Our Leaders

Reyes Tacandong & Co. was founded by true leaders – headed by a visionary whose guiding principles lead the firm towards its objectives and a pathfinder who serves as a road map to where the firm hopes to become. We are led by prominent professionals with admired competence that pushes the firm be a stronghold of excellence in providing professional services in the Philippines.

ROMAN FELIPE S. REYES

Chairman

 

Manny has over 40 years of experience in the accounting profession—25 of those years as a senior partner at Sycip Gorres Velayo & Co (SGV). He was also Vice Chairman for Client Services, head of its Japan Business Services, head of the highest revenue generating business unit and member of the Management Committee and Operations Committee of SGV. He has provided audit  and advisory services to leading companies in different industries such as utilities and power generation, port services, land transport, broadcasting, real estate, oil refinery, steel manufacturing, and banks. 

 

Manny is a Certified Public Accountant. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, major in Accounting from San Beda College and his Master’s degree in Business Administration, concentration in Finance from the University of  Detroit, Michigan, USA. He was recognized as Huwarang Anak ng Bulakan  awardee in the field of Banking and Finance in 2015, Most Distinguished Bedan Awardee in 2004, Outstanding Bulakeno Dangal ng Lipi  awardee in 1994, and Outstanding Alumnus of San Beda College in 1993.

 

PROTACIO T. TACANDONG

Chief Operating Officer

 

Cocoy has over 40 years of experience in the accounting profession—16 of those years as SGV’s Partner-in-Charge of the Visayas and Mindanao branches and 10 years, concurrently, as Chief Finance and Administrative Officer. He has provided audit and advisory services to different companies engaged in agri-business utilities, financial institutions, real estate & construction, manufacturing, cooperatives, port services, educational institutions, and others. He was also Chairman of the Operational Excellence Committee and member of the Operations, Management and People First Committees of SGV.

 

Cocoy was actively involved in the business development of Mindanao by serving key positions in various trade and business associations such as being president of the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, member of Rotary Club of Davao, Mindanao Business Council and Philippine Business for Social Progress.  He also served as national president of the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) from 2008 to 2009.  

 

Cocoy is a graduate of the University of San Carlos, Cebu City where he obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, major in Accounting.  He earned his Master in Management degree from the Asian Institute of Management. He was conferred the SGV’s SyCip Award, the 1995 Most Outstanding Carolinian in Financial Management Award, Ernst & Young Chairman’s Values Award for Far East Area, the 2005 PICPA Most Outstanding CPA in Public Practice, the 2012 Professional Regulation Commission‘s Outstanding Professional of the Year in the Field of Accountancy and the 2014  PICPA Accountancy Hall of Fame Award.

 

MILDRED R. RAMOS
Managing Partner, Advisory Services

 

Mildred  was a senior partner and member of the Management Committee and Operations Committee of SGV. She is  specializing in strategic management, market research and assessment, management and operations review, transaction and financial advisory, business process improvement, and internal  audit from her over 30 years of working with SGV.

 

Mildred served as a member of the Chairman’s Advisory Council of Arthur Andersen, representing ASEAN. She was the head of Ernst & Young – Transaction Advisory Services providing advisory services to foreign and local clients, government  and private entities involved in various industries. She was the Head of  Arthur Andersen-SGV Business Consulting for several years.

 

Mildred is a Certified Public Accountant. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Commerce, major in Accounting and Bachelor of Arts, major in Humanities at St. Theresa’s College. She obtained her master in management degree at the Asian Institute of Management. She also attended the Executive Program at INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France. Mildred was a recipient of SGV Special Sycip Award.

 

EMMANUEL V. CLARINO

Managing Partner, Audit Services

 

Manny has over 40 years of experience in public practice and 17 years as Assurance Partner at SGV. He pioneered SGV’s practice in Caloocan, Clark and Subic, where he was successful in capturing several significant assurance engagements. Over the years, he has developed expertise in the trading, manufacturing, hotel, utility, shipbuilding, telecommunications and port operations industries and pharmaceuticals. He handled several large engagements with publicly listed and multinational companies, including a responsibility as a Global Engagement Partner in one of these companies.

 

Manny graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and earned his Masters in Business Administration both from the University of the Philippines (UP). He had his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration majoring in Accountancy at the Philippine School of Business Administration (PSBA). He is a Service Awardee of the UP Alumni Association and an Outstanding Alumnus of PSBA. He was a 14th placer in the 1974 Certified Public Accountant Licensure Examination.

 

ATTY. RAFAEL MA.  C. VINZON

Head, Tax Services

 

Boy was formerly a principal of the Tax Consulting Group at SGV for 11 years. He specializes in handling cases at the Bureau of Internal Revenue, including protests, refunds and requests for rulings.  He also handles corporate restructuring and reorganization. His clients include power generation, utilities and manufacturing companies, among others, including those registered with the BOI and PEZA.
 
Boy has a degree in Commerce, Major in Management of Financial Institutions and Bachelor of Arts, Major in History- Political Science from the De la Salle University. He earned his Bachelor of Laws from San Beda College of Law and Master of Laws from Tulane University, The School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
 
He attended the Management Development Program at the Asian Institute of Management. He is currently a member of Integrated Bar of the Philippines and Tax Management Association of the Philippines. He was recognized as an Outstanding Alumnus for Tax Practice by The San Beda College of Law in 2013.