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Cecilio Pedro

In the late 1970s, Mr. Cecilio K. Pedro’s Aluminum Containers, Inc., was the major supplier of aluminum collapsible toothpaste tubes to colgate-Palmolive and the Philippine Refining Company. However, in 1985, these companies began using plastic laminated tubes. Mr. Pedro had to close his factory but soon realized his old equipment could still be put to […]

Xyriel Manabat


Xyriel Anne Bustamante Manabat is a Filipina child actress. She joined Star Circle Quest: Search for the Next Kiddie Idol in 2009 and became the 3rd runner up. Other Information Name: Xyriel Anne Bustamante Manabat Born : 27 January 2004 Occupation : Actress Years active : 2008-Present

Frederick Dy

Frederick Dy

Frederick Dy took control of Security Bank (nasdaq: SBKC ), founded 55 years ago, in early 1989; listed it in 1995. He is the largest individual shareholder, benefiting from recent run-up in its stock. He is the Vice Chairman of St. Luke’s Medical Center, the first Joint Commission for International Accreditation certified hospital in the […]

Rico Blanco

Rico Blanco is a Filipino singer, songwriter and musician. As a solo artist and with his former band, Rivermaya, Blanco has so far recorded, written and produced more local and regional number one hits than any other musician since 1994; and has sold over a million albums in the Philippines and Southeast Asia during the […]

Jose Marcel Panlilio

Jose Marcel Panlilio

Jose Marcel Panlilio, has been a director of BHI since 1994, its Chairman since December 1995, and President since October 2005. He is also the Chairman of Puerto Azul Golf and Country Club (PAGCC), Ternate Development Corporation (TDC), Fridays Holdings, Inc. (FHI), Fridays Puerto Galera, Inc., Alliance Technologies Corporation (ATC), and Avrion Systems, Inc. (ASI).  […]

Elpidio Ibanez

Elpidio Ibanez

Elpidio L. Ibanez has been an Executive Vice President – Staff and Chief of Staff of Benpres Holdings Corporation since January 2001. Mr. Ibanez has been the President and Chief Operating Officer of First Philippine Holdings Corp., since May 1994. Mr. Ibanez serves as the Chairman of the Board of First Batangas Hotel Corporation and […]

Manuel Roxas

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Manuel Acuña Roxas (January 1, 1892 – April 15, 1948) was the first president of the independent Republic of the Philippines. He served as president from the granting of independence in 1946 until his abrupt death in 1948. His term as Philippine president is also the shortest; 1 year 10 months and 18 days. Manuel […]