by the Securities and Exchange Commission.


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

Attending this training is not covered by Philippine Procurement Law or RA 9184 based on its Revised IRR’s Section 4.5-b. which classifies training continuing education, conferences and similar activities as "non-procurement activities that shall be governed by applicable COA, CSC, and DBM rules".
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