March 2022

SGV Global Compliance & Reporting (GCR) Senior Director Don Don T. Mojica spoke at the “Common Tax Issues and Annual Income Tax Return Filing Reminders” webinar organized by the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) Western Metro Manila Chapter (WMMC) on 26 February 2022.Don Don with PICPA WMMC Tax webinar participants Don Don kicked off the session with a detailed discussion on income tax reminders to ensure compliance with annual income tax filing obligations. He also shared insights on deficiency tax assessments related to income tax, possible defenses under the rules, as well as income tax reconciliation procedures. Other topics tackled during the session included administrative requirements on income tax filing. GCR Senior Tax Associate Cheivy Soliman assisted in preparing the webinar materials.
Climate Change and Sustainability Service (CCaSS) Director Erika Courteille participated in a Business World Spotlight interview hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) of the Philippines entitled "Sustainability in the Philippines: Understanding and Action" on 23 February 2022.  Speakers on sustainability Together with officers from AmCham Philippines, ADEC Innovations, Procter & Gamble (P&G) Philippines, and Mondelez Philippines, Erika served as a panelist and subject matter resource on sustainability and climate change in the Philippines.  She shared insights on the need for carbon emission reduction commitments to be aligned with policy frameworks like the Philippine Development Plan, Ambisyon 2040, and the Philippine Energy Plan 2018-2040. She also highlighted how corporate and industry association partnerships will be beneficial toward solving critical sustainability issues and creating a more sustainable future for consumers and the planet. The event was organized by AmCham’s Sustainability Committee. Spotlight is BusinessWorld’s sponsored section for brand amplification.