When it comes to the big-time conglomerates they are pretty much behemoths when it comes to business. They pursue multiple ventures, make many allies, buy out or rain down hostile takeovers on smaller companies—and on occasion even do that to rivals who are just as big as they are. They never stop looking for ways to make more money as they possibly can. They go out and invest or purchase in as many industries as they can, and even if those industries fail, it still won't stop them from taking their money elsewhere. They are the face of business in their respective countries or even the industry worldwide.
In the Republic of the Philippines, one such behemoth is the Ayala Corporation. It was founded by Domingo Róxas and Antonio de Ayala way back in 1834 during the Spanish colonial rule in the country, thus making it the Philippine's oldest and not to mention largest conglomerate. The company has a portfolio of diverse business operations, such as investments in retail, education, real estate, banking, telecommunications, water infrastructure, renewable energy, electronics, information technology, automotive, healthcare, and management and business process outsourcing.