"I wasn't born in a rich family and I guess that made me strive harder. My cousins were sort of rich and when you see that, you strive to do better in many respects. You know, it's good to be poor but not forever."
- Manuel V. Pangilinan
MVP is the first one to admit that he was poor, yet he is undeniably one of the most successful Filipino CEOs who heads Philippine corporate giants including the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company. (December 2011 issue of the Entrepreneur magazine)