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Civil Status: Married
High School: Mapua Institute of Technology, 1966
College: Business Administration, University of the
Higher Studies: Master’s in Business Administration, University of the
2001-present Senator, Philippine Senate
1998-2001 Representative, Las Piñas district, House of Representatives
1992-1998 Representative, Las Piñas-Muntinlupa district
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Not given Stockholder, C & P Homes Inc.; Household Development Corp.; Palmera Homes Inc.; Britanny Corp.; Adelfa Properties Inc.; Fine Properties Inc.; M.B. Villar Co. Inc.; Macy’s Inc.; Golden Haven Memorial Park Inc.
1975-present Entrepreneur, Various companies
1972-1975 Financial analyst, Private development
1971-1972 Auditor, Sycip, Gorres and Velayo
* There were days that roll call was dispensed with; M=official mission/business
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CITATIONS AND LIABILITIES:
For his business achievements, he was made cover story in the Far Eastern Economic Review. And his life story was also featured in Asiaweek, Forbes, AsiaMoney and Asian Business Review.
He garnered various awards such as the Ten Outstanding Young Men Award (1986) by the Philippine Jaycees, Agora Award for Outstanding Achievement in Marketing Management (1989), Most Outstanding CPA by the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (1990) and Most Outstanding UP Alumnus (1991).
In a stunning political debut in 1992, Villar won with the most overwhelming mandate among congressmen in Metro Manila. He promptly applied his economic and managerial expertise as a key member of the House’s economic team, marshalling in economic reform measures of the Ramos Administration such as the New Foreign Investments Act and the restructuring of the Central Bank of the
He also oversaw various infrastructure projects in his districts like the construction of concrete roads and the Alabang-Zapote Flyover. He introduced the “
A staunch environmentalist, he initiated a privately funded tree planting drive in his district. He developed a P10-million tree nursery beside his home. He also quietly led a dedicated tree-planting drive complete with maintenance and watering of tree seedlings planted in the open spaces of the community.
When he realized that many poor students could not go to school because they do not even have fare money, he organized the “Manpower on Wheels” Program, a livelihood training school housed in a van that makes the rounds in depressed areas. The program has since produced more than 5,000 graduates and has been awarded by various government and civic organizations for its innovative scheme.
For his constituency work and personal vow, he extended grants of home sites to some 10,000 poor families in Barangay CAA, Las Piñas City. Two major roads were also opened in his district; the
During his second term, he was able to upgrade the Las Piñas District Hospital with a new building and better facilities. He also launched the “Sagip-Bukas” Drug Prevention Program on all the private and public schools of Las Piñas to educate the youth about the dangers of drug abuse. He also nationalized the Las Piñas High School to upgrade its facilities.
In 1995, Manny Villar ran for re-election and won an unprecedented 142,000 votes, the highest number of votes for a congressman in the entire country. Winning media acclaim as an outstanding congressman as well as the respect and recognition of his peers, he was elected to chair the Committee on Entrepreneurship.
It was no surprise then to those in the know when he gained the remarkable acclaim of 171 of 220 congressmen as the Speaker of the 11th Congress of the House of Representatives.
In the national elections held last May 14, 2001, despite being a relative newcomer in national politics, Manny Villar posted one of the most impressive showings in the national polls. On his first day in office, he filed 204 bills covering a comprehensive legislative program of action— the first among neophyte senators and the third highest filer among the senators of the 12th Congress of the
Outside the Senate’s halls, Villar actively sponsors Sipag at Tiyaga Caravan Kaalaman, a livelihood training program that provide skills and inspiration to people that will allow them to venture into their own businesses. The caravan travels all over the country conducting livelihood seminars that are consistently widely attended and appreciated.
He has also spearheaded the building of schools, sending out medical missions and setting up relief operations whenever or wherever needed. He led the inauguration of the Las Piñas-Muntinlupa-Laguna-Cavite (LPMLC) link road, more popularly known as Daang Hari, as part of his road improvement program aimed at easing traffic in the south of Metro Manila. According to him, an efficient and rationalized road network is one of the fundamental requirements in improving commerce and spurring economic progress.
In February 2004, he was elected as President of the Nacionalista Party—the country’s oldest and grandest political party. He was also named the Most Distinguished UP Alumnus—the highest recognition given by the UP Alumni Association—for his exemplary public service and achievements.
SBN-934 "AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES STOCKEXCHANGE"
SBN-935 "AN ACT ESTABLISHING BUSINESS ONE-STOP SHOP (BOSS) CENTERS FORSMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES IN ALL REGIONAL AND PROVINCIALCENTERS IN THE COUNTRY"
SBN-936 "AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE MAGNA CARTA FOR COUNTRYSIDE AND BARANGAYBUSINESS ENTERPRISES (CBBEs), GRANTING EXEMPTIONS FROM ANYAND ALL GOVERNMENT RULES AND REGULATIONS AND PROVIDINGINCENTIVES AND BENEFITS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES"
SBN-937 "AN ACT RESTRUCTURING THE FISCAL INCENTIVES UNDER EXECUTIVE ORDERNO. 226, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE OMNIBUS INVESTMENTS CODE OF1987, AS AMENDED, AMENDING PERTINENT ARTICLES OF THE CODE,PROVIDING FOR PENALTIES IN VIOLATION THEREOF, AND FOR OTHERPURPOSES"
SBN-938 "AN ACT TO PROMOTE, DEVELOP AND ASSIST MICRO AND COTTAGEINDUSTRIES BY PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE AND RATIONAL SYSTEM TOADDRESS THEIR PRODUCTION AND TECHNOLOGY NEEDS"
SBN-939 "AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE PROTECTION OF LAYOUT-DESIGNS(TOPOGRAPHIES) OF INTEGRATED CIRCUITS, AMENDING FOR THEPURPOSE CERTAIN SECTIONS OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8293, OTHERWISEKNOWN AS THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CODE OF THE
SBN-940 "AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A JOB TRAINING PROGRAM FOR MATURE OR OLDERWORKERS"
SBN-941 "AN ACT PROVIDING FOR COMPREHENSIVE CONSERVATION, PROTECTION,UTILIZATION, DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF THE PHILIPPINEEXCLUSIVE ECONOMIC ZONE (EEZ)"
SBN-942 "AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE CONSERVATION AND PROTECTION OF WILDLIFERESOURCES AND THEIR HABITATS, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFORAND FOR OTHER PURPOSES"
SBN-943 "AN ACT REGULATING SHIPPING VESSELS COASTING PHILIPPINE WATERS FORTHE PROTECTION OF SHORES"
SBN-944 "AN ACT MANDATING THE USE OF RECYCLABLE OR BIODEGRADABLE MATERIALSFOR THE PACKAGING OF CONSUMER PRODUCTS"
SBN-945 "AN ACT REQUIRING LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO PLANT TREES ALONG NATIONALAND LOCAL HIGHWAYS WITHIN ITS TERRITORIAL BOUNDARIES AND FOROTHER PURPOSES"
SBN-946 "AN ACT REQUIRING THE RECYCLING AND THE UTILIZATION OF RECYCLEDMATERIALS BY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS"
SBN-947 "AN ACT PROHIBITING THE MANUFACTURE, DISTRIBUTION,
SBN-948 "AN ACT CREATING THE OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, DEFININGITS FUNCTIONS AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHERPURPOSES"
SBN-949 "AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE REGULATION AND DISPOSAL OF MEDICALWASTES, DECLARING CERTAIN ACTS UNLAWFUL, PRESCRIBINGPENALTIES THERETO, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES"
SBN-950 "AN ACT TO CONSERVE AND PROTECT THE PUBLIC FORESTS, MANGROVES ANDWILDLIFE THEREIN THROUGH A PROGRAM OF RENEWAL, REFORESTATIONAND REPLANTING, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES"
SBN-951 "AN ACT TO REQUIRE INDUSTRIES, FACTORIES, COMPANIES, OR ANY INSTI-TUTION, FIRM OR ESTABLISHMENT USING CHEMICALS AND THEIRBY-PRODUCTS FOR PRODUCTION, TO DEVELOP AND PROMOTE A COMMUNITYENVIRONMENT INFORMATION PROGRAM"
SBN-952 "AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A NATIONAL ECOTOURISM POLICY, ESTABLISHING AFRAMEWORK FOR ITS INSTITUTIONALIZATION, CREATING MECHANISMFOR ITS IMPLEMENTATION AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES"
SBN-953 "AN ACT DECLARING A NATIONAL FRAMEWORK FOR THE PROTECTION OFBIODIVERSITY IN TERRESTRIAL, AQUATIC AND AGRICULTURALRESOURCES AND CREATING THE INSTITUTIONAL MECHANISM FOR ITSIMPLEMENTATION"
SBN-954 "AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE INSTALLATION OF ANTI-POLLUTION DEVICESAS PRE-REQUISITE TO THE REGISTRATION AND ISSUANCE OF LICENSESAND LICENSE-PLATE NUMBERS TO VEHICLES NEWLY REGISTERED, ANDFOR OTHER PURPOSES"
SBN-955 "AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF PARKS AND MINI-PARKS INBARANGAYS, MUNICIPALITIES, CITIES AND PROVINCES, AND FOROTHER PURPOSES"
SBN-956 "AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE PROTECTION AND CONSERVATION OF ALLOBJECTS OF UNDERWATER CULTURAL HERITAGE IN PHILIPPINE WATERS"
SBN-957 "AN ACT REQUIRING THE PLANTING OF TREES IN OPEN SPACES OFSUBDIVISION PROJECTS DEVELOPED FOR RESIDENTIAL, INDUSTRIAL,OR COMMERCIAL PURPOSE, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES"
SBN-958 "AN ACT ESTABLISHING PUBLIC RECREATIONAL PARKS IN MAJOR URBANAREAS, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES"
SBN-959 "AN ACT DECLARING AS UNLAWFUL THE USE OF POLYCARBON PLASTICS,STYROFOAM AND OTHER SYNTHETIC MATERIALS HARMFUL TO THEENVIRONMENT AND ESTABLISHING A CRITERION FOR THE ENDORSEMENTOF ENVIRONMENT FRIENDLY CONSUMER PRODUCTS"
SBN-960 "AN ACT TO PREVENT AND CONTROL MARINE POLLUTION FROM SHIPS ANDFIXED AND FLOATING DRILLING RIGS AND OTHER FLATFORMS, PROVIDEPENALTIES THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES"
SBN-961 "AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROVISIONS OF THE1992 INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON CIVIL LIABILITY FOR OILPOLLUTION DAMAGE AND THE 1992 INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON THEESTABLISHMENT OF AN INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR COMPENSATION FOROIL POLLUTION DAMAGE, PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONTHEREOF, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES"
STAND ON CHARTER CHANGE ISSUE:
THE Senate will block all Charter change attempts without its nod, even as the administration-dominated House vowed for a "final push" for a shift to a parliamentary system of government, said said Senate President Manuel Villar.
He said the odds of getting the Constitution amended or revised was nil, and that the constituent assembly that the House is foisting is doomed without the Senate's participation.
But Villar over the weekend told members of the local media in Cagayan de Oro that the administration's ferocious campaign to resurrect the Charter change campaign -- after the people's initiative was junked with finality by the Supreme Court -- can't be downplayed.
"I am 80 percent certain that Charter change will not succeed and that elections will push through next year," said Villar.
The Senate, he said, was open for a constituent assembly -- or any constitutionally sanctioned method for Charter change, for that matter -- as long as this will be accomplished after the 2007 elections.