Beneficial ownership transparency in the Philippines

  • Publication date: 22 April 2024
  • Authors: Emily Manuel, Maria Karla Espinosa

Acronyms and abbreviations

AMLA – Anti-Money Laundering Act

AMLC – Anti-Money Laundering Council

AML/CFT – Anti-money laundering/combating the financing of terrorism

APECO – Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport Authority

BO – Beneficial ownership

BOD – Beneficial Ownership Declaration (form)

BODS – Beneficial Ownership Data Standard

BOTD – Beneficial Ownership Transparency Declaration (form)

BOT – Beneficial ownership transparency

BSPBangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (Central Bank of the Philippines)

CEZA – Cagayan Economic Zone Authority

DENR – Department of Environment and Natural Resources

DOE – Department of Energy

DSA – Data-sharing agreement

eFAST – Electronic Filing and Submission Tool

EIPD-AMLD – Enforcement and Investor Protection Department-Anti Money Laundering Division (under the SEC)

EITI – Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

EO – Executive Order

FATF – Financial Action Task Force

GIS – General Information Sheet

GOCC – Government-owned or controlled corporations

IC – Insurance Commission

IRR – Implementing Rules and Regulations

LEA – Law enforcement authority/agency

MC – Memorandum Circular

MOA/MOU – Memorandum of Agreement/Memorandum of Understanding

MSG – Multi-stakeholder group (EITI)

NPC – National Privacy Commission

NPO – Non-profit organisation

OGP – Open Government Partnership

OO – Open Ownership

PAGCOR – Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation

PDF – Portable document format

PEP – Politically exposed person

PH-EITI – Philippine Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

SEC – Securities and Exchange Commission

SOE – State-owned enterprise

TIN – Tax identification number

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