Philippine Real Estate Tycoon Delfin Wenceslao Jr. Dies At Age 77


Delfin J. Wenceslao Jr.—the controlling shareholder of Philippine-listed real estate developer D.M. Wenceslao & Associates—has died at age 77.

“It is with great sadness that the board of directors and management of D.M. Wenceslao & Associates announce that it was informed of the death of its president and chairman of the board, Delfin Wenceslao Jr.,” the company said Friday in a filing to the Philippine bourse. The company didn’t provide other details.

Founded by Delfin Sr. in 1965, D.M. Wenceslao came to be known for its expertise in land reclamation. One of its largest projects is Aseana City, a 204-hectare (2-million square meter) mixed-use commercial and residential project, along the shoreline of Manila Bay, according to the company’s website.

Delfin Jr., who took the company public in 2018, held a degree in economics from Ateneo de…

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