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Alexander Wongchuking
Native nameAlexander Wongchuking
BornAlexander Dy Wongchuking
September 5, 1956
Makati City, Philippines
NationalityFilipino
Other namesAlex
CitizenshipFilipino
OccupationExecutive Director of Wong Chu King Foundation
Co-owner of Mighty Sports Basketball Team
Years active  28
Spouse(s)Belen O. Wongchuking
Parent(s)Wong Chu King, Nelia Dy Wongchuking
Websitehttp://alexwongchuking.wordpress.com

Alexander "Alex" Dy Wongchuking (born September 5, 1956) is a Filipino businessman, sports team owner[1] and philanthropist[2] based in Makati City, Philippines. He currently serves as the Executive Director of the Wong Chu King Foundation (WCKF)[3].

Early Life[edit | edit source]

He is the fifth child of businessman and philanthropist, Wong Chu King[4], and Nelia Dy Wongchuking[5], a full-blooded Caviteña from the historic town of Naic, Cavite.

Education[edit | edit source]

Alex finished his primary and secondary education at Xavier School in Greenhills, San Juan. He finished his undergraduate studies in Marketing Management at Colegio de San Juan de Letran in Manila.

Career[edit | edit source]

He began his career doing various jobs for other companies before serving as a board member of their 73-year-old family-owned cigarette business.[6] Currently, Wongchuking is semi-retired and is actively involved in their foundation built in their father's memory. The WCKF is involved in educational and apostolic charities as the foundation actively seeks to provide scholarships to deserving young men and women, especially to dependents and beneficiaries of Filipino tobacco farmers.

2019 Mighty Sports-Phiippines Basketball Team[edit | edit source]

In December 2018, Caesar and his brother Alexander Wongchuking[7][8] were publicly announced as co-owners of the Mighty Sports-Philippines basketball team[9] scheduled to compete in the 30th Dubai International Basketball Tournament on February 1 to 9.[10]

The team hired NBA veteran Lamar Odom, Ginebra resident import Justin Brownlee and Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) veteran Randolph Morris to lead their line up. Additionally, the team hired a pair of exciting Fil-Am players in Jeremiah Gray and Roosevelt Adams. Other members of the team are former PBA players Jett Manuel and Joseph Yeo, exciting UP playmaker Juan Gomez de Liano, Jason Brickman, Gab Banal, Angelo Wongchuking, La Salle forward Santi Santillan, NU's Troy Rike and College of St. Benilde’s Justin Gutang.[11][12][13][14]

Mighty Sports is led by head coach Charles Tiu with Jong Uichico, Woody Co and TY Tang as his assistants.[15][16]

2019 William Jones Cup[edit | edit source]

Mighty Sports will once again represent the Philippines in the upcoming William Jones Cup in Chinese-Taipei on July 12 to 21. Team owners Alex Wongchuking and his brother Caesar announced their participation on May 20, 2019. "If it is for the national cause, we're always ready to help," Wongchuking said.[17]

Charles Tiu will retain his head coaching duties while his mentor and former Gilas coach Rajko Toroman will serve as lead assistant.[18]

Industrial leasing and real estate[edit | edit source]

Together with his brother, Caesar, he launched an industrial leasing estate venture, T12 Polo Land, Inc., housing various light industries in Guiguinto, Bulacan.[19]

Personal Life[edit | edit source]

Alex Wongchuking is part of the first generation of Wongchukings. He is the fifth of six siblings. He is happily married to Belen Ong Wongchuking. His brother is Caesar Wongchuking.

Wongchuking was an active sportsman during his youth who primarily focused on basketball playing for Xavier in the 1970s.[20][21] However, injuries sidelined his interests and continued to focus on the family business. Alex is also a known car enthusiast. He maintains their late father's vintage Mercedes-Benz vehicles.[22][23]

In his spare time, he maintains a car collection blog AWCK Toys.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. http://www.xgames.com/ph/basketball/article/25702094/fil-ams-gray-adams-boost-mighty-sports-ph-team
  2. https://businessmirror.com.ph/business-success-and-longevity/
  3. http://www.wckfoundation.org/index.php/board-members
  4. http://wckfoundation.org/index.php/about-us
  5. https://www.philstar.com/business/2018/06/07/1822148/cigarettes-real-estate-maroons
  6. https://www.philstar.com/lifestyle/business-life/2016/03/13/1562541/how-mighty-became-philippines-oldest-cigarette-firm
  7. https://sports.mb.com.ph/2019/01/08/former-la-laker-odom-brownlee-lead-mighty-sports/ Manila Bulletin Sports. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  8. https://www.spin.ph/basketball/mighty-sports-homenetmen-of-lebanon-dubai-international-championship-randolph-morris-jeremiah-gray-a794-20190204 SPIN.ph. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  9. https://www.spin.ph/basketball/jeremiah-gray-roosevelt-adams-fil-am-prospects-mighty-sports-dubai-international-tournament-a1373-20190107 SPIN.ph. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  10. https://sports.inquirer.net/333610/mighty-ph-eyes-better-finish-behind-odom-brownlee Inquirer Sports. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  11. http://tempo.com.ph/2019/01/12/mighty-sports-faces-tall-order-in-dubai/
  12. http://manilastandard.net/sports/basketball/286586/mighty-sports-wants-to-slay-ghost-of-2017.html
  13. https://tiebreakertimes.com.ph/tbt/xavier-stallions-reunite-mighty-sports/139608
  14. https://tiebreakertimes.com.ph/tbt/troy-rike-completes-mighty-sports-ph-team/138390 Tiebreaker Times. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  15. http://www.manilastandardtoday.com/mobile/article/286263 Manila Standard Today. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  16. http://manilastandard.net/sports/basketball/286651/mighty-sports-quintet-oozing-with-confidence.html Manila Standard. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  17. http://www.espn.com/basketball/story/_/id/26797994/brickman-adams-headline-mighty-sports-philippines-jones-cup ESPN. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  18. https://tiebreakertimes.com.ph/tbt/charles-tiu-reunite-mentor-rajko-toroman-mighty-sports/150345 Tiebreaker Times. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  19. https://www.philstar.com/business/2019/07/08/1932790/wongchuking-ventures-industrial-leasing Philstar. Iris Gonzales.
  20. http://www.manilastandardtoday.com/mobile/article/286263
  21. https://tiebreakertimes.com.ph/tbt/xavier-stallions-reunite-mighty-sports/139608
  22. https://alexwongchuking.wordpress.com/2018/11/26/my-fathers-1951-mercedes-benz-220-cabriolet-a/
  23. https://www.autoindustriya.com/auto-industry-news/mercedes-benz-and-me-photo-contest-finale.html


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