TAX REFORM FORUM “Change is Coming in Taxation: Do you want to be a part of it?

Financial Executives Institute of Cebu, Inc. (FINEX-Cebu) in partnership with Tax Management Association of the Philippines, Inc. (TMAP)and Cebu Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Inc. (CCCI) invites you to the TAX REFORM FORUM “Change is Coming in Taxation: Do you want to be a part of it?” This coming August 30, 2016 from 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. at Golden Prince Hotel & Suites.


Our Resource Speakers:
Atty. Euney Mata-Perez
Chairman of FINEX Tax and Legal Committee
Topic: “Tax Rates Adjustments: Tax Reform Proposals”

Atty. Benedict R. Tugunon
President of Tax Management Association of the Philippines, Inc. (TMAP)
Topic: “Tax Reform Beyond Rates”

Mr. Jem Armovit
Tax Policy and Administration Advisor of Development Alternatives Incorporated
Topic: “Judicious Management of Investment Tax Incentives as Part of Comprehensive Tax Reforms”

Mr. Bruce Hutchins
Deputy Chief of Party USAID-FPI Project
Topic: “Tax System under a Federal System”

Registration Fee:
P800 for FINEX Cebu and CCCI member
P1,000 for Non FINEX Cebu and CCCI member

For reservation, Please call the FINEX Cebu secretariat c/o Jun Navarro at (032)350-7001; (0917)707-4382 or email at; FINEX Cebu President at

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Presentation of Atty. Roy Buenafe of DOLE R7

Dear CCCI Members:

In line with the Policy Agenda of the newly elected Philippine President Rodrigo R. Duterte on  the need to strengthen the partnership between the business sector and the labor sector, and ensuring compliance of both sectors with the labor standards, rules and regulations of the Philippines,  the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) conducted the  Labor Relations Forum last August 19, 2016, from 1:00 PM to 5:00PM  at the Golden Prince Hotel and Suites, Cebu City.   It was attended by more than 300 participants and has provided them the knowledge on the existing labor standards, rules and regulations of DOLE and its latest department orders and or issuances. The issue on endo and contractualization which is embodied in the DOLE Order No. 18-A: Articles 106 to 109 was also discussed.

Herewith is the presentation of Atty. Roy Buenafe of DOLE R7 for your information and copy.

The Laws on Contracting and Status of Employment by DOLE

#CareerConCebu of Career First Institute

Going All In: Bombardier Joins CareerCon Cebu 2016

When job seekers and career upgraders flock by the hundreds on September 9th and 10th at SM City Cebu Trade Hall for CareerCon Cebu 2016, Canadian multinational aerospace and transportation company Bombardier Inc. will be on hand to pick out the most deserving talents to work for them, offering great opportunities for growth  and attractive compensation packages.

Bombardier has recently sealed its commitment to be one of the major presentors at CareerCon Cebu 2016, joining along about 20 exhibitor-firms from the fields of business process outsourcing (BPO), education, manufacturing, healthcare services, distributing, and printing.

The Canadian company started as a maker of snow machines and snowmobiles, but over the years has grown into a large manufacturer of regional airliners, business airliners, business jets, mass transportation equipment, recreational equipment, and a provider of financial services.

In Cebu, Bombardier is a captive shared services office with employees mostly performing finance related back office work (with accounting, finance background). By joining CareerCon Cebu 2016, they hope to strengthen their brand and source for talents specifically those with one or more years of experience – who can fit their finance and procurement job openings.

Bombardier acknowledges that the most important success factor is their employees, almost 80,000 of them worldwide.  The organization knows what specific talents they look for and where to find them.  Impressed with the turnout when they previously joined a University job fair in Cebu, officials believe they can reach out to more people via a full-blown career fair like CareerCon Cebu 2016.  

Some of the positions they’re looking to fill during the occasion include:

Finance and Accounting

  1. General Ledger/Closing and Reporting
  2. Accounts Payable
  3. Accounts Receivable and Cash Management

Global Procurement

  1. Procurement Analyst
  2. Procurement Senior Analyst
  3. Procurement Advisor
  4. Procurement Team Lead
  5. Procurement Solutions

(Source: Bombardier Linkedin)

Bombardier remains proud of their work culture, with integrity at the center of its core values.  In its website, they uphold their commitment by stating, “We behave with integrity and in an ethical manner in everything we do and say, thereby earning and maintaining the trust and respect of customers, shareholders, suppliers, colleagues, partners, and communities.”

CareerCon Cebu 2016 is an event conceptualized and hosted by Career First Institute and will be held for the first time this year.  It was set up with the goal of helping reduce Cebu City’s unemployment problem and job mismatch.

For inquiries on how you can participate, call the CFI Secretariat at (032) 260 2797, email or visit their office at 2/F JY Square Discovery Mall, Salinas Drive, Lahug, Cebu City.

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CBM 2016 Souvenir Program

To our Valued CCCI Member:

Greetings from the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc.!

We zealously launched recently our annual flagship project, the Cebu Business Month (CBM), last June 1, 2016. With our main project objective to inspire, promote and grow Cebu business, we connected it to this year’s theme “Digital Cebu” with the whole month of June dotted with events that benefit and support primarily the industries from ICT & BPM industry, tourism, food manufacturing, entrepreneurship, creative industries.

The Cebu Business Month 2016 events will be memorialized through the publication of the CBM 2016 Souvenir Program. This magazine-type program will be creatively designed and filled with articles, photos and illustrations to showcase the event highlights of CBM 2016. It will be distributed to members of CCCI, stakeholders, guests, sponsors and partners. It will also be the first to be available online where it can be viewed by the public for the rest of the year.

In line with the above endeavour, we would like to invite you to be one of the advertisers. The CBM 2016 Souvenir Program will be an excellent medium to promote your brand, products and services to the business community, entrepreneurs and general public of Cebu City and beyond. As sponsor of the souvenir program, your company will also be promoted in our website and social media accounts.

Here is the list of our advertising packages:

Advertising Rate:     Mileage:
Php 20,000 1)      Full Page Ad

2)      Digital Poster in CBM 2016 Social Media Accounts

3)      CBM 2016 Database of Sponsors, Partners & Participants Directory

4)      Free Copies of Souvenir Program

Php 11,500 1)      Half Page Ad

2)      Logo in CBM 2016 Social Media Accounts

3)      Free Copies of Souvenir Program

Php 3,000 1)      1/8 Size Ad (Business Card Size Type)

2)      1 Free copy of Souvenir Program

To confirm your sponsorship, please email a signed copy of the (attached) Advertising Contract to: You may also contact our agency for the souvenir program, Advaux Inc., for further inquiries at (032) 417-3316 / 0917-9177111 and look for Ms. Lala Cervantes.
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Labor Relations Forum

Dear CCCI Members,

Greetings from CCCI!

In line with the Policy Agenda of the newly elected Philippine President Rodrigo R. Duterte on the need to strengthen the partnership between the business sector and the labor sector, and ensuring compliance of both sectors with the labor standards, rules and regulations of the Philippines, the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) will conduct a Labor Relations Forum on August 19, 2016, from 1:00 PM to 5:00PM  at the Cebu Grand Hotel in Escario St., Cebu City

The forum aims to provide the participants the knowledge on the existing labor standards, rules and regulations of DOLE and its latest department orders and or issuances; discuss the current issue on contractualization which is embodied in the DOLE Order No. 19-1: Articles 106 to 109; and will come up with a position relevant to the CCCI concerns.

In view of the above, we would like to invite you or your representative to the said forum.  There will be sharing of issues and concerns on Human Relations (HR),and on  coordination and collaboration with the National Government Agencies (NGAs) and Local Government Units (LGUs).

As a member of the CCCI, no registration fee will be charged for you or your representative’s participation; however, we have to collect a registration fee of P300.00 if you intend to bring along an additional representative to defray the cost of the event.

For confirmation and further inquiries, you may call the chamber at Tel. Nos. 2321421 to 24 local 112, and look for our CCCI-EARD Advocacy Officer, Gary Paloma or you may contact him through his mobile phone 09423951706 or email ad

Thank you so much!
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Customer Retention Seminar

Greetings from CCCI!

The Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry would like to invite you to our upcoming seminar on:
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For inquiries or to REGISTER, please call CCCI.

Thank you and looking forward to your participation!

Your Training Partner,


Business Development Officer
Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry

3rd Fl., CCCI Center, Cor. Commerce and Industry Sts.,
North Reclamation Area, Cebu City
Tel: (032) 232-1421 to 24 local 109 Fax: (032) 412-9461

2016 CCCI Bowling Tournament

RE: 2016 CCCI Bowling Tournament
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Dear Members,
As your chamber continues its efforts in fostering camaraderie and fellowship, the sports & fellowship committee is once again brewing for this year’s bowling tournament for the general membership. Set to the hit lanes on August 21, 2016 (Sunday) @ the SM Bowling Center, Cebu City. This will be participated by the different member companies within their respective organigram – from CEOs, executive levels, management team down to line processors. NO IMPORTS ALLOWED.
Registration fee is PHP 3,500.00 per team (4 players), inclusive of snacks and lane fee only. All reservations are confirmed only upon payment of registration fee not later than August 12, 2016.
Kindly fax your confirmation slips to 232-1422 loc 104 or email to: For further concerns and inquiries, please do not hesitate to call us at 232-1421 to 24 local 110/111 and look for Melissa and Joy.
Let’s start the ball rolling!

Bridging Business Between Philippines-Finland

ATTENTION:    Members of Industry Associations in Cebu / Central Visayas

Greetings from the DTI-Board of Investments!

This refers to the seminar and business-matching program dubbed as “Bridging Business Between Philippines-Finland” to be co-organized by Finnpartnership/Finnfund under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of Finland, and the Department of Trade and Industry (Board of Investments and Export Marketing Bureau). The event is slated on 12 September 2016 in Cebu City and on 14 September 2016 in Manila.

As a background, Finnpartnership is a Finnish business partnership program which promotes business cooperation between companies in Finland and in developing countries. It offers and provides advisory/guidance services, matchmaking service and financial support. Finnfund, on the other hand, is responsible for the management and implementation of Finnpartnership’s program on behalf of the MOFA of Finland

The seminar is free of charge and aims to connect as many local companies as possible to do business with Finnish companies through trade, joint venture partnership, investments, subcontracting/outsourcing, or in any business in the areas of IT-BPM (i.e. game & software development), Manufacturing (i.e. processed food, electronics, aerospace, automotive, chemicals, shipbuilding, garments, furniture and fashion jewelries) and Clean Technology.

In line with our preparatory work, may we request you and your member companies to register online through for the Cebu leg and for the Manila leg to confirm your interest in building partnership with Finland through Finnpartnership, on or before 05 August 2016. Please be informed that an invitation to the aforesaid seminar will follow for those who signify their interests.

Should you need further clarification, you may contact our office at telephone no. (032) 412-1944 to 45 or via my email at

Thank you and we look forward to your positive support.  


Very truly yours,
Ellorence D. Cruz / Bukay
Officer-in-charge/Asst. Chief
BOI-Cebu Extension Office in DTI-Cebu Provincial Office
DTI Bldg., Osmeña Blvd. corner Lapu-lapu Street., Cebu City 6000, Philippines
Telephone:  +63 32-412-1944/45;  Fax: +63 32-254-0840 / 412-1856
Mobile:  +63 998 973 1435 (Smart)