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If you're looking for information about the Gokongwei family in the Philippines, you're probably looking for info about John L. Gokongwei, Jr. or Lance Gokongwei.

Here is the opening part of the speech of John Gokongwei, delivered during the launch of the Ateneo de Manila University John Gokongwei School of Management:

Good morning.

I am John Gokongwei, Jr. I am not an Atenean but I feel at home with you. Today, at least.

Sixty-two years ago, I could not have dreamt of appearing before the Jesuits and their students to tell the story of MY life. I was no more than a student then, at San Carlos University in Cebu, when my father died suddenly. It left me, the eldest, the responsibility of taking care of my mother and five siblings. That was tough for someone who was 13. Creditors had just seized our home and business and I had no experience with earning a living.

You can read the rest of the speech here:
Speech delivered last March 1, 2002 during the launch of the Ateneo de Manila University John Gokongwei School of Management

Lance Y. Gokongwei is the President and Chief Operating Officer of JGSHI. He had been Executive Vice President of JGSHI and was elected President and Chief Operating Officer effective January 1, 2002. He is also President and Chief Operating Officer of URC, and JGSPC. He is the Vice-Chairman and Deputy Chief Executive Officer of RLC and LMI. He is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Cebu Air, Inc. and DIGITEL, Chairman of Robinsons Savings Bank (RSB), President of Digital Information Technology Services, Inc. (DITSI), Vice Chairman of JGSCMC, and a director of OPMC, UIC and Singland. He is a trustee, secretary and treasurer of GBFI. He received a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a Bachelor of Science in Applied Science from the University of Pennsylvania.

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