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PLDT acquires 51% stake in Philippine Star—report

Manuel V. Pangilinan    INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. confirmed on Wednesday that its pension fund has acquired a controlling stake in The Philippine Star, one of the country’s largest newspapers, adding to its expanding media portfolio.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

MVP highlights innovation’s role in staying ahead in business

Businessman Manuel V. Pangilinan spoke to a packed lecture hall in Stanford University Tuesday about the importance of innovation in getting—and staying—ahead in business.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

MVP group seen opposing ‘Swiss challenge’ on SCTEx


The group of businessman Manuel V. Pangilinan may oppose the government’s plan to subject its latest counter-proposal for the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEx) to a Swiss or competitive challenge, which could delay its takeover further.

Posted: February 20th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

MVP speaks… or tweets


Businessman Manuel V. Pangilinan took some time away from what we can only imagine is a busy schedule to keep it real with his Twitter followers Monday night. From 7 to 8 p.m., Pangilinan’s personal account @iamMVP answered queries from his more than 68,0000 followers from serious topics like business and sports (he’s keen on the NBA team Golden State Warriors) to more mundane matters like his favorite food (pork chop, apparently).

Posted: February 19th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Biz Buzz: Courtship kinks


The new round of talks between the group of businessman Manuel V. Pangilinan and the triumvirate behind broadcasting giant GMA 7 appears to be getting along.

Posted: January 22nd, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

MVP group gets 3 seats in Roxas Holdings

Following the entry of the First Pacific group as a strategic investor into sugar firm Roxas Holdings Inc. (RHI), the group of businessman Manuel V. Pangilinan acquired three seats in the latter’s board and he himself was elected vice chair.

Posted: December 22nd, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Rekindling the courtship


After last year’s collapse of a “nearly done deal” for the buyout of a controlling stake in “Kapuso” network GMA 7 by the group of businessman Manuel V. Pangilinan due to “regulatory risk-sharing” issues, it seems the two groups are getting cozy again, according to the grapevine.

Posted: December 8th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

MVP and the 12-year-old boy


Businessman Manuel V. Pangilinan’s time is worth its weight in gold, considering the many multibillion-peso companies as well as corporate foundations that he has under his wing.

Posted: December 1st, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

First Pacific eyes bigger stake in Roxas firm

Hong Kong-based First Pacific Co. Ltd. is prepared to invest more in Roxas Holdings Inc. and obtain a potential controlling stake if the opportunity were available, CEO Manuel V. Pangilinan said last week.

Posted: November 25th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

MVP group buys 29.45% stake in Thai toll road firm


The group of businessman Manuel V. Pangilinan is acquiring a minority stake in a Thai company operating a toll road in Bangkok in line with a regional push that could involve investments in other countries, a regulatory filing showed Friday.

Posted: November 16th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

3 groups prequalify for toll road project

Cavite-Laguna Expressway Route Map  www.dpwh.gov.ph

The bidding process for a major public private partnership deal—the 47-kilometer Cavite-Laguna Expressway—is progressing smoothly with the government prequalifying three out of four interested groups Monday.

Posted: November 4th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

MVP says Meralco may tie up with JG Summit


The Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) may explore synergies with JG Summit Holdings Inc., which is acquiring the stake of San Miguel Corp. in the country’s top distribution utility, Meralco chair Manuel V. Pangilinan told reporters.

Posted: October 27th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »



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