VILLAR: TRAINING PROGRAMS WILL MAKE NATIVE ANIMAL PRODUCERS SELF-SUFFICIENT

The native animal industry needs to be self-sufficient to meet growing demands and address rising prices of food products, Sen. Cynthia A. Villar said as she stressed the importance of training programs to the sector. Villar, chairperson of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food, said trainings will update the skills of farmers and native [...]

Transcript of interview with Sen. Cynthia Villar on wastewater treatment, federalism

Q: 14% pa lang ang nagagawang sewage treatment plant Villar: Nagbigay sila ngayon ng schedule na habang naghihintay tayong matapos ang 100% in 2037, responsibility nila na kunin from our septic vault, iyong pozo negro, kukunin ng truck ng Maynilad at Manila Water at dadalhin sa STP nila para linisin bago dalhin sa body of [...]

Senator Villar eyes P10-B rice competitiveness fund

Senator Cynthia Villar is eyeing PHP10 billion for the rice competitiveness enhancement fund to help rice farmers mechanize and produce good seeds. Villar, chairperson of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food, said the move will help rice farmers who will be affected by the scrapping of the quantitative restriction (QR) on the importation of [...]

Transcript of interview with Sen. Cynthia Villar on the coconut levy bicam, rice tariffication, TRAIN 2

Q: On the coconut levy bill bicam Villar: Actually, dalawa ang budget ng trust fund. Isa iyong galing sa coconut levy and that is around P100 billion pesos. It will be invested in treasury bills and every year, we will give to the reconstituted PCA to spend it as we enumerated where to spend it; [...]

Bicam panel approves reconciled version of the coconut levy trust fund bill

The bicameral conference committee on the bill creating the P100-billion coconut levy trust fund has reconciled the disagreeing provisions on the versions of the Senate and the House of Representatives. Sen. Cynthia Villar, chairperson of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food and head of the Senate panel, said the bicameral conference committee on the [...]

Bicameral panel okays coco farmers’ trust fund

THE coconut-levy trust fund is a step closer to becoming reality after the bill reconciling the differences between the House of Representatives and Senate versions was approved by the bicameral conference committee on Wednesday. After the bicameral version is ratified separately by the two chambers of Congress, President Duterte is expected to sign into law [...]

Transcript of interview with Sen. Cynthia Villar

Q: On limit in political ads Villar: Ang problema nang masyadong ili-limit iyong mga kakandidato na hindi masyadong di kilala, syempre disadvantage iyon. Sa amin na reelectionists hindi disadvantage iyon. Q: Disadvantageous daw kung walang pera iyong kandidato. Villar: Oo, pero disadvantageous para sa hindi kilala. Syempre advantage sa mga mas kilala either nasa media [...]

Villar: Help local dairy, cacao producers to improve yield

Senator Cynthia Villar said there is a need to focus on the development of cacao and dairy industries in Cebu and the rest of the country to encourage Filipinos to patronize local produce. Villar said that only one percent of the country’s demand for diary product is being addressed by the local producers making Filipinos [...]

P100-b coco levy bill up for finetuning

THE congressional bicameral conference committee  will try  this week to  reconcile  conflicting provisisions in the proposed measure that will create the P100-billion coconut levy trust fund, Senator Cynthia A. Villar said on Sunday. Despite substantial differences between the versions of the House of Representatives and the Senate, Villar expressed  “confidence that members of the panel [...]

DOJ acts on Villar dare to sue smugglers

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra will review rice smuggling cases being investigated by the Department of Justice (DOJ). Guevarra said he would personally check the status of the cases after Sen. Cynthia Villar complained that no rice smuggler had been charged in court. Villar, chair of the Senate committee on agriculture and food, had asked the [...]