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[OPINION] Lessons on Philippine history, as inspired by Danding Cojuangco

Jun 20, 2020 - 6:00 PM

'Danding Cojuangco, together with the other architects, henchmen, and butchers of Martial Law, was politically accommodated, reintegrated, and allowed to partake in one way or another, in the restored democracy of the Philippines'

Kingmaker: Danding Cojuangco's presidential bid and the ghost of coco levy

Jun 17, 2020 - 10:10 PM

Eduardo 'Danding' Cojuangco Jr never became Philippine president, but wielded power for decades before his death

Filipino tycoon Eduardo Cojuangco gestures during a press conference in Manila, 14 July 2003. Cojuangco vowed to fight any government move to take over San Miguel Corporation, one of the Philippines largest and most important firms, after his control was put in serious doubt by a court ruling. AFP PHOTO JAY DIRECTO (Photo by JAY DIRECTO / AFP)

Basketball godfather: Danding Cojuangco remembered

Jun 17, 2020 - 2:53 PM

Danding Cojuangco, the chief executive officer of San Miguel Corporation, saw his 3 PBA teams achieve immense success

BIG BOSS. Danding Conjuangco died at the age of 85. Photo courtesy of Edwin Tuyay

Senators mourn death of 'NPC big boss' Danding Cojuangco

Jun 17, 2020 - 2:10 PM

(UPDATED) Nationalist People's Coalition members at the Senate recount Danding Cojuangco's contributions to politics and business

SPORTS PATRON. San Miguel Corporation Chairman and CEO Eduardo 'Danding' Cojuangco Jr (center right) supported sports and politics. Rappler file photo

Danding builds an empire

Jun 17, 2020 - 1:43 PM

However one sees Danding Cojuangco, the reality is that during Martial Law, he built a business empire so huge it gave him political and economic clout to forge ahead of his rivals

Photo from San Miguel Corporation website

Where did the Cojuangcos' wealth really come from?

Jun 17, 2020 - 1:00 PM

Neighbors didn’t believe the family made it all from rice milling, trading, and money lending

Malacañang hails late Danding Cojuangco's 'immense contribution' to economy

Jun 17, 2020 - 11:41 AM

Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque also recognizes how Cojuangco's company, San Miguel Corporation, helped in efforts against the novel coronavirus

SC TIES. San Miguel Chairman Eduardo Cojuangco Jr here seen with his counsel Estelito Mendoza, who is reportedly known for having ties with several SC justices. File photo by AFP

Danding Cojuangco, tycoon and political kingpin, dies at 85

Jun 17, 2020 - 9:17 AM

(UPDATED) The businessman built food and beverage giant San Miguel Corporation and was a key ally of Ferdinand Marcos

BOSS DANDING. Cojuangco headed San Miguel Corporation, considered the largest food and beverage corporation in the Philippines and Southeast Asia, since 1998. Photo courtesy of Edwin Tuyay

Danding Cojuangco likely to step down as chief La Salle backer

Oct 30, 2019 - 7:38 PM

As La Salle misses out on the Final Four for the second straight season, the Green Archers may also lose a key supporter

END OF THE ROAD. Andrei Caracut and the Green Archers wind up at 5th place. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Legal battles further delay turnover of coco levy funds to farmers

Jan 14, 2018 - 6:35 PM

The Sandiganbayan rules in favor of UCPB and Cocolife's request to be heard despite an earlier Supreme Court decision that there is no need for further hearings

Duterte's coco levy promise: It's time to 'force the issue with Congress'

Jun 30, 2017 - 1:32 PM

During the campaign President Duterte vowed to return the coconut levy fund to poor farmers within his first 100 days Congressmen are getting in the way

CAMPAIGN PROMISE. Then presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte signs a manifesto promising coconut farmers they will benefit from the coco levy funds within his first 100 days in office. After a year in office, the promise remains just that. File photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Danding Cojuangco returns as NPC chairman ahead of 2019 elections

Jun 10, 2017 - 8:30 AM

Nag retire na siya sa politics pero di niya puwede pabayaan ang political party says Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III as the Nationalist People s Coalition prepares for the 2019 midterm polls

Photo from staff of Senator Sotto

Sandiganbayan denies Danding's bid to dismiss ill-gotten wealth cases

Apr 21, 2017 - 5:39 PM

Jurisprudence dictates that individual rights do not preclude the peoples right to public justice says the anti graft court in its resolution thumbing down the petitions of businessman Danding Cojuangco

Court excludes Enrile from 1987 Marcos-Cojuangco loot case

Apr 20, 2017 - 6:15 PM

This resolution comes 12 years after the appeal by the PCGG

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Mar 21, 2017 - 12:04 PM

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Return coco levy to farmers? Duterte's promise and political will

Jan 23, 2017 - 4:30 PM

PART 3: Will the coconut farmers among the country s poorest of the poor finally claim what is rightfully theirs as promised by the President?

CAMPAIGN PROMISE. Then presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte signs a manifesto promising coconut farmers they will benefit from the coco levy funds within his first 100 days in office. File photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

The politics of the coco levy scam: From Marcos to Noynoy Aquino

Jan 22, 2017 - 11:00 AM

PART 2: More than the long arduous fights in court for the coconut levy funds the main battleground is in Malacañang and Congress where politics comes into play

POLITICS. The long battle for the coco levy funds is not limited to courts, with politics getting in the way of coconut farmers and their beneficiaries.

Coco levy fund scam: Gold for the corrupt, crumbs for farmers

Jan 21, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Part 1: Many coconut farmers have died waiting in vain and with them went the hope they would one day reap the rewards of what s seen as among the biggest scams of the century

Joint Senate panel approves coco levy bill for coconut farmers

Nov 10, 2016 - 12:58 PM

The bill seeks to create a P75 billion trust fund for coconut farmers and the industry and to provide the framework for its management and use

COCO LEVY BILL. A Senate joint panel approves the committee report on the coco levy bill for coconut farmers.

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Jun 16, 2016 - 7:54 PM

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Duterte to Panelo: Farmers should get coco levy fund

Jun 16, 2016 - 11:20 AM

Duterte s incoming agriculture chief also pushes for the massive replanting of coconut to regain the Philippines status as the world s number one coconut producer

COCO LEVY MANIFESTO. Then presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte and his running mate, Alan Peter Cayetano, sign a manifesto promising coconut farmers they will benefit from the coco levy funds within their first 100 days in office. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Duterte, Cayetano promise to return coco levy fund to coconut farmers

Apr 01, 2016 - 7:30 AM

But Rodrigo Duterte and Alan Peter Cayetano say unlike Senator Poe they are not beholden to elites involved in the coco levy scam

Duterte, Cayetano vow 'return' of coco levy fund in 1st 100 days

Mar 31, 2016 - 11:36 AM

The two also sign a manifesto saying they will support efforts to recover the contested funds that remain with the Danding Cojuangco led San Miguel Corporation

COCO LEVY MANIFESTO. Rodrigo Duterte and Alan Peter Cayetano sign a manifesto promising coconut farmers they will benefit from the coco levy funds within their first 100 days in office. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Poe defends choice of Querubin as her anti-crime czar

Mar 29, 2016 - 9:35 PM

The presidential bet says she has long known the retired Marine colonel who is now security consultant at San Miguel Corporation

File photo by Martin Loon

FACT CHECK: Did Grace Poe sign the coco levy bill?

Mar 22, 2016 - 8:00 AM

The presidential bet says she only signed a committee report so that a consolidated bill could move forward for deliberation: Wala pang bill

Senator Grace Poe and Senator Francis "Chiz" Escudero of Galing at Puso visit Samar provincial Hospital at Catbalogan,Samar. Photo by Arnold Almacen

Roxas in Pangasinan: Old political foes turn into new allies

Mar 15, 2016 - 1:22 AM

Foes turned friends bitter rivals turned teammates In a tight presidential race every single vote counts

Binay camp: Only Danding can declare NPC endorsement of Poe

Mar 13, 2016 - 1:27 AM

The United Nationalist Alliance UNA still doesn t believe the endorsement of the country s second largest political party of Senator Grace Poe and her running mate Senator Francis Escudero

NPC FOR BINAY? Mon Ilagan, Vice President  Jejomay Binay's spokesperson, shrugs off the NPC's endorsement of Grace Poe. Fil photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

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Mar 11, 2016 - 7:05 PM

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Grace Poe is not Danding Cojuangco's 'puppet' – Chiz

Mar 11, 2016 - 2:17 PM

The presidential bet stands by her earlier statement – that Cojuangco has no more business in the release of coco levy funds

PUPPET? Vice presidential bet Francis Escudero defends presidential candidate Grace Poe from critics saying she is a 'puppet' of businessman Eduardo 'Danding' Cojuangco Jr.

Danding, coco levy mess rile up Poe, Roxas camps

Mar 11, 2016 - 12:30 PM

Grace Poe and Chiz Escudero blame the Liberal Party for the non disbursement of the funds to farmers The LP asks: What did you do as senators?

Poe, Escudero go to opposition bailiwick Navotas

Mar 11, 2016 - 12:20 PM

Navotas City is home to Toby Tiangco a key figure in the opposition who publicized Grace Poe s residency issue

Poe, Escudero: Gov't, not Danding, should settle coco levy issue

Mar 09, 2016 - 8:25 PM

The candidates say businessman Eduardo Danding Cojuangco Jr whose political party has endorsed them already returned the coconut farmers money to gov t

COJUANGCO CONNECTION. Presidential candidate Grace Poe and her running mate Francis Escudero are asked about their connection to businessman Eduardo 'Danding' Cojuangco Jr, during their sortie in Quezon province, where many beneficiaries of the coconut levy fund reside. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

UCPB wants new investor as soon as possible

Feb 04, 2016 - 7:27 PM

We ve been running with insufficient capital since 1986 says UCPB official Ildefonso Jimenez

RIGHTFUL OWNERS. The High Court says the proceeds of the UCPB shares are 'to be used only for the benefit of all coconut farmers and for the development of the coconut industry.' File photo by Gil Nartea/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Poe: Campaign donors 'worried' over disqualification cases

Dec 11, 2015 - 3:07 PM

The senator however is confident that she still enjoys donors trust and confidence

#PugadBaboy: Canada punchline 2

Nov 12, 2015 - 5:00 AM

Sandiganbayan orders turnover of 72.2% UCPB shares to gov’t

Oct 28, 2015 - 1:49 PM

The anti graft court s Second Division grants the Motion for Execution filed by the government

RIGHTS. UCPB says it has rights to its minority shares of stock in the CIIF Oil Mills, and indirectly, in an 11% portion of the sequestered San Miguel Corporation shares, "which were ruled to be owned by the government for the benefit of coconut farmers and the development of the coco industry," the bank acknowledges.

UCPB to 'exhaust all legal remedies' to keep shares in CIIF, SMC

Sep 16, 2015 - 3:26 PM

The United Coconut Planters Bank says it is merely protecting its own shareholders including the majority government shareholder as well as preserving bank assets

RIGHTS. UCPB says it has rights to its minority shares of stock in the CIIF Oil Mills, and indirectly, in an 11% portion of the sequestered San Miguel Corporation shares, "which were ruled to be owned by the government for the benefit of coconut farmers and the development of the coco industry," the bank acknowledges.

The ties between Lucas Bersamin and Estelito Mendoza

Aug 31, 2015 - 6:04 PM

In 4 big public interest cases Supreme Court Justice Bersamin has always decided in favor of Mendoza’s clients

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Aug 27, 2015 - 3:50 PM

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Is Chiz Escudero weighing down Grace Poe's chances in 2016?

Aug 18, 2015 - 10:00 AM

Brian Llamanzares Senator Grace Poe s son says his mother has proven that she keeps her friends close but keeps the people’s interest closer

Senators Grace Poe and Chiz Escudero. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Poe, NPC talks ‘work in progress’ – Sotto

Aug 05, 2015 - 4:00 PM

NPC gathers members next week to begin formal discussions on the party s 2016 plans

BOSS DANDING. The political party set by businessman Eduardo Cojuangco will start meetings next week

PCGG: Coco levy assets all accounted for

Jun 29, 2015 - 8:00 PM

This comes 3 months after Aquino signed 2 executive orders that allow the use of the multibillion peso coconut levy funds for coconut farmers

Gov’t seeks turnover of 72% UCPB coco levy stake

Jun 16, 2015 - 9:11 PM

Citing a High Court resolution the Office of the Solicitor General and PCGG say the disputed UCPB shares are rightfully owned by the Republic of the Philippines

Draft coco levy EO may be with Aquino before end-Nov

Nov 04, 2014 - 3:58 PM

Secretary Francis Pangilinan gives the assurance as coconut farmers call on President Aquino to mobilize the P71 billion coco levy funds for the benefit of the coconut industry

Aquino allies say no to Binay impeachment

Oct 20, 2014 - 5:49 PM

The statement denouncing the impeachment calls comes after several NPC stalwarts openly endorsed Binay s presidential bid in the 2016 elections

ENDORSEMENT: Vice President Jejomar Binay corners the endorsement of two NPC stalwarts

INC: From rag-tag sect to influential wheeler-dealer?

Jul 27, 2014 - 1:11 AM

Known for their religious discipline INC leaders have managed to create an effective vote delivery system that rivals or even betters the vote delivery mechanism of even the most organized political party

Ang consolidates San Miguel shares

Oct 01, 2013 - 6:53 PM

Ang s shares in San Miguel are now held by his private company Privado Holdings

Cojuangco praises Ang for San Miguel's success

Jun 11, 2013 - 2:53 PM

San Miguel chairman Eduardo Danding Cojuangco Jr says the company is where it is today because of Ramon Ang s hard work

ALL PRAISES. San Miguel chairman Eduardo Cojuangco Jr. says much of the company's success was due to company president Ramon Ang's hard work. Photo courtesy of San Miguel

San Miguel expansion binge extends to cement, mining

May 23, 2013 - 9:39 PM

Diversified conglomerate San Miguel Corp the country s biggest business group is going full blast in its expansion into the extractive industry

Cojuangco losing Negros Occidental?

May 15, 2013 - 2:50 PM

Ousted NPC prov l chair is re elected as Negros Occidental governor