Former Las Pinas congresswoman Cynthia Villar on Tuesday filed her certificate of candidacy for senator, vowing to legislate laws that would create livelihood and protect the welfare of the overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).
”My advocacies when I was congresswoman were livelihood creation and OFWs,” Villar told the media after filing COC.
The Villar family has its own foundation that has been supporting the OFWs for the last 20 years.
Accompanied by son Las Pinas Rep. Mark Villar and husband Senator Manuel Villar, the former congresswoman said she is ready to take the place of her husband whose three-term as senator ends next year.
”I’m not worried. I’m prepared,” she said.
As congresswoman for nine years, Villar said she served as president of ladies legislators, worked for legislation that benefited children, family and women, chaired committee on higher and technical education and supported bills on agriculture, infrastructures, health and education.
Senator Villar said his wife is very much ready to continue his unfinished advocacies.
”But she has her own advocacies being the former congresswoman. I think, she is very much ready,” Villar said.
Villar will run under the Nacionalista Party (NP) which coalesced with the ruling Liberal Party (LP) and Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC).
TV host Willie Revillame also went to the Comelec to express his full support to Villar’s candidacy.