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House coups in 2000, 2008 'precedents' for Suarez minority

Aug 08, 2018 - 4:30 PM

House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya, a lawmaker for 17 years, says past ousters in the lower chamber support the minority leadership of Quezon 3rd District Representative Danilo Suarez

'PRECEDENTS.' House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya defends the decision of the House to retain Quezon 3rd District Representative Danilo Suarez as minority leader. Photo by Rappler

Villar group 'seriously looking at' telecoms, casino

Apr 09, 2018 - 3:40 PM

The group is eyeing potential partners for the planned diversification

DIVERSIFICATION. The group of business tycoon Manuel 'Manny' Villar is seriously looking at telecommunications and gaming as new ventures. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Henry Sy still leads Filipinos on Forbes' 2018 billionaires list

Mar 07, 2018 - 9:55 AM

The number of Filipinos on the list drops from 14 last year to 12 this year, but their combined net worth increases from $45.8 billion to $55.2 billion

Memorial park firm venturing into mass housing

Dec 28, 2017 - 3:40 PM

This comes after Golden Haven's intention to change its main line of business to real estate development from funeral and memorial parks

Vista Land projects high profit growth until 2020

Dec 27, 2017 - 2:08 PM

The listed property developer will aggressively launch new residential and commercial projects in the next 3 years

Wealth of 50 Filipinos account for 24% of PH's 2016 GDP

Aug 24, 2017 - 3:10 PM

4th UPDATE Henry Sy Sr tops Forbes Philippines rich list in 2017 for a decade now but younger and self made tycoons are gaining ground

STILL RICHEST. Henry Sy Sr (extreme right) with wife Felicidad Sy (woman in glasses in the middle) and son Hans Sy (beside Felicidad) during SM grou's 2017 stockholders' meeting. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Record number of Filipinos among 'richest people on the planet'

Mar 21, 2017 - 8:03 AM

Joining the 14 Filipinos who are dollar billionaires in 2017 are Ramon Ang Injap Sia Eduardo Cojuangco and Roberto Ongpin

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

Property firms to gain from federalism – Vista Land

May 12, 2016 - 4:02 PM

Federalism is expected to further spur property development in other key cities outside Metro Manila

STABLE GROWTH. For the rest of the year, Villar expects growth real estate revenues to remain in a single digit level

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

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.

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

NP may support Grace Poe but not Binay – Villar

Jun 19, 2015 - 6:00 PM

Former Senator Manuel Villar Jr who also leads the Nacionalista Party will not seek the presidency again says his senator wife Cynthia

FAVORED CANDIDATE: Senator Grace Poe may get the backing of Nacionalista Party, too. File photo

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

12 Filipinos in Forbes’ 2015 billionaires’ list

Mar 04, 2015 - 7:00 AM

Henry Sy the Philippines richest climbs to 73rd from 2014’s 97th ranking

Manny Villar for VP? 'Never,' says wife

Nov 26, 2014 - 10:32 PM

Senator Cynthia Villar dismisses talks of a Binay Villar tandem

DORMANT COMPANY. Sen Manny Villar in a file photo

Cynthia Villar: Dreaming of rice smugglers

May 13, 2014 - 1:00 AM

Cynthia Villar was able to connect the dots between suspected smugglers and the brokers who used farmers’ cooperatives as fronts to import rice

Villar pours P1-B into retail business

Sep 23, 2013 - 10:45 AM

Businessman and former senator Manuel Villar complements his real estate business by expanding retail offerings via a new convenience store chain home appliance and furnishings store and department store

BACK TO BUSINESS. Former senator Manuel Villar attends a press briefing on the financial performance of Vista Land. File photo by Aya Lowe

Villar-led Vista Land builds churches nationwide

Jul 15, 2013 - 6:15 AM

The real estate development firm of Sen Manuel Villar is adding Catholic churches as one of the features of its projects nationwide

NEWLY OPENED. Businessman-turned senator Manuel Villar inaugurates San Vicente Ferrer Church in Cagayan de Oro. Photo courtesy of Villar group

More bite for animal rights law

Jul 14, 2013 - 9:07 PM

Cruelty to animals to get stiffer penalties

THEY TOO HAVE RIGHTS. Animal care makes better human beings

Committee haggling? Villar relaxed with NP deals

Jun 25, 2013 - 1:35 PM

Sen Manny Villar says his NP is getting some prime committee chairmanships in the next Senate

FACIAL EXPRESSION. Sen Manny Villar says his facial expression reflects how relaxed he is with the negotiations of his Nacionalista Party for committee chairmanships. Photo by Rappler/Ayee Macaraig

Class of 2013: The graduating senators

Jun 04, 2013 - 10:18 AM

Angara Arroyo Lacson Pangilinan and Villar are retiring What legacy are the graduating senators leaving behind?

Villar-led Vista Land 2012 earnings reach record high

Mar 21, 2013 - 9:50 AM

The real estate firm founded by Sen Manuel Villar reported a net income of P4 4 billion in 2012 a record high

RECORD HIGH. Vista Land & Lifescapes, Inc. reported a net income of P4.4 billion in 2012. Screenshot from Vista Land's website

Villar-led Vista Land restructures capital for fund-raising moves

Nov 30, 2012 - 1:35 PM

Vista Land Lifescapes Inc the real estate company that Sen Manuel Villar founded can proceed with a capital restructuring plan which is part of moves to raise funds in the future without breaking foreign ownership rules

Villar's Vista Land expects to exceed 2012 profit goal after strong Q3

Nov 15, 2012 - 11:33 AM

The company says record sales will push its bottom line above its P4 2 billion goal for 2012

Spotlight on the Senator-judges

May 28, 2012 - 11:15 AM

Who are the Senator judges? Rappler compiled quick facts concerning each of the Senators which might interest you


From homes to offices to malls, Vista Land branches out

May 15, 2012 - 3:15 PM

The company eyes to build 5 strip malls this year that will increase the value of its residential properties

Villar-led Vista Land 2011 earnings up 17% to P3.5-B

Apr 11, 2012 - 9:48 AM

2011 was a record year for Vista Land in terms of net income revenues and reservation sales

Villar: Biggest election loss was my name

Mar 17, 2012 - 1:23 PM

Sen Manny Villar opens up on lessons from the 2010 elections dealing with loss and the next step for the businessman politician

Q and A with Manny Villar

Mar 16, 2012 - 12:06 PM

For the first time since he lost the 2010 presidential race Sen Manuel Manny Villar talks about politics the economy and the Corona impeachment

Sen Manny Villar talks to Rappler

Villar warns against persecuting Corona

Mar 16, 2012 - 9:55 AM

Sen Manny Villar says the Aquino administration’s anti corruption drive must be accompanied by strong economic growth

HE'S BACK. Sen. Manny Villar opens up about politics and the impeachment for the first time since he lost the presidency. Photo by Michael Josh Villanueva

#TalkThursday: Impeachment then and now

Mar 16, 2012 - 8:03 AM

Senator Manny Villar gives his first political interview after the 2010 elections

#CoronaTrial: Day 9

Jan 31, 2012 - 8:30 PM

Day 9: Megaworld official testifies about the discount issue surrounding the Bellagio penthouse of the Coronas

SENATORS. Senators chat before session starts on Day 9.

Vista Land targets OFWs in P32-B expansion plans

Jan 30, 2012 - 9:15 AM

Focusing on the the continuing robust demand from OFWs Vista Land Lifescapes Inc announced plans to develop 32 residential subdivision developments worth P32 billion this 2012

#CoronaTrial: Day 7

Jan 26, 2012 - 6:28 PM

Day 7: BIR chief continues testimony reveals tax records of Corona daughters

Sen. Manuel Villar Jr.

Jan 25, 2012 - 2:35 PM

His wife did not sign the impeachment complaint against Corona

#CoronaTrial: Day 5

Jan 24, 2012 - 5:58 PM

Day 5: All parties discuss issues concerning rules and evidence