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Sino si Dennis Uy, at ano ang papel niya kay Duterte at sa China? Uy is a known friend and campaign donor of President Duterte, who has repeatedly threatened to block the renewal of ABS-CBN’s television and radio franchise when it expires on March 30 this year. Allegation But Tulfo’s is a serious allegation, and Duterte has to address this charge or his anti-oligarch agenda will be hypocritical. All Rights Reserved. “I’m from Davao…” Uy said but he was interrupted by the senator, who pressed for a categorical answer to his question. AboutCareersPrivacyTermsContact UsAdvertise With Us, Dennis Uy's empire is growing not because of Duterte: lawyer, Dennis Uy, Mislatel, Rodrigo Duterte, Phoenix Petroleum, Petrol, cakes and telecoms: Dennis Uy's business expansion continues, Trillanes rues 'preferential treatment' for Dennis Uy, Mislatel. Duterte, but Mr. Dennis Uy built his fortune decades ago when we set up Phoenix and it was publicly listed," said Mislatel corporate counsel Adel Tamayo. The businessman is the chief executive officer of Udenna Corporation, which is part of Mislatel Consortium that was named last November as the country’s new dominant player. The National Telecommunications Commission found this force majeure a "valid reason" and exempted the company from the one-year condition, he said. The senator then enumerated some of the company’s officers, including Uy’s wife, Cherylyn Uy, who had contributed to the President’s campaign. "The common misconception is he just got rich during the term of Pres. Duterte donor Dennis Uy debuts on Forbes’ Philippines Richest List Ian Nicolas Cigaral (Philstar.com) - September 26, 2019 - 11:33am Malacañang denied on Tuesday that President Rodrigo Duterte has oligarchs and cronies of his own. This article, Duterte ally Dennis Uy waives PHP35 million lease of quarantine ships after public outcry, originally appeared on Coconuts, Asia's leading alternative media company. “Hindi? Uy confirmed all the names and contributions enumerated by the senator, including the financial assistance of his business partner, Efren Uy, board member of Chelsea Logistics Holdings Corp. Aside from Uy’s firm, Mislatel Consortium is also composed of Chelsea Logistics and state-run China Telecommunication. The company Mislatel's franchise came under scrutiny after senators found out it failed to operate within a year after it was granted. Under Duterte, Uy’s companies have embarked on a flurry of acquisitions. MANILA -- Tycoon Dennis Uy built his fortune over a decade and did not get rich because of his ties with President Rodrigo Duterte, a lawyer for his telecommunications venture said Friday. Posted at Jan 31 2019 09:58 AM | Updated as of Jan 31 2019 12:00 PM. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, center, and Dennis Uy, left, CEO of Phoenix Petroleum, and at right is Jose Pardo, chairman of the Philippine Stocks Exchange. Dito Telecommunity, the telco company of Davao-based tycoon Dennis Uy, is “on track” to roll out by March 2021. Uy's wife Cherylyn contributed P1 million to Duterte's campaign. Based in Davao where Duterte served as mayor for decades, Uy contributed P30 million to the President's 2016 campaign. Uy flip-flopped when Trillanes first asked about his closeness to Duterte. Rodrigo Duterte ally Dennis Uy’s DITO Telco Andronico Del Rosario. Still responding to Trillanes’ queries, Uy admitted to contributing P30 million to Duterte’s campaign in 2016. The mayor was Rodrigo Duterte, the country’s current President. Government ally Dennis Uy, the chairman of logistics company 2G0, Inc., said last night that he is refusing to accept the PHP35 million (US$ 690,177) rental fee that the Philippine government allegedly offered in exchange for the use of two ships that will be used as quarantine facilities for COVID-19 patients. To find out more, please click this link. Before 2016, Dennis Uy owned 11 companies. MANILA, Philippines — Davao-based businessman Dennis Uy admitted his close ties with President Rodrigo Duterte and some of his Cabinet members when he faced a Senate probe on Thursday. Duterte, but Mr. Dennis Uy built his fortune decades ago when we set up Phoenix and it was publicly listed," said Mislatel corporate counsel Adel Tamayo. “Are you close to President Duterte?” the senator asked, to which the businessman answered no. Atty. Dennis Uy (Bloomberg file Photo) Uy went to see the local mayor, a family friend from childhood, for advice. The government chose the group last December to establish the third telecommunications player. The mayor was Rodrigo Duterte, the country’s current president. It will also have to submit a plan to protect national security and cybersecurity before it can be given a certificate of public convenience and necessity (CPCN) and 244 MHz of frequencies, he said. Don't miss out on the latest news and information. Tamano said the peace and order situation in Mindanao forced Mislatel to miss the one year window from the grant of the franchise to start operations. In the past few years, Dennis Uy, who donated to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s presidential campaign, has spread far beyond the region, assembling assets that are eating into industries ruled by some of the country’s richest and oldest business dynasties. One Duterte ally in particular, Davao-based businessman Dennis Uy, has done especially well for himself since his hometown mayor won the presidency. "All this talk, why is he buying this and that? The consortium has submitted to the NTC its roll-out plan and a binding bidding agreement as approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Everything counts in large amounts for bilyonaryo Dennis Uy who has come from obscurity to supernova under the term of his patron, President Rodrigo Duterte. YOUNG Davao-based tycoon Dennis Uy, whose wealth has increased exponentially during the administration of President Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte, reportedly owed the … (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez) During that difficult time, a demoralized Uy approached one of his trusted advisors, someone he had known for decades as a businessman in his hometown – then-Mayor Rodrigo Duterte. Thus, Duterte has been able to rig the May 2019 mid-term elections in favor of his candidates, especially at the national level, and to “confirm” his “popularity” manufactured by the poll survey firms. Documents from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) show that she is the treasurer of both Udenna and Chelsea Logistics. Trillanes questions Mislatel's bid with Dennis Uy's links to Duterte By CNN Philippines Staff. "The common misconception is he just got rich during the term of Pres. Trillanes said the Finance secretary happens to be part of the oversight committee on selection of the third telco. Since then, ... We also stated that Dennis Uy is on the board of 27 public companies. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. The senator next asked if the businessman was also close to the President’s former special aide, Bong Go. Albayalde: Reward not needed to solve Cebu mayor’s ambush, No Pfizer guarantee of 10 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine for PH – Duque, Active COVID-19 cases reach 25,695 with 1,470 new infections, Duque warns of ‘beginning surge’ of COVID-19 cases, Smart hosts groundbreaking 5G-powered 360 multi-venue virtual concert, Cebuana Lhuillier’s trusted services now available at your fingertips. "We will be operating under a bit of more difficulties or more challenges because they don’t have commitments like us in terms of speed and coverage, and they don’t have the P25-billion performance bond hanging over their head," he said of dominant players PLDT Inc and Globe Telecom. Posted on November 1, 2018 November 2, 2018. MANILA - Davao-based tycoon Dennis Uy on Sunday again said that he was not interested in buying ABS-CBN. Trillanes noted that during this time, the government was at the “peak” of choosing the third telco. /je/ac. Davao-based businessman Dennis Uy admitted his close ties with President Rodrigo Duterte and some of his Cabinet members when he faced a Senate probe on Thursday. Are you sure? Uy also responded in the affirmative. https://www.rappler.com/business/dennis-uy-davao-tycoon-duterte-connection MANILA, Philippines — Davao-based businessman Dennis Uy admitted his close ties with President Rodrigo Duterte and some of his Cabinet members when he faced a Senate probe on Thursday. Since Duterte assumed office in 2016, Uy has parlayed his petroleum business, Phoenix, into stakes in shipping, convenience stores, logistics, cakes and education. Uy and Duterte patted each other on the shoulders and traded effusive public compliments. Jesus Falcis: Special treatment given to Pres. In its declaration to the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE), Chelsea Logistics said Udenna Corp. is the holding company of the Uy family and is directly owned by spouses Dennis and Cherylyn Uy. Uy's Udenna Corp and its subsidiary Chelsea Logistics Holdings Corp formed a consortium with China Telecom and Mindanao Islamic Telephone Company, Inc. (Mislatel). Call 896 6000. TYCOON. Uy made the admission when grilled by opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV during the hearing of the Senate committee on public services, which inquired into the government’s selection process of the third telecommunications player in the country. 8/27/2020 'The Queen's Gambit' breaks Netflix's record. Dennis Uy showing a model of New Clark City. Uy is "not new money" and is known in business circles even before he became known in the mainstream, Tamano said. Uberpacman: Duterte crony Dennis Uy buys or forms 36 companies in 24 months. It will submit within the week or next its business plan, said Tamano. “Are you close to him or not?” Trillanes asked. Uy flip-flopped again when Trillanes asked if other officials of Udenna also contributed to Duterte’s campaign. Well, he's buying businesses because he see the opportunity and because he already has the base," he said. MANILA (Feb 3): Philippine tycoon Dennis Uy has built an empire spanning oil, shipping, casinos and telecommunications, but eight years ago his oil-trading business was in trouble over government allegations of fuel smuggling. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler . The telco released a statement in response to President Rodrigo Duterte’s strong words regarding telcos Smart and Globe during last night’s State of the Nation. Since Duterte assumed office in 2016, Uy has parlayed his petroleum business, Phoenix, into stakes in shipping, convenience stores, logistics, cakes and education. Dennis Ang Uy (born September 26, 1973 ) is a Chinese-Filipino businessman and diplomat who is a native of Davao City and is the founder of Udenna Corporation which has stakes in various businesses including Phoenix Petroleum.He is also the chairman of 2GO Group, a transport and logistics company based in the Philippines It would be unfair, it would be illegal for us to go through another bidding again," he said. In his speech, Phoenix founder and CEO Dennis Uy was similarly effusive. “He said my image is soft, so I should practice before a mirror saying, ‘You son of a b****,’ 100 times,” Uy … Uy also confirmed that Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III’s brother used to be a director of his Phoenix company. Trillanes said the Finance secretary happens to be part of the oversight committee on selection of the third telco. “Yes alam niyo, on its face, marami na akong nakitang ano rito e mali—whether conflict of interest, graft, or direct bribery,” the senator said. My information though is Dennis Uy is not acting alone but represents a group of Chinese-Filipino businessmen based in Davao. "We went through a valid bidding, we have a valid franchise. Tamano said he hoped the Senate would do the "right thing" and "cure" the technicalities that need to be addressed, setting aside. MANILA, Philippines – Billionaire Dennis Uy, a campaign donor of President Rodrigo Duterte, rejected speculations that he is out to buy embattled media giant ABS-CBN. We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. In a statement, Uy, who is the chairman and CEO of Udenna Corp, said that his company has “no intention to acquire ABS-CBN.” “Being in the business of broadcasting is not part of our corporate direction,” Uy said. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque came to the defense of Dennis Uy, a Davao-based businessman identified as a Duterte crony, saying that he built his fortune in mining. © 2020 ABS-CBN Corporation. Uy also confirmed being with members of the oversight committee like Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Dominguez, and National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr in a private jet which the businessman partly owned. Uy also happens to be Duterte’s adviser on sports. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); “So kaibigan mo si Bong Go, si Duterte kaibigan mo, yung kapatid nung Secretary of Finance na member oversight committee, dati mong members ng board of directors, yung officers ng board of directors mo ay nag-contribute kay Mr. Duterte — so ano ito, medyo lumiliwanag yung pagkaluto dito ano?” the senator asked. 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