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  • Don Juan Anacleto T. Araneta (1852 - 1924)
    Don Juan Anacleto T. Araneta was a pioneer sugar farmer and the capital del pueblo of Bago. He emerged as the revolutionary leader of the Negros Revolution against Spain. References "Juan Araneta...
  • Dr Jose R. Perez (c.1915 - 1975)
    Jose R. Perez was a physician by training; but never practised medicine. He is best known as the studio head of Sampaguita Pictures in the 1960s. References Francisco, Butch. "Dr. Jose Perez: The...
  • Jose Olfinas Vera (1888 - 1956)
    Jose O. Vera was a Filipino public servant and businessman. In 1937, he was among the founders of Sampaguita Pictures, together with Pedro Vera, Jose Zulueta, Antonio Torres, Catalino Gavino, Pedro A...
  • Modesta Singson-Gaisano (1885 - 1985)
    Modesta Singson Gaisano is the matriarch of the Gaisano retail empire of Cebu. Resource "A continuing legacy". Date published: 27 April 2013. Date accessed: 29 April 2013. "Espina:...
  • Manuel Gotianuy (deceased)
    Manuel Gotianuy was the pre-war Republic of China Honorary Consul to Cebu and also elected president of the Cebu Chinese Chamber of Commerce. He founded Cebu Shipyard and Metal Works, Inc. Resource ...

This sub-project aims to organize genealogical data on successful landowners, industrialists, entrepreneurs and corporate executives who are Filipino or have Filipino lineage. Find more similar projects at the master project page, Families of the Philippines.



Energy and Utilities

Equipment and Machinery Manufacturing


Financial Markets

Food Processing


Real Estate

Retail and Trading



Diverse interests

Last migrated: Fernando Zobel

How to Contribute

  1. Please click the "Join Project" button on the upper right of the project page.
  2. After getting yourself added as a collaborator for the surname, select the profile of the prominent Filipino you wish to add.
  3. Navigate to the profile. Under the "More Actions" link, choose "Add to Project" and select sub-project to which your ancestor should be included in.
  4. Include in the "About Me" section a brief biographical sketch, summarizing the person's significant contributions and accomplishments. (Required)
  5. Include a photograph, if one exists.
  6. Mark the profile as "public" and not "private". (Required)