Roy Chiongbian

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Roy Lopong Chiongbian (Born March 26, 1948) is a Chinese Filipino diplomat and businessman involved in the real-estate, shipping, agri-business and manufacturing industries.

Early life[edit]

Chiongbian was born in Cebu, Philippines. He is the son of business magnate James Chiongbian and former Governor Priscilla Chiongbian.

Throughout his school life, Roy received a Jesuit education. He attended Ateneo de Manila Grade School and . After attending Santa Clara University for two years, Chiongbian earned a B.A. Business from University of San Francisco.



He serves as CEO of Eastern Shipping Lines, a company founded by his mother and late father.


He serves as the Honorary Consul of Thailand to Cebu.[1]


His family put Roy Chiongbian forward as their official candidate for Congressman,[2] despite him being a neophyte to politics. He ran for Congressman of Sarangani in 2010, but was unsuccessful.[3] He continues to support philanthropic projects in the Sarangani province. His nephew, Steve Solon, currently serves as Governor of Sarangani.

Personal life[edit]

He is married to TV personality Malu Maglutac. They have a daughter together. He has one daughter from a previous marriage.


  1. admin2. "Honorary Consul of Thailand in Cebu". Retrieved 2016-07-18.
  2. "Pacquiao, Chiongbian to vie for Sarangani Congress seat". Retrieved 2016-07-18.
  3. "Roy Chiongbian". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2016-07-18.

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