Legacy Night honors retiring partners and former CMP

Current and alumni SGV partners celebrated the Firm’s second Legacy Night last 26 June at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Bonifacio Global City. The evening commemorated SGV’s rich legacy of excellence, integrity and stewardship.

SGV Chairman and Managing Partner Itos Cruz delivered the welcome remarks emphasizing the significance of SGV’s legacy. He commended SGV Tax Head Luis P. Ferrer (LPF) and SGV Talent Hub Group Leader Arnel F. de Jesus (AFJ) for their invaluable contributions towards the Firm’s growth. He then expressed his gratitude to the alumni partners for serving as stewards and mentors of the Firm and its people. He also thanked the active partners for their commitment to SGV’s Purpose.

The partners paid tribute to former Chairman and Managing Partner David L. Balangue (DLB) who passed away last April. With his wife and children in attendance, DLB was recognized as an outstanding professional who inspired many with his work ethic, passion and intelligence.

Alumni Partners Boots Garcia and Willie Sanchez shared inspirational messages on SGV’s legacy and also shared meaningful advice to this year’s retirees. The program concluded with a presentation of tokens to AFJ and LPF in honor of their exceptional work, loyalty and dedication throughout their many years of service to the Firm.