7. Fredesvinda Almeda-Consunji
Wife of construction, realty and mining tycoon David Consunji. Her sister Angelita is also the wife of top contractor Felipe F. Cruz.
8. Beatrice Dee Campos
Widow of the late immigrant self-made “Pharmaceuticals King” and Unilab founder Jose Yao Campos. She is also a daughter of the late lumber tycoon and Chinese community leader Dee Hong Lue.
9. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
Former president of the Philippines, economics professor and wife of controversial lawyer Mike Tuazon Arroyo. Many people claim she should be in the top five wealthiest, but I want to err on the side of caution due to raging controversies and unsettled questions regarding her fortune.
10. Felicidad Tan Sy
She is the humble and deeply religious wife of SM Group founder Henry Sy Sr. Her younger brother Dr. Paulino Y. Tan used to be a top official of De La Salle University, and helps the Sy family run Asia Pacific College as its president. Felicidad is said to be the reason SM malls hold Catholic Masses every Sunday.