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Philippines Chapter

Starting January 2020, a new association in the Philippines, IARFCPH (International Association of Registered Financial Consultants Philippines Inc.), a non-stock non-profit organization, will be solely authorized to conduct the RFC Conversion and continuing education course in the Philippines.  The new group is composed of RFC professionals and RFC lecturers who are distinguished in their own fields of expertise.

Philippines Chapter Board of Directors

President  Gamalielh Ariel "Boyet" O. Benavides, MBA, RFC®
Executive Vice President  Grace De Vera Escobar, RFC®
Vice President  Ismael Melendres, Jr., RFC®
Secretary  Atty. Nicasio C. CabaneiroRFC®
Treasurer  Ma. Arlene M. BaguyoRFC®
Director  Cynthia RimandoRFC®
Director  Allan TamayoRFC®

With the new association and the support of IARFC USA, IARFCPH seeks to further promote the goals of IARFC though certification courses, and professional membership development through continuing education programs.


Registered Financial Consultant

The Registered Financial Consultant (RFC®) is a professional designation awarded by the International Association of Registered Financial Consultants to those financial advisors who can meet the high standards of education, experience and integrity required of all its members. The IARFC holds the RFC designation to be different and perhaps more encompassing. However the IARFC does not assert that many other professional designations or their organization are inferior. The public is not served by divisive criticism, but rather by dedicated and well-prepared professionals. Our goal is to encourage consultants, with strong emphasis on the importance of ethical behavior and continuing education.


Become a Registered Financial Consultant
Join the IARFC today.

RFC Conversion Courses

The first RFC Conversion course was held in Manila in 2004 with over 60 participants.  Today in 2020, after 16 years and 98 batches of participants, the Philippines has over 1,200 RFC graduates from various disciplines (insurance, banking, accountancy, church, government, entrepreneurs, real estate, etc.).


Subsequent conversion courses were held outside Metro Manila; in the cities of Cebu, Naga, Dumaguete, Iloilo, Bacolod, and Sta. Rosa Laguna.  RFC professionals are now practicing in the major city centers of the islands of Luzon, the Visayas and Mindanao.

Enroll in RFC Conversion Course

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Contact Us

For inquiries, comments, and suggestions, contact :

Ma. Arlene M. Baguyo


Mobile +63 917 645 7846

Email: info.philippines@iarfc.org