Golden Haven Memorial Parks
Golden Haven Memorial Parks, a member of the Villar Group of Companies, is a subsidiary of Golden MV Holdings, Inc. one of the largest real estate companies in the Philippines in terms of market capitalization.
Golden MV Holdings, Inc. (HVN) formerly Golden Bria Holdings, Inc., was incorporated on November 16, 1982, and is mainly engaged in the development and sale of memorial lots across various parts of the Philippines. The Company likewise develops, constructs and operates columbarium facilities.
In 2017, the Company acquired 99.99% ownership interest in Bria Homes, Inc. (BHI) and amended its primary business purpose into real estate in order to gain flexibility in undertaking business expansion while it remains engaged in the death care industry. On March 6, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission approved the change in corporate name to the present one.
The Company’s deathcare business operates under the “Golden Haven” brand and presently has 35 developments in 32 locations across the country. Golden Haven also has columbaries within a selection of its memorial parks, including the 20,000-vault columbarium located beneath the Sanctuario de San Ezekiel Moreno, a chapel constructed by the Company along C5 Road, Pulang Lupa, Las Piñas. HVN also has memorial chapel services in Las Piñas and Pampanga.
Golden Haven Memorial Parks offer memorial lots at varying sizes and price points within each of its existing memorial park and within those memorial parks presently in development. The four basic lot packages are lawn lot; garden niche; family patio; and family estate. If you want to know about the common burial options, you may click this link. Purchasers of a family estate lot can elect to construct a mausoleum, the design and construction of which must conform to the Company’s parameters as part of the terms of the purchase. Golden Haven also provides, as an additional service and at additional cost to the client, construction and associated services for these mausoleums. The newest offering of the company gives family estate lot owners to choose a mausoleum design for free, through Golden Shrines: Golden Haven Mausoleum Collection. These added value offering includes architectural design and plans for the clients to build their desired mausoleum with beauty and integrity.
For its residential development business, Golden MV Holdings, Inc. (HVN) operates through Bria Homes, Inc. with 51 projects in 40 locations in the Philippines. In 2019, the Company was able to launch projects in new locations such as Alaminos, Laguna, Batangas, and Montalban, Rizal.
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Golden Haven Memorial aspires to be the leader in professional Death Care development and services with the most beautiful and expansive memorial parks, columbaries in the Philippines – the choice of every Filipino.
We at Golden Haven are dedicated to build a garden that brings healing and hope to the living through natural beauty, peace and solitude also guaranteeing its perpetual care far into the future with reverence, dignity and honor to the departed.
Cost is not a question of numbers, but a question of value. It is not what we can cut out, but what we can save on. We are learning because we know that success does not depend on the number of people, but on the number of ideas, and the brilliance of those ideas. We are not cost-conscious to increase our profit margins but to guarantee that we have sufficient resources for tomorrow. It is not just the cost to us that we must concern ourselves with, but the cost to our customers as well.
Synergy is one of a corporation’s greatest assets. The solitary genius is nice, but teams are stronger. We have common goal, and we need each other to get there. We have each other’s back. We have the Company’s back.
One of our priceless assets is our trustworthiness which is why we work with honesty and truthfulness in mind. Honesty necessitates dependability, fairness, probity, and holding on to high principles. It’s the only way we can believe in each other and the only way for our customers to believe in us.
Everyday, we step into the battlefield knowing we are well equipped. We are a crack team. Better trained. Better skilled. Better motivated. The competition is there for two reasons: to learn from and to knock out. We owe it to ourselves to keep building muscle, and we owe it our customers to keep fighting.
Closeness to Customers
Our future is wrapped up in our customers – along with their dreams, their hopes, their lives. We must become part of their community – and their family. What they need is as important as what we do. It is what drives what we do. To them, we will always listen. From them, we will always learn. They are the reason we exist.
Directors and Management
MANUEL B. VILLAR, JR.
Director and Chairman of the Board
Mr. Villar, was Senator of the Philippines from 2001 to June 2013. He served as Senate President from 2006 to 2008. He also served as a Congressman from 1992 to 2001 and as Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1998 to 2000. A Certified Public Accountant, Mr. Villar graduated from the University of the Philippines in 1970 with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and in 1973 with the degree of Masters in Business Administration. He founded Camella Homes in the early 1970s and successfully managed said company over the years, to become the largest homebuilder in the Philippines now known as the Vista Land Group. Mr. Villar is also Chairman of the Board of Vista Land & Lifescapes, Inc. and of Starmalls, Inc., which are both publicly listed companies. He was appointed as Chairman of the Board of the Company in 12 May 2017.
MARIBETH C. TOLENTINO
Director and President
Ms. Tolentino is a Certified Public Accountant and graduated from the University of the East with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. She previously served as the General Manager of the Company from 1999 to 2005. Ms. Tolentino currently serves as the President of Vista Residences, Inc., Camella Homes, Inc. and Household Development Corporation and as director of Vista Land & Lifescapes, Inc., Vista Residences, Inc. and Camella Homes, Inc. Ms. Tolentino was appointed Chief Operations Officer of the Company in February 2016, and was appointed President of the Company on August 30, 2017.
FRANCES ROSALIE T. COLOMA
graduated cum laude from the University of the Philippines with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Accountancy. She is a Certified Public Accountant. She worked as Finance Manager of Alcatel Philippines Inc. and Intel Philippines, Inc., Country Controller of Ericsson Telecommunications Philippines Inc., and Deal Finance Manager of Accenture Delivery Center, Philippines. She was also the Assistant General Manager of Maersk Global Services, Philippines, and is currently the Chief Financial Officer of the Starmalls group, and a director of Vista Land & Lifescapes, Inc., both of which are publicly listed companies. Ms. Coloma has been a director of the Company since July 2016 and was appointed Chief Financial Officer and Chief Information Officer on June 15, 2017.
RIZALITO J. ROSALES
Mr. Rosales graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Management, minor in Marketing. He attended his post-graduate studies in business from De La Salle University. He is the current president of Bria Homes, Inc., and was the Managing Director for Vista Residences and Corporate Planning Officer of VLL from 2007-2016. He was also Division Head for Polar Realty from 2003-2006 and Crown Asia from 2001-2003 after holding various Marketing and Sales functions in the company since 1995.
CAMILLE A. VILLAR
Director. Ms. Villar
Graduated from Ateneo de Manila University with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Management. She took Management in Business Administration, Global Executive MBA Program in IESE Business School, Barcelona, Spain. She joined the Corporate Communications Group of Brittany in 2007 until she assumed the position of Managing Director of the Vista Land Commercial Division. She is also a Director of Vista Land & Lifescapes, Inc., a publicly listed company, AllValue Holdings Corp. She has been a director of the Company since 30 August 2017.
ANA MARIE V. PAGSIBIGAN
Atty. Pagsibigan graduated from the University of the Philippines with a Bachelor’s degree in History and from San Sebastian College with a Bachelor’s degree in Law. She previously served as a director and the legal counsel of Great Domestic Insurance. She is currently the legal counsel of Primerose Properties Development, Inc., and Corporate Secretary of Consolidated Holdings Management of the Philippines, Inc. Atty. Pagsibigan was appointed as independent director of the Company on May 2016.
GARTH F. CASTANEDA
Atty. Castaneda graduated from the University of Sto. Tomas with a Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy and from the University of the Philippines with a Bachelor’s degree in Law. He previously served as a consultant of the Privatization Management Office. He is currently a partner at SYMECS Law and serves as a director and the Corporate Secretary of each of Phoenix Solar Philippines, Inc. and Communications Wireless Group (Philippines), Inc. and a director of KISH Design Hub, Inc. Atty. Castaneda was appointed as independent director of the Company on May 2016.
GEMMA M. SANTOS
Atty. Santos, graduated cum laude with the degree of Bachelor of Arts, Major in History from the University of the Philippines in 1981, and with the degree of Bachelor of Laws also from the University of the Philippines in 1985. She is a practicing lawyer and Senior Partner of Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos Law Offices and Corporate Secretary of various Philippine companies, including Vista Land & Lifescapes, Inc., a publicly listed company. She was appointed as corporate secretary on 22 December 2017.
ESTRELLITA S. TAN
Ms. Tan is a Certified Public Accountant and graduated with distinction from the Philippine School of Business Administration with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Major in Accounting. She is also a licensed Real Estate Broker and has completed a Management Development Program at the Vista Center for Professional development. She previously served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Prima Casa Land and Houses, Inc., an affiliate of Vista Land & Lifescapes, Inc. from 2013 to 2020.
Prior to joining the Group, Ms. Tan worked with Sycip, Gorres, Velayo & Co. as an Auditor and as an Audit Supervisor of F.J. Elizalde Group of Companies until she became the Controller of Phil. Center of International Trade and Exhibits before she joined the Villar Group of Companies in 1993. She has held various positions in the Group since then.
JO MARIE LAZARO-LIM
Assistant Corporate Secretary
Ms. Lazaro-Lim, graduated from the University of Sto. Tomas with a degree in Bachelor of Arts in Legal Management and she earned her law degree from San Beda College of Law. She is the Compliance Officer and Assistant Corporate Secretary of Starmalls, Inc. and Corporate Secretary of All Home Corp.
MILES M. TERETIT
Ms. Teretit graduated from University of the East Manila with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Major in Accounting. She is a certified public accountant. She worked as senior associate in SGV, Corporate Planning Manager in PepsiCola Products Philippines, Inc. and is currently the Chief Accountant of Golden Bria Holdings, Inc. Ms. Teretit was appointed Compliance Officer of the Company on 16 July 2018.
Shareholdings structure as of December 31, 2020:
Fine Properties, Inc. 63.97%
Cambridge Group, Inc. 24.65%
Public Ownership 11.37%
Foreign Ownership 0.01%
The company regularly discloses the following reports in compliance with Securities and Exchange Commision (SEC) and Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE): Top 100 Stockholders (quarterly); Public Ownership Report (quarterly); and Foreign Ownership Report (monthly)