SGV Cebu held its first in-person alumni cocktails event in over two years since the pandemic began. The event was held at the new SGV Cebu office on 26 January 2023. It aimed to strengthen the bonds of personal and professional friendships with the alumni. It was also a way for SGV Cebu to thank the alumni for their contributions and support over the years. About 60 SGV Cebu alumni, partners, and managers attended the event.
SGV Partners and Leaders with SGV Cebu Alumni
SGV partners, leaders, and alumni delivered their respective messages during the event. SGV Chairman and Country Managing Partner Wilson P. Tan (WPT) talked about SGV Cebu's involvement in various projects in the local business community, professional organizations, and local community efforts in line with the Firm’s mission to enable businesses and build a better Philippines.
Market Group 4 Leader Veronica R. Pore (VRP) thanked everyone in attendance and mentioned how the SGV Cebu office is also the alumni’s “home” and that they are welcome to visit anytime. SGV Cebu Tax Partner Saha P. Adlawan-Bulagsak (SAB) shared her realizations on how far SGV Cebu has come, how extensive its networks have become, and how all this has contributed to SGVeans’ exceptional SGV experience that they always carry with them wherever they go.
SGV Cebu Alumnus and former SGV Cebu Partner-in-Charge Ben Dapat gave a short message of appreciation and expressed his willingness to help the Cebu office in any way he can. SGV Cebu Alumna and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Legal Counsel Atty. Mhai Largo also gave a short message thanking her former colleagues and emphasizing SGV’s legacy, which she said is the quality of its people.
A short video of SGV Cebu’s history and the Firm’s Purpose song music video were also shown. The event concluded with a toast led by SGV Cebu Partner-in-Charge Margem A. Tagalog (MAT) to the Cebu Office’s past, present, and future. The Cebu Office managers also gave the alumni a brief guided tour of the new office. Assurance Associate Vic Angela L. Jugar served as the emcee.