Manny Villar | Filipino Businessman, Politician

Manuel “Manny” Bamba Villar, Jr. (born December 13, 1949) is a Filipino businessman and politician. He is the President of the Nacionalista Party and a member of the Senate of the Philippines. Villar was Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1998 to 2000—in which capacity he presided over the impeachment of President Joseph Estrada—as…

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Bernido Liu

Penshoppe, Oxygen and Memo have consistently advocated clean living offering the market an alternative lifestyle to the easy life that other offer. The way these brands were communicated created substantial impact on the market. Being a father to three young children, he has worked hard to together with his wife Alice to cascade some touch…

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Alfredo Yao

The eldest of six children, Mr. Alfredo Yao started to work at an early age to augment the family income. His father died when he was only 12 years old, and his mother’s earnings as a sidewalk vendor could not support the family’s needs. He would accompany his mother to Chinese gambling dens where he…

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Bryan Tiu

Mr. Bryan Tiu grew up absorbing the entrepreneurial culture of Divisoria where his parents ran a textile business. Most of his father’s clients were Japanese and his exposure to them led to his appreciation of Japanese culture. As an aficionado of Japanese cuisine, Mr. Tiu saw a gap between Japanese fine dining and low-end Japanese…

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Glenn Soco

Born and raised in Cebu, Mr. Glenn Soco joined the family business after graduating with an industrial engineering degree from the University of San Carlos. He managed several of these businesses for some time but yearned to begin an enterprise on his own. In 1996, with one partner and P90,000 as capital from his personal…

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Gregorio Sanchez Jr.

Engr. Gregorio G. Sanchez just had to find a way to keep alive the hundreds of piglets in his livelihood program. A kitchen experiment resulted in a food supplement formula that fattened the piglets and eventually, became the foundation of a full-blown business. Engr. Sanchez is a civil engineer whose early career was in the…

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Ritche Rivera

Being residents of General Santos City, Mr. Ritche Rivera and his family are no strangers to the bounty of the sea. The Riveras own RD Fishing Industry, the flagship company of RD Corporation and the holding and managing entity of a group of 42 companies and subsidiaries. When they were young, he and his brothers…

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Yolanda Pajaro

Ms. Yolanda Pajaro never imagined that she would one day own a high-end shoe boutique named Via Venetto. A communications teacher with three growing children, she realized that her family could not survive on her teacher’s salary alone. In an effort to augment her income, she started selling Avon products. Her success in this venture…

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