Premiere Horizon Alliance Corporation (PHA) recognizes the need to ensure that the Company is directed, supervised, and supported with accountability, impartiality and transparency.
The Board of Directors and the Management of PHA also recognizes good corporate governance as essential in performing its obligations to the company’s stockholders. To this end, PHA aims to strengthen its corporate governance to accomplish the corporate goals along with its guarantee to increase stockholder value.
The original Manual of Corporate Governance was adopted on 1 July 2002. Pursuant to SEC Memorandum No. 6, the Company revised its Manual of Corporate Governance on 16 September 2009. The Company accomplished and submitted its Corporate Governance Scorecard Survey for Publicly Listed Companies. In compliance, the Board of Directors and Key Management officers of the Corporation have attended Corporate Governance seminars and will continue to do so on an annual basis.
To measure the extent of compliance with the Manual, the Company conducted self-assessment and submitted its first Governance Self Rating, which reported no significant deviation, to SEC and PSE on July 25, 2003. The latest self-assessment conducted by the Corporation was in 2011, when the Corporation participated in the Corporate Governance Scorecard for Publicly Listed Companies, which was administered by the Institute of Corporate Directors, SEC and PSE. The Scorecard was submitted on November 25, 2011. Additionally, the Company submitted its Corporate Governance Guidelines Disclosure Template on March 28, 2012 to the PSE.
The Company established an evaluation system to measure or determine the level of compliance of the Board of Directors and top level management with its Revised Manual of Corporate Governance (“Manual”) that included the continuous monitoring of the Board members’ attendance in its board meetings and various committee meetings. The Certification on the Attendance of the individual members of the Board of Directors is submitted annually to the SEC and the PSE. Moreover, the attendance and participation of the members of the Board of Directors and the senior management of the Company in seminars and trainings on Corporate Governance are also monitored and submitted to the SEC and PSE.