López family of Iloilo
The López family of Iloilo are a wealthy and influential dynasty of business owners, politicians, and philanthropists in the Philippines. They trace their origins to Basilio López, a trader of Chinese (Mestizo de sangley) origin who adopted the López surname and became district mayor of Jaro, Iloilo City, in 1849 . Basilio married Sabina Jalandoni and they had sixteen children.
Prominent members of the family include Fernando López, who served three terms as Vice President of the Philippines and, with his brother Alberto, founded the college which became the University of Iloilo.
Most of the family's current business interests are represented in the Lopez Group of Companies, which includes the media conglomerate ABS-CBN Corporation, First Philippine Holdings Corporation, and Lopez Holdings Corporation.
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