Popular Filipino Business tycoon Eduardo ‘Danding’ Cojuangco has passed away. Danding Cojuangco died at the age of 85. According to a Radio Inquirer source, Cojuangco passed away at the Luke’s Medical Center in Global City, Taguig at 10:40 pm on Tuesday (June 16). Cojuangco is chairman of the San Miguel Corporation. He also previously served as ambassador to the Philippines in America. Cojuangco has lung cancer.
Binawian ng buhay sa St. Luke’s Medical Center sa Global City, Taguig ang business tycoon na si Danding Cojuangco kagabi.
Ayon sa source ng DZRH, hindi pa naiaalis sa nasabing ospital ang yumaong political kingmaker.
— DZRH NEWS (@dzrhnews) June 16, 2020
Few Things You Need To Know About Danding Cojuangco
Danding’ Cojuangco is the chairman and CEO of San Miguel Corporation, the largest food and beverage corporation in the Philippines and Southeast Asia. He is a former Philippine ambassador and former governor of Tarlac.
In 2016, his personal wealth was estimated at US$1.1 billion. It was estimated that, at one time, his business empire accounted for 25% of the gross national product of the Philippines. As of July 2017, his personal wealth was estimated at US$1.16 billion. He has been called “one of the country’s leading businessmen”.
Cojuangco is the eldest child of Eduardo C. Cojuangco Sr. and Josephine B. Murphy. His mother, the daughter of an Irish-Canadian U.S. Army volunteer who married a Filipina woman, was born and raised in Baguio. His father Eduardo Sr., the son of Melecio Cojuangco, was of Chinese descent.
Cojuangco was educated at Lafayette College. Besides English and standard Tagalog (Filipino) (national and official languages), he also speaks the Filipino regional dialects of Ilocano and Kapampangan (mother dialect), which are the native languages of Tarlac province.
He is married to Soledad “Gretchen” Oppen-Cojuangco of Negros Occidental. They have four children: Margarita “Tina” Cojuangco Barrera, Luisa “Lisa” Cojuangco-Cruz, Carlos “Charlie” Cojuangco and Marcos “Mark” Cojuangco