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Not the ‘Jack Uy’ of Angeles City

Far from being the one mentioned by controversial Bamban Mayor Alice Guo in a TV interview, Savers Group Holdings Inc., (SGHI) Chairman Jack Uy expressed gratitude for being cleared from the case. 

The case of mistaken identity arose amid the scrutiny of Guo, who has been accused of connections to the POGO hub during recent Senate hearings.  

According to reports posted and shared on various social media platforms, the Jack Lopez Uy mentioned by Guo who is linked to Baofu Land Development Incorporated — a company involved in the controversial POGO hub hearings — is from Quezon City and not Angeles City’s Jaime “Jack” Uy.

A significant part of the investigation focused on a 36-structure facility in Barangay Anupul, Bamban, owned by Baofu Land Development Incorporated, which Guo co-founded in May 2019. Guo stated that she divested her shares from Baofu in 2022 to avoid conflicts of interest before running for mayor. 

The company’s 2022 records show that Quezon City resident Jack Lopez Uy acquired Guo’s 50% majority shares. 

To add further clarification, Chairman Uy is a prominent business figure in Angeles City. Hence, Uy thanked the media for accurately distinguishing him from Jack Lopez Uy. 

“I am thankful to the media for helping clarify my namesake,” said Uy. 

He also mentioned receiving numerous text messages and calls from friends concerned about the misidentification.

During the birthday celebration of his brother, co-founder and chairman of Converge ICT Solutions Dennis Anthony Uy held at Best Western Plus Clark on May 31, the elder Uy reiterated that he was not the Jack Uy being linked to the POGO issue. 

Savers Group Chair Uy, who established Jack’s Video in Angeles City in 1983, has since expanded his business ventures into Savers Group Holdings Inc. (SGHI) with diversified businesses.