PICPA Abu Dhabi's General Assembly & Election of Officers for FY 2019-2020

14 June 2019 - City Seasons Hotel - 1pm to 6pm

Attention Members!


PICPA Abu Dhabi cordially invites you to be part of PICPA Abu Dhabi's General Assembly & Election of Officers for FY 2019 - 2020!


We will also have a 2 hour technical session of VAT updates to be presented by our very own Mr. Arnel Gagani, CPA.


Register today!


Click here to register.

Special Professional Licensure Examination 2019

August 12-14, 2019

The Special Professional Licensure Examination will be held in  Abu Dhabi in 12-14 August 2019.


PRC verification dates in Abu Dhabi will be on 8 & 10 Aug 2019.


In relation to the above, we are looking for members (CPAs) who are willing to volunteer as marshalls on these dates:


1. Verification - Abu Dhabi - 8 & 10 Aug 2019

2. Examination - Abu Dhabi - 12-14 Aug 2019


Below are required:


1. member of PICPA Abu Dhabi

2. valid PRC ID

3. valid Emirates ID

4. Dates available


Certificates to be issued for those who will volunteer.


Please email us at picpa.auh@gmail.com for inquiries. 




PRC Updates!

CPD Compliance

Renewal of Professional Identification Card (PIC) without full CPD Compliance is accepted until December 2020



Posted on 27 December, 2018


Starting on 27 December 2018, the Professional Regulation Commission announces that its Online Services will accept payments via Over-the-counter at any UCPB branch. Validation of payment will be within 2-3 working days.


FY 2018 - 2019 Membership Reactivation Program

Renew your PRC Licenses via LBC!


PICPA Abu Dhabi and LBC entered into a partnership just for you our dear members!


Just present your ID and get discounts!


Batch processing of min. 5 PRC ID renewal will get additional discounts!

AED 300 instead of AED 350! 


Exclusive to PICPA Abu Dhabi members!


Contact our membership team for more info!

Contact details here.

PICPA National

4th VISMIN International Conference

Dubai, UAE

Applicable for Non-Philippine Residents Delegates

Conference Only:


Registration Fee (without tour) US$ 450.00

Registration Fee (with tour) US$ 650.00


The registration fee for conference only is inclusive of conference fee, full board meals and with Desert Safari and City Tour with Dhow Cruise (if joining with tour). Delegates have to arrange their own airline booking and accommodation in Dubai.


Conference plus Holy Land Tour:

Registration Fee US$ 3,900.00

The registration fee with Holy Land Tour includes the conference fee, full board meals, Desert Safari and City Tour with Dhow Cruise, hotel accommodation in Dubai, airfare for Dubai-Holy Land-Dubai and an 11-day tour in Jordan, Jerusalem and Egypt.


16 CPD units to be earned.



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PICPA Abu Dhabi’s 16th Anniversary Celebration


Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) Abu Dhabi Chapter’s 16th anniversary and induction of officers, members and associates was celebrated on September 21, 2018 at the City Seasons Hotel in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The successful event was attended by a total of 106 participants, 89 of which are PICPA Abu Dhabi members.

There were two main apportionments of the gathering, the first one was the technical session entitled “Updates, Clarifications and Correction of Errors on Value Added Tax in the UAE; the second one was the oath taking ceremony. The event officially kicked off with a warm welcome address by the PICPA Abu Dhabi’s Executive Vice President, Mr. Johann Salangsang.

The PICPA Abu Dhabi was very fortunate to have its active member and previous officer, Mr. Arnel Gagani, CPA, as the lecturer for the very interesting subject of VAT in the UAE. Mr. Gagani was so engaging in his way of delivering the topic and also very adept at his own chosen field of expertise.

After the productive discussion of the speaker and the session participants, the event came into a short halt to give way for the dinner and for everyone to have more chance of socializing.

When everybody was full, the second part of the program started with the President’s Report delivered by the FY 2017-2018 President himself, Mr. Silveriano Prieto, Jr. Mr. Prieto’s report aimed not just to show the outstanding accomplishments of the 2017-2018 term, but also to inspire, motivate and challenge the incoming officers, members and associates of the PICPA Abu Dhabi.

After the President’s Report, the event’s guest of honour shared a very heart-enriching message. The Philippines’ Second Secretary and Consul to the UAE, Rowena Pangilinan – Daquipil, stood in front of everyone and as always, never fails to leave a great impression to those who are lucky enough to listen to her message.

When all the encouragements were already given, the formal oath-taking of the PICPA officers was conducted by Consul Daquipil, followed then was the inaugural speech of the FY 2018-2019 PICPA Abu Dhabi President, Mrs. Maria Sharina De Dios. Mrs. De Dios’s speech exhibited that she is willing to offer a sincere, strong and exemplary leadership to PICPA Abu Dhabi. Thereafter, it was the members’ and associates’ turn to take their oath which was overseen by Mrs. De Dios.

Distinguished guests were Consul Daquipil, PPO – UAE Chairman Engr. Bernie Favorito and Vice Chairman Judith Tenorio. The event was also graced by PICPA Abu Dhabi’s former Presidents: Alfred Geronimo, Willard Macquirang, Albert Prieto, Marybeth Junio and Silveriano Prieto, Jr.

Success of the anniversary celebration would have been hard if not for the PICPA Abu Dhabi partners: Universal Hospital, CPARME, SMDC, LBC, Nasser Auditing Services and Business Management, Golden Box Corner Cargo, Original Litson Manok, Shinagawa Lasik and Aesthetics, Off the Hook Seafood Restaurant, and Kabayan Weekly.



“PICPA Abu Dhabi is not just an organization, it is my family.” These words spoken by Miss Diana Mabborang in her closing remarks will always live true inside the hearts and minds of PICPA Abu Dhabi members, wherever they are and whatever they may be going through.


-Johnny Rey Caldoza, CPA, MICB