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Partner, Santiago Branch

With 18 years of professional experience as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Philip has had solid expertise in marketing, public speaking, and consulting in the field of audit, accounting, and taxation.

Philip is the Partner of Alas Oplas & Co., CPAs Santiago Branch. Holding the position, he acts as the first line of defense of the firm. He attends kick-off meetings and exit conferences with the clients to discuss the findings. He also markets the firm to various prospective clients in the region. Now, the Santiago Branch caters its services to rural banks and regular corporations.

Before becoming Partner of Alas Oplas & Co., CPAs Santiago Branch, Philip was an alliance member of Alas Oplas Alliance Firms when he was still the Founding and Managing Partner of Bawing Gonzales & Co., CPAs, now Bawing & Co., CPAs.

Philip has extensive work experiences. He started his career as an Accountant in Quedan & Rural Credit Guarantee Corporation, a financial institution under the Department of Agriculture (DA). In 2006 to 2009, he studied in London and became a part-qualified Chartered Accountant after passing the examination and receiving a certification under the fundamental level. Philip came back to the Philippines in 2010 and became a Project Accountant in JGC Philippines Incorporated for two years. In 2012, he was the Finance Manager of Didipio Community Development Corporation (DCORP), created by Oceanagold Philippines.

Despite Philip’s successful yet demanding career, he still finds time to play and bond with his two-year-old child. Philip also has the time to do his hobby of visual meditation.


  • Bachelor of Science in Accountancy, Northeastern College in Isabela (1997 – 2001)


  • Member, Philippines Institute of certified Public Accountants (PICPA)