López family of Iloilo

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The López family of Iloílo 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] Later generations inter-married with other Spanish Filipino families.

The most prominent members of the family were 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.

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  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.