Filipino Philanthropist

Posted by Suplado | 3/01/2008 | | 0 comments »

Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala (Chairman and chief executive of conglomerate Ayala Corp.) Chairs the Ayala Foundation, helped improving elementary education, developing young leaders, boosting environmental protection, increasing access to technology, and supporting arts and culture. It's now coordinating a project to set up computer labs in all 6,300 of the country's public schools..

Ramon del Rosario Jr. (President and chief executive of investment firm Phinma, cofounded by his father in 1956 as Philippine Investment Management) De La Salle schools Patrons, also owned elementary schools, high schools and universities around the country. Recently launched a campaign for Philippine Business for Social Progress to raise $25 million for the Pinoy Micro-Enterprise Social Investment Fund, which will help microfinance institutions extend loans to poorer customers.

John Gokongwei Jr.(Founder and chairman emeritus of conglomerate JG Summit Holdings)August 2006 gave a half of his company shares worth $200 million to the Gokongwei Brothers Foundation, which he chairs.The biggest donation in the country.

Oscar M. Lopez (Chairman of the Lopez Inc. media group, which controls ABS-CBN Broadcasting) Donated 37 acres of family land to 116 Guimaras Island families victims of 2006 Petron oil spill. Lopez Group Foundation helping to set up a cooperative farming venture in the country. In 1999 started First Philippine Conservation, protecting country's largest remaining block of old-growth rain forest in Sierra Madre range.