Las Pinas City Rep. Cynthia Villar of Nacionalista Party Runs Senator

Former Las Pinas City Rep. Cynthia Villar of the Nacionalista Party filed on Tuesday her certificate of candidacy (COC) for next year’s Senate race.

The wife of NP president and Senator Manuel B. Villar said her nine-year term experience as a Las Pinas City lawmaker has prepared her for her “new job,” if elected in the 2013 senatorial polls.

“I’ve worked hard, and I’ve been president of the lady legislators that benefited children, families and women. I have been a chairman of the Commission on Higher and Technical Education and I’ve worked for a system of education that will give chances to the poor to attain higher education…. So I am not worried, I am prepared for the job,” she said after filing her COC at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) main office in Intramuros, Manila.

She also denied some observations that her family is building a political dynasty.

Villar noted that her husband is on his way out of the Senate after two terms in 2013, which means they will not be there at the same time, in case she wins.

Accompanied by Senator Villar and son, Las Pinas City Rep. Mark Villar, she is the fourth member of the LP coalition to file her COC after Senators Aquilino Pimentel III, Loren Legarda, and Francis Escudero.

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