April 1978, the Philippine Association of Stock Transfer and Registry
Agencies, Inc. (PASTRA) was organized and registered with the SEC.
PASTRA was formed for the following purposes:
Join together its member in the spirit of unity, cooperation and
Promote efficiency and improvement in stock transfer services
to an ideal and professional level;
Create a body through which the members can collectively
assist, petition and cooperate with regulatory agencies such as
the SEC and the PSE;
Safeguard and promote the interests of its members, their
client-companies and the investing public; and
Promote self-discipline among its members.
of PASTRA are persons, natural or judicial, through its officers
or agents, engaged primarily in the stock transfer services and
registry functions. A member could either be a commercial bank,
an accounting firm, or an independent company operating solely as
a transfer agent. At present, it has 21 members.