|Place of origin||China|
Cojuangco (Chinese: 許寰哥; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Khó͘-hoân-ko; IPA: [kʰɔ˥˧ huan˨˦ ko˦˦]) is the Hispanised Filipino-Chinese surname Xu (Hanzi: 許, pronounced [kʰɔ˥˧] in Hokkien). The Cojuangco clan is among the most powerful and influential in the Philippines, exercising economic control over several banks (such as Bank of Commerce) and trade houses, partly due to marriages with the Ayala and Roxas families and partly to their own business enterprises (notably the sugar trade). The clan has at various time been highly involved in Philippine politics, with several members having entered public office in both local and national positions.
The clan is descended from Co Yu Hwan (許玉寰; Xŭ Yùhuán; Quanzhou Hokkien literary: Hěu Ggiókhuán; colloquial: Koǒ Ggiákkuán), who migrated from Hongjian Village, Jiaomei Township, Zhangzhou, Fujian to the Spanish East Indies in 1861. He was commonly called Kuán Goō ("Brother Kuan") or Koǒ Kuán Goō ("Brother Koo Kuan") among Hoklo-Filipinos, and the latter was hispanicised as Cojuangco. He adopted the Christian name José in 1865, when he moved to Bulacan.
People with the surname Cojuangco are listed below alphabetically.
- María Corazón "Cory" Cojuangco-Aquino (1933-2009), eleventh President of the Philippines (1986-1992)
- Denise Cojuangco, Filipina equestrienne
- Eduardo "Danding" Cojuangco, Jr., Filipino businessman and politician
- José Cojuangco, Filipino politician
- José "Peping": Cojuangco, Jr., Filipino politician
- Josephine Cojuangco-Reyes, President of Far Eastern University (Manila, 1985–89)
- Río Díaz–Cojuangco, Filipina beauty queen, actress, and television personality
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