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March 27, 2014

There’s little that kills as many so quickly as a natural disaster, and millions of people across the world dig deep when faced with so much suffering. Foundations have pockets deep enough to help, but might not know where to begin. 

There’s little that kills as many so quickly as a natural disaster, and millions of people across the world dig deep when faced with so much suffering. Foundations have pockets deep enough to help, but might not know where to begin.

June 1, 2010

Oscar Lopez, the family head of the First Philippine Holdings Corp, announced today he is to step down as chairman and CEO of the family holding company, to be replaced by his son.

Oscar Lopez, the family head of the First Philippine Holdings Corp, announced today he is to step down as chairman and CEO of the family holding company, to be replaced by his son.
 
Lopez (pictured), 79, who led the company for nearly 25 years, said: "I think that the time is right to step down from the CEO-ship of our company." He will however remain involved as the company's chairman emeritus and group chief strategic officer.
 

July 3, 2008

Malaysian business tycoon and philanthropist Robert Kuok has joined forces with the San Miguel Corporation to help the Philippines boost food production and curb the country’s growing food crisis.

Malaysian business tycoon and philanthropist Robert Kuok has joined forces with the San Miguel Corporation to help the Philippines boost food production and curb the country’s growing food crisis.

The family-owned Kuok Group, which runs the Shangri-La Hotel chain, and SMC will invest injecting $1 billion to develop at least one million hectares of agricultural lands to boost production of rice, corn, sugar and other crops in the Philippines. The Southeast Asian country is the world’s largest importer of rice and has been hit hard by the growing global food crisis.

July 1, 2006

It would take more than a political uprising and a spate of bad fortune to dull the spirit and commitment of the Lopez family. Barbara Murray talks to chief executive Oscar about his father’s legacy, social responsibility and the ‘glue’ holding the Lopez family together

Barbara Murray is director of Family Business Solutions UK.

It would take more than a political uprising and a spate of bad fortune to dull the spirit and commitment of the Lopez family. Barbara Murray talks to chief executive Oscar about his father's legacy, social responsibility and the 'glue' holding the Lopez family together

"The Lopez family business, or the Lopez Group as we are referred to in our home country," says chief executive Oscar Lopez (pictured), "is never far from my consciousness".

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