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After White Page & Co. resumed operations in 1946, it changed its name to Stewart, Dacanay & Co. To the partnership of A.D. Stewart and Julio B. Dacanay, Joaquin Cunanan was added and the firm's name became Stewart, Dacanay, Cunanan & Co. two years later, in 1948.

The company became the first local accounting firm to have international affiliation when it was designated as the official Price Waterhouse correspondent in the Philippines in 1958. This allowed the firm to adopt global quality standards. (Today, Management Advisory Services has evolved into Consulting [offering strategy consulting, digital transformation and risk consulting services] and Deals & Corporate Finance.)

The company name was changed to Joaquin Cunanan & Co. upon the retirement of Messrs. A.D. Stewart and Julio B. Dacanay in 1964. Joaquin Cunanan, called "Jack" by his colleagues and friends, led the way in developing a culture of excellence and professionalism among our people.

Jack shaped Joaquin Cunanan & Co. to be a brand associated with quality and integrity. When Cora started her chairmanship in 1981, she broke the glass ceiling as the first woman partner of Price Waterhouse anywhere in the world. Proving her mettle, de la Paz was elected to a three-year term as member of the board of the Price Waterhouse World Firm.

In 2005, the firm changed its name from “Joaquin Cunanan & Co.” to “Isla Lipana & Co.,” which was derived from the surnames of the firm’s two most poker online senior partners that time: chairman and senior partner Jerry S. Isla, and vice chair and tax managing partner Tammy H. Lipana.

Jerry said then: “This is indeed a new chapter as we celebrate our 83 years of service. Despite the new name, we continue to be guided by the same legacy of values and stringent standards inculcated in us by our former senior partner, Joaquin Cunanan, whose name we carried for over four decades.”

We opened our office at Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam, rendering assurance and assurance-related services. Since then, we’ve done our part in helping the Bruneian Government expand their economy beyond oil & gas. And in 2020, Chai Xiang Yuin was admitted as its first Bruneian partner.

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