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The simple life of David M. Consunji

Sep 11, 2017 - 3:05 PM

To know David M Consunji was to know a simple truth: he concerned himself most with those who mattered to him

INSTITUTION. Pictured rightmost of the photo is David M. Consunji, who was called the father of contemporary construction in the Philippines. Photo from company website

DMCI founder David Consunji dies

Sep 05, 2017 - 6:25 AM

UPDATED David Consunji the Philippines 6th richest man established DMCI in 1954 and turned it into one of the top conglomerates in the country

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

DMCI Holdings still upbeat on 2017 despite mining uncertainty

May 17, 2017 - 3:10 PM

The conglomerate s mining unit is cautiously optimistic as a new chief takes over the Department of Environment and Natural Resources

Semirara says open-pit mining ban won't affect operations

May 02, 2017 - 8:55 PM

The mining and power firm is also set to export coal to Japan for the first time as it prepares to boost its annual coal exports to 16 million metric tons

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

Auction for Nueva Ecija prison postponed for 4th time

Nov 15, 2016 - 9:15 PM

This PPP project is part of government efforts to fix the Philippines prison system which the International Centre for Prison Studies ranks as the 4th most overcrowded in the world

OVERCROWDED. The maximum security compound of the NBP is overcrowded, housing over 16,000 inmates when it can accommodate only 6,000. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Henry Sy still PH's richest man for 9th straight year – Forbes

Aug 25, 2016 - 1:35 PM

The biggest gainer on the list of richest Filipinos percentage wise is Edgar Sia II

'The Amazing Race Asia' season 5: Meet the Pinoy contestants

Jul 28, 2016 - 6:07 PM

The show is scheduled to air in October

Photos courtesy of AXN

DMCI completes P900M steel plant in Calaca, Batangas

Apr 04, 2016 - 2:45 PM

It currently supplies the requirements of the DMCI group but the Consunjis plan to secure sales contracts with other firms

FIRST SINCE 1980s. The steel plant has the capacity to fabricate heavy steel sections for power plants, infrastructure and steel vertical structures. Image from DMCI

Marcos’ candidacy, HBO on Pacquiao, PH billionaires | 6PM wRap

Mar 03, 2016 - 7:05 PM

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11 Filipino tycoons back in Forbes' list of world's richest

Mar 03, 2016 - 2:30 PM

Henry Sy Sr the 91 year old chairman of SM Investments Corporation retains his spot as the richest Filipino according to Forbes 2016 World s Billionaires

PHILIPPINES' RICHEST. (From left): Henry Sy, John Gokongwei Jr, Lucio Tan, and George Ty

Construction magnate Consunji sells entire TPLEX stake to San Miguel

Sep 22, 2015 - 9:23 PM

This allows San Miguel Corporation to gain full ownership of the Tarlac Pangasinan La Union Expressway TPLEX concessionaire

BUY OUT. The transaction brings San Miguel group’s stake in the concessionaire to 100%

DOTC invites foreign rail experts to maintain MRT3

Sep 15, 2015 - 4:21 PM

The Department of Transportation and Communications says it targets to award the P4 3 billion 91 95 million MRT3 maintenance contract in October

BRINGING GLOBAL EXPERTISE. Aside from the 4 groups, MRT3's Roman Buenafe says 3 more foreign companies bought bid documents for the maintenance contract

DOTC to start dry run of LRT2 Masinag extension traffic plan

Aug 28, 2015 - 6:57 PM

The proposed traffic management plan of the transportation department is seen to ease expected heavy traffic in Marikina Cainta and Antipolo due to the LRT2 extension project

TRAFFIC CONGESTION. Once construction is in full swing, the 3.9-kilometer stretch will reduce lanes for traffic to four from 5. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

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Aug 27, 2015 - 7:55 PM

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Henry Sy remains Philippines' richest – Forbes

Aug 27, 2015 - 9:42 AM

UPDATED The mall magnate s net worth climbs to 14 4 billion making him the country s wealthiest for the 8th consecutive year Forbes magazine s list of 50 richest Filipinos reveals

BDO completes acquisition of largest rural bank

Jul 22, 2015 - 12:59 PM

The Henry Sy led bank cements its foothold in the Philippine banking industry by taking over Mindanao based One Network Bank

San Miguel, Megawide group qualify to bid for reg'l prison PPP

Jul 15, 2015 - 6:45 PM

The new facility will accommodate 26 880 inmates and will include staff housing administrative buildings and areas for rehabilitation

PRISON PRIVATIZATION. A new prison facility will be built to "provide adequate living space, facilities, and address the basic needs of inmates incarcerated in existing penal facilities"

LRT2 East, West extension projects to be completed in 2019

Jun 10, 2015 - 9:12 PM

It is expected to cater daily to an additional 75 000 passengers from the densely populated areas of Rizal province

LRT2 East extension project groundbreaking set on June 9

Jun 08, 2015 - 2:27 PM

The P2 27B civil works for the project is eyed to be completed by third quarter 2017

San Miguel taps DMCI for Skyway extension project

May 12, 2015 - 11:29 AM

DMCI will be the contractor for the P26 5B toll road project connecting SLEX to NLEX

Balesin’s ‘yaya meal’ plain discrimination – congressman

Apr 07, 2015 - 3:26 PM

Luxury resort Balesin Island Club comes under fire after a beauty queen revealed its offensive practice of serving a different set of meal for nannies

Firms urge gov’t to maintain PPP momentum as 2016 looms

Mar 25, 2015 - 1:24 PM

The private sector is gaining confidence in public private partnership projects as the government mulls joining a China led development bank to help narrow the infrastructure gap

12 Filipinos in Forbes’ 2015 billionaires’ list

Mar 04, 2015 - 7:00 AM

Henry Sy the Philippines richest climbs to 73rd from 2014’s 97th ranking

4 consortiums prequalify for LRT2 bid

Feb 16, 2015 - 4:46 PM

The groups of local and foreign firms will vie for the operations and maintenance of the mass rail transit system by the 3rd quarter 2015

DMCI bags P2.27B LRT2 viaduct construction project

Jan 27, 2015 - 5:29 PM

The government gives the construction firm 18 months to complete the viaduct or elevated gateway for the mass transit railway system s east extension

Pope trust rating, morality survey, Charlie Hebdo | The wRap

Jan 14, 2015 - 7:47 PM

7 out of 10 Filipinos trust Pope Francis Abortion and affairs are top moral no nos for Filipinos A new Charlie Hebdo cartoon comes out

DMCI: Only SC can stop Torre de Manila

Jan 14, 2015 - 2:21 PM

The developer of the controversial condominium dubbed as the national photobomb says the project will continue unless the court halts it

PHOTOBOMING CONDO. DMCI Home Inc.'s Torre de Manila project takes a peak behind the Rizal Monument. In this photo, President Benigno S. Aquino III leads the flag raising ceremonies for the commemoration of the 118th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of Dr. Jose Rizal. Photo by Malacañang

Pia Cayetano to DMCI: Don’t insult Filipinos

Sep 18, 2014 - 4:21 PM

The senator derides DMCI Homes for asking Filipinos dignitaries and tourists to adjust to Torre de Manila to get an unobstructed view of the Rizal Shrine

MRT7 construction to start before 2014 ends

Aug 25, 2014 - 1:02 PM

After several years of delay San Miguel secures a performance undertaking from the finance department green lighting the P63 billion PPP project

Refreshed, energized: Grooming tips from the guys

Apr 03, 2014 - 11:28 AM

Ever wonder how the big shots keep going? Some male celebrities share their energizing tips

10 Filipinos among world's billionaires

Mar 04, 2014 - 8:24 AM

With a combined net worth of 40 1 billion 10 Filipino businessmen make it to Forbes Magazine s elite list of the richest in the world

Men need to energize their grooming routine — here’s why

Feb 25, 2014 - 3:02 PM

Filipino men are getting serious about grooming and you should get energized about it as well

Court blocks Palawan DMCI coal plant

Dec 12, 2013 - 5:55 PM

A Palawan regional trial court extends a temporary environmental protection order that stops the grant of all permits for the coal plant

'NO TO COAL.' Residents and students in Aborlan, Palawan protest the proposed coal plant to be built by DMCI Power Corporation. Photo courtesy of WWF-Philippines

NHCP backs off from Torre de Manila issue

Nov 06, 2013 - 12:54 PM

The National Historical Commission now approves of the controversial Torre de Manila project that threatens to mar the Rizal Shrine sightline

NO TO CONDO. Petitioners who want the construction of DMCI Homes' Torre de Manila refer to the condominium as 'Terror de Manila.' Image from 'NO to DMCI's "Terror de Manila"' Facebook page

Compare: BIR's top taxpayers vs Forbes' richest Filipinos

Oct 23, 2013 - 1:39 PM

Only 25 out of the 40 richest Filipinos in 2012 are among the top 500 individual taxpayers

Henry Sy PH's richest 6 years in a row — Forbes

Aug 01, 2013 - 9:24 AM

The collective wealth of the 50 richest people in the Philippines reaches US 65 8 billion more than a quarter of the country s total gross domestic product

DMCI eyes London delisting of mining unit

Jun 18, 2013 - 3:14 PM

Consunji led DMCI Group will seek the approval of its shareholders to delist its mining unit from the London stock exchange a move meant to cut costs

LEAVING. A man walks past the London Stock Exchange. March 2013 file photo by AFP

Social media movers: Tatt Awards 2013 launched

Apr 20, 2013 - 5:09 PM

Tatt Awards 2013 will honor social media movers and shakers Who are you nominating?

VOTE OUT LOUD. A Tatt Awardee herself, Bianca Gonzalez encourages netizens to nominate for this year's Tatt Awards. All photos by Pia Ranada

Semirara prepares to resume coal mining

Mar 06, 2013 - 10:59 AM

The energy department clears Semirara s preparatory activities to resume coal mining in Antique

11 Filipinos among world billionaires

Mar 04, 2013 - 10:38 PM

Eleven Filipino billionaires make it to the Forbes 2013 list of world billionaires

Fast facts: Who owns Semirara?

Feb 17, 2013 - 4:01 PM

A landslide at a mine site of Semirara the country s largest coal producer kills 5 and leaves 5 more missing Who owns the company? How big is the business?

5TH RICHEST. David M. Consunji's net worth of $2.7 billion in 2012, ranked him the 5th richest man in the Philippines, according to Forbes. Photo taken from DMC's 2011 annual report.

INFOGRAPHIC: Top power players in the Philippines

Jan 16, 2013 - 4:41 PM

San Miguel leads the biggest privately controlled power producers in the country

For 5th year in row, Henry Sy is PH's richest man

Jun 21, 2012 - 11:02 AM

But port operator Enrique Razon Jr is the biggest gainer jumping to 3rd place from 7th last year