Danding Cojuangco 01Eduardo Murphy Cojuangco, Jr. (born June 10, 1935), also known as Danding Cojuangco, is the chairman of San Miguel Corporation, the largest food and beverage corporation in the Philippines and former governor of Tarlac.

He was a candidate for the Philippine presidency in 1992, ultimately losing to Fidel V. Ramos. He tested the political waters in 2003, planning to run in the 2004 Presidential and Local Elections, but soon withdrew. He was a close advisor and personal friend to former President Ferdinand E. Marcos, which led him to become estranged from his cousin, Corazon Aquino, who after Marcos’ ouster succeeded him as president. Cojuangco is of partial Irish, Spanish, and Chinese descent.

Cojuangco was a member of the Rolex 12, a group of 12 men who were closest to Marcos and allegedly were his enforcers of Martial Law. Cojuangco also was accused by the military men at the scene of Benigno Aquino, Jr.’s assassination, as the leader who orchestrated the crime.

He is currently the chairman emeritus of the Nationalist People’s Coalition, the party he founded in 1992 which served as his vehicle to further his aspirations in the 1992 presidential elections.

He was also an advocate for sports in the country through using his company as sponsors for various events. He is notable for supporting basketball in a huge way since the 1980s as a basketball godfather for President Marcos with the famed Northern Consolidated teams of coach Ron Jacobs and the three SMC owned teams currently playing in the Philippine Basketball Association (the flagship San Miguel Beermen, the Barangay Ginebra Kings, and the Purefoods Tender Juicy Giants).

He studied at San Beda College, De La Salle University, University of the Philippines, Los Baños and California State College.

Other Information

  • Name: Eduardo Murphy Cojuangco, Jr.
  • Also known as: Danding Cojuangco
  • Born: June 10, 1935
  • Wife:  Soledad Oppen
  • Children: 2
  • Schools Attended: San Beda College, De La Salle University, University of the Philippines, Los Baños and California State College.

Other Interests

Manila Electric Co. : Director, (2009-Present)

San Miguel Pure Foods Co. Inc. : Chairman, (2001-Present)

San Miguel Corp. : Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Executive Committee, (1998-Present)

Ginebra San Miguel Inc. : Executive Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Executive Committee (1998-Present)


6 Thoughts to “Eduardo Cojuangco, Jr.”

  1. baluyot

    you know me and I also know you “I am a Baluyot” i know what you did

  2. Louie N. Gonzales

    Louie N. Gonzales :
    Dear Boss Danding,
    Dasal po namin dito NCC and inyong malusog at magandang kalusugan po
    lagi.. Utang po namin sa inyo ang aming buhay.. sna po humaba pa po ang
    inyong buhay pra po marami pa po kyo matulungan tulad namin..Maraming
    maraming slamat po Big Boss

  3. Baluyot

    Who ever you are Gonzales, I am telling this to you that you are sitting now is just a theft from the government and that Boss is not deserving to call as Big Boss, He is a Big Corrupt in Marcos Regime.

  4. michelle mercado

    Meron yung isang bottle ng ginebra san miguell nyo eh may sepal (plastic sa loob) pero nka seal po xa??

  5. MAY

    GNDANG ARAW PO ..LM QOH BUSY N TAO PO KAU PEO SNA PO MBASA NIO PO ANG MAIL N PO N E2..god bless u po at take care always..d n po aqoh mgppligoy ligoy p..isa po aqoh x milyun milyun fans ng ginebra..since sonny jaworski p sna po mgcoach po ulit c jaworski x ginebra mtagal n po nmin pngdarasal n mgcoach po x ulit x ginebra lm qoh po n wala po aqoh krapatan n mgsv x inio po peo blng die hard fan ng ginebra..sna po at umaasa po aqoh n mpgbibigyan nio ang aming mga hiling..simpleng hiling peo milyun milyun ang mgging masaya ..sana po ay pgbigyan nio kming mga fans…nniniwala po aqoh n ggwin nio un …salaMAT PO MULI AT HVE A GOOD DAY 2 U ..PAGPALAIN KAU NG PNGINOON AT MGING ANG INYUNG PMILYA…SANA PO MPGBGYAN NIO UN AMING MTAGAL N DNRASAL N MGCOACH PO ULIT C JAWORSKI X GINEBRA…PLZ PO….SALAMAT PO

  6. MAY

    to mr danding cojuangco bnabati qoh po kau ng mgandang araw at mpagpalng araw po x inio…aqoh po ang isa x milyun milyun fans ng ginebra…at kia po aqoh ngemail upang sna po at umaasa n e2 n po ang tamang pnahon upang ibalik c jaworski bilang coach ng ginebra…sana po x tagal ng panahon n lumipas dasal qo po n ngaun po ay m2pad n mgcoach po ulit xia x ginebra at sana po ay mpgbigyan nio/..lubos po kming mgppsalamat x inio qng sakaling iniong ipagkakaloob ang aming khilingan…x lng po ang aming inaantay at dndasal n mgcoach ulit x sa ginebra…d po kmi nkkpagaway o anu p man ang nais po nmin ay sana ay pkinggan nio po ang ang aming khilingan..isang khilingan n milyun milyun fans ang m22wa at mgsasaya …mtagal n po nmin x d nkita ngcoach at sna x x pgkktaon n e2 ay m2pad n po…alangalang po x kniang ngawa x ginebra …plz po ….,pyagan nio n po n mgcoach po ulit x sa ginebra….nais nia po ulit mgcoach x ginebra plz pyagan nio n po….salamat po…

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