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Cojuangco Family of the Philippines

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  • Demetria Sumulong (1901 - d.)
    Demetria "Metring" Sumulong-Cojuangco was raised in a prominent political family from Rizal, her father being a Senator. She was a pharmacist by education. More here:
  • Cory Cojuangco-Aquino (1933 - 2009)
    María Corazón Cojuangco-Aquino (born on January 25, 1933), widely known as Cory Aquino, was the 11th President of the Philippines, serving from 1986 to 1992. She was the first female President of the P...
  • Noynoy Cojuangco Aquino
    Benigno Simeon Cojuangco Aquino III, also known as Noynoy Aquino or PNoy, is the fifteenth and current President of the Philippines. More here:
  • Rio Diaz-Cojuangco (1959 - 2004)
    Rio Diaz-Cojuangco was the 1977 Mutya/Pearl of the Philippines-Asia and was 4th runner-up in the 1977 Miss Asia pageant. She was a restauranteur, a television host and a politician. She was elected Vic...
  • Charlie Cojuangco
    Carlos "Charlie" Oppen Cojuangco is a businessman, art collector and former lawmaker. 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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