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CEO in the news: Dennis Uy rides the Philippine president's coattails to success

Love for Davao and ambition unite Phoenix Petroleum CEO and Rodrigo Duterte

Phoenix Petroleum CEO Dennis Uy, seen here outside the company's headquarters in Davao, says he has no plans to move the main office to a more central location. (Photo by Kim Ignacio)

MANILA When Phoenix Petroleum Philippines celebrated the 10th anniversary of its listing at an event at the Philippine Stock Exchange on July 11, an unlikely special guest was on hand: President Rodrigo Duterte.

The leader has brushed off previous invitations to the bourse and has made no secret of his aversion to the markets, once suggesting he could hardly decipher stock charts.

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