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[OPINION] Lessons on Philippine history, as inspired by Danding Cojuangco

Jun 20, 2020 - 6:00 PM

'Danding Cojuangco, together with the other architects, henchmen, and butchers of Martial Law, was politically accommodated, reintegrated, and allowed to partake in one way or another, in the restored democracy of the Philippines'

Kingmaker: Danding Cojuangco's presidential bid and the ghost of coco levy

Jun 17, 2020 - 10:10 PM

Eduardo 'Danding' Cojuangco Jr never became Philippine president, but wielded power for decades before his death

Filipino tycoon Eduardo Cojuangco gestures during a press conference in Manila, 14 July 2003. Cojuangco vowed to fight any government move to take over San Miguel Corporation, one of the Philippines largest and most important firms, after his control was put in serious doubt by a court ruling. AFP PHOTO JAY DIRECTO (Photo by JAY DIRECTO / AFP)

Basketball godfather: Danding Cojuangco remembered

Jun 17, 2020 - 2:53 PM

Danding Cojuangco, the chief executive officer of San Miguel Corporation, saw his 3 PBA teams achieve immense success

BIG BOSS. Danding Conjuangco died at the age of 85. Photo courtesy of Edwin Tuyay


Senators mourn death of 'NPC big boss' Danding Cojuangco

Jun 17, 2020 - 2:10 PM

(UPDATED) Nationalist People's Coalition members at the Senate recount Danding Cojuangco's contributions to politics and business

SPORTS PATRON. San Miguel Corporation Chairman and CEO Eduardo 'Danding' Cojuangco Jr (center right) supported sports and politics. Rappler file photo

Danding builds an empire

Jun 17, 2020 - 1:43 PM

However one sees Danding Cojuangco, the reality is that during Martial Law, he built a business empire so huge it gave him political and economic clout to forge ahead of his rivals

Photo from San Miguel Corporation website

Where did the Cojuangcos' wealth really come from?

Jun 17, 2020 - 1:00 PM

Neighbors didn’t believe the family made it all from rice milling, trading, and money lending

Malacañang hails late Danding Cojuangco's 'immense contribution' to economy

Jun 17, 2020 - 11:41 AM

Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque also recognizes how Cojuangco's company, San Miguel Corporation, helped in efforts against the novel coronavirus

SC TIES. San Miguel Chairman Eduardo Cojuangco Jr here seen with his counsel Estelito Mendoza, who is reportedly known for having ties with several SC justices. File photo by AFP

Danding Cojuangco, tycoon and political kingpin, dies at 85

Jun 17, 2020 - 9:17 AM

(UPDATED) The businessman built food and beverage giant San Miguel Corporation and was a key ally of Ferdinand Marcos

BOSS DANDING. Cojuangco headed San Miguel Corporation, considered the largest food and beverage corporation in the Philippines and Southeast Asia, since 1998. Photo courtesy of Edwin Tuyay

[EDITORIAL] Ano ang gintong aral ng mga gintong medalya?

Dec 02, 2019 - 11:47 AM

Another gold that the SEA Games can bring – the cautionary tale of entrusting our national pride and coffers to power brokers and slick politicians

Danding Cojuangco likely to step down as chief La Salle backer

Oct 30, 2019 - 7:38 PM

As La Salle misses out on the Final Four for the second straight season, the Green Archers may also lose a key supporter

END OF THE ROAD. Andrei Caracut and the Green Archers wind up at 5th place. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

POC feud: 'I’m not interested in the presidency,' says Peping

Jun 16, 2019 - 12:05 PM

The former Philippine Olympic Committee chief dispels talks that he’s seeking to oust incumbent president Ricky Vargas

SPORTS POLITICS. Long-time sports leader Peping Cojuangco (right) claims he has been ‘very supportive’ of POC president Ricky Vargas. File photos

POC in chaos: Vargas fires Cojuangco, other officials from posts

May 27, 2019 - 6:03 PM

With barely 6 months before the country hosts the SEA Games, the Philippine Olympic Committee is reeling in another leadership crisis

FEUDING. POC president Ricky Vargas reacts on the 'last straw' against him. Photo from SBP Facebook

Kris Aquino seeks 'justice' for apparent financial 'betrayal'

Sep 26, 2018 - 1:09 PM

The media mogul does not drop names, but says she was betrayed by someone she had 'complete trust and faith in'

KRIS AQUINO. The media mogul enlists the help of top lawyers to deal with apparent financial 'betrayal.' File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Court of Appeals dismisses POC case vs Vargas

Jul 10, 2018 - 4:16 PM

Philippine Olympic Committee president Ricky Vargas is delighted that the case was dismissed with prejudice

DISMISSED. Ricky Vargas and company can now continue focusing on the Philippines' upcoming 2018 Asian Games stint. Photo by Delfin Dioquino/Rappler

LOOK: Claudine Barretto reunites with niece Dominique Cojuangco in Mega PH Ball

Jun 18, 2018 - 11:08 AM

Claudine and Dominique pose for the cameras during the event

After backlash over viral video, Gretchen Barretto and friends apologize

Jun 10, 2018 - 10:15 PM

Gretchen, along with friends Mimi Que and Patty Pineda, say sorry via Instagram live over a June 6 video that went viral

Henry Sy still leads Filipinos on Forbes' 2018 billionaires list

Mar 07, 2018 - 9:55 AM

The number of Filipinos on the list drops from 14 last year to 12 this year, but their combined net worth increases from $45.8 billion to $55.2 billion

Kris Aquino offers job to student fighting lupus

Feb 28, 2018 - 7:50 PM

Trisha Duncan is a student at De La Salle University who was recently introduced as an ambassador for Ultherapy

AMBASSADORS. Kris Aquino interviews Trisha Duncan, along with fellow Ultherapy ambassadors Rosanna Ocampo-Rodriguez and Agoo Bengzon. Screenshot from Instagram.com/ultherapyph

Elizalde thinks Vargas' POC presidency will not heal PH sports

Feb 24, 2018 - 2:57 PM

'In reality, there's a lot of not friendly relations among a lot of people,' says Frank Elizalde, the former International Olympic Committee representative to the Philippines

NO HEALING. Frank Elizalde (left) and Ricky Vargas (right) pose for a photo after the latter won the POC presidency. Photo by Delfin Dioquino

Ricky Vargas ends Peping Cojuangco's 13-year reign as POC president

Feb 23, 2018 - 2:54 PM

(UPDATED) A new era begins in the Philippine Olympic Committee as Ricky Vargas dethrones Peping Cojuangco

NEW ERA. Ricky Vargas (rightmost) and Bambol Tolentino (leftmost) celebrate their wins as the new president and chairman of the Philippine Olympic Committee, respectively. Photo by Delfin Dioquino


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Feb 20, 2018 - 9:44 AM

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13 years of decline: PH sports nose-dives under Peping Cojuangco

Feb 19, 2018 - 12:56 PM

As elections for the Philippine Olympic Committee presidency draw near, Cojuangco aims to hold on to a 4th term despite the country's disappointing performances in international competitions

Legal battles further delay turnover of coco levy funds to farmers

Jan 14, 2018 - 6:35 PM

The Sandiganbayan rules in favor of UCPB and Cocolife's request to be heard despite an earlier Supreme Court decision that there is no need for further hearings

Court nullifies POC election result, Vargas to challenge Cojuangco for presidency

Dec 20, 2017 - 8:11 PM

Vargas is 'relieved by the court's decision' and will be allowed to challenge long-time POC president Jose 'Peping' Cojuangco

JUSTICE. Ricky Vargas is now allowed to run for the POC president position in 2018. Photo from SBP Facebook

POC chair Cojuangco promises 5 Olympic golds in 2020

Oct 01, 2017 - 5:32 PM

The Philippines has won just a single medal in the 13 years Peping Cojuangco has been chair of the POC. Now he's promising 5 in Tokyo.

BOLD PREDICTION. POC president Jose Cojuangco is talking big about the Philippines' chances in 2020, but wouldn't say who he thought would deliver those 5 gold medals. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PSC resolution calls for end to corruption in sports

Sep 27, 2017 - 12:51 PM

PSC demands POC and NSAs to settle millions of pesos of unliquidated accounts

RESOLUTION FILED. Butch Ramirez supports the campaign against corruption in sports. Photo from Kuala Lumpur 2017 gallery.

POC opts for simple turnover in SEA Games closing ceremony

Aug 30, 2017 - 6:15 PM

Cojuangco says the country should save up for the 2019 hosting of the Games instead

SIMPLE TURNOVER. The POC will pass on an elaborate turnover ceremony, which was estimated to cost P8.1 million. Photo by Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/AFP

Wealth of 50 Filipinos account for 24% of PH's 2016 GDP

Aug 24, 2017 - 3:10 PM

4th UPDATE Henry Sy Sr tops Forbes Philippines rich list in 2017 for a decade now but younger and self made tycoons are gaining ground

STILL RICHEST. Henry Sy Sr (extreme right) with wife Felicidad Sy (woman in glasses in the middle) and son Hans Sy (beside Felicidad) during SM grou's 2017 stockholders' meeting. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Duterte's coco levy promise: It's time to 'force the issue with Congress'

Jun 30, 2017 - 1:32 PM

During the campaign President Duterte vowed to return the coconut levy fund to poor farmers within his first 100 days Congressmen are getting in the way

CAMPAIGN PROMISE. Then presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte signs a manifesto promising coconut farmers they will benefit from the coco levy funds within his first 100 days in office. After a year in office, the promise remains just that. File photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Danding Cojuangco returns as NPC chairman ahead of 2019 elections

Jun 10, 2017 - 8:30 AM

Nag retire na siya sa politics pero di niya puwede pabayaan ang political party says Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III as the Nationalist People s Coalition prepares for the 2019 midterm polls

Photo from staff of Senator Sotto

Sandiganbayan denies Danding's bid to dismiss ill-gotten wealth cases

Apr 21, 2017 - 5:39 PM

Jurisprudence dictates that individual rights do not preclude the peoples right to public justice says the anti graft court in its resolution thumbing down the petitions of businessman Danding Cojuangco

Court excludes Enrile from 1987 Marcos-Cojuangco loot case

Apr 20, 2017 - 6:15 PM

This resolution comes 12 years after the appeal by the PCGG

FAST FACTS: How much meat does the Filipino consume?

Apr 14, 2017 - 2:41 PM

Most Catholics in the Philippines abstain from eating meat during the Holy Week

MEAT CONSUMPTION. Latest OECD data showed that a Filipino consumes an average of 28.8 kilos of meat yearly.

PSC commish Fernandez files libel complaint vs POC president

Apr 04, 2017 - 10:52 PM

The complaint stems from POC president Jose Cojuangco s allegedly defamatory statements that PSC commissioner Ramon Fernandez was involved in game fixing during his PBA days

LIBEL. Ramon Fernandez files libel charges against Peping Cojuangco in Cebu. Photo by Mars G. Alison/Rappler

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Mar 21, 2017 - 12:04 PM

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Record number of Filipinos among 'richest people on the planet'

Mar 21, 2017 - 8:03 AM

Joining the 14 Filipinos who are dollar billionaires in 2017 are Ramon Ang Injap Sia Eduardo Cojuangco and Roberto Ongpin

Return coco levy to farmers? Duterte's promise and political will

Jan 23, 2017 - 4:30 PM

PART 3: Will the coconut farmers among the country s poorest of the poor finally claim what is rightfully theirs as promised by the President?

CAMPAIGN PROMISE. Then presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte signs a manifesto promising coconut farmers they will benefit from the coco levy funds within his first 100 days in office. File photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

The politics of the coco levy scam: From Marcos to Noynoy Aquino

Jan 22, 2017 - 11:00 AM

PART 2: More than the long arduous fights in court for the coconut levy funds the main battleground is in Malacañang and Congress where politics comes into play

POLITICS. The long battle for the coco levy funds is not limited to courts, with politics getting in the way of coconut farmers and their beneficiaries.

Coco levy fund scam: Gold for the corrupt, crumbs for farmers

Jan 21, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Part 1: Many coconut farmers have died waiting in vain and with them went the hope they would one day reap the rewards of what s seen as among the biggest scams of the century

Okada Manila set to open for Christmas preview

Dec 21, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Under the plan Okada Manila will have a two wing hotel with 993 rooms ranging from 55 square meters for deluxe rooms to 1 400 sqm villas

NEXT BIG THING? Tiger Entertainment unveils Kazuo Okada's US $2 billion investment in Manila dubbed to be the next grandiose entertainment complex in the region. Photo courtesy of Tiger Entertainment

Cojuangco gets fourth POC presidency term

Nov 25, 2016 - 4:42 PM

Cojuangco 82 runs opposed after PH boxing head Ricky Vargas is disqualified

ANOTHER TERM. Jose Cojuangco Jr wins another term after his chief opposition is disqualified. File photo

Joint Senate panel approves coco levy bill for coconut farmers

Nov 10, 2016 - 12:58 PM

The bill seeks to create a P75 billion trust fund for coconut farmers and the industry and to provide the framework for its management and use

COCO LEVY BILL. A Senate joint panel approves the committee report on the coco levy bill for coconut farmers.

Vargas ‘contends’ DQ from running for POC top post

Oct 28, 2016 - 12:45 PM

Ricky Vargas isn t walking away from his bid to run for POC presidency just yet

Vargas disqualified from running for POC president - report

Oct 26, 2016 - 3:25 PM

Both Vargas and Abraham Tolentino are reportedly unable to meet one of the requirements for running

Espino on suspension: Only 'preventive', not final

Sep 10, 2016 - 10:05 AM

Pangasinan congressman Amado Espino Jr says he will go through the judicial process even if the charges he says are pure fabrications and politically motivated

POLITICS? Pangasinan congressman Amado Espino Jr says the charges against him are 'pure fabrications and politically motivated.' File photo from Espino's Facebook page

POC president confident taekwondo jin Alora can earn medal

Aug 19, 2016 - 3:39 PM

The last Filipino athlete remaining to compete at Rio is boosted by the arrival of her parents

Celebrities praise Hidilyn Diaz for silver medal win in Rio Olympics

Aug 08, 2016 - 12:04 PM

Lea Salonga Pia Wurtzbach Anne Curtis Mikee Cojuangco Jaworski and more congratulate Hidilyn for her win in Rio

Mikee Cojuangco Jaworski pays Filipino Olympians a visit

Aug 02, 2016 - 4:40 PM

[If] there’s anybody who really wants it most it’s them the athletes We are just here to support them says the IOC official and 2002 Asian Games gold medalist

GOOD LUCK. Mikee Cojuangco Jaworski wishes Filipino Olympic athletes good luck. Contributed photo

POC president Cojuangco: We have a fighting chance in Rio

Jul 19, 2016 - 7:07 PM

I am genuinely excited about this Olympics says Cojuangco

FIGHTING CHANCE. The POC president reflects on the positivity from the Philippine President's send-off and the 'good athletes' the country will be sending to Rio. Photo by Rick Olivares/Rappler

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