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Abaya Clan Of Cavite Essay

3407 words - 14 pages


A Research Paper
To be submitted to
Prof. Allan F. Mesina

Department of Social Science
College of Arts and Sciences
University of the Philippines Manila

In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for
Development Studies 126: Politico-Administrative Institution & Behavior
Second Semester, School Year 2010 – 2011


Cruz, Leo
Flores, Paula Franchesca
Gawaran, Chrysmas
Javier, Janine Anne
Panganiban, Tomas
Roa, Camilo

March 21, 2011

Family History in Politics

The Abayas are one of the lesser-known political families in the country. While the Abayas trace their roots to Ilocos, they have made a name for themselves in Cavite politics. ...view middle of the document...


Peter Anthony Aguinaldo Abaya is the former president and CEO of the Philippine National Oil Company–Alternative Fuels Corporation (PNOC-AFC). Due to health problems, he decided to file his resignation in the said office in September 2008.[iv] President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino appointed him as the general manager and chief executive of the Philippine Reclamation Authority in December 2010.[v] He is also a former director of the Environmental Management Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.[vi]

Joseph Emilio “Jun” Aguinaldo Abaya is on his 3rd term as Representative of the 1st district of Cavite and is the honorary chairman of the Kabataang Liberal ng Pilipinas. . He had a remarkable military career, working his way up to Commander/Lt. Colonel in the Philippine Navy and also served as and the Aide-de-Camp of Former President Corazon Aquino in 1991-1992.[vii] He finished his law degree from the Ateneo De Manila University while serving as a congressman and passed the bar exams on 2006. In 2007, he was appointed as the Secretary-General of the Liberal Party of the Philippines.

The Abaya family used to be affiliated with the Cavite-based Magadalo Party but has transferred to the Liberal Party.

Business Interests

The clan patriarch, Plaridel Abaya, is estimated to be worth 22,914,970.00 pesos, according to his statement of assets and liabilities in 2004. As the Abayas are a family of engineers, his businesses revolve primarily around real estate, construction, and property development. In November 11, 2010, he was appointed Independent Director of San Miguel Pure Foods Co Inc. Some of the companies that have been declared under his name are actually owned by his spouse’s family (the Aguinaldos) while most are conjugal property. His businesses are concentrated in Metro Manila and in Kawit, Cavite. Below is a list of businesses declared under Plaridel Abaya’s name as of 2001.[viii]

|Business Name |Address |Nature of Involvement |
|Aguinaldo Property Holdings (spouse) |Kawit, Cavite |Incorporator |
|Eye Magic Adventures Inc. (conjugal) |Metro Manila |Incorporator |
|Grayline Ventures Management Corp. - property |Mandaluyong,  Metro Manila |Incorporator |
|development | | |
|Initiatives Inc. (conjugal) - real estate |Kawit, Cavite |Incorporator |
|Kamagong Builders and Development Corp. (spouse) |Makati, Metro Manila |Incorporator |
|La Saga Commercial Corp. |Metro Manila |Incorporator |
|La Saga Realty...

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