Digital Archives

What is the YGC Digital Archives?​​​​​

The YGC Digital Archives has been developed  as a centralized resource for information and images that  depict the history and growth of the Yuchengco Group  and its member  companies.  It was created to be a system for identifying, storing, and retrieving corporate information that may be used by YGC members  for a book or other corporate materials. Likewise, visitors are welcome to view the pages to be able to follow the historical significance of the Yuchengco Group—being one of the largest and most respected businesses in the Philippines.

Images in the Archives can be downloaded, however, these are all   images in low resolution JPG. For high resolution file, permission will be requested from the Archives.  Other information can be also downloaded. Again, permission will be requested from the Archives. Requesting party can email at [email protected].​

Early Yuchengco Businesses

A hundred years ago, the first Yuchengco business was set up in Binondo, Manila.

Additional photos and other information about the growth and history of the Yuchengco Group of Company

Additional photos and other information about the growth and history of the Yuchengco Group of Company can be requested from the Archives. Requesting party can email at [email protected].​​

Expanding Horizon

Culled from the YGC Archives photo collection, here are images  that capture

momentous YGC events, noteworthy YGC companies, and significant YGC personalities.​

Additional photos and other information about the growth and history of the Yuchengco Group of Company can be requested from the Archives. Requesting party can email at [email protected].​


Biographical Information

Affiliations and Recognitions




Under the Administration of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

  • Presidential Adviser on Foreign Affairs with Cabinet Rank    (January 19, 2004 – June 2010)
  • Member, Consultative Commission to Propose Revision to the 1987 Constitution (August 2005 – March 2006)
  • Philippine Permanent Representative to the United Nations with the rank of Ambassador (November 2001 – December 2002)
  • Presidential Special Envoy to Greater China, Japan and Korea (2001)

Under the Administration of President Joseph Ejercito Estrada

  • Presidential Assistant on APEC Matter with Cabinet Rank (1998 – 2000)

Under the Administration of President Fidel V. Ramos

  • Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary of the Republic of the Philippines to Japan (1995-1998)
  • Chairman, Council of Private Sector Advisers to the Philippine Government on the Spratly Issue (Marine and Archipelagic Development Policy Task Group) (1995-1998)
  • Member, Philippine Centennial Commission (1998)

Under the Administration of President Corazon C. Aquino

  • Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary of the Republic of the Philippines to the People’s Republic of China (PROC) (1986-1988)



  • Yuchengco Group of Companies (1998-present)
  • Pan Malayan Management and Investment Corp (1964-present)
  • MICO Equities (1998-present)
  • GPL Holdings, Inc. (January 1992-present)
  • RCBC Realty Corporation (May 2009-present)
  • Yuchengco Center (1994-present)
  • Yuchengco Museum (June 2002-present)
  • YGC Corporate Services, Inc. (June 2003-present)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) – Juris Doctor (JD) dual degree program (2003-present)
  • De La Salle University Professional Schools, Inc.
  • Graduate School of Business of De La Salle University
  • Far Eastern University Institute of Law
  • AY Foundation (1988-present)
  • Philippine Ambassadors Foundation (2000-present)
  • Bantayog ng mga Bayani (January 2005-present)
  • Advisory Board, Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industries (1998-present)
  • Enrique T. Yuchengco, Inc. (February 2003-present)
  • Honda Cars Kalookan, Inc. (May 2002-present)

Honorary Chairman

  • Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (June 2005-present)
  • Compania Operatta ng Pilipinas, Inc. February 2007-present)


  • Pan Malayan Management and Investment Corp (1964-present)


  • Malayan Insurance Co., Inc. (August 2006-present)
  • GPL Holdings, Inc. (January 2002-present)
  • Sun Life Grepa Financial, Inc. (2010-persent)
  • RCBC Land, Inc. (July 2009-present)
  • International Insurance Society (1998-present)
  • Philippine-Japan Economic Cooperation (1995-present)

Chairman of the Board of Trustees

  • Mapua Institute of Technology (February 2003-present)
  • EEI Corp. (July 2011-present)
  • Bayanihan Folk Arts Foundation, Inc. (January 2005-present)

Vice Chairman of the Board of Judges

  • Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Awards (1989-present)

Chairman Emeritus

  • Asian Bankers Association (2012-present)
  • Philippine Constitution Association (October 2011-present)


  • Board of Governors of Pacific Forum based in Hawaii (1999-present)
  • Board of Overseers, Columbia University Business School (1995-present)
  • Honors Committee, International Insurance Society (1998-present)
  • International Advisory Board, Waseda Institute for Asia-Pacific Studies (1998-present)
  • International Business Advisory Board, Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration of the University of Alabama (2005-present)
  • Board of Trustees, University of St. La Salle Affiliate College, Roxas City (2000-present)

Trustee Emeritus

  • The Asia Society (June 2007-present)
  • University of San Francisco (June 2010-present)

President Emeritus

  • Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chamber of Commerce and Industry (July 2010-present)

Honorary Member

  • Dabaw Kaisa Foundation, Inc. (July 2009-present)



–  First Recipient of the Order of Lakandula with the rank of Bayani (Grand Cross), presented by President Gloria Macapagal- Arroyo Republic of the Philippines (November 20, 2003)

–  Order of Sikatuna with the Rank of Datu, presented by President Fidel V. Ramos Republic of the Philippines (1998)

–  Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun, presented by His Majesty, the Emperor of Japan, the highest honor ever given by the Emperor to a foreigner (1998)

– Knight Grand Officer of Rizal. presented by the Knights of Rizal, Republic of the Philippines (1998)

–  Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold and Silver Star, awarded by His Majesty, The Emperor of Japan (1993)

– Outstanding Manilan in Diplomacy, City of Manila (1995)

– Outstanding Citizen in the Field of Business, City of Manila (1976)


– Elevated to the position ofChairman Emeritus of the Asian Bankers Associaton (20012)
– First entrant to the FAIR Hall of Fame, presented by the Federation of Afro-Asian Insurers and Reinsurers (October 2011)
– Outstanding Leadership Award, Philippine Constitution Association (September 2011)
– Lifetime Achievement Award, Asia Insurance Industry Awards (October 17, 2010)
– Philconsa Maharlika Award, Philippine Constitution Association (2010)
– CEO EXCEL Award, International Association of Business Communicators (2009)
– First Recipient of the Global Insurance Humanitarian Award, University of Alabama (USA) (2008)
– KNP Pillar Award, Kaluyagan Nen Palaris, Pangasinan (December 2006)
– Hall of Fame Awardee, Far Eastern University (December 13, 2003)
– Outstanding Alumni Awardee, Far Eastern University (May 2003)
– Lifetime Achievement Award, Dr. Jose P. Rizal Awards for Excellence (June 2002)
– Parangal San Mateo Philippine, Institute of Certified Public Accountants Foundation, Inc. (October 2001)
– The Outstanding Filipino (TOFIL) Award for Business and Entrepreneurship (2000)
– Gold Medallion, Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (2000)
– First Asian to be elected to the Insurance Hall of Fame of International Insurance Society, Inc. (1997)
– Hall of Fame Award, Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (1997)
– Outstanding Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in International Relations Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (1996)
– Medal of Merit Philippines, Japan Society (1995)
– Outstanding Service to Church and Nation, De La Salle University (1993)
– Management Man of the Year, Management Association of the Philippines (1992)
– Distinguished La Sallian Award for Insurance and Finance, De La Salle University (1981)
– First Asian to receive International Insurance Society (IIS) Founders’ Gold Medal Award of Excellence (1979)
– Presidential Medal of Merit, Far Eastern University (1978)
– Most Outstanding JCI Senator in the Field of Business and Economics, XXXIII Jaycees Chamber International (JCI) World Congress (1978)
– Insurance Man of the Year, Business Writers Association of the Philippines (1955)
– Most Distinguished Alumnus, Far Eastern University (1955)

Selected Feature Stories about Ambassador Alfonso T. Yuchengco

Read the feature articles by clicking on the following links.

Perspective: Alfonso Yuchengco,President, Malayan Insurance Co. Alfonso T. Yuchengco Doctorate Degree for Malayan Executive
Management Man of the Year Secret Billionaire No Longer Alfonso T. Yuchengco: Laureate Profile
Money and Country Native Son Selective Affinities
Taipans Never Retire AY at 80 Tale of a Taipan
A Distinguished Life Al Yuchengo Gains Leadership UA Honors Philantropist
AY at 85 Al Yuchengco gains leadership in banking, insurance sectors Mukhang Tsinoy A taipan’s humor behind the power
The man who started it all: An interview

with Ambassador Alfonso T. Yuchengco

Alfonso Yuchengco Success Story Forbes Magazine Honors Four Filipino Tycoons

for Philanthropy

Yuchengco honored with Lifetime Achievement

in 14th Asia Insurance Industry Awards

Alfonso Yuchengco: The Gigantic Entrepreneur Secretary Yuchengco is Maharlika Awardee
A Taipan’s Worth Extraordinary Empire builder, banker, diplomat, philathropist
Revisiting Al Yuchengco Yuchengco named insurance industry icon Rise of the Taipan

The AY Photo Gallery