1. Oversight and Approval
It is the duty of the Board to oversee the business affairs of the Company and to exercise sound and
objective judgment for its best interest. It relies on the CEO and other senior management in the
competent and ethical operation of the Company on a day-to-day basis. Thus, it is the responsibility
of the Board to monitor and oversee the performance of senior management in implementing the
strategies, policies pertaining to major business activities and enterprise risks throughout the Group.
The Board shall ensure that major plans of action, risk policy, annual budgets and business plans, and
performance objectives and accountabilities are set to monitor implementation, measure corporate
performance and take corrective action as needed pursuant to approved strategic objectives.
2. High Ethical Standards in Doing Business
Our corporate governance practice adheres to basic principles of integrity, transparency, fairness,
accountability and performance. It is the responsibility of the Board including the officers and staff to
follow at all times the established governance policies and practices as these are put in place to protect
the Company’s reputation, assets and businesses. The Board shall ensure the company’s faithful
compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and best business practices including the timely and
accurate submission of public disclosures, prudential and supervisory reports to the relevant regulatory
3. Annual Board and Executive Management Performance Evaluation
The Board, through the Corporate Governance Committee, shall undertake the evaluation of its
performance as a collective body, its Committees and senior management to determine whether they
are functioning effectively, pinpoint areas for improvement and ensure that the President is providing
effective leadership to the Group. The Committee shall report the results of the self-assessment to the
Board. It shall likewise implement a process for the selection of Board members who can add value and
meaningfully contribute independent judgment to the formulation of sound corporate strategies and
4. Directors’ Peer Evaluation
This is intended to encourage improved performance and effectiveness of directors by identifying
areas that need improvement. Each director is requested to rate their colleagues on the Board using
the prescribed rating scale and questions. The Corporate Governance Committee shall report also the
results of the peer evaluations to the Board.
5. Management Succession Planning
The Board, in coordination with the Corporate Governance Committee, shall ensure that the Company
has in place an appropriate and updated succession planning for key executives to address emergency
in the event of extraordinary circumstances and ensure continuity of operations.