Businessman-sportsman Villavicencio, 67
Abac Cordero (The Philippine Star) - May 1, 2019 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — Businessman-sportsman Victor V. Villavicencio, who reinvented the Filipino dining culture with his Triple V chain of restaurants, passed away yesterday due to heart attack.

He was 67.

Fondly called Vicvic, the famed restaurateur suffered a heart attack around midnight in his Greenhills residence, and was rushed to nearby Cardinal Santos Medical Center where he was declared dead on arrival.

Virgil Villavicencio said his elder brother’s remains will lie in state at the Christ the King in Greenmeadows, Quezon City. Cremation is set Friday.

Villavicencio will be remembered for his Kamayan, Saisaki and Dad’s chain of restaurants.

Villavicencio, who loved basketball, being the owner of the Triple V team in the old Philippine Amateur Basketball League (PABL), was more into fishing. It was his passion.

In July of 1999, Villavicencio caught a big fish, a 522-pound blue marlin off San Vicente in Cagayan, after a 30-minute battle. At the time, it was the largest blue marlin ever caught on rod and reel in Asia.

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