Eugenio Hofileña López Sr. (July 20, 1901 – July 5, 1975), also known as Eñing López and Don Eugenio, was a leading figure in the Philippines. He was founder of the Lopez Group of Companies. He belonged to the prominent López family of Iloilo, one of the leading political families in the Philippines.
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He was born as Eugenio Hofileña López on July 20, 1901 in Jaro, Iloilo City. His parents were Benito López, a former governor of Iloilo, and Presentación Hofileña. He is the elder brother of former Philippine Vice President Fernando Lopez. He received his education at the Ateneo de Manila University where he graduated in 1919, and later the University of the Philippines where he took up law and graduated in 1923. He earned his master of laws degree from Harvard University. He was the first president, or "charter president", of the Rotary Club of Iloilo, the third oldest Rotary Clubin the Philippines.
López began as a provincial bus operator, and eventually became chairman of the Philippine's largest media conglomerate (ABS-CBN) and president of the Manila Electric Company (MERALCO). In 1972 he accepted a Distinguished Service Award from the Harvard Business School, but several months later was compelled by President Ferdinand Marcos to sign over his shares in MERALCO, was stripped of his holdings and forced into exile. In September 1972, President Marcos declared martial law in the Philippines, which began a period of dictatorship that lasted in the 1986 People Power Revolution and that was characterized by crony capitalism.
His eldest child and heir apparent, Eugenio Lopez Jr., or Geny, was jailed on charges of conspiring to assassinate Ferdinand Marcos. This was carried out by Marcos in order for Don Ening, who was at that time was in exile in United States to sell his businesses to him, his family and relatives and to his cronies.[according to whom?] At one time, Marcos would send an then Philippine Ambassador to the US, Benjamin Romualdez, a brother of then First Lady Imelda Marcos to San Francisco, California where the elder Lopez was living along with his daughter, Precy and her Greek husband, Steve Psinakis to convince him to relinquish ownership of his businesses in his home country in order for it to sell to his entourage with a promise that his eldest child, Geny, would be released from jail. Don Ening agreed, but his firstborn would remain in detention. As a result, he was double-crossed by the Marcos regime and his businesses were then com...
McCoy, Alfred W. (2009). "Rent-seeking Families and the Philippine State: A History of the Lopez Family". In McCoy, Alfred W. (ed.). An Anarchy of Families: State and Family in the Philippines. Uni...
Eugenio Lopez Sr., a University of the Philippines and Harvard-educated lawyer, as well as one of the heirs to the Lopez family empire and owner of Chronicle Broadcasting Network, bought Alto Broadcasting System from Antonio Quirino, brother of former President Elpidio Quirino, on February 24, 1957.
Jan 22, 2019 · About Eugenio Hofileña Lopez, Sr. Eugenio Hofileña Lopez was a pioneering Filipino industrialist in the fields of sugar, publishing, broadcasting, transportation and power utilities. In his youth, he was the King Consort to the 1923 Manila Carnival Queen.
Si Eugenio Hofileña López Sr. (Hulyo 20, 1901 – Hulyo 5, 1975), na kilala rin bilang Eñing López at Don Eugenio, ay isang nangungunang pigura sa Pilipinas. Siya ang nagtatag ng Lopez Group of Companies. Siya ay kabilang sa kilalang pamilya ng López ng Iloilo, isa sa mga nangungunang pamilyang politikal sa Pilipinas.
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Jul 08, 1975 · SAN FRANCISCO, July (AP)—Eugenio Lopez Sr., selfexiled former industrial, broadcasting and publishing executive in the Philippines and a leading critic of President Ferdinand E. Marcos, died...
He was a pioneering Filipino, a visionary. A patriotic businessman with a resolute spirit. He was the grand patriarch of the Lopez Group.The late Don Eñing...
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His parents were Eugenio H. López Sr. and Pacita Moreno. He is a nephew of former Philippine Vice President Fernando H. López Sr.. He was educated at San Beda College, the Ateneo de Manila, Virginia Military Institute where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, and Harvard University where he earned an MBA from Harvard Business School.
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