The 5th Edition of the Philippine Insurance Code Annotated by underwriting consultant Lohel A. Martirez is now available!

The work is based on the Philippine Insurance Code (Presidential Decree No. 612) which was extensively amended by Republic Act no. 10607— and includes universally accepted insurance principles in Life & Non-Life, leading decided cases, and good customs of the industry.

Carefully selected reference materials from various sources both here and abroad were studied and explained, in a manner and style understood on first reading.

Martirez has served the insurance industry for more than five decades in various capacities both in the home offices and the field, as Executive Vice President/ Chief Operating Officer and other previous managerial positions. He was also Annotator of the Supreme Court Reports Annotated (SCRA); Court of Appeals Reports Annotated (CARA); Philippine Reports Annotated (PRA); and as Editorial Staff Member of the Supreme Court Decided Cases Quick Index Digest. All his works are published and distributed by Central Book Supply, Inc. nationwide.

Author Lohel A. Martirez with his youngest daughter Hazel M. Garcia who is also working in the insurance industry.

To order a copy, you may contact Central Books at tel. no. (02) 372-3550 loc. 31 or email

PMAP Holds HR Best Practices From Global Players Summit

The People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP), the premier organization of people managers and HR practitoners, will hold the “HR Best Practices from Global Players Summit” at Ace Hotel and Suites in Pasig City on May 26, 2017 (9:00 am to 5:00 pm).

This momentous event will feature seasoned regional HR managers from the country and across the globe to share their knowledge and expertise on how they built organizations that inspire and develop employees to thrive in the opportunities and challenges in the past and the years to come.

The line-up of remarkable speakers includes Mr. Sheel Majumdar, HR Director of Microsoft Philippines, who will about “Building a Future-ready Organization Culture”; Ms. Emma Valeros Cruz, Regional HR Director of Dole-Asia Company Ltd., who will discuss her experience in “Managing Regional HR Functions”; and Mr. Colin Blackwell, Chairman of the HR Committee of Vietnam Business Forum, who will enlighten participants in his talk “Cultural Diversity: Asset or Liability?”

Other timely and relevant topics to be presented during this one-day learning journey are the following:

Emerging Trends on Employee Engagement – Many organizations has achieved competitive advantage through engaging people. What are the latest innovations in employee engagement that drive people to be passionate with work and committed to their organization?

Growing Your Organization Through High Impact Leadership Development – Achieving success in organizations requires consistency of quality of work of their people and the impact their leaders bring to the table. How do companies develop leaders from within and navigate high-performing teams?

Managing Digital HR – The future of people management is digital HR. How can organizations integrate the latest HR technologies and services in creating a unified employee experience and transformed business processes?

The summit is open to the public and guarantees an interesting and relevant day of learning about HR best practices from leading practitioners in the human resource management from both local and international speakers Investment fee is Php4,500.00 for PMAP members and Php6,000 for non-members.

For more information, please contact Ms. Eshe Lalongisip or Ms. Clara Delfin at tel. no. 726-1532 loc. 304 or email /