SM receives top taxpayers award from Pasay City. From left to right: Michelle R. Talavera-Pardo, Head Pasay Business Permits and Licensing Office (BPLO); Engr. Fernando M. Fandino, City Assessor of Pasay City; Emelito B. Tecson, CPA, City Treasurer of Pasay City; Joey Calixto Isidro, Pasay City Councilor; Hon. Waldetrudes ‘Ding’ Del Rosario, Pasay City Vice Mayor; Hon. Imelda ‘Emi’ Calixto-Rubiano, Pasay City Mayor; Helen Grace Dela Cruz, Vice President for Controllership of SM Investments Corporation; Ma. Cristina Agbunag, Senior Assistant Vice President for Corporate Tax of SM Investments.

(20 December 2022, Pasay City, Philippines) Seven SM companies were recognized as top business taxpayers by Pasay City in an appreciation ceremony held on December 7, 2022 at the Conrad Manila.

The awards are among the highlights of the 159th founding anniversary of the City of Pasay which recognized the Top Taxpayers for both Business and Real Property Taxes Categories. Through the awards, the City recognized the unwavering support and contribution of the sector to its development “into a city of good governance and better opportunities.” 

“Your presence and help are vital in attaining our goal of becoming an eco-city. As we are partners in public service, our strong bond and partnership is necessary in our next chapter,”

Pasay City Mayor Imelda ‘Emi’ Calixto-Rubiano said during her speech at the awarding ceremony.

SM Development Corporation (SMDC) topped the Business Taxes category at first place followed by The SM Store at the third spot. Meanwhile, SM Prime Holdings Inc. (SM Prime) clinched the sixth place, with Super Shopping Market Inc. and SM Investments Corporation ranked eighth and ninth in the same category, respectively. For the Real Property Taxes Category, SM Prime, placed first on the list while SMDC, Shoemart Inc., (SM Land Inc) and SM Retail notched the third, sixth, and seventh spots, respectively.

SM Prime recognized as Top Real Property Taxpayer. From left to right: Michelle R. Talavera-Pardo, Head Pasay Business Permits and Licensing Office (BPLO); Engr. Fernando M. Fandino, City Assessor of Pasay City; Emelito B. Tecson, CPA, City Treasurer of Pasay City; Joey Calixto Isidro, Pasay City Councilor; Hon. Waldetrudes ‘Ding’ Del Rosario, Pasay City Vice Mayor; Hon. Imelda ‘Emi’ Calixto-Rubiano, Pasay City Mayor; John Nai Peng C. Ong, Chief Finance Officer at SM Prime Holdings Inc.; Perkin Bentley O. So, Senior Assistant Vice President, for Operations of SM Supermalls; Rosaly Anne Salazar, Mall Manager, SM Mall of Asia (MOA); Felix F. Tong, Mall Manager, SM MOA Square.
SMDC clinches first place in the Business Tax category as part of the Top Taxpayers Award by Pasay City. From left to right: Michelle R. Talavera-Pardo, Head Pasay Business Permits and Licensing Office (BPLO); Engr. Fernando M. Fandino, City Assessor of Pasay City; Emelito B. Tecson, CPA, City Treasurer of Pasay City; Joey Calixto Isidro, Pasay City Councilor; Hon. Waldetrudes ‘Ding’ Del Rosario, Pasay City Vice Mayor; Hon. Imelda ‘Emi’ Calixto-Rubiano, Pasay City Mayor; Lorvilyn T. Amoroso, Assistant Vice President for Controllership at SM Development Corporation (SMDC); Marlo Gabucan, Accounting Manager at SMDC.