“Do something different this tax season”

In line with the Bureau of Internal Revenue’s collection goal set by the new government administration, all big business taxpayers in Cebu who despite the substantial annual sales generated have been noted to have the very low-Income Tax and VAT payments to BIR. Thus, They are hereby encouraged to increase tax compliance to BIR. 

BIR Regional Director Alfredo V. Misajon intends to provide an avenue for the business sector and the Bureau to have a harmonious relationship in the ease of doing business rather than pursuance of the strict remedy of audit investigations in enhancing tax compliance.

Therefore, let’s make a difference this tax season by increasing Income Tax and VAT payments  significantly.

For inquiries, please contact the BIR RMO 12 at telephone number 232-8575 and telefax 260-2141.



To reinforce the implementation of R.A. 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000, the Environmental Management Bureau enjoins the Local Government Units (from the Province down to the barangays) and other partner stakeholders to continue the cleanup activities. In connection with this, and as part of the Institutionalized Cleanup that started in September 2016, the next National Quarterly Cleanups shall be held on the following dates:

April 22, 2017 (Earth Day)
June 24, 2017
September 23, 2017

The date of the actual cleanup does not have to coincide with the above dates as long as it is within the third week of the given month. The activity targets to reach all areas paying particular attention to sites frequently reported by Basura Patrollers with documented violations.

Related thereto, may we ask you to form a group and participate in the cleanup activity on the dates presented on your selected cleanup site.

To facilitate your registration and reporting, your participating group must use the following links which may be accessed through an Internet connection or through mobile data.

Cleanup REGISTRATION System Link:

Cleanup REPORTING System Link:


In case of difficulty or absence of Internet connection or mobile data using smartphones, the attached forms may be filled out by the leader of your group and our Office will register you online. Attached herewith are the Registration Form, Reporting Form, and the steps on how to join in the Cleanup Activity as your reference.

The deadline for online registration is three days before the actual scheduled cleanup while the deadline for the submission of online report is one week after the scheduled cleanup. Hard copy of the participating groups’ reports shall be forwarded to the EMB Central Office for final consolidation.

Could you not register and/or submit your Reporting Form online, you may send your Registration Form and/or Reporting Form through or fax through (032) 346-1647. You may also coordinate with my staff, Ms. Vina Lauren Atendido and/or Ms. Marjorie Gabales at 0923 838 4738 for further inquiries.

We hope to strengthen our partnership with you through this endeavor.

Hilsoft, Inc. — Recognized as Top 10 Most Promising ERP Solutions Provider -2017

Hilsoft, Inc. — Recognized as Top 10 Most Promising ERP Solutions Provider -2017

HILSOFT, INC. is honored to have been recognized by APAC CIO Outlook as one of the “Top 10 Most Promising ERP solution providers in 2017” The only proud Filipino company In the list.

Links to the article:

Print magazine APAC CIO OUTLOOK aims to provide a platform for CIO’s, CTO’s and other senior level IT buyers and decision makers along with CXO’s of solution providers to share their experiences, wisdom and advice with enterprise IT community of APAC countries. Their purpose is to encourage a ‘learn from our peers approach’ in the Asia Pacific region.

Published from the hub of technology, Silicon Valley, USA with sales office in Hong Kong and editorial presence in all major APAC countries. APAC CIOoutlook is designed to connect the Enterprise IT community of APAC countries.

This noble recognition is a step closer to bringing the Philippines a place in the global IT market through Hilsoft’s World Class software solutions.

Sharpening the Supply Chain Practitioners

Save the Date! Mark your calendar for our April 21, 2017 Seminar Workshop; “Sharpening the Supply Chain Practitioners”, at Golden Prince Hotel, Cebu city.

Distinguished speakers, Leaders in the industry, Experts in the field, and Supply Chain gurus,  will be sharing with us valuable insights, formulas for success, game changing strategies,  and lifelong learnings that will  shape our career, and help  propel our company to success.

Minimal registration fee of P2,500 for member companies & students, and P3,000 for non-member companies inclusive of lunch, snacks, Seminar materials, and Certificate of Participation.

Register now to reserve seats.  See you there!


121st Canton Fair in Guangzhou, China

CCCI invites you to the 121st Canton Fair in Guangzhou, China.
Established in 1957, the Canton Fair is a comprehensive international trading event with the longest history, the largest scale, the most complete exhibit variety, the largest buyer attendance, the broadest distribution of buyers’ source country and the greatest business turnover in China.

Australia Awards Scholarships Information Session (23 March)

Greetings from the Australia Awards Secretariat!
The Awards are prestigious scholarships offered by the Australian Government to individuals in the Philippines who have the potential to contribute to the development of their country and become leaders in their fields.
An Australia Awards Scholarship will provide some of the best and brightest Filipinos the opportunity to gain internationally-recognised qualifications from Australian universities with the necessary support and funding while studying. Awardees will have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and leadership skills, and make vital contributions to the development of the Philippines. They will join a growing international network of alumni whose careers benefited from the links they made while in Australia.
Applications for the program’s 2018 intake are accepted until 30 April 2017. Please see attached flyer for more details.
The secretariat will be conducting an information session to explain more about the scholarships and to entertain questions from potential applicants on Thursday, 23 March 2017, 5:30PM at the Best Western Plus Lex Hotel, Escario St cor Juana Osmena Extension. We would like to invite you and members of the Chamber to this event. Kindly confirm your attendance at

Bringing Fairtrade to Market

Fairtrade is an ethical certification system and movement with a people first approach to trade. Fairtrade offers farmers and workers in developing countries the opportunity to improve their lives and plan for their future. Fairtrade offers consumers a powerful way to reduce poverty and instigate change through their everyday shopping. Fairtrade is the most reputable and widely recognized social and development label in the world. The FAIRTRADE Certification Mark appears on thousands of products from 63 developing countries. We welcome traders, brand owners, retailer and distributors to get involved and discover Fairtrade’s benefits. This leaflet gives the basic information so please get in touch with us to find out more.

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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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