ACAMS Alabama Chapter


Upcoming Philippine Chapter learning events will be announced soon.

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 ( or Chapter membership, please contact the Chapter membership heads (Carlota Bacani at or Jon Lloyd P. Cruz at

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

Upcoming Philippine Chapter learning events will be announced soon.

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)

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

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


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
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.


Veronica Mae Aureus Arce

Veronica Mae Aureus Arce, CAMS
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).


Marlon Jerome V. Arañas, CAMS

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

William Scott Grobs

Dr. William Scott Grob, CAMS-FCI

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).


Jon Lloyd P. Cruz

Jon Lloyd P. Cruz, CAMS
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.


Fritzie Tangkia-Fabricante, CAMS
Membership Committee Head
Manulife Financial

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

Sahlee C. Camposano

Sahlee C. Camposano, CAMS
Programming Head
JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Sahlee has 12 years of experience in quality assurance and operations/first line of defense controls in consumer credit operations. In her previous role as Quality and Control Head at Citibank, N.A Philippine Branch, she was responsible for quality assurance, training and risk management activities including relevant regulatory obligations specific for Collections and outsourced operations which subsequently covered Anti-Money Laundering and Screening controls for vendor on-boarding and monitoring, and merchant and client on-boarding and maintenance for Credit Underwriting and Approvals.

Sahlee gained her Certified AML Specialist (CAMS) designation while exploring for new opportunities in the financial services industry following her early retirement from Citibank, N.A. Philippine Branch. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Economics degree from the University of the Philippines Diliman.


Karla Frias
Co-Programming Head
Bay Law Group

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

Irsyad Stamboel
Co-Communications Head