Tycoon On The Trail

Montlake, Simon
May 2010
Forbes Asia;May2010, Vol. 6 Issue 6, p18
The article reports on the presidential campaign of Manuel Villar, a candidate in the May 10, 2010 national election in the Philippines, which focuses on the end of poverty and his rags-to-rich story. It states that if elected, Villar will open a tight domestic financial sector to more competition and will discourage foreign investors. Alberto Lim, chief executive director of the Makati Business Club, criticizes Villar and says that he collects his wealth through his political power.


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