Francisco Ortigas was a prominent businessman and was president and chairman of Ortigas
FRANCISCO ORTIGAS, JR
After the death of his father, Ortigas, Jr. became president and chairman of Ortigas
and Co in 1936. Under his leadership the vacant Hacienda de Mandaloyon (property
which spanned the municipalities that are now known as Mandaluyong, San Juan, Pasig
and Quezon City in the geographical heart of present-day Metro Manila) was transformed
into a major business and residential district of Metro Manila.
Ortigas also established Concrete Aggregates Corporation (CAC) and invested heavily
in in mining ventures in the Philippines.