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DANILO P. PACAÑA, a patriotic crusader, was the first Filipino who filed tax evasion charges against tycoon, Lucio C.Tan, the world’s 512th billionaire and 2nd richest man in the Philippines as of 2011,with the Bureau of Internal Revenue. Likewise, he was the only citizen who charged Tan and cohorts led by BIR Commissioner Jose Ong for criminal acts due to corruption with the Ombudsman and all the way to Sandiganbayan.
Single handedly, he faced Tan, represented by highly influential lawyer Atty. Estelito Mendoza (legal counsel of the high and mighty namely President Gloria Arroyo, President Joseph Estrada, First Lady Imelda Marcos and tycoon Eduardo Cojuangco), in a legal battle that spanned 15 years.
His advocacy for corporate integrity and good governance drove him to the labyrinth of massive corruption in the bureaucracy, which went all the way to the doors of Malacañang.
Danny served 2 of the top tycoons in the Philippines - Lucio Tan and Alfonso Yuchengco - as a management executive of their firms that belong to the top 10 banks and insurance companies in the country for 16 years.
A Certified Public Accountant (CPA), he was formerly Senior Audit Examiner of Far East Bank, Regional Audit Head of Allied Bank, Agency Manager of Prumerica Financial and Vice President -Marketing Operations Head of Grepalife in Vismin. Thereafter, he was hired as Consultant to Prumerica Financial and Grepalife after his employment stint. He landed 10th place among the CPA board examinees from Cebu in 1984 and topped the Officer Development Program in Allied Bank.
As a Champion Agency Manager of Prumerica Financial, a multinational life insurance company, he received various corporate awards for management and sales excellence given during annual conventions in the USA, Hawaii, Greece, Thailand, Korea and Phils.
During his youth, Danny received the Gerry Roxas Leadership Award.
A civic leader, he was awarded Most Outstanding Rotary Club President by Rotary International –District 3860 among almost a 100 clubs in the Visayas and Mindanao during his stint as President of the Rotary Club of Cebu Midtown. He is a board member of the Order of the Knights of Rizal-Cebu City Chapter with a rank of Knight Commander of Rizal.
Currently engaged in business consultancy, he is President/CEO of Noa Bizkonzult. Danny was widowed at the age of 39. He is now happily married to the lovely Neperquin and is blessed with 8 children and a supportive son-in-law.