What do these following 15 Billionaires or richest men in the Philippines have in common? Based on the recent issue of Forbes Asia Magazine, they are all in Ortigas Center doing a marvelous business.
- US$ 3.2B - J. Gokongwei Jr.
- US$ 2.2B - J. Zobel de Ayala
- US$ 1.4B - E. Cojuangco Jr.
- US$ 1.3B - R. Coyiuto Jr.
- US$ 1.25B - Tony Tan Caktiong
- US$ 1.2B - Lucio/Susan Co
- US$ 1.15B - Inigo/Mercedes Zobel
WELCOME to the Ortigas Center's
"Little Singapore" Billionaires Complex!
CCW Founder & AVA Chairman Atty. Jose Malvar Villegas Jr. who is a grandson of our National Hero, Gen. Miguel Malvar, congratulates Ruby Rose M. Villanueva a.k.a. Mystica Cassidy (in showbiz), Founder/President of the Mystica Charity Foundation (www.mysticacharityfoundation.org) and the Managing Director of Better Globe Philippines and Asia (www.betterglobe.asia) and also the great granddaughter of Gen. Miguel Malvar, after having been designated by him as the Executive Director of Marketing, Advertising, Entertainment, Environmental and Public Relations Committee of the AVA "Little Singapore" project at the Ortigas Center's Billionaires Complex, a joint effort of public and private sector lead by AVA in cooperation with the Dept. Of Tourism (DOT) & the cities of Pasig, Mandaluyong, Quezon City & San Juan.
MYSTICA CHARITY FOUNDATION
WHO WOULD THINK THAT LITTLE SINGAPORE WOULD SPROUT IN PASIG?
The Antonio Village Association, Inc. is an organization of residents of Antonio Village, Pasig, Metro Manila, who are either owners or lessees of the units or houses they occupy. The Antonio Village is a housing project of the late Congressman Jose C. Zulueta and consists of 15 units or houses, more or less, which are all occupied and spread in an area of 10 hectares. This housing project has, since it was developed in 1955, became a beautiful and peaceful
community of Pasig, Metro Manila. The village is close to commercial centers where the residents shop for their daily needs. It has its own playground and is in itself, a small parish.
The residents are mostly of the middle class and nearly every profession is represented by them, to wit: school teachers, engineers, bankers, judges, accountants, lawyers, doctors, newspapermen, realtors, underwriters and so forth. Together with their children, the residents number more or less 1,000. They came from the different regions of the Philippines, from Northern Luzon down through the Visayas to Southern Mindanao. Although most residents have been living there for the past 15 years, no one of them can boast of knowing even 5% of his fellow villager. However, the relationship among the residents are cordial and friendly. There is peace and harmony within the compound, and intruders, whether individually or in gangs, are deterred from molesting the residents by its own security force.
It can be stated here that the association, as originally founded by the early settlers of the compound, had the support of only a small percentage of the residents. When meetings and/or elections of offices were called for by the elected President, only very few bothered to participate and be heard. In fact, no one was aware to pay his/her regular member dues or fees and there was no way to track down who were the members on record and who were not. The association was not quite active then and this situation could have continued for an indefinite period of time if it was not for the current problem besetting the homeowners concerning their rights and interest on their respective house and lots. Wanting a solution to this problem, it rallied the residents together into a one army fighting for a common cause as it is meant their survival. Thus the association has come to life and was revitalized from its lethargic state and in this crisis concerning their rights and interest on their respective house and lots, the members authorized the association to be
represented in whatever tasks or undertakings to be accomplished.
Functions of Antonio Village Association (AVA) are enumerated herein:
- The association, in its representative capacity, may take part in civic affairs, like attending invitations for meetings or conferences which may be called by the barangay, municipal or
DISTRICT 1, PASIG CITY COUNCILOR CHRISTIAN G. SIA INDUCTED AVA BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: DIRECTORS ENGR. ERNESTO VILLALUNA; ENGR. EMILIO ACO; MR. WILFREDO M. QUITIONGCO, CPA;
MR. GEORGE BARCENILLA; COUN. CHRISTIAN SIA; ATTY. JOSE MALVAR VILLEGAS JR.; ENGR. ROGELIO GARCIA; MS. NENITA DAVADILLA; MR. CHARLES McCAFFREY; ATTY. ISMAEL MEJIA, LEGAL COUNSEL; MR. ROGELIO MATIAS; AND MS. CECILIA C. VERGARA
Notwithstanding what have been heretofore, in view of the size of the compound and its population, there are common problems of various nature which occassionally crop up affecting not only every homeowner but also the entire community, the solution of which is too immense for any single resident to handle. Hence, the need for an organization or group to take care of them as well as to cater an atmosphere of wholesome closeness and strength of oneness was proposed, prepared and implemented within the community and among the residents. It will be noted that there are fourteen (14) purposes enumerated in the Articles of Incorporation which can be briefly stated, however to one main purpose - that of serving the best interest, welfare and well-being of both the Antonio Village (the community) and the member-residents thereof.
provincial officials or councils or the Chief of Police or any official of authority or by any civic-minded citizen or group and take active part in the preparation of drafts of ordinances which will redound to the benefit of the residents.
- To see to it that the sanitary condition of the community is in excellent condition, the garbage collection is regularly attended to by the government, the streets are kept clean and maintained, the houses are free from unsightly clotheslines and the pets are kept in the homes, etc. as being necessary in the preservation of the status of Antonio Village as a model and gorgeous community of Pasig, Metro Manila.
- To contribute ideas, suggestions and plans for the improvement of the peace and order situation, the beautification schemes and the traffic safety system and other matters which may concern prestige and worthiness as a wholesome community in Pasig, Metro Manila.
- To promote different kinds of activities which will include socials of the "know thy neighbour" variety, competition in sports, picnics and out-of-town get-together parties, literary and musical programs and others, visiting and sending messages of sympathy to sick members which will go a long way in cementing the spirit of friendship, tolerance and better understanding among members and their familes.
- To invite leaders of the neighboring communities for a joint meeting objectively, to discuss common problems like water, fogging, disinfecting and other allied matters, as well as the giving of mutual assistance to one another, and most important of all, is their enlightenment on the unselfish and friendly attitude of the Antonio Village residents towards one another.
- To encourage members to join in some kind of clubs, be it the Lions, Rotary, Jaycees or any other civic organization existing, teen-age clubs for teenagers, religious organizations or any game or sports team.
- To publish a newsletter or its equivalent which will be issued at least monthly which should be supported through subscriptions and/or advertisements by the members. The editorial staff must be composed of residents of Antonio Village and should be assisted, if necessary, by those known personalities in the field of journalism. The publication should publish among other things, matters of great importance to the community and its environment, the people and events happening thereof.
- To take care that the incidence of juvenile delinquency, at least in the compound, will be minimized, if not totally eradicated. To see to it that the young people in the compound get interested in some worthy activities, like joining
AVA CHAIRMAN & CHAIRMAN ON "LITTLE SINGAPORE" COMMITTEE ATTY. JOSE MALVAR VILLEGAS JR.; AVA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF MARKETING, ADVERTISING, ENVIRONMENTAL & PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE AND ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCER/DIRECTOR MYSTICA; AVA EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT & CHAIRMAN OF WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE WILFREDO M. QUITIONGCO ; AND AVA PRESIDENT & CHAIRMAN OF TENEMENT HOUSING/BUILDING COMMITTEE ATTY. ROGELIO D. GARCIA
the bugle and drums corps, organizing some literary and musical societies, and taking part in regular basketball, volleyball, and chess tournaments and other sports events. All of those could discourage violating laws and ordinances of the community, hence, commission of crimes will certainly be prevented.
Those mentioned above explains the noble objective of Antonio Village Association (AVA) which are being implemented nowadays. Full accomplishment report will be followed then.
ANTONIO VILLAGE ASSOCIATION, INC.
8-B Gen. Atienza St., San Antonio Village, Pasig City (1604)
Tel. No: 633-3124