Eduardo "Danding" Cojuangco, Jr. dies at 85

Eduardo "Danding" Cojuangco, Jr. dies at 85

- Eduardo "Danding" Cojuangco, Jr. has joined his Creator at the age of 85

- The business tycoon, politician, and diplomat died of cancer on Tuesday, June 16

- He is the CEO of food and beverage giant San Miguel Corporation

- Danding is also the uncle of former Pres. Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino and siblings

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Eduardo "Danding " Cojuangco, Jr. died at the age of 85 on Tuesday as per DZRH News.

The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Philippines' San Miguel Corporation died of cancer.

In a tweet, the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) paid tribute to the business tycoon.

He owns three teams in PBA — Barangay Ginebra San Miguel, San Miguel Beermen, and Magnolia Hotshots.

"Chairman and CEO of San Miguel Corp., politician, diplomat, businessman, team owner, sports patron... Thank you for your countless contribution to the PBA and Flag of Philippines sports! Our prayers and condolences to his family and loved ones. Requiescat in pace!"

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According to Forbes, Cojuangco also owns a private cement-manufacturing business. He likewise invested in orchards, stud farms, and wineries in Australia. He was named as 16th richest man in the Philippines in 2019.

Danding is also the cousin of former Pres. Corazon "Cory" Aquino, uncle of former Pres. Noynoy Aquino. He was the Governor of Tarlac City from 1967 – 1969. From 1969 to 1972, he served as Tarlac’s 1st District Representative.

Many expressed their sadness over his passing.

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In a previous KAMI report, the life of beauty queen Aileen Damiles was highlighted. She was the partner of the business tycoon.

Danding Cojuangco will always be remembered in Philippine history.

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