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I would have a very short but meaningful message for all of us today.  Today is an important day for the Firm as we celebrate our 57th anniversary and from hereon, each year of our anniversary celebration becomes important as we prepare ourselves for another milestone in 2019 when we celebrate our Diamond Jubilee celebration (60th anniversary).  Let us look forward to this future milestone in the Firm’s history and let us make it more meaningful by working together and putting our focus in shaping up a better and bigger DMD.  We should aspire to in further improving our revenues and profitability by introducing meaningful changes in our strategies and business processes and by further enhancing the technologies we use  as a tool to achieve this objective.

My Dear Colleagues in DMD & Co. CPAs, Clients and Friends. I greet all of you with a Happy 57th Anniversary! We founded the Firm in 1959 and was originally professionally known as L. C. Diaz & Company CPAs at that time there were three leading CPA firms in the country. In spite their advantage of an early start, yet a third firm known as the Philippine Investment Management Consultants (PHINMA) has been organized in 1956, wherein I was one of the original consultants.

This year marks the 56th Founding Anniversary of Diaz Murillo Dalupan and Company CPAs and I would like to greet our esteemed partners, associates, as well as our supportive colleagues in the industry, a heartfelt congratulations! It is hardwork, passion and faith that put us where we are today – a committed partner towards promoting accountability and good governance in the accounting profession and nation building. 

The year 2012 was the 53rd year of DMD and Co. CPAs. The Philippine economy was shown to be one of the fastest-growing economies in Southeast Asia. HSBC cited the Philippines as the economy to watch, predicting that by 2050, the Philippines would be the “16th Largest Economy in the World.” Affirming this encouraging development, in June 2012, President Benigno Aquino III announced that the Philippines was responding to the request of the IMF, for assistance to the European Union’s (EU) troubled  countries; revealed that the Philippines will lend US $ 1 billion, sourced from the country’s international reserve, to the IMF for use in the bailout of some of the member’s distressed economies. Another report entitled “Philippines the Rising Star,” in July 2012 by Barclay’s – said that the Philippines is seen to bag its investment rating in its history, in the next 12 to 18 months, as solid fundamentals continue to work in its favor.

Rosemary D. De Mesa, Deputy Managing Partner, was inaugurated as Philippine Association of Management Accountants (PAMA) President for FY 2014-2015 during their first General Membership Meeting at the Hotel Intercontinental Manila in Makati on July 2014.

On the occasion of PSBA’s 7th Grand Alumni Homecoming 2014, DMD Audit and Assurance Partner, Jozel Francisco Santos was cited one of the twelve 2014 PSBA Achievers. 

Ofelia Barroga, Partner for Audit and Business Assurance was welcomed as the Assistant Treasurer of the Institute of Internal Auditors Philippines (IIA-P) during its 2015 1st General Membership Meeting and Board of Trustees Induction at the Hotel Intercontinental Manila in Makati.

The Celebrations were simple but memorable; they began on May 22, 2013, with a thanksgiving to the Lord in a Eucharistic mass offered at the multipurpose hall (5th floor) of the Head office of DMD & Co. at Makati City.

Mr. Robert Tautges, Chief Executive Officer of HLB International (HLBI), was greeted with a warm welcome as he visited HLBI’s counterpart in the Philippines – Diaz Murillo Dalupan and Company – for a series of successful meetings from June 24 to 25, 2013.