Economic Forum with Mr. Samuel A. Ramon-Jones: Top 40 Conglomerates and Business Families in the Philippines

The August Economic Forum featured PSA Philippines Consultancy Director for Business Development, Mr. Samuel A. Ramos-Jones, to discuss the “Top 40” Conglomerates and Business Families of the Philippines. The talk focused more on the Economic Influence of the Philippines’ Elite families which publicly disclosed wealth shares account to approximately 18.33% of the country’s GDP. Mr. Ramos-Jones also discussed the ethnic background of these rich families ranging from local rural land elites to Filipino-Spanish and Chinese families who do not only influence the economic scene from their mercantile backgrounds but also the political scene where alliances impact policy and regulatory frameworks in the country