Gokongwei family - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Gokongwei family


URC eyes sugar tax, Vietnam rebound as keys to lift sagging growth

Nov 27, 2017 - 9:45 PM

'We're in the right categories, primarily snacks and healthier products... that will resonate with the market especially as sugar taxes are imposed,' says URC president Lance Gokongwei

John Gokongwei proves family-run conglomerates work

Nov 27, 2017 - 8:40 PM

The JG Summit founder says the conglomerate has maintained its core values and long-term vision even as it went public and reached out to global markets

FAMILY MATTERS. John Gokongwei Jr (center) poses with his family after receiving MAP's Management Man of the year for 2017 in a ceremony held on November 27 in Taguig City. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Robinsons Land targets to raise P20B in stock rights offering

Nov 24, 2017 - 6:20 PM

Approximately 950 million to 1.1 billion common shares are to be offered, with the majority of proceeds to be used to fund land acquisition

Toys 'R' Us in PH unaffected by U.S. toy store chain's bankruptcy filing

Sep 20, 2017 - 8:25 PM

Operated by the Gokongweis, Toys 'R' Us Philippines clarifies it is not part of Toys 'R' Us Incorporated's bankruptcy filing in the United States

NORMAL OPERATIONS. It is business as usual for Toys 'R' Us Philippines, which operates 34 stand-alone stores and 44 Toybox outlets inside Robinsons Department Store branches. File photo

Cebu Pacific to launch flights from Zamboanga to Sandakan, Malaysia

Aug 16, 2017 - 5:45 PM

Now the previous 14 hour travel by sea is cut down to just a 40 minute airplane ride says Cebgo president and CEO Alexander Lao

NEW ROUTES. Cebu Pacific announces 4 new routes, including its first international route out of Zamboanga City. File photo courtesy Cebu Pacific

Is the Inquirer's impending sale a Manila Times redux?

Jul 18, 2017 - 3:55 PM

In 1999, Joseph Estrada sues the Manila Times over a corruption story. Months later, the Gokongwei family sells the newspaper to the President's crony.

Robinsons opens 2 malls, expands chain to 37

Feb 03, 2014 - 2:02 PM

The Gokongwei owned property developer will open malls in Roxas in Visayas and Santiago in Luzon

Robinsons Place will open in Roxas and Santiago this February. Photo taken from company website

Gokongwei's JG Summit posts lower profit on weak peso

Nov 11, 2013 - 10:18 PM

The conglomerate says its liabilities grew as a result of the depreciation of the peso

Robinsons Retail to raise P42B in IPO

Oct 04, 2013 - 7:18 PM

The retail arm of the Gokongwei family is expecting to raise P42 billion from its maiden share sale slated this October

JG to pay P72B for San Miguel's Meralco stake

Oct 01, 2013 - 1:06 PM

The deal is subject to closing conditions says the Gokongwei led company

DEAL. JG Summit is buying the shares held by the San Miguel group in power distributor Meralco. Photo taken by AFP