López family of Iloilo

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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.[1]

The most prominent members of the family are the brothers Eugenio López, Sr.✝ and Fernando López, Sr.✝.

Eugenio's business interests are now known as the Lopez Group of Companies. It includes the media conglomerate ABS-CBN Corporation, First Philippine Holdings Corporation, and Lopez Holdings Corporation.[2]

Fernando served as Vice President of the Philippines under the administrations of Elpidio Quirino and Ferdinand Marcos.


  1. ^ McCoy, Alfred (2009). An Anarchy of Families: State and Family in the Philippines (reprint ed.). University of Wisconsin Press. ISBN 9780299229849. 
  2. ^ Brazil, Eric (2 July 1999). "Eugenio Lopez, Philippine mogul, powerful patriarch helped end reign of Ferdinand Marcos". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 16 April 2012.