Benedicta Du-Baladad



Benedicta “Dick” Du-Baladad is the Founding Partner and CEO of Du-Baladad and Associates (BDB Law), a law firm specializing in taxation and related corporate services. She is an accountant and a lawyer, with a foreign degree of Masters of Law and International Taxation at the Harvard University, USA.

Dick has over 30 years of practice in the field of taxation, 17 years of which was spent with the Bureau of Internal Revenue working on tax administration policy development and in operations. One of her significant contributions was the setting up of and designing the current structure and component of the Large Taxpayers Service which now accounts for more than 50% of the agency’s revenue collection. In 2001, she joined the private sector and is now on her 16th year of private practice.

Dick is a generalist but with significant experience and specialization in the taxation of the financial sector. She has authored three (3) books on the taxation of this sector, namely:

• Taxation of Financial Institutions in the Philippines (2006) which won an Anvil Award of Merit;
• Taxation of Banks and Non-Bank Financial Intermediaries (2010); and
• Taxation of Insurance Companies (2014).

She is also the Philippine correspondent of Tax Notes International and is a regular columnist in a daily business paper, the Business Mirror’s Tax Law for Business. She serves as a Director of the Bank of Commerce. Dick is also a professorial lecturer of taxation at the University of Santo Tomas (UST).

In addition to being a writer, she is also a painter. She also designs and makes her own clothes. She is a proud mother to 4 boys.



Areas of Practice


  • Tax Consulting and Advisory
  • Tax Planning
  • Handling Tax Disputes, Assessments, and Claims for Refunds
  • Tax Litigation
  • Transfer Pricing
  • Tax Compliance and Due Diligence Review
  • Advocacy

Sector Expertise

  • A generalist with expertise in banking, insurance, financing companies and other financial intermediaries, construction and real estate and technology.

Professional Certifications


  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Lawyer



  • Advanced Management Program Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, USA (2007)
  • Master of Laws and International Tax Program Harvard University (1997)
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines (1989)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy, Magna Cum Laude, St. Louis University (1982)

Professional Qualifications and Memberships


  • President, Financial Executives of the Philippines (FINEX) 2017
  • Governor, Management Association of the Philippines (MAP) 2014-2015
  • Co-Chair, Taxation Committee, Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) 2014-2012
  • Vice-Chair, Taxes Group, Capital Markets Development Council 
  • President, Tax Management Association of the Philippines (TMAP) 2005
  • Chairperson, Special Tax Committee Management Association of the Philippines (MAP) (2011-2013)
  • Chairperson, Tax Committee, Philippine Institute of CPAs (PICPA) (2011-2013)
  • External Vice President and Director, FINEX (2013)
  • Chairperson, Tax Committee Philippine Institute of CPAs (PICPA), 2010
  • Vice President, Women's Business Council of the Philippines
  • Member, Harvard Law Alumni Association of the Philippines

Contact Information

  • Email : This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Landline : +63 2 403-2001 loc. 300
  • Fax : +63 2 403-2001 loc. 130