"I never run way from challenges no matter how extremely difficult. Giving up is not in my DNA."


Some time ago, there was a child who was born and raised in Tondo, Manila.

Shrimps & Fishes

At a very young age, he was already helping his mother sell shrimp and fish in the Divisoria Market. With the burning desire for a better future and a strong determination to improve his family's living conditions, he worked hard in selling shrimps and fishes to be able to send himself school.

University of the Philippines Diliman

With hard work and perseverance, he earned his undergraduate and master's degree in Business Administration and Accountancy at UP Diliman.

Sand & Gravel

With an initial capital of P10,000 in 1975, Villar purchased two reconditioned trucks and started his sand-and-gravel business in Las Piñas.

It is here while delivering construction materials to big developers that he came up with the idea of selling house and lot packages when the convention then was for homeowners to but lots and build on them.

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Vista Land & Lifescapes, Inc. is one of the leading integrated property developers in the Philippines and the largest homebuilder in the country which operates through nine distinct business units. Brittany, Crownaisa, Vista Residences, CoHo, Camella Manors, Camella Homes, Lessandra, Lumina are focused on residential property development while Vistamalls, which is also listed in the Philippine Stock Exchange (“PSE”) is involved in commercial property development.

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AllValue Holdings, Inc. is the Villar Group’s holding company for its investments in retail businesses which include AllHome, AllDay Supermarket, AllDay Convenience Store, Coffee Project, AllSports, AllToys, AllBank, Bake My Day, Finds Finds, Kinder City, and Wake Up Café to name a few.

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Golden MV Holdings, Inc. is the holding company of the two established real estate industry leaders, Golden Haven, the Philippines’ largest integrated deathcare developer and service provider, and Bria Homes, the fastest growing mass housing developer in the country.

Game Changer­

I applaud the decision of President Rodrigo Duterte to allow the private sector to import COVID-19 vaccines “at-will”. “No matter the price or how many they want to import, that is fine with me,” the President was quoted as saying by several media reports.

Time to Build More Hospitals

The rising Covid-19 infections have overwhelmed our hospitals and exposed the vulnerability of our healthcare system. But it is not too late to regain control of the situation.

Here We Go Again

A little over more than a year since the COVID-19 pandemic caused a total lockdown of the National Capital Region and the entire island of Luzon, the so-called “NCR plus” bubble —composed of Metro Manila and four adjacent provinces — Rizal, Bulacan, Cavite, and Laguna have been placed, again, under enhanced community quarantine or ECQ from March 29 to April 4 due to the surge in COVID-19 cases.

Trending Soon: Check Out Manny Villar’s Hip Instagram Hashtag

The country’s richest man is upping his Instagram game after years of sharing snippets of his life once in a while. Manny Villar hinted he will post more Instagram content in the coming days by sharing his personalized hashtag, #VillarCreations.

Manny Villar's Best Quotes on Leadership, Perseverance, and More

Here are life lessons and words of wisdom from the chairman of Villar Group., as well as the former Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Manny Villar Among Forbes' 'Heroes of Philanthropy'

MANILA, Philippines — Billionaire businessman and former senator Manny Villar was hailed as one of Forbes Asia’s “Heroes of Philanthropy” for the year 2020, which highlighted outstanding 15 altruists in the Asia-Pacific region.

15 Filipinos on Forbes Billionaires List 2020; Villar is Richest in the Country

Fifteen Filipinos are among the richest individuals on earth, according to the Forbes Billionaire’s List for 2020. At the top is former Senator Manny Villar (70 years old) who is at number 286 with a net worth of $5.6 billion, followed by ports king Enrique Razon, 60, at number 565 with $3.4 billion.

The late Henry Sy’s children Hans (64) and Herbert (63) Sy are in a 72-way tie at 1063 with $2 billion, followed by siblings Harley (60) and Henry Sy Jr., (67 ), and Alliance Global Corp. Chair Andrew Tan (67) along with 58 others at number 1135 with $1.9 billion each.

"I think we could have grown faster if our citizens had been entrepreneurs."—Manny Villar

With the release of the latest Forbes list of the wealthiest people in the Philippines, Manuel "Manny" Villar, Jr. now finds himself rising to the #2 spot—after tripling his net worth to US$5 billion, from $1.65 billion in 2017.

Entrepreneur, real estate tycoon, congressman, Speaker of the House of Representatives, senator, presidential candidate: Manuel Villar, Jr. has led a rich life—in more ways than one. We look back at this interview Villar did with Esquire Philippines in May 2015.

Manny Villar is Changing the Game in Retail

In the fifth year of his second wind as a developer, Villar ventures into retail with CoHo Lifestyle and is building ‘the most beautiful’ coffee shops, cinemas and supermarkets.

At first, he just wanted a coffee shop where he could hold meetings with his company’s executives, but he found these places too plain and cookie cutter. So, developer and former Senator Manny B. Villar set out to build “the most beautiful coffee shop in the country” and the Coffee Project was born.

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