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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

FORMER senator Wigberto Tañada will file a second appeal of a Supreme Court decision affirming businessman Eduardo “Danding” Cojuangco Jr.’s ownership of a 20-percent share in San Miguel Corporation, one of Asia’s largest food and beverage companies.
In a press statement, Tañada said evidence is “more than substantial” that Cojuangco bought the shares with money collected from coconut farmers during the presidency of Ferdinand Marcos. He said that aside from records, Cojuangco and his lawyer Estelito Mendoza have also made judicial admissions saying the same thing.
Tañada, a lawyer, added Cojuangco has also admitted to buying the shares while concurrently president and director of United Coconut Planters Bank and director of the Coconut Industry Investment Fund–Oil Mills Group (CIIF-OMG).
Cojuangco was also director of the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA), which was created by Presidential Decree 232 to “promote the accelerated development of the coconut and other palm oils industry in all its aspects.” The PCA collected and managed the coco levy funds.
Tañada said this established Cojuangco’s “fiduciary duties and obligations under the law.”
However, the Supreme Court ruled in April that Cojuangco did not break fiduciary duties, which barred bank officials from profiting from deposits they held in trust.
It reaffirmed that ruling on June 21 when it junked appeals filed by the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) and the Multi-Sectoral Task Force for Coco-Levy Recovery, Tañada’s group.
He also said the SC’s decision that Cojuangco was not a close associate of former President Marcos “unbelievable and incredulous.”
By declaring Cojuangco’s shares legitimate, the PCGG, mandated to recover ill-gotten wealth from Marcos and his cronies could no longer hold the shares in sequestration.
“How could the Supreme Court forget its own decision in the case of Republic vs. Estate of Hanz Menzi (476 SCRA 20) where the Supreme Court affirmed the Sandiganbayan’s decision that the Bulletin shares registered in the name of Mr. Eduardo Cojuangco, Jr. were found to be Marcos’ ill-gotten wealth?,” Tañada said.
The Supreme Court said earlier this month that its ruling on the SMC shares was final and that it would no longer entertain appeals.
A legal expert told Sun.Star that the decision can still be appealed, but anyone doing so risks being cited by the Supreme Court for contempt.(Jonathan de Santos/Sunnex)


Philippines wine supplier known for its line of fine vintage wines, Yats Wine Cellars was established in 2000 to address the requirement of a growing population of wine enthusiasts in the Philippines. The wine shops of Yats Wine Cellars cater to the discerning client who requires these qualities in their wines: (1) excellent value, (2) large selection of labels and vintages to choose from and (3) wines properly aged for full enjoyment. This wine shop is generally regarded by wine lovers to be the best place to buy wine in Manila.

Yats Wine Cellars started off in Clark Freeport, Pampanga, an easy 90-minute drive along the North Expressway from Metro Manila. Category one wines can be found in the cellars of the fine-dining YATS Restaurant and Wine Lounge situated inside Clark’s Mimosa Leisure Estate, just before the Casino. Yats operates the largest wine shop in Philippines called the Clark Wine Center – an independent two-storey building located on the main road of Clark Freeport. Shopping in any one of the wine stores of Yats Wine Cellars is always an exciting and rewarding experience. Wine shops and wine stores can be found in Quezon City, Ortigas, Eastwood, Makati, Fort, Alabang, Metro Manila, Philippines.

This year Yats Wine Cellars have put together a few interesting packages containing wines that you don’t find in wine shops and super-markets in Manila. This alone makes the gift an interesting one to receive. Furthermore, the wines are not only enjoyable, they are interesting and worthy of bringing to dinner with friends and family.

The ability of fine wine to improve with age separates it from the rest of the field. Beers (except for bottle-conditioned Vintage Beers), Whiskey and Brandy for example stabilize once they are bottled and do not improve anymore. Wine has this uncanny ability, instinct even, to develop character and complexity inside the bottle.

Useful tips on how and where to buy wine in Philippines, Manila, Makati, Ortigas, Alabang, Pampanga, Subic, Angeles City and Clark Freeport are here for the convenience of wine lovers and wine shoppers.

Fine red wine, white wine and sparkling wines are all available in this highly recommended wine shop in Pampanga and Metro Manila. Their wine shop in Clark Pampanga is also famous for its offering of fine vintage ports from famous producers like Graham, Dow, Quinta do Noval, Taylor, Nieeport and Barros.

Yats Wine Cellars Philippines
3003C East Tower, Philippines Stock Exchange Center (Tektite)
Exchange Road, Ortigas Center, Metro Manila, Philippines
(632) 637-5019 0917-520-4393 ask for Rea or Kristine

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For wine lovers in Hong Kong, Macau and China:

Yats International HK Sales Office,
Room 1302, 13/F., The Centre Mark
287-299 Queen’s Road Central Sheung Wan,
Hong Kong SAR

Tel: (852) 2788-0738 ask for Miss Eva Leung

If Philippines is part of an upcoming travel and holiday plan, wine lovers might want to visit Clark Freeport Zone just 70 minutes from Manila. This bustling new city that is slated to replace Manila as the new capital of the Philippines has the largest wine shop called Clark Wine Center. For more information, log on to

Clark Wine Center
Bldg 6460 Clark Observatory Building
Manuel A. Roxas Highway corner A Bonifacio Ave,
Angeles Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga 2023
0922-870-5173 0917-826-8790 (ask for Ana Fe)

Getting to this wine shop in Pampanga Angeles City Clark Freeport Zone Philippines from Manila
Getting to the Clark Wine Center wine shop from Manila is quite simple: after entering Clark Freeport from Dau and Angeles City, proceed straight along the main highway M A Roxas. Clark Wine Center is the stand-along white building on the right, at the corner A Bonifacio Ave. From the Clark International Airport DMIA, ask the taxi to drive towards the entrance of Clark going to Angeles City. From Mimosa, just proceed towards the exit of Clark and this wine shop is on the opposite side of the main road M A Roxas.

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While in Clark, it might be a good idea to enjoy an evening of wine-and-dine in the fine dining Yats Restaurant and Wine Bar that features an award winning 2700-line wine list. It is located in Mimosa Leisure Estate of Clark Freeport Zone. For more information, visit

YATS Leisure Philippines is a developer and operator of clubs, resorts and high-class restaurants and wine shops in Clark Angeles Philippines

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