Philippine Innovation Week opens with Innovation Forum

SGV joined the Benita and Catalino Yap Foundation (BCYF) and the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in leading an Innovation Forum titled “Innovation for Learning and Development” last 19 February at the PHIVOLCS Auditorium in UP Diliman. SGV Partner Clair Mangangey, representing SGV Chairman and Managing Partner Itos Cruz, delivered the welcome remarks during the opening ceremonies. Also present to give their welcome remarks were BCYF Founder and Chairman Tony Yap and DOST Secretary Fortunato dela Peña.

From left to right: Lyn Talingdan, Emcee from NRCP-DOST; Fortunato dela Peña, DOST Secretary; Winston Chan, retired SGV Partner; Mylene Abiva, President and CEO of FELTA Multi-Media, Inc.; Kathrina Macaisa, SGV Partner; Christina Barroga, President of PICPA Western Metro Manila; Clairma Mangangey, SGV Partner; Prof. Melito Salazar, Dean of the School of Accountancy and Management at Centro Escolar University; and Tony Yap, BCYF Founder and Chairman.

The forum featured three plenary sessions which focused on innovation in the fields of education, research and development, and business. Also present during the forum were BCYF Advisory Council Member Renelyn Tan-Castillejos who served as a session moderator, and SGV Advisory Partner Kathrina Macaisa who served as a session speaker. Retired SGV Partner Winston Chan and Entrepreneur Of The Year 2009 Finalist Mylene Abiva served as session panelists.

The Innovation Forum marked the start of Philippine Innovation Week (PIW) 2018 and was the first in a series of activities lined up for the week. It aims to focus national attention on the significance of innovation and its benefits to society, as well as recognize and stimulate worthy innovations in various fields.