SGV held its first virtual AfterBar event to congratulate 2022 Bar Exam takers and invite those interested in exploring a career at SGV. The event was attended by SGVean underbars and 203 external underbar participants on 16 February 2022. SGV Leaders and 2022 Bar Exam takers The participants were accommodated via a microsite developed for the event and were asked to join plenary and breakout sessions. They were given the opportunity to virtually meet the Firm’s Leaders and share their Bar Exam experiences. Breakout sessions were facilitated by Tax Advisory Partners, Principals, Directors, and Managers who expressed their support to the underbars. Participants were also encouraged to join the Firm. Recruitment inquiries were entertained by the Talent team. Chairman and Country Managing Partner Wilson P. Tan (WPT) and Vice Chair and Deputy Managing Partner Vivian C. Ruiz (VCR) gave welcome remarks, while Tax Services Leader and Partner Fabian K. Delos Santos (FKS) spoke on the role of Tax in nation-building and the Firm’s Tax Practice vision, and Indirect Tax - Customs and Global Trade Principal Victor C. de Dios (VCD) provided an in-depth discussion on SGV’s Tax practice and other services. Tax Advisory brochures, Service Line videos of Private Tax Principal Jules E. Riego (JER), Indirect Tax Principal Lucil Q. Vicerra (LQV), and International Tax and Transaction Services (ITTS) Principal Romulo S. Danao, Jr. (RSD), and testimonials from ITTS Principal Atty. Betheena C. Dizon (BCD), Business Tax Advisory (BTA) Senior Atty. Verlin A. Entena, and ITTS Senior Manager Atty. Almyrrh Krista “Mira” Ramirez-Uy were also made available to the participants via the microsite. The event was organized by Tax Senior Director Gecel Codera-Ong, Administrative and Workplace Services (AWS) Associate Aisha Bakhit, Talent Assistant Director Julie Ann Rubia, Talent Associate Jazmine Bethany Lo, Talent Associate Director Paula Bianca Gascon, and Talent Supervising Associate Michelle Erica Ong.