SGV at 70: The first provincial branch in Cebu City

In addition to SGV turning 70 this year, SGV Cebu is also celebrating its 65th anniversary. The SGV Cebu office was the Firm’s first branch. It was established on 27 September 1951 at the TUT Building on Juan Luna Street in Cebu City.

Jose “Mr. Quints” Quintos, a senior staff member at the time, volunteered to head the branch. He had the help of Edgardo Severino and Emma Gustillo. Their first clients included Lu Do & Lu Ym Corporation, then the world’s largest copra exporter and the country’s largest producer of coconut oil, and William Lines, a major shipping company.

SGV Cebu has since grown to almost 170 professionals and has moved a number of times before finding its current home in the Insular Life Cebu Business Centre. SGV Cebu is currently building its global footprint as the Talent Hub Group and Advisory Services Group cater to clients outside the country. Tax Partner Atty. Cheryl Ong now leads the branch in delivering exceptional service and building a better working world.