The Cojuangco surname takes its roots from the Hispanized name awarded to a Chinese ancestor who converted to Catholicism. Co Yu Hwan became Juan Cojuangco and their history began.
The Cojuangco family is one of the oldest hacienda-owning families in the Philippines. They exert wide-reaching control in Philippine, arts, business and politics. Generations have served in local government, Congress and Senate. Two family members have been elected President of the Philippines. More here: http://bitly.com/rrXs0Q.
Find similar families at the master project page, Families of the Philippines.
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