The man behind CoHo | The Richest Man in the Philippines
I will always be a fan of rags to riches stories. They’re just so inspiring and keeps me moving forward in life. A good number of entrepreneurs, and I am talking about the richest men and women not only in the Philippines but in other parts of the world started from rock-bottom.
One of the stories that I’ve always been fascinated about is Manny B. Villar’s. A man who used to be a fish vendor is now the richest man in the country. A man who used to have nothing, not even a house, is now the Chairman of the number 1 real estate brand in the Philippines.
According to Forbes, Manny Villar is now the RICHEST man in the Philippines with a net worth of 5.9 Billion as of today, March 6, 2019. Mr. MBV (Manny B. Villar) is the chairman of Vista Land, the most trusted real estate in the country.
Some of the properties of Vista Land include Lumina, Bria, Crown Asia, Brittany and Camella.
Camella, specifically, just unveiled their newest version of vertical village – the CoHo or what stands for Condominium Homes. Would you believe that they launched 25 properties already? Grand move, Camella, grand move. These properties are located in the cities of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
The launching happened yesterday, February 26, 2019 at Mella Hotel in Las Piñas (the said hotel is also a property of Vista Land), and I was there together with other bloggers, and Camella’s big bosses and executives.
The most memorable part of that event is that I was seated on the same table, and literally just next to MBV. I sat with one of the most influential people in the country! I am still overwhelmed haha.
He is very down to Earth. He kept on having small talks with us while we were seated like how good the kamote he was eating and that it won’t help us gain weight hehe.
The next second highlight of that event was his speech. The part that struck me was when he said that we Filipinos deserve more, hence his objective of offering quality homes. He’s been doing this for 40 years now.
He also mentioned how important it is for him to set the bar high. He wants to be the first to do everything in his field, ergo, the innovative developments not only by Camella but all the properties of Vista Land.
For more info on Camella’s projects, please visit their website at www.camella.com.ph