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Cojuangco Family of the Philippines

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  • Josephine Cojuangco-Reyes (1929 - 2011)
    Josephine Cojuangco-Reyes served as the seventh president of the Far Eastern University in Manila, Philippines from 1985 to 1989. She also served as the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Far Easter...
  • Pedro Sumulong Cojuangco (1926 - 2011)
    Pedro "Pete" Sumulong Cojuangco, a Harvard MBA, was the former president and chief operating officer of the First United Bank (now United Coconut Planters Bank). He was also the chair and president of ...
  • Ysidra Estrella Cojuangco (1867 - 1960)
    The lore: Ysidra "Sidra" Estrella Cojuangco had a love affair with General Antonio Luna, a fiery officer who fought the wars against Spain and the United States. Over the years, the general brought cas...
  • José Cojuangco (deceased)
    Co Yu Hwan and his extended family arrived in the Philippines from Hong Chian, Tong-An in 1861. Soon after his arrival in Manila, he became a Christian and was baptised José Cojuangco. With his ...
  • Melecio Estrella Cojuangco (1871 - 1909)
    Melecio Estrella Cojuangco was already a successful landowner when he was first called to serve the public. He was the Representative of Tarlac at the First Congress in 1907. More here: .

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:

Find similar families at the master project page, Families of the Philippines.

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