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Manuel Villar Edit Profile

also known as Manuel "Manny" Bamba Villar, Jr.

accountant , Congressman , Financial analyst , shareholder , senate president

Manuel "Manny" Bamba Villar, Jr. is a Filipino businessman and politician.

Education

Villar finished his high school education at the Mapúa Institute of Technology in Intramuros.

Career

Villar entered politics in 1992 when he was elected Congressman representing the district of Las Piñas-Muntinlupa, and later became Speaker of the House of Representatives. As Speaker, he presided over the impeachment of President Joseph Estrada by the House of Representatives in 2000. In 2001 he was elected Senator, and served as Senate President from 2006 to 2008. He was the candidate of the Nacionalista Party in the 2010 presidential election, which was won by Benigno Aquino III.

As of 2012, Forbes magazine ranks him as the 18th wealthiest person in the Philippines, with his net worth of US$720 million or ₱ 30.38 billion (42.2 exchange rate)

Membership

  • Lakas-NUCD

    1992 - 1998

  • LAMMP

    1998 - 2000

  • Independent

    2000 - 2003

Connections

spouse:
Cynthia Villar

1 son:
Manuel Paolo Villar III

2 son:
Mark Villar

Doughter:
Camille Linda Villar