On April 2, 2018, the newly elected trustees and officers of GGAPP were inducted into office by SEC Chairperson Teresita J. Herbosa. Before the oath taking, the group discussed with the Chairperson several programs to further assist the development of good governance and compliance practices in the Philippines. Also present were Assistant Director Rosario Carmela B. Gonzales-Austria and Ms. Karen G. Arias-Rocha of the Corporate Governance and Finance Department, SEC.
GGAPP held a regular meeting on March 15, 2018 at the Town Hall, Voyager Innovations, Inc., 7/F The Launchpad, TV5 Building, Sheridan Street, Madaluyong City, Philippines. The meeting was hosted by Philex Mining Corp. and Voyager Innovations, Inc. Special guest, Atty. Rosario Carmela B. Gonzales-Austria, Assistant Director, Corporate Governance Division, Securities and Exchange Commission discussed the Integrated Annual Corporate Governance Report (I-ACGR) during the Knowledge Sharing Session of the meeting.
On March 15, 2018, GGAPP, in partnership with the PCCI Corporate Governance Committee, held its first exclusive governance training of the year for Phoenix Petroleum Philippines, Inc. in Davao City. Representing GGAPP was Chairman of the Board, Atty. Vincent Edward R. Festin and Vice Chairman of the Education Committee, Mr. Alvin Dave M. Pusing.
On March 13, 2018, the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) and GGAPP entered into a memorandum of agreement to jointly develop, organize, implement and conduct training programs on corporate governance to promote ethical business and professional conduct among the PCCI member SMEs. PCCI was represented by its President, Ms. Ma. Alegria "Bing" Sibal-Limjoco, Honorary Chairman, Mr. Edgardo G. Lacson, Mr. Ryan Patrick Evangelista, and Ms. Donna Brazas Angulo. GGAPP was represented by its President, Mr. Reginald H. Tiu, Past President and Trustee, Atty. Jocelyn C. Villar-Altamira, Vice Chairman, Atty. Marlon R. Marquez, Internal Vice President, Atty. Guadalupe Lyn Vergel De Dios, External Vice President, Atty. George T. Hipolito, Internal Auditor, Ms. Grace Aries, and Senior Advisor, Atty. Elmer D. Nitura.
GGAPP, in partnership with the Ateneo de Manila University Graduate School of Business held a data privacy seminar titled "Beyond the Rules: Data Privacy in Practice" last February 9, 2018 at the Amphitheater, Ateneo Professional Schools in Makati City, Philippines. GGAPP invited Deputy Privacy Commissioner Ivy D. Patdu of the National Privacy Commission and Atty. Maria Cecilia Soria, a data privacy lawyer and consultant, to give their insights on matters relating to the Data Privacy Act of 2012.
On July 28-29, 2017, GGAPP held its first Governance, Ethics, and Compliance Officers' Summit at the Hotel Monticello, Tagaytay City, Philippines. GGAPP invited De La Salle University (DLSU) Full Professor Benito L. Teehankee, Atty. Alexander B. Cabrera, Chairman & Senior Partner, Isla Lipana & Co. (PwC Philippines), and Mr. Robert Bascon of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) to share their insights on the current state of governance, ethics and compliance in the Philippines. Also sharing his wisdom was special guest, Mr. Richard Borgonan, who discussed Christian Ethics and Workplace Morality.
GGAPP, in partnership with Isla Lipana & Co. (PwC) hosted its 5th Annual GGAPP Forum on Good Governance, Ethics and Compliance, titled "Gaps and Bridges: the Future of Philippine Governance" last May 24, 2017 at the Conrad Manila, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City, Philippines. Headlining the event were Mr. Diwa C. Guinigundo, Deputy Governor, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Atty. Francis Ed. Lim, President of SharePHIL, Atty. Alexander B. Cabrera, Chairman & Senior Partner, Isla Lipana & Co. (PwC Philippines), and Atty. Teresita J. Herbosa, Chairperson, Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC). Also providing their valuable insights and time were panel members Dr. Roberto F. De Ocampo, former Secretary of Finance, Mr. Rex C. Drilon II, Vice Chairman, Institute of Corporate Directors, Ms. Corazon P. Guidote, SVP for Investor Relations, SM Investments Corp., Atty. Rosario Carmela Gonzales-Austria, Asst. Director, Corporate Governance, SEC, Mr. Sundara Raj, CEO, PwC's South East Asian Consulting, Mr. Dante T. Fuentes, Chief Compliance Officer, Security Bank Corp., and Dr. Benito L. Teehankee, Full Professor, De La Salle University.
On August 19, 2016, GGAPP hosted a roundtable activity at the Metropolitan Club, Rockwell, Makati City. GGAPP invited SEC Director Justina F. Callangan, Atty. Siegfred B. Mison and Atty. J.J Disini to talk on their respective fields of expertise.
In January of 2016, GGAPP held its Annual General Membership Meeting at its home office in Ateneo Professional Schools, Rockwell, Makati City. Taken up during the AGM was the nomination and election of Trustees and Officers for 2016 and Committee Reports.
The 4th Annual GGAPP Forum on Good Governance, Business Ethics, and Compliance, titled "Board Independence: Reality or Myth?", was held on October 19, 2015 at Dusit Thani Hotel, Makati City. Retired Chief Justice Artemio V. Panginiban and Mr. Francis G. Estrada, Chairman of the Institute of Corporate Directors, were the Main Speakers. Mr. Manny V. Pangilinan, Mr. Romy L. Bernardo, Ms. Leonora V. De Jesus, Mr. Jose T. Sio, Mr. Gregorio S. Navarro and Atty. Francis E. Lim were the panelists. SEC Chairperson Teresita J. Herbosa gave the Keynote address.