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

Beginning

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 to 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.

VLL

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.

Innovation is the Vaccine for Enterprises

Ginni Rometty, the first woman to lead IBM, once said, “The only way you survive is you continuously transform into something else. It’s this idea of continuous transformation that makes you an innovation company”. This idea could not have been more relevant today as we face the crippling effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. The coronavirus is primarily a public health issue but because of the lockdowns imposed in order to contain its spread, it has also become a serious economic issue as it threatens the very existence of businesses, especially micro and small enterprises.

Fine-Tuning the Lockdown Measures

Covid-19 is an evolving pandemic that demands a periodic calibration of responses. The current quarantine rules should not be set in stone because they can be fine-tuned to address a specific concern and effectively bring down the country’s infection rate.

The King of Our Home

Manuel B. Villar, Jr., the rags-to-riches billionaire, is many things to many people—a politician, one-time presidential aspirant, real estate and retail tycoon, kingmaker and so much more but to his three children—Vista Land president Manuel Paolo Villar, Public Works Secretary Mark Villar and Las Piñas Rep. Camille Villar, he is, more than anything else, the king of their home, the best father they could ever have.

Manny Villar: At Home in His Empire

Tycoon Manuel B. Villar, Jr. is undoubtedly one of the fathers of the Philippine property industry.

But he stands out because his is an empire he himself built from scratch or to put in more specifically, out of a single red truck for gravel and sand. Indeed, he didn’t have a head start because he was not a second generation builder.

The Vicon: Villar Group Convention

The first and the biggest of its kind, The Vicon gathers the country’s biggest real estate brands in one giant virtual property expo. Sign up now on this two-day event and fulfill your dream home and investment. Visit https://vportal.ph and register now!

How Manny Villar Started Vista Land 14 Years Ago

A life made beautiful has always been the goal for businessman Manny Villar. Manny couldn’t help but reminisce how Vista Land started. The real estate development firm has been building homes for 14 years now.

So far, the company has built over 400,000 houses across the country that began with Manny’s dream of “creating more and bigger opportunities of home ownership for the Filipino family.”

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