Paul Michael Jaramillo

PJ is a CPA, writer, storyteller, environment and youth advocate. As a writer, his articles on national development were published in a Spanish newspaper and local news network Rappler. As a storyteller and environment advocate, his documentary films on mining and environment were featured by ABS-CBN News and GMA News. He launched his career as a CPA at KPMG in the Philippines in 2015. He started his professional journey as an external auditor of a global workspace provider (the largest audit client of KPMG in the Philippines), global bank, leading MFCG in the Philippines and a number of shared service centres. As an auditor, his team won the KPMG Asia-Pacific Data & Analytics Challenge and coached the Philippine team that placed third to the KPMG GlobalRunner Cup. More than two years later, he led KPMG in the Philippines’ Network of Audit Innovators and Data & Analytics Champions and its academic arm, while serving as a member of the KPMG Asia-Pacific Audit Digital Transformation Workstream. He has a strong background across the full life cycle of data and analytics (D&A) and audit methodology. He served as a member of the Audit Methodology Group and Root Cause Analysis Team of KPMG in the Philippines. He was a regular training facilitator of KPMG on audit methodology, innovation, data and analytics, professional standards and regulatory updates. He also served as a coach for newly promoted supervisors. PJ was also the Firm’s System of Quality Management Implementation Manager and a Workforce of the Future Champion. He was also a Sampling Specialist of the Firm. In 2019, PJ was a member of the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA)’s Technical Working Group on Audit Methodology. PJ led in developing some of the innovative solutions of KPMG in the Philippines. Above all, PJ is a people investor. He invests on people who have potential and talents. That makes him a coach and mentor to some young professionals in the profession and served as a People Committee member of KPMG in the Philippines. He leads advocacy projects that help communities. He produces vlogs thru his YouTube channel, PJspirations which features stories of different individuals. Currently, he is the Academic Master and Head Coach of PREMIERE Professional Development Center, which provides coaching, mentoring, training and learning programs and platforms that promote growth and development in every individual’s life and career. He is also with the Middle East region of KPMG as a member of its Professional Practice group, providing subject matter knowledge and guidance on audit methodology, and learning and development programs to its offices. He is a proud Ilocano and a graduate of Northwestern University.

#SulEAT | Ristorante delle Mitre, a restaurant dedicated to Catholic bishops

This was the first time I dined in a Catholic-themed restaurant. Thanks to Kapatiran Sandugo, Fundacion Santiago, Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional, Instituto Cervantes, and Consulado de España en Manila for sponsoring our heritage tour in September 2012. This was part of the Proyekto Ventura de los Reyes. I was with my fellow Millennium Development …

#SulEAT | Affordable buffet and a relaxing ambiance by the Marikina riverbanks at ‘Renaissance Cafeteria’

When I accompanied my mom during the reunion with her high school batchmates, I got the chance to visit Marikina, the place where I was born. We visited the biggest outlet center, the Marikina Riverbanks Center, and I got the chance to see and touch the world’s biggest shoes housed in Marikina Shoe Gallery. I …

1HE ONE | Jesson Ramil Cid: Pinoy Decathlon Gold Medalist – 27th SEA Games

Jesson Ramil Cid, a native of Barangay Suyo, Dingras, Ilocos Norte, was one of the country’s four rookie athletes who won a gold medal in his sports discipline in the 27th Southeast Asian (ASEAN) Games in Myanmar last December 2013. In men’s decathlon, Cid amassed 7,038 points over the 10 events to outclass seven-man filed …