|Portrait of Atty. Macmod of PRTC. Photo owned by PRTC.|
by Atty. Almanzor Sarip Macmod, CPA
Former CPA Reviewer, CPAR Manila, Philippine School of Business Administration, UE Review School, CTDI;
Lecturer, De La Salle University, Manila and University of Santo Tomas
Current CPA Reviewer in Taxation, PRTC
One of my most favorite reviewers in Professional Review and Training Center (PRTC), Atty. Macmod is truly one of the best. Aside from his ability to teach taxation in a very understandable but comprehensive way, he is very inspiring and had a good sense of humor. You will truly enjoy learning the principles and concepts taught in taxation-- which I consider (and most of you probably) a very technical and boring subject to learn. One day of his lecture is not enough for me to be satisfied with his inspiring words about becoming a CPA, mind-opening knowledge about different things ranging from religion up to science, and very comprehensive ways of teaching the difficult rules and laws we need to remember in order to pass the subject.
His words are contagious. His teachings will make you realize that there is more to ourselves we thought we could never achieve. Through his words and entertaining stories (like the head of the bird and the story of a young man who wants to become a monk), eventually you will realize that our sacrifices for today is not enough for us to become a successful CPA-- we need to do more and more and more and more until we capture that title. He talked about the importance of focus, believing, and discipline in order for a person to become a successful CPA.
Aside from that, he is very funny and indeed entertaining. You would truly lost your breath in laughing when he dances, sings and give bouts of jokes in front of the class. Here is the tips he used to provide to the CPA reviewees. You will truly be inspired.
1. I will maintain an OVERWHELMING DESIRE to become a CPA.
- It is my most effective weapon against laziness that will try to conquer me anytime.
2. I will make a COMMITTED DECISION to become a CPA and study with FOCUS.
- Only when I commit when I truly begin to shape my destiny. The committed decision will teach me how to acquire the power of purpose and the power of focus; otherwise I can easily be distracted by other forces external or internal.