Tingting Cojuangco: More than a pretty face

  • More Filipinos pushed into poverty by Haiyan, high rice prices

    More Filipinos pushed into poverty by Haiyan, high rice prices

    AFP News
    More Filipinos pushed into poverty by Haiyan, high rice prices

    Super typhoon Haiyan and surging rice prices pushed the number of Filipinos living in poverty to 25.8 percent in the first half of last year despite strong economic growth, official data released Friday showed. The 1.2 percentage point rise was compared to the 24.6 percent of people in the Philippines who were considered poor a year earlier, the Philippine Statistics Authority said in a statement. The increase followed Haiyan which struck in November 2013, killing more than 7,350 people and …

  • US billionaire says WWII Japanese ship found in Philippines

    US billionaire says WWII Japanese ship found in Philippines

    AFP News
    US billionaire says WWII Japanese ship found in Philippines

    Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen said Wednesday he had found one of Japan's biggest and most famous battleships on a Philippine seabed, some 70 years after American forces sank it during World War II. Excited historians likened the discovery, if verified, to finding the Titanic, as they hailed the American billionaire for his high-tech mission that apparently succeeded after so many failed search attempts by others. Allen posted photos and video online of parts of what he said was the …

  • Philippines' Aquino promises police commandos extra resources after …

    Philippines' Aquino promises police commandos extra resources after …

    Reuters
    Philippines' Aquino promises police commandos extra resources after …

    Philippine President Benigno Aquino promised police commandos better extra resources on Wednesday, weeks after 44 commandos were killed in a clash with Muslim rebels, but declined to answer questions about the botched raid, a senior officer said. On Jan. 25, police commandos sneaked into a southern rebel area to "neutralise" Zulkifli bin Hir, alias Marwan, an al Qaeda-linked bomb maker with a $5 million U.S. bounty on his head. The mission went disastrously wrong for the government when …

  • As he ponders 2016, O'Malley begs off on criticizing Clinton

    Associated Press

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has declined to criticize Hillary Rodham Clinton for her exclusive use of private email while serving as secretary of state. …

  • US Sen. Menendez: I've behaved appropriately in office

    US Sen. Menendez: I've behaved appropriately in office

    Associated Press
    US Sen. Menendez: I've behaved appropriately in office

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, under federal investigation for his relationship with a Florida doctor and political donor, defiantly said Friday that he had always been honest in office even as a person familiar with the matter said he's expected to face criminal charges soon. …

Tingting Cojuangco is a celebrated socialite whose family and educational background has also gained her considerable political influence.

Cojuangco is the President Benigno Aquino III's aunt by affinity, being the wife of former President Cory Aquino's brother, former Tarlac Rep. Jose "Peping" Cojuangco.

They have five daughters, at least three of which have made names of their own in showbiz and high society.

Mikaela Maria Antonia "Mikee", is an actress and equistrianne married to former Congressman Robert "Dodot" Jaworski.

Also an actress is Regina Patricia "China", who is also a certified chef.

Margarita Demetria "Mai-Mai", meanwhile, is a fashion designer for Segue and Benetton marred to Italian businessman Andrea Zini.

Two of her daughters have not chosen to live in the limelight, however: Luisita Immaculada Angeles is a pediatrician while Josephine Victoria is a businesswoman. Both are married to businessmen.

Coujangco is also a ballerina and counts among her skills translation of archival material from Spanish.

A fashion icon, she was named by the Harper's Bazaar as one of the 10 most beautiful women in the world in 1968.

Cojuangco has since proven to the world that she is not just another pretty face, however.

The socialite is also a full colonel of the Reserve Forces of the Philippine Army since 1989.

Cojuangco's expertise in national defense has also earned her current position as president of the state-owned Philippine Public Safety College.

Cojuangco is running under the opposition coalition, but she has noted that there is no animosity between her and the President.

Go back to Tingting's page

Editor’s note:Yahoo Philippines encourages responsible comments that add dimension to the discussion. No bashing or hate speech, please. You can express your opinion without slamming others or making derogatory remarks.

POLL
Loading...
Poll Choice Options