Ferdinand Marcos

Ferdinand Marcos News

  • Billionaire Sy Lets Majority Rule as Kids Pilot Philippine Boom

    Teresita Sy-Coson sits down with her five siblings for lunch every Tuesday to plot the direction of the Philippines’ largest family-run conglomerate. The sessions start at 11 and invariably spill over the allotted two hours, says Sy-Coson, 63, chairman of BDO Unibank Inc. and the eldest child of Henry Sy, the country’s richest man.

  • At Philippine Safari Park, Serengeti on South China Sea

    It was as close to a Stanley-meets- Livingstone moment as a 21st-century traveler is likely to get. After a weeklong odyssey involving planes, ferries, buses and motorcycles, I peered through sheeting monsoonal rain at a mist- shrouded island.

  • Imelda Marcos’s Secretary Convicted in Missing-Art Sale

    The former secretary of Imelda Marcos was found guilty of attempting to sell four missing paintings and failing to report taxes on the one that she did sell, a Claude Monet water lilies painting for $32 million, according to Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.

  • Philippines’ Aquino Races the World’s Fastest Economies

    Just after midnight one sultry Friday in August 1987, Manila became a battleground as rebel troops attempted a coup against Philippine President Corazon Aquino. Two blocks from the besieged presidential palace, insurgents opened fire on a car carrying Aquino’s only son, a bespectacled and soft-spoken 27-year-old junior insurance executive nicknamed Noynoy.

  • Philippines’ Claim on Marcos’s Singapore Funds Dismissed

    The Philippines’ claim on $23 million its late president Ferdinand Marcos had looted and held in trust at West Landesbank AG’s Singapore branch was dismissed by a Singapore Court.

  • Manila Garage Art Fair Draws ’Miss Saigon’, Billionaires

    Ayala Land Inc. Chairman Fernando Zobel de Ayala, Philippine Secretary of Trade and Industry Gregory Domingo and “Miss Saigon” star Lea Salonga were among VIPs who prowled a Manila parking garage this week at a preview of Art Fair Philippines.

  • Philippines’ Aquino Says No Hero Burial for Marcos in His Term

    Philippine President Benigno Aquino said there will be no hero’s burial for the late former dictator Ferdinand Marcos under his watch. Marcos’ body had been kept in a refrigerated crypt for more than two decades in his home province in Ilocos, north of Manila.

  • Why Obama Keeps Putting Up With Karzai’s Chutzpah

    “We want the Americans to respect our sovereignty and be an honest partner. And bring a lot of money.”

  • Billionaire Ang Emulating Ambani Steers Brewer San Miguel to Oil

    Ramon Ang, president of San Miguel Corp., greets visitors to his eighth-floor Manila conference room wearing a plain black suit, white shirt, red tie and $200 Seiko titanium watch.

  • Bloomberg Pursuits: Serengeti on the South China Sea

    In 1976, Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos and his acquisitive wife, Imelda, decided to depopulate an island 300 kilometers south of Manila and stock it with a menagerie of African animals. Welcome to the world’s strangest safari park.

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