May 25, 2011

Third

The son of Francisco Ortigas (Don Paco), Francisco Jr. (Don Paquito), was the president of Ortigas and Company from 1935 to 1998, and it was he who led the development of Hacienda de Mandaloyon into what is now some of the busiest areas of the cities of Pasig, San Juan, Mandaluyong and Quezon. Don Paquito's son Rafael also became a president of the company and he established its corporate social responsibility arm, the Ortigas Foundation. I couldn't find anything about him, but I assume that the third person in this third relief at the Ortigas Park, Joaquin Ramirez, was also a president of Ortigas and Company.

presidents of Ortigas and Company

9 comments:

greensborodailyphoto.com said...

Great photo of an interesting work of art.

Misalyn said...

Interesting facts and nice photo of a nice piece of art.

brattcat said...

these carvings have been so interesting, hilda.

VP said...

We don't see many of these around here...

Cezar and Léia said...

It's a beautiful homage for them! :)
Léia

Christian Lucas Sangoyo said...

Interesting murals Hilda ah. Matagal na ba to sa park? Parang di ko sila napansin dati nung napadaan ako dun =P

Oakland Daily Photo said...

It's amazing these carvings have stayed in such good shape over the decades. I'm wondering if the honorific "Don" is still used in the Philippines?

Jacob said...

Were these people as benign as they appear in relief? I can't help but wonder if their accomplishments were an asset or a detriment to the people of your area.

Hilda said...

Christian:
They've been there at least since December of last year, but I don't know before that.

Oakland :) :
Limited use; usually for the patriarchs of the country's wealthiest Spanish-Filipino families.

Jacob:
The development of the area could have been planned much better, especially around the rivers. The dense settlement is one of the reasons why Manila floods so badly.