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
Death Penalty: No
Bangsamoro Organic Law: Yes
Martial Law Extension in Mindanao: Yes
TRAIN Law: Yes
Marcos Burial on the LNMB: Yes
Livelihood projects for the poor
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
Villar Social Institute for Poverty Alleviation and Governance, founder
Philippine Horticultural Society, honorary member
Lady Legislators, former President
District Representative, House of Representatives, 2001-2010 (12th, 13th, and 14th Congress)
Senator, Senate, 2013-2019 (16th and 17th Congress)
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
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.
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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.