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Ongpin Family of the Philippines

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  • Jaime "Jimmy" Ongpin (1938 - 1987)
    Jaime Velayo Ongpin was President of Benguet Mining Corporation and an outspoken opponent of the regime of Ferdinand Marcos. He was one of the earliest supporters of Cory Aquino's presidency by serving...
  • Roberto Velayo Ongpin
    Roberto "Bobby" Ongpin served as the Trade and Industry Minister during the Marcos administration. He is one of the richest Filipinos, with business interests in gaming, publishing, mining, real estate...
  • Apa Ongpin
    Rafael "Apa" Ongpin is a Filipino television personality and played bass in the band "Blue Rats". He is the Senior Vice-President for Marketing for PhilWeb.
  • Cynthia Velayo Ongpin
    Cynthia Ongpin-Valdes is a Filipino history, archeology and art researcher and author.
  • Simon Ongpin (b. - 1892)
    Simon Onpin sailed from the port of Quanzhou (or Amoy in the Hokkien dialect), China and settled in the Philippines. He established himself as a candle-maker and merchant, growing the business he inher...

This sub-project aims to organize genealogical data on the Ongpin Family of the Philippines. Profiles here are those of historical figures, scions of the gentry (de buena familia), revolutionary heroes, scholars, government officials, national athletes and other public personalities (celebrities) in various fields. Find more surnames at the master project page, Families of the Philippines.

Image: A statue of Roman Ongpin, the clan patriarch, was erected beside the Binondo Church. The street was also renamed in his memory.

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