About the PQF-CPSP Summit
The Professional Regulatory Board of Accountancy (PRBOA), Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA), and PICPA National Professional Development Committee, in partnership with PICPA Metro Manila Geographical Area Office, PICPA Metro Manila Region, PICPA Western Metro Manila Chapter (WMMC), and sectoral organizations National Association of CPAs in Education (nACPAE), Association of CPAs in Commerce and Industry (ACPACI), Government Association of CPAs (GACPA), and Association of CPAs in Public Practice (ACPAPP) conducted the four-day summit on Philippine Qualifications Framework (PQF) last August and September 2021 via Zoom.
The PQF describes the levels of educational qualifications and sets the standards for qualification outcomes. It is a quality assured national system for the development, recognition and award of qualifications based on standards of knowledge, skills and values acquired in different ways and methods by learners and workers of the country (RA 10968 – PQF Act).
The PQF Summit is among the priority projects of PICPA under the leadership of National President Marydith C. Miguel with strong support from PICPA MM GAO chaired by Aldrin M. Cerrado, PICPA MMR chaired by Geraldine H. Apostol, PICPA WMMC led by Meynard A. Bonoen, nACPAE led by Allan Frank B. Silva, ACPACI led by Atty. Walter L. Abela Jr., GACPA led by Atty. Ma. Theresa S. Villafuerte, and ACPAPP led by Wilfredo A. Baltazar.
With the theme “Embracing the Role of PQF in the Accountancy Profession,” the four-day summit, one day per sector, was designed to deepen the understanding and application of PQF in education, commerce and industry, government, and public practice. There were two technical sessions in the summit. The morning session focused on understanding of the PQF while the afternoon session focused on its application. At the end of the summit, attendees are expected to identify the levels, domains, and competency areas of each sector and perform self-assessment to determine their current level vis-à-vis career progression and specialization program (CPSP) for the Accountancy profession (draft resolution awaiting for approval).
The PQF Summit is organized by PICPA National Professional Development Committee chaired by Florenz C. Tugas with co-chairs Shane Dave D. Tanguin and Maricris U. See, members Mark Vincent B. Bendo, Yolanda L. Espinas, Alejandro A. Palacio, and Allan Frank B. Silva, and liaison director Allan M. Basarte.
Florenz C. Tugas and Allan Frank B. Silva were the resource speakers with Kristine June D. Uy and Christopher B. Abelinde as moderators. Chair Geraldine H. Apostol delivered the welcome remarks and President Marydith C. Miguel gave a message in the morning session while Chair Aldrin M. Cerrado and Director Asser S. Tamayo gave messages in the afternoon. Mark Vincent B. Bendo delivered the closing remarks. Over 650 CPAs from all over the country attended the PQF Summit:Education Practice.
Commerce & Industry Sector
Gerard B. Sanvictores, Consuelo O. Cadelina, Juan Carlos B. Robles, and Michael C. Gallego were the resource speakers with Alejandro A. Palacio as moderator. Chair Aldrin M. Cerrado delivered the welcome remarks and Atty. Florence A Tangente gave a message in the morning session while Florenz C. Tugas and Atty. Walter L. Abela Jr. gave messages in the afternoon. Director Corazon S. Rey delivered the closing remarks. Over 550 CPAs from all over the country attended the PQF Summit: Commerce and Industry Practice.
Gerard B. Sanvictores, Wilfredo A. Agito, and Yolanda L. Espinas were the resource speakers with Margie V. Oficial and Atty. Fidela M. Tanas as moderators. Atty. Ma. Theresa S. Villafuerte delivered the welcome remarks, and Gerry L. Carabbacan and Hon. Noe G. Quiñanola gave messages in the morning session while Allan Frank B. Silva gave a message in the afternoon. Lilia Flor S. Ambal delivered the closing remarks. Over 700 CPAs from all over the country attended the PQF Summit: Government Practice.
Wilfredo A. Baltazar and Michael C. Gallego were the resource speakers, while Ma. Elma I. Ame and Michael D. Roxas were the reactors, with Maricris U. See and Shane Dave D. Tanguin as moderators. Lorraine C. Dimayuga delivered the welcome remarks and Gladeys Jill A. Santos and Hon. Dr. Noe G. Quiñanola gave messages in the morning session while Wilfredo A. Baltazar, Meynard A. Bonoen, and Gerard B. Sanvictores gave messages in the afternoon. Florenz C. Tugas delivered the closing remarks. Over 770 CPAs from all over the country attended the PQF Summit: Public Practice.