Assessors, Private Appraisers raises competencies on Valuation Standard

The Bureau of Local Government Finance held a seminar “Training on Philippine Valuation Standard” in Tagaytay City on 13  April 10- 2018.

The seminar was aimed to harmonize standards and promote acceptance from government assessors and private appraisers. Essentially, Philippine Valuation Standards is an adoption of  international  valuation standards in Philippine setting.

Over 65 representatives of different provincial, city and municipal assessors  all over the country participated the seminar. Two represents private appraisers-Gus Agosto and Lily Anne Bardago.

During the seminar, the first speaker Provincial Assessor Ilbas said that in recent years government assessors carried out work on valuing properties through sales comparison and cost approach, but rare in applying income approach. He said that the country adopted the international standards in accordance with the Philippine setting.

“We have laws and policies which are particular in our country. Thus, Philippine Valuation Standard is the application of International Valuation Standard in the country.”

Appraiser Gus Agosto appreciated the training. “It sharpen our knowledge on the Philippine Valuation Standards”. It merges the experiences of the assessors and private appraisers in their day to day practice of profession.

Speaker Gumabay stresses the importance of Philippine Valuation Standards. “Our generation should be happy to be in the era in which we have now a valuation standard.”

“It is not only to standardize the different valuation practices in different government agencies and private practice, but on how to be at par with other countries in terms of valuation practice.”

The International Valuation Standards (IVS) are standards for undertaking valuation assignments using generally recognised concepts and principles that promote transparency and consistency in valuation practice. IVS 2017 comprises five General Standards and six Asset Standards. The General Standards set requirements for the conduct of all valuation assignments including establishing the terms of a valuation engagement, bases of value, valuation approaches and methods, and reporting.

In conclusion, Appraiser Gus said “training on Philippine Valuation Standards will create public awareness on the relevance and competence of our real estate appraisers.  On a positive note, it gives confidence to international community that Filipino appraisers are at par with the global valuation practice.”

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