Manny Pangilinan - updates

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Manny Pangilinan's hospital chain plans stock market debut

Sep 04, 2019 - 8:30 PM

Metro Pacific Hospital Holdings Incorporated proposes to sell at a maximum of P182 per share

Del Rosario quits board of Hong Kong-listed firm

Jul 03, 2019 - 1:07 PM

Former top diplomat Albert del Rosario resigns as non-executive director of First Pacific, over a week after being barred from entering Hong Kong

FORMER TOP PH DIPLOMAT. Former Philippine foreign secretary Albert del Rosario has resigned from the First Pacific board. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

PLDT's Pangilinan shows he's actually using a 5G Huawei phone in new tweet

May 08, 2019 - 2:35 PM

After online gaffe, the CEO gets back at netizens with photo and video proof

Manny Pangilinan on brownouts: We need more power plants

Apr 11, 2019 - 8:35 PM

Meralco chairman Manny Pangilinan says building more power plants is the 'only solution' he could think of

PLDT on the Huawei question

Mar 13, 2019 - 3:12 PM

Take a glimpse at how PLDT and its heads are approaching the US-Huawei situation

LOOK: Google event takes on political hue as leaders do the Duterte fist

Feb 13, 2019 - 1:56 PM

The administration's symbol shows up at a photo opportunity during Google's event

DUTERTE FIST. PLDT's Manny Pangilinan (2nd from left), DICT's Eliseo Rio (3nd from right) and Google's Ken Lingan (2nd from right) do Duterte's pose, which for some has come to symbolize Duterte's bloody drug war

Manny Pangilinan downplays Dennis Uy's 3rd telco

Nov 08, 2018 - 7:10 PM

Tycoon Manny Pangilinan and other PLDT officials say the 3rd major telco player has a lot of catching up to do, particularly in terms of building infrastructure

Dennis Uy invests in Manny Pangilinan's PXP Energy

Oct 29, 2018 - 12:25 PM

PXP Energy, a company which has interests in the West Philippine Sea, says it will use the money raised from the deal to fund oil exploration activities

WATCH: Batanes governor thanks Manny Pangilinan for LTE

May 08, 2018 - 8:35 PM

Batanes Governor Marilou Cayco also mentions Smart's promise of fast repairs should a typhoon come

VIDEO CALL. Manny Pangilinan, on the phone screen, talks to Batanes governor Marilou Cayco at the launch of Smart's LTE in Batanes

PLDT unit to forge strategic partnerships in Q1 2018

Jan 10, 2018 - 4:37 PM

Voyager Innovations chairman Manuel Pangilinan says the upcoming partnership deals 'will excite the market'

NEW PARTNERS. 'It will excite the market,' PLDT chief Manuel Pangilinan says of the upcoming partnership agreements. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

PLDT open to Chinese strategic partners

Nov 28, 2017 - 7:00 PM

'I think it's a rather novel idea and it's something we should consider, either at the PLDT level or at the Voyager level or both,' says PLDT chairman Manuel Pangilinan

PAYING RESPECTS. PLDT chairman Manuel V Pangilinan congratulates John Gokongwei Jr on winning the Management Association of the Philippines (MAP) man of the year 2017 award at a ceremony on November 27. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Dela Rosa on Undas, Japan invests in PH, Trump aides charged | Evening wRap

Oct 31, 2017 - 8:25 PM

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Manny Pangilinan's group mulls buying out MRT3 owners

Aug 23, 2017 - 3:10 PM

Metro Pacific has an option to acquire a 48 stake in MRTC after signing cooperation agreements with various groups that hold rights and interests The conglomerate has yet to exercise this option

BUYOUT? 'The tentative cost of rehabilitating the system is about P12.5 billion, but there’ll be further cash out to take out certain of the shareholders of MRT, including the government,' Manny Pangilinan of Metro Pacific says. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Pangilinan, Parojinog, COA | Evening wRap

Aug 04, 2017 - 7:54 PM

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Martial law, AMLA amendment, Mahathir | Evening wRap

Jul 19, 2017 - 8:16 PM

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MVP open to selling his entire Inquirer stake

Jul 19, 2017 - 7:46 AM

This comes amid talks between Ramon Ang and the Rufino Prieto family for a majority stake in the Philippine Daily Inquirer

OPEN TO DIVEST. Manuel Pangilinan says he is willing to sell his Inquirer stake to Ramon Ang or anyone 'if the price is right.' Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

MVP group still keen on GMA-7 stake

Jun 12, 2017 - 8:30 AM

We are open anytime but the offer must be acceptable to us says Manuel V Pangilinan

REVIVAL? Manuel Pangilinan, however, clarifies that as of June 9 this year, there are "no discussion yet" between his and Gozon's groups. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

PLDT holds on to declining Rocket Internet

May 01, 2017 - 9:30 AM

Rocket Internet almost quadruples its losses in 2016 to €741 million 807 441 million PLDT owns a 6 1 stake in the German tech firm

'DISAPPOINTING.' It was in August 2014 when Manuel Pangilinan's PLDT invested €333 million (USD$362 million) for a 10% stake in the German firm. This is the telco's biggest overseas investment to date. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, April 24-30, 2017

Apr 30, 2017 - 12:44 PM

Must watch videos this week

TV 5 to air Miss Universe 2016 swimsuit, long gown competitions

Jan 12, 2017 - 6:55 PM

TV 5 is scheduled to air the swimsuit and long gown competitions on January 28 and 29 respectively

MVP open to reviving talks with GMA

Dec 24, 2016 - 11:15 AM

Manuel V Pangilinan reacts to GMA Network s major shareholders pronouncement that they are open to selling their shares at the right price

SIGNALS INTEREST. 'It is too late to do anything for 2016, but we're always open. A lot of it depends really on how our numbers would look like for 2017,' PLDT President and CEO Manuel V. Pangilinan says. Rappler file photo

Gozon open to sell GMA's controlling stake in 2017

Dec 17, 2016 - 1:55 PM

The GMA Network chief says his camp and the Duavit and Jimenez groups are willing to sell all their shares if the price is right

VERGE OF TAKING OFF. 'We are willing to sell all,' GMA Chairman Felipe Gozon (3rd from left) says. In the photo are GMA executives. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

MVP on Reed Bank exploration: 'Absolutely no movement'

Nov 21, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Meanwhile a congressman is worried about energy security and says it is high time to allow the resumption of the stalled projects

NO MOVEMENT. After the Philippines' win against China over the West Philippine Sea, Pangilinan-led PXP Energy awaits government's cue on Reed Bank exploration. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Business community launches first-ever disaster operations center

Aug 11, 2016 - 1:57 PM

The center located in Makati will run 24 7 in times of a disaster to gather data and coordinate preparedness and response plans of PDRF’s member companies

DASHBOARD. Jerome Zayas of EMI briefs PDRF Board Members of the features of the EMOPS platform. Photo credit PDRF

Reed Bank exploration: Philex Petroleum may seek new foreign partner

Jul 14, 2016 - 3:52 PM

After the Philippines win against China over the West Philippine Sea Philex Petroleum awaits government s cue on Reed Bank exploration

NEW PARTNER? Philex Petroleum chief Pangilinan hints his company might look for new foreign partner/s for Reed Bank exploration. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Manny V. Pangilinan, JAZA, and a 'hands-off' Aquino

Jun 27, 2016 - 9:30 AM

The businesses of Manuel V Pangilinan and Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala performed generally well these last 6 years thanks to a Chief Executive who is a bit hands off an analyst says

FAIRLY WELL. A stock analyst who closely monitors JAZA's (right) and MVP's (left) businesses say their good performance is mainly because of an administration who is a bit hands off to the private sector

WATCH: It's A New Day for PLDT-Smart

Jun 13, 2016 - 7:17 PM

PLDT and Smart reveal new logos that represent the company s business pillars: exceptional people meaningful innovations and valuable customers

Pangilinan-led MPIC to Duterte admin: Let's start with a clean slate

May 30, 2016 - 1:00 AM

If arbitration cases are left unresolved by yearend the Duterte administration will inherit over P12 billion in compensation claims from MPIC

CLEAN UP. Metro Pacific's Manuel V. Pangilinan (L) replies when asked on his message to incoming president Duterte: 'There’s gotta be a clean-up. We don't wan't to be in a case with the government." In the photo also are MPIC President Joey Lim (C) and MPIC CFO David Nicol (R). Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz

Philex explores prospects outside disputed Reed Bank

Mar 07, 2016 - 6:36 PM

This is after the Philippine government in March 2015 suspended all exploration works at the Reed Bank in the South China Sea

EXPLORATION. Oil and gas reserves in Reed Bank are said to be larger than those in Malampaya, which accounts for 40% electricity requirement of Luzon

Manny Pangilinan group bags P28B Cebu toll bridge contract

Jan 05, 2016 - 5:00 PM

An 8 25 kilometer toll bridge that will connect mainland Cebu and the southern coast of Mactan Island is expected to be completed by 2020

ADDRESSING CONGESTION. The toll bridge project is envisioned to decongest traffic in two existing bridges between Mactan and Cebu: Marcelo Fernan Bridge and Mandaue Bridge. File photo by EPA

Petilla: Give Competitive Selection Process a chance

Nov 13, 2015 - 4:26 PM

You need rules CSP is where everything is a level playing field and everybody competes other than just negotiates the former energy secretary and senatorial candidate says

RULES. Former Energy secretary and senatorial candidate Carlos Jericho Petilla says the Competitive Selection Process aims for balance between profit and public service in a market-driven energy sector.

Rappler, PDRF partner to tap social media for disaster response

Jul 31, 2015 - 3:57 PM

Rappler and PDRF link up to improve the way information flows to members of the business community government agencies and other key players in disaster management

Meralco posts P11.7B net income in H1

Jul 28, 2015 - 12:50 PM

The utility firm sets a profit guidance of P18 5B in 2015 but the second half of the year will have its challenges says Meralco chairman Manny Pangilinan

Business partners for 24/7 disaster operations center

Apr 16, 2015 - 6:00 PM

In a country beset by at least 20 typhoons a year there is growing consensus that collaboration is needed to minimize the damage caused by natural hazards

READY. Business leaders and Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle sign the commitment to make the Disaster Operations Center a reality

Germanwings crash, Miriam for MVP, Mayweather sparring | The wRap

Mar 25, 2015 - 8:55 PM

No survivors from the Germanwings flight Miriam Santiago endorses Manny Pangilinan Watch Mayweather destroy his sparring partner

Miriam endorses Manny Pangilinan for president

Mar 25, 2015 - 12:46 PM

Senator Miriam Santiago says of the tycoon: People like him should be in government not those from highly publicized careers

IDEAL CANDIDATE? Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago endorses businessman Manuel V. Pangilinan for president at her speech in the University of the Philippines. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

MVP to gov't: Be kinder to mining

Nov 15, 2014 - 8:24 PM

Pangilinan says the mining industry faces more difficult times ahead

PLDT hikes capex to P34.5B

Nov 04, 2014 - 4:36 PM

The telco giant s chair Manuel Pangilinan says the company will heavily invest in expanding its fiber footprint LTE expansion and network operational efficiency

MVP takes the #RiceBucketChallenge

Sep 16, 2014 - 12:02 PM

The Philippines alternative to Ice Bucket Challenge aims to help poor families and business tycoons like Manny Pangilinan have been invited to do the challenge

PLDT set to complete payment for Rocket stake

Sep 11, 2014 - 6:02 PM

PLDT will pay for the balance of its €333 million investment in Rocket after the latter s IPO this year

Holding Court - What caused the 'Last Home Stand' fiasco?

Jul 28, 2014 - 8:00 AM

It was a huge black eye to Philippine basketball as columnist Bert Ramirez tackles the ill fated Gilas Last Home Stand

Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

VP MVP? Binay considering him in 2016

Mar 03, 2014 - 8:20 PM

The Vice President however clarifies he has not had formal talks with the businessman

FEELERS? Vice President Jejomar Binay admits he's considering businessman Manuel V. Pangilinan as his running mate in 2016. Photo by AFP

PH Technopreneurship Summit: Working for success

Feb 20, 2014 - 3:59 PM

How do you turn a dream of a strong business into a reality? Three technopreneurs share their thoughts

TECHNOPRENEUR SUMMIT. Manny Pangilinan and Dado Banatao field questions from the audience as Maria Ressa moderates.

HIGHLIGHTS: Go Negosyo 3rd Philippine Technopreneurship Summit

Feb 19, 2014 - 2:51 PM

Watch Go Negosyo s third Go Negosyo Philippine Technopreneurship Summit FTS3

MVP group welcomes probe into Meralco rate hike

Dec 12, 2013 - 11:17 PM

The probe will allow consumers to understand the spike in power rates Meralco chair Manuel V Pangilinan says

HIGHER BILLS. Meralco customers will pay much more for electricity in December. Photo taken by AFP

First Pacific, MPIC to buy stake in Thai tollroad firm

Nov 15, 2013 - 11:34 PM

The Pangilinan led companies welcome the prospect of diversifying our investments as we continue to seek strong and steady returns for our shareholders

ACQUISITION. Manny Pangilinan-led firms to acquire stake in Thail toll road operator.Photo by Aya Lowe/Rappler

MNTC to spend up to P4B for NLEx expansion

Nov 07, 2013 - 7:18 PM

The Manuel Pangilinan led firm will spend as much as P4B to expand portions of the expressway where there s traffic buildup

EXPANSION. MNTC will spend some P4 billion for additional lanes.Photo by AFP/Jay Directo

How MVP, companies are helping to rebuild Bohol

Oct 26, 2013 - 5:28 PM

Here are ways by which your firm can help Bohol rebuild its schools health centers houses and churches Tell us about your initiatives

Social media: Where heartbeats echo drumbeats

Aug 28, 2013 - 6:46 PM

A communication revolution is sweeping our world in ways that Marshall McLuhan foresaw decades ago

PH 2013 polls delay MPIC deals with govt

May 25, 2013 - 2:08 PM

Metro Pacific Investments Corp MPIC president and CEO Jose Ma Lim says the 2013 midterm elections have delayed some of the company s transactions with the government

SEVERAL DELAYS. Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) president and CEO Jose Ma. Lim says the 2013 midterm elections have delayed some of the company's projects. Photo by Lean Santos/Rappler