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Philippine Tax Whiz Mon Abrea launches book on corruption at the International Tax Conference

MANILA, Philippines – Hundreds of delegates from international and local business organizations converged in this year’s International Tax Conference organized by the Asian Consulting Group (ACG) in partnership with the Center for Strategic Reforms of the Philippines. With the theme “Beyond Borders: Addressing Global and Local Challenges,” the event, recently held at the I’M Hotel in Makati City, marked an important gathering of tax experts, finance leaders, economists and business executives to tackle crucial issues in the world of taxation. The conference brought together key speakers and panelists from The World Bank, Asian Development Bank, International Monetary Fund, and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime among others. Also present were honorary speakers from private, corporate and government sectors including former Vice President Leni Robredo, Senator Win Gatchalian, former Department of Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez, and Assistant Secretary of Department of Budget and Management Romeo Balanquit.

ACG Founding Chairman and Chief Tax Advisor Mon Abrea, lead convenor of this year’s International Tax Conference, also launched his new book “Reimagining the World Without Corruption,” a compilation of global initiatives to fight against corruption. In a special book launch held during the conference, former Vice President Leni Robredo joined Abrea in discussing his latest book that tackles the different forms of corruption from measuring and addressing corruption to transparency and accountability.

“Reimagining the World Without Corruption” seeks to paint a portrait of a world free from the adverse effects of corruption. To help readers visualize such a world, the book references films, books, academic articles, and even recent events related to corruption. The book provides a discussion on the definition, origin, causes, and effects of corruption, as well as the different ways that experts have grouped the different forms and varieties of corruption. It also provides a compilation of the major initiatives in the fight against corruption.

In his presentation focused on good governance and ease of doing business, Abrea shared fresh insights on global governance and corruption. Through his latest book, Abrea hopes to enlighten readers on their role as citizens in promoting accountability from the government.

Abrea, known as the Philippine Tax Whiz,  is a globally recognized advocate for good governance and tax reform in the Philippines. He was named Asia CEO Young Leader and one of the Outstanding Young Persons of the World. He serves as a founding Trustee of the Center for Strategic Reforms of the Philippines, working closely with the Bureau of Internal Revenue, the Department of Trade and Industry, and the Anti-Red Tape Authority to streamline the ease of doing business. Abrea’s published books include “VAT Ganun?” “Got Questions About Taxes?” “Tax Guide for Small Businesses,”  “Iwas BUWISit: What To Do When Tax Attacks?” and “IWAS BUWISit 2022 Edition”

Proceeds from the book will go to the Center for Strategic Reforms of the Philippines and Angat Buhay Foundation. For those interested to get copies of the book and for bulk orders, email consult@acg.ph or fill out this order form. For more information about tax solutions and tax reform advocacy, visit the ACG website at https://www.acg.ph/.

About Asian Consulting Group

Asian Consulting Group (ACG) holds the distinction of being the premier tax hub in the Philippines, catering to the needs of top corporations, SMEs, and high-profile individuals throughout the Asia-Pacific region. This robust institution, founded by the globally acclaimed tax authority Mon Abrea, a recent alumnus of the Harvard Kennedy School (Class of 2023), has been a staunch advocate for tax reform since its establishment in 2011.

ACG is steadfastly committed to streamlining the tax system, promoting fairness, and enhancing efficiency while providing solutions for taxpayers’ issues. The firm’s strong partnerships with the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), and Anti-Red Tape Authority Ease of Doing Business (EODB) Task Force on Paying Taxes underscore its tax management expertise and professional integrity. ACG consistently prioritizes compliance in tax management and swift resolution of tax cases for the benefit of its esteemed clients and partners.

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