What happened to the descendants of President Jose P. Laurel?

President Jose P. Laurel

Jose P. Laurel is a well-loved Philippine president, politician and judge. If he is still alive today, he will surely be proud of his family who continues to innovate by building businesses that help our fellow countrymen: Filremit Corporation, Manila Express and Manila Cargo Express.

 The years of genealogical research have enabled the Laurel family to trace their ancestry to a scion of the Sultanate of Brunei in the 15th century before the coming of the Spaniards to the Philippines. The Sultan's eldest and heir apparent had refused the throne because he loved to explore, travel, and seeking adventures so he traveled before he settled in Batangas, Philippines. 

So many years and histories have happened. The Laurels became not just the highest political leaders in the Philippines but also established the name in the business. Being a leader is in the blood for these powerful family in the Philippines. So much has been written with the descendants of President Jose P. Laurel who was the president of the Second Philippine Republic during the Japanese occupation. The same as other historical figures, we are curious about the descendants' whereabouts or about their works and sacrifices, something of great value.

One Laurel particularly a soft-spoken woman who is always behind the limelight unlike her popular siblings is Nita Laurel Yupangco, currently the only living daughter of President Jose P. Laurel. Her only daughter, Regina Victoria Laurel Yupangco De Ocampo currently manages Filremit Corporation, Manila Express and Manila Cargo Express, companies that serve the Filipino people all over the world.


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Filremit Corporation services the needs of Filipinos around the world particularly paying out any need for their love ones in the Philippines. Manila Express has been connecting overseas Filipinos in Canada to home since 1985 valuing the relationship with customers built on trust and reliability and offering money transfer and door-to-door cash deliveries to Metro Manila and other provinces in the Philippines nationwide.

Manila Cargo Express is a full service branches across Canada, offering sea cargo shipment from Canada and to any part of the Philippines and one of the largest balikbayan box businesses in Canada with the fastest lead time in sending sea cargo to the Philippines, upholding high quality from double ply corrugated balikbayan box to barcoding system for accuracy and tracking efficiency.

According to Regina, these companies' serve the Filipino Families which is centered with an aspiration to help them realize their dream of building a better future for their loved ones by providing personalized prompt, safe, and reliable delivery of remittances and other services. Regina might not be in a political arena but her heart is still for the Filipinos. The same as her brother, Robert Laurel Yupangco, Regina believes in giving back that’s why every year, she makes it a point to share with their OFWs and their family. A fund shall be established for the OFWs to sustain their retirement and provide security to their families.

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