Francisco Ortigas was a prominent lawyer during the American colonial period and patriarch of the Ortigas family.

FRANCISCO ORTIGAS, SR

Ortigas, togehter with former law partner Rafael del Pan, opened a new law practice with American Frederick Fisher. Their office was called Ortigas, del Pan and Fishes Law Office, which achieved prominence in its time. The American government designated them as chief investigator of anomalous titles and land purchases of the Spanish friars.

 

Ortigas was the founder of Ortigas and Company in July  1931 a limited partnership created to acquire a 4,000 hectare property known as Hacienda de Mandaloyon. This property spanned the municipalities that are now known as Mandaluyong, San Juan, Pasig and Quezon City laid in the geographical heart of present-day Metro Manila.

11 September 1875

to November 1935

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Julia Vargus de Ortigas - wife

Francisco Ortigas

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Francisco Ortigas, Jr - son

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