Newly admitted SGV partners join peers in Barcelona

Advisory partners and principal Charisse Cruz, Marnelli Fullon, Jan Ray Manlapaz and Evert De Bock, Tax partners Leo Leaño, Frances Villamayor and Lee Vivas, Assurance partner Ysmael Acosta and Financial Services Organization partner Juan Carlo Maminta joined new partners from 78 countries in this year’s EY Global New Partner Program in Barcelona, Spain. The program served as a global platform for new partners to discuss the importance of leading with purpose and creating a legacy.


JMC elected 2018 IIAP President

Advisory partner Ian Canlas has been elected President of the Institute of Internal Auditors Philippines (IIAP) for the calendar year 2018. The IIAP aims to develop and promote internal audit, having a vision of being a globally recognized organization and valued for having IA professionals who are indispensable to effective governance, risk management and control.

Congratulations, JMC!

Congratulations to our new CSRAs!

Services (CCaSS) partners Clairma Mangangey and Ian Canlas, as well as Senior Director Katrina Francisco, recently passed the Certified Sustainability Reporting Assurer (CSRA) course held last September 2017 in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Offered by the National Center for Sustainability Reporting (NCSR), the CSRA is a professional certification program in the field of Sustainability Report Assurance using the AA1000 Assurance Standard (2008). This is the 9th batch of certification courses held in Indonesia. SGV is now an AA Licensed Assurance Provider.

Kudos, CTM, JMC and Ina!

FIDS professionals acquire certifications

Senior Associate Ma. Kristina Libres and Associate Gian Franco Evidente recently passed a data analytics examination and are now Tableau Desktop 10 Certified Professionals.

Meanwhile, Associate Adrian Perez underwent a computer forensics training course and is now a Certified Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator V9.

Good job, Kristina, Gian and Adrian!

SGV Cebu tabulates for Globe media tilt

On its sixth year of promoting excellent and responsible journalism and upholding its commitment to sustainable development, Globe Telecom, Inc. selected SGV Cebu as the official tabulator for the 2017 Globe Media Excellence Awards (GMEA) Visayas leg.

The awards night was recently held at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Cebu City. Globe Telecom, Inc., through GMEA, anchored on its commitment to promoting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals covering four focus areas: Care for the Environment, Innate Care for our People, Positive Societal Impact and Digital Nation.

SGV Cebu Assurance partner Gen Arevalo led the SGV team that conducted the independent tabulation of scores. Completing the team were Ian Jayme, Jowls Acuña, Jasper Amorin and Kerwin Tabiliran. SGV Cebu has been the official tabulator of GMEA for five years.

SGV Cebu helps light up homes

SGV Cebu partners and staff, supported by the SGV Foundation, partnered with JCI Cebu Philippines to extend a hand in lighting up households in Caohagan Island through the Light Up Cebu Project. This project aims to promote renewable energy in off-the-grid communities by installing solar panels to light homes.

Caohagan Island, with a population of approximately 700, has electricity only from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. each day, leaving residents in darkness for the rest of the night, and greatly affecting the study times of the young students on the island.

Twenty-one honor students of Caohagan Elementary School were selected to be beneficiaries of this project, which provided each of their households with a solar panel as a reward for their diligence in studying despite the absence of light. The project aimed to provide the hope of a brighter future for these children to maximize their potential and reach their dreams – all the while promoting the use of renewable solar energy, helping in the fight against climate change.

Uratex Chair and CEO wins EOY Philippines

Chair and CEO of Multiflex RNC Philippines, Inc. (Uratex) Natividad Cheng was named the Entrepreneur Of The Year Philippines (EOYP) in the recent 2017 Entrepreneur Of The Year awards banquet. She was also named the Master Entrepreneur Of The Year. Co-Founder and Chief Brand Officer of Happy Skin Cosmetics Rissa Mananquil Trillo was named the Women Entrepreneur Of The Year; Founder and CEO of Fruitas Holdings Inc. Lester Yu was named Emerging Entrepreneur Of The Year, and President and CEO of Cebu Landmasters, Inc. Jose Soberano III was named Industry Entrepreneur Of The Year.

The awards banquet was the culmination of an eight-month search that was launched last February with the theme Igniting Innovation. There were 19 finalists who vied for the awards.

EOYP Natividad Cheng will represent the Philippines in the World Entrepreneur Of The Year event in Monte Carlo, Monaco in June 2018.