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PROTECT OFWS’ REMITTANCES – VILLAR

Senator Cynthia Villar filed Senate Bill No. 1014 or the “Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) Remittance Protection Act” which seeks to protect the remittance of our migrant workers. A known advocate of OFW, Villar has been crafting measures to ensure the protection and welfare of OFWs while working abroad, as well as their families. In filing […]

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PH, FRANCE MARK 75TH YEAR OF DIPLOMATIC TIES

Senator Cynthia Villar and French Ambassador to the Philippines Michele Boccoz together with French Senator Samantha Cazebone of the Parliament of France celebrate the 75th anniversary of the two countries’ diplomatic relations at the Las Pinas-Parañaque Wetland Park (LPPWP). The two officials led the unveiling of a sculpture named “Intertwined” to symbolize the Inauguration of […]

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VILLAR PUSHES FOR USE OF ORGANIC FERTILIZER

Citing bad practices in agriculture reduce nutrients in the soil which resulted in its 38 percent degradation, Senator Cynthia Villar is pushing for composting and the use of organic fertilizer. In her video message during the 71st anniversary of the Bureau of Soils and Waste Management (BSWM), Villar underscored the need to produce organic fertilizer […]

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DUTERTE SIGNS LAWS FOR 5 MORE ‘PROTECTED AREAS’

Senator Cynthia Villar welcomed President Rodrigo Duterte’s enactment into law of her five measures, declaring Mt. Pulag and four other sites in the country as protected areas (PAs). Villar thanked the President for signing Republic Acts (RAs) 11684, 11685, 11686, 11687, and 11688, which added Mt. Arayat in Pampanga, Mt. Pulag in Benguet, Naga-Kabasalan in […]

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VILLAR SIPAG GIVES 22 COOPERATIVES CASH GIFTS

The Villar SIPAG (Social Institute for Poverty Alleviation and Governance) recognized 22 cooperatives for their contribution in improving the quality of life of Filipinos, especially from the countryside. Former Senate President Manny Villar and Senator Cynthia Villar led the virtual handover ceremony to the cooperatives hailing from different parts of the country. The event capped […]

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LAS PIÑAS HOLDS 14TH PAROL FESTIVAL – VILLAR

Parol (Christmas lantern)-makers of Las Piñas and young local performers took center stage at the newly-inaugurated Tent at the Vista Global South for the  14th Las Piñas Parol Festival. The Parol Festival was a brainchild of Senator Cynthia Villar when she was still the representative of Las Piñas in a bid to boost the city’s parol-making […]

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VILLAR TO OFWS: WE CAN ALSO BE SUCCESSFUL IN OUR OWN COUNTRY

The Villar family, through its foundation, the Villar Social Institute for Poverty Alleviation And Governance (Villar SIPAG) held this year’s annual gathering of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and their beneficiaries at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. The 9th OFW and Family Summit was attended by more than 4,000 OFWs and their families. This […]

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DUTERTE TO SIGN RE-FILED COCO LEVY BILL – VILLAR

Senator Cynthia Villar is confident that President Rodrigo Duterte will sign the re-filed Senate Bill 1233, or the Coconut Farmers and Industry Development Act, and Senate Bill 1976, or the Strengthened Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA). Duterte vetoed the bill in February for lack of “safeguards” to prevent coco levy funds from being used unlawfully. In […]

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VILLAR TO DSWD: BUY RICE FROM LOCAL FARMERS FOR 4Ps RICE SUBSIDY

Senator Cynthia Villar has asked the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to revisit a proposal raised last year to provide actual rice to the beneficiaries of the government’s conditional cash transfer program and buy rice from local farmers. Villar, chairperson of the Committee on Agriculture and Food, said “DSWD can help ease difficulties […]

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LAW DECLARING BALANGA CITY COASTAL SANCTUARY AS ECO-TOURISM SITE WILL REDOUND TO BATAAN ECONOMIC GROWTH – VILLAR

Senator Cynthia Villar welcomed the signing into law of the bill declaring the coastal sanctuary in Balanga City, Bataan as a responsible, community-based ecotourism site. Villar, chair of the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources and principal sponsor of Republic Act 11365 or the Balanga Wetland and Nature Park (BWNP) Responsible Ecotourism Act, said the enactment […]