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Manny Pangilinan

A short Glimpse of his Journey to Success.

Filipinos may know his name today but have less of knowledge of his achievements. I researched about him and I would like to share it to you as well.

Manny Pangilinan is Manuel V. Pangilinan. He is also known as MVP. He is a very well known Businessman. But before he started creating a name as a businessman, he started it from rags. He narrated his life in his controversial 2010 Ateneo De Manila university Commencement exercise Speech. This speech became controversial because its various parts are derived from speech of some well known personalities like Oprah, Obama, etc. After such controversy, he signed resignation on his post but has been rejected and has earned more respect from Father Bienvenido F. Nebres, S.J ( president of Ateneo De Manila University).

He was born in Manila  July 14, 1946.

First Part of his Life is being a Scholar Student of San Beda Manila( high School) and Ateneo De Manila University in College. In 1965 He wanted to pursue his MBA Abroad and in order to make it happen he start looking for means. He successfully won Procter & Gamble’s offering for a rare scholarship to the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.

Second Part of his life is being an Employee. His first work is under PHINMA as executive assistant to the president. HE worked with it for 6 years then decided to work abroad under Bancom International. His first two companies were not as famous as he do. Then after it, Bancom decided to have a joint venture with American Express. The venture didn’t went well on it’s first 2 years. With it Manny was Challenged to make it work again.

Then he proceeded to the third part of his life being an Entrepreneur. By 1981 he founded First Pacific which is known in Banking and Trading Business. This is then where he started acquiring Wealth and buying nearly dying companies and make it prosper. Example of his excellent management and innovative ideas is in the case of PLDT around 1988. He made tremendous changes in the management of PLDt to make it a number one and most profitable company in the country today.

Now going to where he is known below are the list of the companies he is affiliated.

Associated Broadcasting Company (TV5) Chairman MediaQuest Holdings, Inc.
Smart Communications Chairman 
ePLDT Ventus Inc. Chairman 
Meralco President and CEO PLDT 26.7%
MPIC/PilTel Group total 40% above
Stradcom International Holdings Inc. Chairman ePLDT 9.5%=172.8 million [9]
Cure Inc. (Connectivity Unlimited Resource Enterprise, Inc.)(RED MOBILE) Chairman 
San Beda College Chairman Board Of Trustees  
First Pacific Company Ltd.[10] Chairman
Cignal Digital TV Chairman MediaQuest Holdings, Inc.
Pilipino Telecommunication Corporation (Piltel) (TALK N’ TEXT) Chairman Smart Tel. 
First Pacific Tollways Corporation Chairman Metro Pacific Investments Corporation
Metro Pacific Investments Corporation Chairman
Manila Metro Rail Transit System


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The Filipino Diaspora

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  1. Macherie

    On April 8, 2011 at 3:34 am

    did you really put your picture as a source o namalikmata lang ako?!

  2. Ima Vee

    On April 8, 2011 at 6:05 am

    LOL… natawa naman ako kay Macherie…
    anyways, this man is really remarkable..

  3. Will Dee

    On April 8, 2011 at 6:48 am

    Impressive resume…nice write up


    On April 8, 2011 at 8:16 am

    great article

  5. lian rosa

    On April 8, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    I was impressed on how he dealt with the issue of plagiarism in his speech for Ateneo in 2010. He owned up to the mistake. I wonder, however, whatever happened to his speech writer?

  6. jedpogi

    On April 9, 2011 at 11:47 am

    mabait na boss ng channel 5…

  7. Rhodora Bande

    On April 13, 2011 at 1:38 am

    His life story is inspiring. Indeed, hard work and determination can do wonders to anyone’s life. Thanks for sharing this.

  8. Likha

    On April 13, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Hard work pays off. But I sometimes wonder why there are those who work hard but never reap the rewards.

  9. Likha

    On April 13, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    Hard work pays off. But I sometimes wonder why there are those who work hard but never reap the rewards.

  10. youthinksokiddo

    On April 15, 2011 at 4:06 am

    sounds like an inspiration to entrepreneurs

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