Reconnaissance: Tax Stamp & Traceability News – Interview with APO Production Unit

This month, we continue our interview series exploring the experiences of International Tax Stamp Association (ITSA) members, who offer personal perspectives on the tax industry, today’s challenges and opportunities, and tomorrow’s potential progress.

Jaime H. Aldaba Jr.

Our eighth interview is with Jaime H. Aldaba Jr, Executive Vice President and General Manager of APO Production Unit, Inc (APO), who has more than 25 years’ experience in business development and operations management.

Q: Please would you introduce APO.
A: APO is a Philippines government-owned and controlled corporation registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission, operating under the Presidential Communications Office. It is one of three recognised government printers mandated to undertake printing of accountable forms and sensitive, high-volume documents required by the government.

Q: What makes your company stand out?
A: In 2015, my team was responsible for producing the new Philippine ePassport, a project that gained us international recognition and for which we were awarded Best Regional ID Document in 2016. Since that project, APO has become one of the few companies worldwide that handles all stages of passport production.

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