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Widow of John Gokongwei Jr dies at 85

THE wife of the late tycoon John Gokongwei Jr. has passed away, one of their daughters said in a post on Facebook. She was 85.

“Our mother, Elisabeth Yu Gokongwei, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 16, 2019,” said Lisa Gokongwei-Cheng.

Cheng said their mother died a week after their father, who was married to their mother for 61 years, passed away.


Cheng said details of a “private wake” would be shared with friends and family.

Cheng’s siblings are Robina, Lance, Marcia, Faith and Hope.

Gokongwei Jr. died at the Manila Doctor’s Hospital on November 9. He was 93.

The founder of JG Summit Holdings Inc., one of the country’s top conglomerates, was the third richest Filipino according to Forbes magazine’s “2019 Forbes Philippines Rich,” with a net worth of $5.3 billion.

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