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Manny Villar still Philippines' richest, most billionaires see drop in wealth

Apr 07, 2020 - 10:55 PM

Manny Villar and Roberto Ongpin are the only gainers of all Filipino billionaires, according to Forbes. The rest see lower net worth amid turbulent markets and the coronavirus pandemic.

Look back: Duterte's tussles with big business

Dec 09, 2019 - 6:30 PM

Going from threats to defying an international court order, President Duterte proves more and more that he will use every presidential power to pressure some of the country's biggest firms

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte holds a press conference at the Malacañan Palace on November 19, 2019. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

SEC approves stock market debut of Manny Villar's AllHome

Aug 19, 2019 - 6:25 PM

The Securities and Exchange Commission approves the planned initial public offering of Manny Villar's AllHome and coconut product manufacturer Axelum Resources

Manny Villar's AllHome eyeing to go public in 2019

Jul 18, 2019 - 8:50 PM

If AllHome Corporation's initial public offering pushes through, it would be the 4th listed company of Manny Villar, the richest Filipino

Villegas hits Duterte, calls voting public not to ‘betray God’ | Midday wRap

Mar 06, 2019 - 1:44 PM

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Manny Villar is now Philippines’ richest

Mar 06, 2019 - 7:44 AM

From a Tondo boy swimming in trash, Manny Villar emerges as the Philippines' richest, according to Forbes' 2019 richest Filipinos list

Mar Roxas, Villar telco, Khashoggi murder | Midday wRap

Oct 24, 2018 - 1:59 PM

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NP to field Imee Marcos, Cynthia Villar, Pia Cayetano in senatorial elections

Apr 27, 2018 - 1:26 PM

Senator Cynthia Villar denies rumors her husband, former senator Manny Villar, is running for Manila mayor next year

2019. The Nacionalista Party is set to field 3 women candidates for the senatorial elections next year. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

[OPINION] Third telco: More fiction than real

Jan 04, 2018 - 11:00 AM

It would take 3-4 years before the 3rd telco player could operate, go into the market, and compete. The Duterte administration would be lucky to have it toward the end of its term.

Duterte says he would 'die' for Manny Villar

Mar 23, 2017 - 3:14 PM

Puwede ako magpakamatay sa kanya Kasi mabait eh says the President of former senator Manny Villar who accompanies Duterte during his Thailand trip

'PINAKA MABAIT.' Former senator Manny Villar smiles as President Rodrigo Duterte heaps praises on him during an event with Filipinos in Thailand. RTVM screenshot

Only 2 senators reprimanded by Senate in 30 years

Sep 11, 2016 - 11:30 AM

Out of all ethics complaints the Senate has only censured former senators Juan Ponce Enrile and Heherson Alvarez Former senator Manny Villar was only reprimanded on paper due to lack of quorum caused by the absence of his allies

CENSURE. The Senate has only reprimanded 2 senators in 30 years – former senators Juan Ponce Enrile and Heherson Alvarez.

New UP campus to rise at Vista City in Dasmariñas, Cavite

Jun 28, 2016 - 4:30 PM

The UP Technology Innovation campus aims to give students a better shot at developing their inventions and designs and bringing these to the world stage

NEW CAMPUS. The University of the Philippines (UP) signs a memorandum of agreement with Vista Land for the UP Technology Innovation – the state university's newest campus that will soon rise in Vista City. Photo c/o UP

PH senators, Smartmatic on Comelec, ISS | 6PM wRap

May 17, 2016 - 6:31 PM

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Mark Villar accepts Duterte offer to be DPWH chief

May 17, 2016 - 3:48 PM

UPDATED Las Piñas Representative Mark Villar son of real estate magnate and former senator Manny Villar is tapped to lead the Department of Public Works and Highways

'THANK YOU, BUT...' While he is 'flattered by the encouraging polling numbers' for his reported senatorial bid, Las Piñas Representative Mark Villar says he has decided to seek re-election instead. Photo from Mark Villar's Facebook page

NP, PDP-Laban form 'coalition' for Duterte presidency

May 16, 2016 - 5:35 PM

Nacionalista Party president Manny Villar says they will cooperate to initiate reforms under Rodrigo Duterte s administration

Coveenant signing of "Coalition for Change" between Nacionalista Party and PDP-Laban. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Filipinos confuse Panama Papers with 2013 exposé

Apr 05, 2016 - 12:52 PM

UPDATED Some people online – including several news groups – confuse a 2013 exposé with the 2016 Panama Papers probe

Photo shows the building where the office of Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca is located in Panama City, Panama, April 3, 2016. Alejandro Bolivar/EPA

Villar-owned Golden Haven to raise P787M from IPO

Apr 04, 2016 - 2:00 PM

Proceeds will be used to finance acquisitions and expand existing death care facilities products and services

3RD IPO. Golden Haven will be the third company owned by the Villar group to be listed with the Philippine Stock Exchange. Image from Golden Haven website

Marcos’ candidacy, HBO on Pacquiao, PH billionaires | 6PM wRap

Mar 03, 2016 - 7:05 PM

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11 Filipino tycoons back in Forbes' list of world's richest

Mar 03, 2016 - 2:30 PM

Henry Sy Sr the 91 year old chairman of SM Investments Corporation retains his spot as the richest Filipino according to Forbes 2016 World s Billionaires

PHILIPPINES' RICHEST. (From left): Henry Sy, John Gokongwei Jr, Lucio Tan, and George Ty

Vista Land secures funds for 2016 plans

Feb 02, 2016 - 4:06 PM

The newly integrated property developer raises 125 million P5 968 billion from external sources

Jejomar Binay's greatest challenge

Dec 23, 2015 - 9:45 AM

His camp says Binay s core of supporters has remained solid despite all the mud thrown at him in 2015

Manny Villar ventures into hospital business

Dec 01, 2015 - 5:32 PM

The former politician aims to build a chain of hospitals with 3 000 beds over the next 5 years

HEALTHCARE. For its first hospital business, the former senate president's hospital unit, Vitacare Healthcare Incorporated, is aiming to offer 3,000 beds across the country over the next 5 years.

Vista Land to acquire Starmalls for P33.5B

Nov 11, 2015 - 12:59 PM

Vista Land chairman Manny Villar says the acquisition will make the company the 4th leading integrated property developer in the country next to SM Prime Ayala Land and Megaworld

TRANSFORMATIVE. “We believe that the acquisition of Starmalls, with its real malls and BPO and commercial centers, is transformative for Vista Land and represents a major step to realizing our vision of becoming a top integrated real estate developer,” says Vista Land chairman Manny Villar.

2016 presidential elections: Still anybody's ballgame

Oct 28, 2015 - 6:49 PM

As one campaign insider who has been part of previous presidential campaigns puts it I’ve never seen an election this close

SM opens first mall in Caloocan City

Oct 23, 2015 - 3:49 PM

It is SM s 55th mall in the Philippines and targets to close 2015 with 56 in the country and 6 malls in China

NEW MALL. The newest SM mall eyes to cater to more than 1.5 million Filipinos with 90% of the space lease awarded to various tenants.  Image from SM Prime

Anticipating huge demand, Manny Villar to build more malls

Oct 15, 2015 - 10:00 AM

Starmall is ready to compete a David to challenge the Goliaths in the retail industry says Vista Land and Starmalls Chairman Manny Villar

FILLING THE DEMAND. "We're very aggressive now. We still see a lot of demand for malls," Manny Villar says. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Entrepreneur Manny Villar: 'I don't like politics anymore'

Oct 14, 2015 - 3:52 PM

I feel much younger now that I m back as an entrepreneur I ll probably die as an entrepreneur says the former senator

ENTREPRENEUR. "I feel much younger now I'm back as an entrepreneur (and) I'll probably die as an entrepreneur," says former presidential aspirant Manny Villar. Photo by Alecs Ongcal / Rappler

Who else made the Forbes' richest list in PH?

Aug 27, 2015 - 3:50 PM

Know the newbies youngest oldest and other interesting personalities in Forbes Philippines 50 richest list for 2015

Grace Poe, Miriam top VP choices for Mar Roxas – survey

Jul 31, 2015 - 2:00 PM

Publicus Asia’s poll earlier this year lists 10 presidential candidates and the top 2 preferred running mates for each

File photo of Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas courtesy of NCRPO/PIO

Southern Luzon seen as 'very lucrative' market for real estate

Jul 08, 2015 - 7:28 PM

Southern Luzon is seen to be among the top 3 growth areas to watch out for in the country says Fatima Olivares Vital of property firm Ovialand Incorporated

LP: Party to beat in 2016

Jun 11, 2015 - 8:30 AM

The political imperative is to keep intact the ruling coalition in preparation for 2016

Villar party: 'No consensus' on 2016 in Japan cruise

May 04, 2015 - 5:55 PM

The NP has yet to decide whether to field its own candidates in 2016 enter into a coalition with other parties or adopt candidates

'NOTHING FINAL.' Former senator Manny Villar's Nacionalista Party gathers in a Japan cruise sponsored by the tycoon. Photo courtesy of Senator Marcos' Facebook page

Villar details All Home expansion; eyes eventual listing

Apr 26, 2015 - 11:45 PM

The group plans 6 to 8 All Home stores over the next 3 to 5 years and to expand outside Luzon

Manny Villar details retail arm All home expansions and possible IPO

Manny Villar’s Vista Land nets P5.71B for 2014

Mar 18, 2015 - 6:28 PM

The real estate firm chaired by former senator Manuel Villar Jr has a banner year due to aggressive project launches

New SAF commander, Filipinos in Forbes’ list, Pacquiao's ultimate fight | The wRap

Mar 04, 2015 - 7:42 PM

President Aquino appoints a new Special Action Force chief Henry Sy is the richest Filipino in the latest Forbes billionaires list Manny Pacquiao prepares for the “fight of his life”

#PugadBaboy: Premature campaigning

Aug 09, 2014 - 5:00 AM

INC: From rag-tag sect to influential wheeler-dealer?

Jul 27, 2014 - 1:11 AM

Known for their religious discipline INC leaders have managed to create an effective vote delivery system that rivals or even betters the vote delivery mechanism of even the most organized political party

Trillanes: Not being in Napoles list is 2016 edge

Jun 02, 2014 - 1:35 PM

Claiming that his exclusion from the Napoles list is an advantage in 2016 Trillanes says he ll be coming in without a particular baggage

'AN ADVANTAGE.' Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says not being named in any of the Napoles or Luy lists is a plus factor in 2016. Photo by Alex Nuevaespaña/Senate PRIB

Cynthia Villar: You think we need Napoles money?

May 27, 2014 - 5:28 PM

Senators Cynthia Villar and Alan Peter Cayetano say Napoles affidavit is full of lies and inconsistencies

CAN AFFORD. Senator Cynthia Villar says she and husband former Senator Manny Villar do not need to transact with Napoles to get money. File photo from Senate website

Napoles details ‘transactions’ with 20 senators

May 26, 2014 - 11:11 PM

From working with agents to directly handing senators money Napoles details her alleged dealings with 20 former and current senators

LET'S PARTY. Janet Lim-Napoles, left (standing), rubs elbows with senators Jinggoy Estrada and Bong Revilla in this photo taken during a party in Estrada's favorite hangout in San Juan. The man second from right is businessman Jaime Dichaves, who has owned to the Jose Velarde account initially linked to former President Joseph Estrada.

Presidential bet? Cayetano dodges issue, thanks supporters

Mar 03, 2014 - 3:18 PM

But Senator Alan Peter Cayetano talks about what he thinks makes a good president

Ayala, SLEx operator finally agree on Daang Hari design

Dec 20, 2013 - 9:44 AM

The PPP center however warns of other challenges in the completion of the project

SIGNED. Winning bidder, Ayala Corp. and South Luzon Tollway Corp. has signed an agreement Daang Hari-SLEx road link project.Photo courtesy of the PPP Center.

Daang Hari-SLEx road complete by Sept 2014

Oct 28, 2013 - 11:36 AM

The 4 kilometer Daang Hari SLEx road link will be finished by September or October 2014 says an Ayala Corp official

Daang Hari - SLEX

Compare: BIR's top taxpayers vs Forbes' richest Filipinos

Oct 23, 2013 - 1:39 PM

Only 25 out of the 40 richest Filipinos in 2012 are among the top 500 individual taxpayers

Gossip: An appreciation

Aug 19, 2013 - 1:04 PM

Notes on celebrity gossip and its stepsister political gossip

TALK IS CHEAP? IT'S UNIVERSAL. Alyssa Milano, 'In Bed with Joan.' Photo from the show's Facebook

Henry Sy PH's richest 6 years in a row — Forbes

Aug 01, 2013 - 9:24 AM

The collective wealth of the 50 richest people in the Philippines reaches US 65 8 billion more than a quarter of the country s total gross domestic product

Freedom, solidarity at Go Skateboarding Day

Jun 29, 2013 - 2:08 PM

One fine day skaters pursue their craft without fear of arrest and confiscation

UNITED IN ONE VENUE. Skaters young and old flocked to Vans' Go Skateboarding Day at the World Trade Center. All photos by Manman Dejeto

Sotto on NP Senate leaders: Anyare?

Jun 25, 2013 - 7:13 PM

Sen Tito Sotto says the Liberal Party not the Nacionalista Party should hold key posts in the Senate

EYEBROW RAISING. Sen Vicente "Tito" Sotto III questions NP senators' bid for Senate posts, saying it is the ruling Liberal Party that should hold key positions in the chamber. Photo by Rappler/Ayee Macaraig