Villar assures she is committed to pursue passage of rice tariffication bill

Senator Cynthia Villar on Sunday assured she is committed to pursue passage of the rice tariffication bill that President Rodrigo Duterte has insisted during his third State of the Nation Address (SONA) last week. But Villar said she has sought the national government’s assurance that it will help rice farmers’ financially so they can mechanize [...]

10 outstanding youth groups feted in 2nd Villar SIPAG Youth awards

The Villar SIPAG (Social Institute for Poverty Alleviation and Governance) Foundation has again acknowledged the important role of the youth sector in significantly reducing poverty in the country and improving the lives of many poor families. In the 2nd Villar SIPAG Youth Poverty Reduction Challenge, the Foundation gave due recognition to ten (10) outstanding youth [...]

Arts and crafts showcased in 13th Las Piñas Waterlily Festival

Waterlily-inspired gowns and costumes and waterlily-made handicrafts brought splashes of color and vibrant life to this year’s celebration of the 13th Las Piñas Waterlily Festival held Friday at the Villar SIPAG grounds in Las Piñas City. The annual festivity, a brainchild of Las Piñas daughter Sen. Cynthia A. Villar, was packed with families and foreign [...]

Transcript of interview with Sen. Cynthia Villar on rice tariffication, TRAIN 2, Boracay

Q: On rice tarrification Villar: Iyong rice tariffication, wala tayong choice doon kasi talagang nag-expire and Quantitative Restriction on importation of rice that was allowed to us by the World Trade Organization. It expired last year. In order to protect the farmers, then we have to do tariffication. Ang problema ng tariffication under ASEAN, 35 [...]

Villar gives livelihood assistance to Filipinas rescued from a prostitution den in Malaysia

Sen. Cynthia Villar today welcomed three overseas Filipino workers who were rescued from an alleged prostitution den in Malaysia. The three women, namely Mary Rose, Julie Ann and Ailene were repatriated from Malaysia aboard Air Asia Flight YM 5428 and landed at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport at 2 pm. They were met by their [...]

Villar to DOJ, PCC: Do a ‘sample’, sanction a rice smuggler

Senator Cynthia Villar urged the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) on Wednesday to sanction at least one rice smuggler to set a “sample” to prove the government is indeed implementing the law on rice smuggling. Villar echoed President Rodrigo Duterte’s warning against smugglers to “stop messing with the people” during his [...]

Cynthia Villar leads tree planting for Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday

Green warriors led by environment advocate Sen. Cynthia A. Villar have bonded together for a tree planting activity at the Las Piñas-Parañaque Wetland Park in celebration of Nelson Mandela International Day. Villar, chairperson of the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, was the guest of honor of the event, which was organized by United [...]

Villar: Bicam set to approve final version of coco levy bill

Sen. Cynthia Villar today said the bill creating the P100-billion coconut levy trust fund is nearing enactment into law with the holding of the bicameral conference committee meeting next week, August 1, to reconcile the bill’s disagreeing provisions. Villar, chairperson of the Committee on Agriculture and Food, also said that despite substantial differences between the [...]

Villar cites need to invest in R & D to boost agri growth

Sen. Cynthia A. Villar underscored the need to invest in research and development (R&D) to hasten the growth and development of the agriculture sector. Villar, chair of the Senate agriculture and food committee, stressed that agri growth is very important to us because majority or two-thirds of the population are directly and indirectly involved in [...]

Statement on Pacquiao’s win

I join Filipinos around the world in celebrating the win of Sen. Manny Pacquiao over Argentine boxer Lucas Matthysse. Manny, in winning the World Boxing Association Welterweight belt, has shown to us once more that nothing is impossible if you put your heart and mind in achieving a goal. He has proven his critics wrong [...]