Dennis Uy, chairman and CEO of Phoenix Petroleum Philippines. Photo: AFP
Dennis Uy, chairman and CEO of Phoenix Petroleum Philippines. Photo: AFP

How Duterte’s ‘tough’ advice helped Philippine tycoon Dennis Uy

  • Before Duterte’s rise, the southern province of Davao was better known for its tropical fruit than for business powerhouses like Uy’s
  • But in the past few years, Uy has spread far beyond the region, assembling assets that are eating into other industries

Dennis Uy, chairman and CEO of Phoenix Petroleum Philippines. Photo: AFP
Dennis Uy, chairman and CEO of Phoenix Petroleum Philippines. Photo: AFP
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