SGV honors retiring partner

SGV partners honored retiring Assurance Partner Josephine H. Estomo (JHE) on 19 June with a program that was webcast from the Washington SyCip Development Center. Assurance Leader Martin Guantes and Talent Leader Julie Mateo hosted the program, with some members of SGV’s leadership also physically present and observing proper social distancing. Other partners virtually participated in the celebration from their own offices or their homes.

WPT, JHE and ARB during the retirement program

Country Managing Partner Wilson P. Tan (WPT) delivered the opening remarks and commended JHE’s outstanding contributions to the Firm, emphasizing her efforts in strengthening client relationships and developing the skills of generations of SGVeans.

Consulting Partner Leonardo J. Matignas prepared a video musical number and Assurance Partners Albert R. Bon (ARB), Shane D. Tanguin (SDT) and KC S. Catalan (KSC) shared their heartfelt messages for JHE. Assurance Partners Dhonabee Señeres, Jennifer Ticlao, Wanessa Salvador, John Villa, ARB, SDT and KSC presented a special video featuring JHE’s SGV journey with her colleagues, friends and staff.

JHE’s token of appreciation

Alumni Partners Pong Villamayor, Vic Ibe, Mar Aguas and Cynthia Manlapig also prepared messages for her. Chairman Itos Cruz delivered the closing remarks and emphasized her remarkable stewardship that has helped nurture SGV’s current and future leaders.

In honor of her 39 years of invaluable service to the Firm, JHE was presented with a token of appreciation – a sculpture titled A New Chapter. It depicts a woman reading a book under a tree, in her constant pursuit of new knowledge. The program concluded with a message from JHE who expressed her gratitude to SGV, her staff and colleagues.

Best wishes on your retirement, JHE!