Feb. 11, 1899
Benito, Eugenio “Eñing” Lopez Sr.’s father, becomes the secretary general of the revolutionary government when the war breaks out in Iloilo.
Benito is elected Governor of Iloilo at the age of 29.
Feb. 1, 1933
The Iloilo- Negros Air Express Co. (INAEC) makes its inaugural fight, from Fort San Pedro in Iloilo to Manila. The company starts making regular Iloilo-Manila fights 15 days later.
Feb. 2, 1938
Eñing buys out the rival bus firm, Panay Autobus for p565,000, giving him in control of land transportation in Iloilo.
Feb. 19, 1951
Eñing and other allied investors acquire control of the Binal- bagan-Isabela sugar Co. (BISCOM), the country’s largest sugar mill and also the largest mill in southeast Asia. sugar mill and also the largest mill in southeast Asia.
After pres. Marcos is ousted in the Edsa revolution, the Lopezes return and start the job of rehabilitating the conglomerate.