History and Founders

CVM Land, Inc. (CVMLI) is a 100% wholly owned subsidiary of The Saint Joseph Group, Inc., a company under the umbrella of the Manlapaz-Vicencio family with principal address located at No. 5 Executive Hills Subd., Ortigas Avenue Extension, Barangay Dolores, Taytay, Rizal.

CVM Land, Inc. traces back its humble beginnings with its incorporators, Mr. Warlito Manlapaz, a successful businessman whose career life can be set as good example of struggles of an ordinary employee to becoming an employer himself, and Carmelita V. Manlapaz, a former school teacher.

In 1975, with the help of his wife then Mrs. Carmelita left her job as a school teacher, the couple put up a small business, operating fish stalls at public markets in Guadalupe, Malabon, Edsa Central, Farmers and Cainta. By 1980, Mr. Manlapaz resigned from his post as Vice President for Finance and Administration at Olympia International Incorporated to concentrate on their business which then was already rapidly expanding.

With the success of their business of selling fish thru market stalls, the couple then ventured into fish brokerage. By 1981, they established the company, St. Joseph Resources Development Inc., operating of stalls of fish brokerage at Navotas and Malabon. The following year, the rights of another fish broker company operating at the Navotas Fishport Complex was bought by the company, St. Joseph Resources Development, Inc.  In 1990, the company had expanded and acquired additional stalls. This signified the growth of St. Joseph Resources Development, Inc. that led to the birth of one of the most prominent business establishment which is among the top fish brokerage firms in the country. It was listed as among the top twenty (20) corporations in the listings released by Philippine Business Profiles and Perspective, Incorporated for the year 2002.

On March 29, 1984, St. Joseph Resources Development Inc. was incorporated and later, its Articles of Incorporation was amended on August 8, 2003 to change its corporate name to St. Joseph Group Inc.

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        – Mr. Emil V. Capino (President and COO)

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      –   Ms. Maria Concepcion P. Buan (President and COO)

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      –   Ms. Soledad V. Rivera (President and COO)

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      –   Atty. Julie Marie Acquitana (President and COO)

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CVM Land Inc. Major Businesses:

Property Development

Property Leasing

Property Management

Principal Operating Officers:

  • Emmanuel Victor Estrella –      President and Chief Operating Officer
  • Nicolo Mora                                    –      Construction Supervisor, Property Development
  • Donna  Bernardo               –  Property Management
  • Nicole Banares                  –     Accountant
  • Erwin Tavas –  Purchasing and Security

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