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DMW chair Delfin Wenceslao Jr. dies at 77

Ralf Rivas
DMW chair Delfin Wenceslao Jr. dies at 77

'PASSIONATE' LEADER. Delfin Wenceslao Jr.

DMW

'Ding or DJW was loved and respected for his passionate leadership, unyielding commitment to nation building, and his advocacy to help the underprivileged have a better life,' says the Wenceslao family

DM Wenceslao & Associates (DMW) on Friday, September 17, announced the death of its chairman Delfin Wenceslao Jr. He was 77.

“Ding or DJW was loved and respected for his passionate leadership, unyielding commitment to nation building, and his advocacy to help the underprivileged have a better life,” the company said. 

“Most importantly, he was a loving husband, a great dad, and a doting lolo (grandfather) to all his apos (grandchildren). We will terribly miss his love, counsel, and support.”

The cause of death was not disclosed by the company or the family.

The Wenceslao family said they cannot accommodate visits due to the current COVID-19 restrictions.

They also requested that memorial tributes be made in the form of donations to Katipunan ng mga Mamamayan ng Bagong Filipinas Foundation.

Wenceslao, a licensed real estate broker, was former president of the Philippine Constructors Association and board member of the International Federation of Asian and Western Pacific Contractors’ Associations.

DMW was incorporated in 1965 by Delfin Wenceslao Sr., a retired military engineer. Wenceslao Jr. took over the operations before passing away.

DMW’s board is run by other members of the Wenceslao family, such as Delfin Angelo Wenceslao, Wenceslao Jr.’s youngest son, who sits as the company’s chief executive officer.

Wenceslao Jr. was the 37th richest Filipino with a net worth of $385 million, according to Forbes. – Rappler.com

Ralf Rivas

A sociologist by heart, a journalist by profession. Ralf is Rappler's business reporter, covering macroeconomy, government finance, companies, and agriculture.