A POSITIVELY FILIPINO EXCLUSIVE
After his spectacular technological and financial successes as innovator and entrepreneur and later as venture capitalist in Silicon Valley, Banatao is focusing his activities and philanthropy towards helping the Philippines develop into a high-tech research and development nation. It is an ambitious and gargantuan task that he is shepherding through PhilDev, the foundation that he heads.
In this exclusive video interview for Positively Filipino by veteran broadcast journalist Lloyd LaCuesta, the Filipino titan of high tech talks about his roots and why he is now investing his energy and resources in helping the land of his birth. – Editors
Lloyd LaCuesta was the South Bay Bureau Chief of KTVU/Fox Channel 2 in the San Francisco Bay Area for more than 35 years. He retired last June 2012 and is currently an adjunct professor at San Jose State University. LaCuesta visited Badoc, Ilocos Norte in 2010 to see the village where his father grew up and to connect with relatives, only to find out that these relatives were living in San Jose, California!