Sy-Coson, Lopez-Bautista make it to Forbes Asia’s Top 15 philanthropists

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By: The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines — Two Filipino women, Tessie Sy-Coson and Rina Lopez-Bautista, made it to Forbes’ list of Asia’s Top 15 philanthropists, a roster of “prominent entrepreneurs and business tycoons who demonstrated a clear personal commitment to a number of causes.”

Higher education was a main focus for some of those on the unranked list, which put the spotlight on individual philanthropists in the Asia-Pacific region who are donating significant amounts from their personal fortunes, as well as giving their time and personal attention to their selected causes, according to Forbes.

Sy-Coson, the eldest daughter of the late retail magnate Henry Sy Sr., was recognized for the SM Group’s COVID-19 response.


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