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  • Philippine Chapter Annual Social Networking Event
  • Monday, 17 December 2019
  • Time 6:00 PM
  • 2F, Glorietta 2, Palm Drive corner, 1200 West St, Ayala Center Makati City Philippiness
  • Free
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The mission of the ACAMS Philippine Chapter is to advance the professional knowledge, skills, and experience of the community of professionals dedicated to the detection and prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing. The Chapter also aims to be a platform for facilitating the exchange of ideas as well as networking opportunities with other anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing practitioners in the Philippines.

For any other inquiries in relation to ACAMS membership, please contact (phchapter@acams.org) or Chapter membership, please contact the Chapter membership heads “(Fritzie Fabricante at Fritzie_Fabricante@manulife.com and Irsyad Stamboel at irsyad@coins.ph).

Address: Level 26-A Rufino Pacific Tower, 6784 Ayala Avenue corner V.A. Rufino, Makati City, Philippines 1226

  • Philippine Chapter Annual Social Networking Event
  • Monday, 17 December 2019
  • Time 6:00 PM
  • 2F, Glorietta 2, Palm Drive corner, 1200 West St, Ayala Center Makati City Philippiness
  • Free

Philippine Chapter Annual Social Networking Event

Registration is by invitation only.

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Philippine Chapter Training Event: AML/ CTF Tools in the Age of Modern Slavery

There are estimated 40.3 million people in modern slavery around the world in 2016, 60% of whom are found in ten countries including the the Philippines according to the 2018 edition of the Global Slavery Index. It takes multiple forms from human trafficking, forced labor, debt bondage, forced or servile marriage, and sale or exploitation of children among other things.

The learning event on AML/ CTF Tools in the Age of Modern Slavery takes a look at the interface between modern slavery and the Anti-Money Laundering (AML) as an alternative enforcement regime.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand Modern Slavery
  • Present AML/CTF Tools to combat Modern Slavery

Speakers

Rod Francis 
Senior Managing Director
Forensic and Litigation Consulting

Nicholas Turner, CAMS 
Attorney – FCC Practice
Clifford Chance

Moderator

Karla Frias
Managing Partner
Bay Law Group


ACAMS Philippine Chapter Training Event: Strengthening the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing Program of the Insurance Industry

AMLC’s expectation on the implementation of the 2018 Implementing Rules and Regulations of R.A. No. 9160, otherwise known as the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2001, as amended, from Persons Supervised or Regulated by the Insurance Commission (IC)

Speaker

Atty. Mel Georgie Racela
Executive Director
Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) Secretariat

Insights into the ML/ TF Risks and Best Practices for Insurance Businesses in the Philippines

  • Performing ML/TF risk assessment for an Insurance Company
  • Building an AML/ATF program based on the results of a sound ML/TF Risk Assessment
  • AML-ATF Program Component and Transaction Monitoring Tools

Speaker

Atty. Fritzie P. Tangkia-Fabricante, CAMS
Head of Legal & Compliance
Manulife Philippines


Philippine Chapter Annual Social Networking Event

By Invitation Only

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ACAMS Philippine Chapter Training Event: Strengthening the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing Program of Money Service Businesses (MSBs)

“Emerging AML/CTF Compliance Obligations of MSBs in the Philippines”

A Practical Approach in Meeting AML/CTF Compliance Obligations of MSBs under BSP Circular 942 Amendment to Section 4511N of the Manual of Regulations for Non-Bank Financial Institutions

“Developing Transaction Monitoring Program of MSBs”

  • Trends/Typologies using MSBs
  • Transaction Monitoring Tools

Speakers:

Ms. Maureen Gonzalez, CAMS
former AML Compliance Director
Western Union
ACAMS Philippine Chapter Co-Programming Head

Maureen Gonzalez is currently the Assistance Vice-President and Head of Agency Compliance & Relations of Manulife Philippines. Prior to joining Manulife in December of last year, she was the AML Compliance Director for Southeast Asia of Western Union. Maureen has over 15 years of work experience in the field of AML Compliance, risk management, and auditing. She also obtained various local and global certifications in the field of Auditing, Risk Management, and AML Compliance specifically as a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, and Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist. She also obtained an Accreditation in Quality Assessment/Validation of the Internal Audit Activity from the Institute of Internal Auditors in the Philippines. She is also one of the founding members and a member of the Board of Trustees of the ACAMS Philippines Chapter.

Mr. Johnny V. Ramos, Jr.
Financial Intelligence and Analysis Group (FIAG)
Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) Secretariat

Mr. Johnny Ramos is head of the Covered Transaction Report Analysis Staff of the Detection and Prevention Department of the Anti-Money Laundering Council Secretariat, mainly responsible for providing proactive financial intelligence analysis, identification and analysis of profile and transactions of subjects of interest based on the system-generated alerts, typologies development, and review of data elements and current developments on money laundering activities.
Prior to joining the Secretariat, he was a bank examiner of the Supervision and Examination Sector, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, with extensive involvement in the regular and special AML/CFT examinations of Banks and Money Services Businesses.
He is a certified public accountant and has worked as internal auditor of the Prudential Bank and Trust Company and Bank of the Philippine Islands.
Mr. Ramos took up Bachelor of Science in Accountancy at the Far Eastern University. He obtained his Master in Management major in Business Management at the University of the Philippines – Manila.


ACAMS Philippine Chapter Launch Event

Time Session
17:30 – 18:00 Registration
18:00 – 18:10 Opening Remarks
Hue Dang, CAMS-Audit, Head of Asia, ACAMS
18:10 – 18:35 Chapter Board Remarks
Introductory Remarks by Dodie D. Lagman, CECM, CAMS, Senior Consultant – AML/CFT Related Matters
Atty. Narlette Manacap-Jaravata, CAMS, Country AML Compliance Officer, Citibank (Chapter Co-Chair)
Veronica Mae Aureus Arce, CAMS, Senior Director, Sycip Gorres Velayo & Co. (Chapter Co-Chair)
18:35 – 18:40 Video Demonstration
18:40 – 18:45 Oath of Office / Reciting the Mission Objectives of the Chapter
18:45 – 20:30 Networking Drinks

Supported By

Asian Development Bank

Narlette Manacap-Jaravata

Narlette Manacap-Jaravata, CAMS
Co-Chair
Citibank N.A. Philippines

Narlette is the Country AML Officer of Citibank N.A. Philippine Branch. She is a lawyer having been admitted to the Integrated Bar of the Philippines in 2004. She has worked for the Supreme Court of the Philippines and has served as legal officer for two leading Philippine universal banks (Bank of the Philippine Islands and BDO Universal Bank).

Narlette is also a member of the Association of Bank Compliance Officers (ABCOMP). She has a degree in Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and Bachelor of Law from the University of San Carlos, Cebu. She is also a candidate for Master of Science in Financial Engineering at De La Salle University, Manila. She is a Fully Certified Treasury Professional (Foreign Exchange and Money Market) given by the Banker’s Association of the Philippines and the Ateneo Center for Continuing Education. She has also completed with distinction the One-Year Course on Trust Operations and Investment Management given by the Trust Institute Foundation of the Philippines.

Email: narlette.manacapjaravata@citi.com


Veronica Mae Aureus Arce

Veronica Mae Aureus Arce, CAMS
Co-Chair
Sycip Gorres Velayo & Co. (a member firm of Ernst & Young)

Ms. Arce is a Partner within the Financial Services Office (FSO) of Sycip Gorres Velayo & Co. (a member firm of Ernst & Young or ‘EY’), with more than 12 years of experience at EY, including more than a year of experience in the London office.

She is currently focused on the Financial Crime practice of SGV & Co., specifically on AML/CTF, which includes engagements on framework assessments, independent assessments, gap analysis, KYC/CDD/EDD remediation, ML/TF risk assessments, transaction monitoring scenarios tuning and AML & CTF trainings.

Ms. Arce is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist. She also Co-chair of the Philippine Chapter of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS).

Email: veronica.arce@ph.ey.com


Marlon Jerome V. Arañas

Marlon Jerome V. Arañas, CAMS
Secretary
Citibank, N.A. Philippines

Marlon is a CPA Lawyer by profession. He currently heads the AML Compliance – Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) at Citibank N.A. Philippine Branch (Citi). Prior to joining Citi, Marlon was a Senior Tax Associate at Sycip Gorres Velayo & Co. (an Ernst and Young Member Firm) where he started as a Junior Auditor in 1998 shortly after passing the CPA board exam.

As FIU Head of Citi, Marlon oversees AML investigation based on internal referrals from the Business, Transaction Monitoring Hub, and other units of the Bank. He also makes recommendations to senior management regarding client relationship strategy including account restrictions and/or closures, and filing of Suspicious Transaction Report (STR), as appropriate. Marlon has almost 20 years of Compliance experience ranging from Tax, Regulatory, Core, and AML Compliance.

Marlon graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from the University of San Carlos. He obtained his LLB degree at the Arellano University School of Law. Marlon became a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) in 2017.

When not wearing his Compliance Officer hat, Marlon is a triathlete. He finished the Ironman 70.3 distance in Subic Bay, Philippines in June 2019.

Email: marlon.jerome.aranas@citi.com


Meliza R. Daniega

Meliza R. Daniega
Co-Secretary
Sycip Gorres Velayo & Co. (a member firm of Ernst & Young)

Meliza is a Director within the Financial Services Office (FSO) of Sycip Gorres Velayo & Co. (a member firm of Ernst & Young or ‘EY’) with combined working experience of more than 12 years, with the last two years as AML Control Analyst/Team Lead of Citibank Philippines.

Prior to her AML role, Meliza worked in the areas of Credit Verification (Cards and Loans), Back-End Collections (Australia Shared Services), Disputes Resolutions Unit, Terminal Management Unit and Merchant Acquiring Support Unit.

She is currently focused on the Financial Crime practice at SGV & Co., specifically on AML/CTF, which includes engagements on framework assessments, independent assessments, gap analysis, KYC/CDD/EDD remediation, ML/TF risk assessments, transaction monitoring scenarios tuning and AML & CTF trainings.

Meliza holds a Bachelor of Science Major in Psychology degree from the Philippine Normal University.

Email: meliza.deniega@ph.ey.com


William Scott Grobs

Dr. William Scott Grob, CAMS-FCI
Treasurer
ACAMS

Dr. Grob has over 25 years of financial and banking expertise. His most recent role was as Regional Head of Affiliates Management, HSBC, where he worked on mitigating financial crime and correspondent banking risks across Asia. His 12-year career at the bank also included managing risk within the Equity/FX prime brokerage business, Structured Funds business, and Hedge Fund units.

Dr. Grob earned a Bachelor’s degree from Boston University, a Master of Arts from George Mason University, a certificate from Harvard Business School’s General Management Program, and a Doctorate of Management from SMC University (USA), where his dissertation was focused on correspondent banking- "Impact of Correspondent Bank Enhanced Due Diligence Practices." Also, he has designations from the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association, and Global Association of Risk Professionals (FRM).

Email: wsgrob@acams.org


Jon Lloyd P. Cruz

Jon Lloyd P. Cruz, CAMS
Co-Treasurer
Citibank N.A. Philippines

Jon Lloyd works in Citibank N.A. Philippines as the AML Compliance Officer for the Institutional Clients Group. Prior to current post, he has held various AML/CFT-related roles covering advisory, transaction monitoring, investigation, testing, training and AML system project implementation in other financial institutions such as BDO Unibank, Inc., Rizal Commercial Banking Corp., and Bank of the Philippine Islands and as Senior Control Analyst – Testing for AML (APAC) at Citibank, N.A. ROHQ.

Jon Lloyd graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce Major in Business Administration degree from the University of Santo Tomas. He obtained his CAMS (Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist) certification last September 2014. In November 2014, he completed the Certificate Course in Strategic Compliance in the Banking Industry given by the Association of Bank Compliance Officers (ABCOMP) in collaboration with the De La Salle University.

Email: jon.lloyd.padida.cruz@citi.com


Fritzie Tangkia-Fabricante, CAMS
Membership Committee Head
Manulife Financial



Wesley Anne Ng

Wesley Anne Ng, CAMS
Co-Communications Head
ANZ Global Services Operations (Manila), Inc.

Wesley is the Financial Crime Lead of Australia and New Zealand Global Services Operations Inc. (ANZ GSO) where she is responsible for the overall management and execution of all the strategic and operational activities of the Financial Crime Threat Management (FCTM) division. Based locally in the Philippine and part of a four hub network, her team of 80+ staff provides Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Counter terrorism Financing (CTF) and Sanctions investigations globally where ANZ has presence in.

Wesley graduated with Masters of Science in Management degree from the University Of Asia and the Pacific. She has obtained her CAMS certification since July 2018.

Email: wesley-anne.ng@anz.com


Sahlee C. Camposano

Sahlee C. Camposano
Programming Head
JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Sahlee works at JPMorgan Chase & Co. as Risk and Control Manager. Prior to joining JPMorgan Chase & Co., she had a brief stint as Integrity Consultant for the Office of Anticorruption and Integrity of the Asian Development Bank, and was Quality and Control Head at Citibank, N.A. Philippine Branch. Sahlee has 12 years of experience in operations/first line of defense controls, risk management, quality assurance, and training which include Anti-Money Laundering controls for client, merchant and vendor on-boarding, maintenance and monitoring.

Sahlee gained her Certified Anti-money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) designation in September 2017. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Economics degree from the University of the Philippines Diliman.

Email: sahlee.camposano@gmail.com


Karla Frias
Co-Programming Head
Bay Law Group

A lawyer by profession, KD is currently the CEO of Bay Law Group and the Managing Partner of Frias Frias & Associates Law Office. A founding member of the Philippine Association for Digital Commerce and Decentralized Industries, she holds the position of Director for Compliance. Her law practice is focused on Technology Law, Corporate Compliance and Litigation. She is likewise a law professor at the School of Law, San Beda College Alabang (Philippines), teaching Criminal Law and Insurance Law.

Email: karla@baylaw.io


John Paul R. Ong

John Paul R. Ong, CAMS
Communications Head
Mizuho Bank, Ltd. – Manila Branch

Paul has more than 12 years of financial/banking experience as Compliance Officer and AML/CFT Specialist for Mizuho Bank. He is responsible for the Bank’s regulatory compliance, AML/CFT strategy implementation, fraud investigation, FATCA compliance and operational risk management.

In 2018, Paul was assigned in Tokyo, Japan through the Bank’s global talent acquisition for high potential employees. Under the said program, Paul was able to impart his expertise to the global groupwide AML/CFT initiatives of Mizuho Bank.

Paul graduated cum laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce Major in Management from the Far Eastern University. Paul is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and a graduate of Certificate Course on Strategic Compliance from the De La Salle University.

Email: johnpaul.ong@mizuho-cb.com


Irsyad Stamboel

Irsyad Stamboel
Co-Membership Head
Coins.ph

Irsyad is an AML Compliance and Fraud Risk Officer within the Compliance Office of Coins.ph. In his previous role, he was a consultant with the Financial Services Office of SyCip Gorres Velayo & Co (EY Philippines) focusing on risk management and management consultancy practices for financial institutions, including but not limited to Banks, Non-bank Financial Institutions, and the Philippine government. He helped to establish the Digital and FinTech practice during his stint at SGV.

Irsyad graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management, Minor in Financial Management degree from the Ateneo de Manila University. He passed the first level of the Chartered Financial Analyst Program. He also completed the Certificate Course in Strategic Compliance in the Banking Industry administered by the Association of Bank Compliance Officers (ABCOMP) in collaboration with the De La Salle University in September 2018.

Email: irsyad@coins.ph