Villar, Cynthia (Nacionalista)

Villar, Cynthia (Nacionalista)

PERSONAL DETAILS

Age: 68

Place of Residence: Las Piñas, Metro Manila

Political Party: Nacionalista Party

Incumbent Senator: Yes

Terms as Senator: 1

 

FAMILY MEMBERS IN OFFICE

Mark Villar – current Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary and former district representative of Las Piñas

 

SALIENT ISSUES AND POSITION

Divorce: No

Federalism: No

Death Penalty: No

Bangsamoro Organic Law: Yes

Martial Law Extension in Mindanao: Yes

TRAIN Law: Yes

Marcos Burial on the LNMB: Yes

 

POLICY FOCUS/PLATFORM

Livelihood projects for the poor

 

EDUCATION

Primary: Muntinlupa Elementary School

Secondary: Philippine Christian University

Tertiary: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of the Philippines – Diliman

Graduate Studies: Master in Business Administration, New York University

Honorary Degrees: Doctor of Laws in University of the Philippines – Los Baños

 

AFFILIATIONS

Villar Social Institute for Poverty Alleviation and Governance, founder

Philippine Horticultural Society, honorary member

Lady Legislators, former President

 

GOVERNMENT EXPERIENCE

Legislative

District Representative, House of Representatives, 2001-2010 (12th, 13th, and 14th Congress)

Senator, Senate, 2013-2019 (16th and 17th Congress)

 

LEGISLATIVE WORK

Important legislation:

RA 9298 – Anti-trafficking in Persons Act of 2003

RA 9262 – Anti-Violence against Women and their Children Act of 2004

RA 9231 – Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labor & Affording Stronger Protection for the Working Child of 2003

RA 9255 – An Act Providing Legitimate Children may use the Surname of their father, amending for the Purpose Article 176 of the Family code in 2004

RA 9344 – Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act of 2006

RA 9257 – Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2003

RA 9710 – Magna Carta of Women

RA 9994 – Comprehensive Senior Citizens Act (COSCA) of 2009

Republic Act No. 10654 –The Philippine Fisheries Code of 1998

Republic Act No. 10687 – Unified Student Financial Assistance System for Tertiary Education (UniFAST) Act

Republic Act No. 10816 – Farm Tourism Development Act of 2016

 

SOURCES

Cynthia Villar. (2012). As congresswoman. Retrieved from http://www.cynthiavillar.com.ph//as-congresswoman/.

Cynthia Villar. (2012). As senator. Retrieved from http://www.cynthiavillar.com.ph/as-senator/.

Elemia, C. (n.d.). How 7 reelectionist senators voted on key issues, bills. Retrieved March 7, 2019, from https://www.rappler.com/newsbreak/iq/215597-how-reelectionist-senators-vote-key-issues-bills.

Evangelista, A. (n.d.). Where do 2019 senatorial bets stand on key national issues? Retrieved March 7, 2019, from https://www.rappler.com/newsbreak/iq/214974-where-senatorial-bets-stand-key-issues-philippines.

Leandicho, K. (2018, October 15). “Cynthia Villar seeks second term,” Philstar. Retrieved from https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2018/10/15/1860277/cynthia-villar-seeks-second-senate-term

Senate of the Philippines. Senator Cynthia A. Villar. Retrieved from https://www.senate.gov.ph//senators/sen_bio/villar_cynthia_bio.asp.

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