Jose Mari Chan
Jose Mari Chan (born March 11, 1945) is a Chinese Filipino singer, songwriter and businessman in the sugar industry. He was born in Iloilo City on March 11, 1945. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from the Ateneo de Manila University in 1967.He is married to Mary Ann Ansaldo and has five children. He is currently the chairman and CEO of BISCOM, Inc. and A. Chan Sugar Corporation. He is also the chairman and president of Signature Music Inc. He first appeared on the local scene as the host and singer of a television show called "9 Teeners" of ABS-CBN in 1966. His first single Afterglow was released in 1967.His first long playing album Deep in My Heart was issued in 1969. In 1973, he represented the Philippines in the World Popular Song Festival in Tokyo where his song Can We Just Stop and Talk A While went into the final entries. In 1975, he moved to the United States for his sugar business and remained there for 11 years. In 1986, he went back to the music industry with the release of his album A Golden Change.