Global Compliance Reporting (GCR) Partners Hentje Leo L. Leaño (LLL) and Maricris U. See (MUS) were recognized as Outstanding Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accounts (PICPA) Members from the Metro Manila Region (MMR) during the 77th PICPA Annual National Convention (ANC) held from 23 to 26 November in Cebu City. Outstanding PICPA Members Maricris U. See and Hentje Leo L. Leaño Leo and Maricris were recognized for their outstanding performance as presidents of the PICPA Eastern Metro Manila Chapter (EMMC) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016-2017 and Southern Metro Manila Chapter (SMMC) for FY 2020-2021, respectively. Their citations noted their active participation as chairs or members of various MMR and PICPA national committees which contributed to the attainment of PICPA’s goals and aspirations. Also recognized during the 77th PICPA ANC were former Business Consulting Partner and Chief Risk Officer Leonardo J. Matignas Jr. (LJM) and former Country Tax Leader Luis P. Ferrer (LPF) as Honorary Life Members. Congratulations, Leo and Maricris!
SGV Clark Partners and Managers joined the 31st North Luzon Area Business (NLAB) Conference at the Hilton Clark Sun Valley Resort Hotel, Clark Freeport, Pampanga. The two-day event highlighted programs and opportunities for micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and large enterprises featuring emerging businesses in North Luzon. Proprietors, top-level management, and executives of enterprises from CAR and Regions I to III attended the event. SGV Clark Partners and Managers at the 31st NLAB Conference SGV was one of the sponsors and key guests of the Metro Angeles Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Inc. (MACCII). SGV Clark Partner-in-Charge Atty. Margaux A. Advincula (MAA), Market Group 7 leader Jose Pepito E. Zabat III (JEZ), SGV Clark Tax Partner Hentje Leo L. Leaño (LLL), Assurance Senior Director Leo Niño R. Canlas, Assurance Associate Director Ezra Yumul, Global Compliance and Reporting (GCR) Associate Director David Jonathan F. Manalili, and Business Tax Advisory (BTA) Associate Director Atty. Philip Dave C. Cachapero represented SGV. SGV Clark Partner-in-Charge Atty. Margaux A. Advincula, 2nd Dist. of Albay Representative and Committee on Ways & Means Chair Hon. Jose Maria Clemente “Joey” Sarte Salceda, and BTA Associate Director Atty. Philip Dave C. Cachapero Atty. Margaux (leftmost) and Atty. Philip (rightmost) with Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) Chairman Delfin Lorenzana and Clark Development Corporation (CDC) President Agnes VST Devanadera Key government officials and prominent business leaders graced the event and discussed issues affecting business and the economy particularly in the areas of agribusiness, tourism, infrastructure, and science and technology development, among others. The conference also served as a venue for delegates to network with businessmen from various parts of the country, explore innovative business opportunities, and forge new partnerships. The 31st NLAB Conference was organized by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) and hosted by the MACCII. It brought together the key officials of the member Chambers and business partners located in North Luzon and promoted the developments being made in New Clark City and nearby areas, as well as the reforms and initiatives set forth by the Government and by the private sector that would affect locators in North Luzon.
In furtherance of SGV’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusiveness (DE&I) initiatives, and in celebration of the holidays, the Firm’s Tax team, through Market Group (MG) 10, worked with the Quezon City Kabahagi Center for Children with Disabilities (QC Kabahagi) in holding a Christmas event entitled “Kabahagi Krismasaya 2022” at the Serbisyong Bayan Park Covered Court, Batasan Hills, Quezon City on 13 December 2022. Event poster SGV Partners Auresana B. Ines, Lucil Q. Vicerra, and Victor C. De Dios with QC Kabahagi Director Karen Sagun (second from left) at Krismasaya 2022 MG10 was represented by EY Asean Tax DE&I Lead Victor C. De Dios (VCD), together with Indirect Tax Senior Director Alden Patrick C. Labaguis, Associate Director Lauren Antonette M. Mendoza, and Senior Associates Kierk Robin M. Ret and Andrea Nicole C. Loreno. Indirect Tax Head Lucil Q. Vicerra (LQV), International Tax and Transaction Services (ITTS) Partner Auresana B. Ines (ABI), and other SGV staff were also present at the event. Krismasaya attendees SGV Tax team at Krismasaya 2022 Krismasaya is an annual holiday activity for children with disabilities by QC Kabahagi, headed by Director Karen Sagun. QC Kabahagi is set to run a disability awareness program for SGV Tax professionals this 2023.