2018 induction of trustees and officers
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.
BEYOND THE RULES: DATA PRIVACY IN PRACTICE
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.
EDUCATION COMMITTEE IN DAVAO
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.
MOA SIGNING: PCCI & GGAPP
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.