President Duterte inaugurates Villar family’s Tent at Vista Global South

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte leads the unveiling of the marker of The Tent at Vista Global South in Las Pinas City during its inauguration on December 12, 2019. Joining the President are Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar, Senator Christopher “Bong” Go, birthday celebrant and former Senate President Manuel Villar, Senator Cynthia Villar and Las Piñas City Representative Camille Villar. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

CITY OF LAS PIÑAS—President Rodrigo Roa Duterte led the inauguration Thursday of the Vista Group of Companies’ the Tent at Vista Global South, the biggest tent venue in the south of Metro Manila.

The inauguration of the newest facility at C5 Extension Road coincided with the birthday celebration of former Senate president Manny Villar.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is accompanied by former Senate President Manuel Villar upon his arrival at Tent at Vista Global South in Las Piñas City for its inauguration and the birthday celebration of the former Senate president on December 12, 2019. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

In his message, the President praised the former senator for his feats in business and in public service. Villar served as a member of the House of Representatives and the Senate for more than two decades.

“While Manny now focuses on managing his companies, the public will forever be grateful for his legacy of whole-hearted public service,” the President said.

“I am pleased that this one legacy lives on through his children. On this note I wish to congratulate the Villar family for the inauguration of the Tent Vista Global South, the biggest tent venue in the south of Metro Manila.”

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is welcomed by Las Piñas City Representative Camille Villar upon his arrival to inaugurate The Tent at Vista Global South in Las Pinas City on December 12, 2019. Also in photo are Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar, birthday celebrant and former Senate President Manuel Villar and Senator Cynthia Villar. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Away from traffic-congested areas in Metro Manila, the Tent with a capacity of up to 5,000, is the newest venue for personal or corporate events.

The 3,800 sq.m. space is fully airconditioned and features a guest lounge and an area for event suppliers.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte takes a bow before the guests during the inauguration of The Tent at Vista Global South and the birthday celebration former Senate President Manuel Villar in Las Piñas City on December 12, 2019. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

The Tent at Vista Global South offers spacious parking space and proximity to notable landmarks such as Vista Mall Global South, Mella Hotel and Sanctuario de San Ezekiel Moreno.

The new facility is 10 minutes away from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport and is accessible via the NAIAX and Cavitex from the north as well as Alabang Zapote Road and Bacoor Boulevard from the south.

Among the members of the Villar family present during the event were Sen. Cynthia Villar, Vista Land CEO Paolo Villar, Public Works and Highways Sec. Mark Villar and Las Piñas Rep. Camille Villar.

Sen. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go was also in attendance.

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