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Filipino Entrepreneurs and Corporate Giants

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  • Maricel Pangilinan-Arenas
    Maricel Pangilinan-Arenas is the CEO of Play Innovations Inc, the group behind KidZania Manila. References "‘Bahay-Bahayan’ On A Global Scale." Lopez Link, Lopez Group of Companies, 01 Sept 2016....
  • Espiridion D. Laxa (1928 - 2009)
    Espiridion Laxa was the founder of Tagalog Ilang Ilang Pictures. References "Atty. Espiridion Laxa". Film Academy Of The Philippines, 2009. . Date accessed: 22 Dec 2017. Godinez, Bong. "Film Pr...
  • Francisco Emilio Barcinas Ortigas (b. - 1935)
    Francisco "Paco" Ortigas was the patriarch of the Ortigas clan. He was a lawyer who in 1931 purchased the Hacienda de Mandaloyon from the Augustinians, in partnership with Vicente Madrigal and a few ot...
  • Vicente Lopez Madrigal (1880 - 1972)
    Vicente Madrigal is one of the first Filipino tycoons; among his assets were Ayala-Alabang Village, the Madrigal Business Park, Rizal Cement Corporation, and Corinthian Gardens. He served in the Philip...
  • Chan Lib (deceased)
    Chan Lib and See Ying migrated from Fujian province in China to the Philippines in the 1940s, to establish Liwayway Marketing. Liwayway manufactured Liwayway cornstarch, which became a household name. ...

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 and Chemicals


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)