SGV is 65

Team SGV dressed to the nines to celebrate the firm’s 65th anniversary at the SMX Convention Center on August 5, 2011. Our Chairman and Managing Partner welcomed everyone and acknowledged that SGV’s longevity rests on its people. “You are the future of SGV. Forge the future with a strong commitment to society and to our communities; move forward with passion, discipline, excellence and above all, integrity,” said Vic.

SGV founder Wash SyCip shared with the staff the lessons he learned in the past 90 years. SGV co-founder Fred Velayo was presented with a tribute for his 90th birthday. Much to the delight of the audience, he sang with the SGV Glee Club as they serenaded him.

Assurance director Rao’ul Balisalisa from our Davao branch was awarded the much coveted SyCip Award. Assurance senior associate Johanna Chua received the Velayo Award. Assurance directors Addie de Guzman-Lumbres and Kristopher Catalan, and the ICAAP Core Team were given Special Awards for their valuable contributions to the firm.

FSO and Markets Head Ding Nera, who retired this year, was recognized for his outstanding service and loyalty to SGV. There were video presentations on the CPA topnotchers, bar passers and the firm’s loyalty awardees for 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years of service.

SGV’s three new partners — Leovina Mae Villa-Chu, Eleanore Layug and Dhonabee Señeres — were formally presented. Staff promotions were announced by market circle, interspersed with rousing performances from the SGV Glee Club and SGV’s Got Talent winners Mik Salinas, Anne Saludares and Michael Petrasanta, and VJ Sayson.