Senator Cynthia Villar greets visiting Japanese Congressman Yosufumi Mori

February 3, 2016 by · Comments Off on Senator Cynthia Villar greets visiting Japanese Congressman Yosufumi Mori 

160201182238Senator Cynthia Villar greets visiting Japanese Congressman Yosufumi Mori of Nara, Japan during a courtesy call at the Philippine Senate in Pasay City on Monday (Feb. 1, 2016). (PNA photo by Avito C. Dalan)
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School chairs from recyclable wastes

January 22, 2016 by · Comments Off on School chairs from recyclable wastes 

160120154548Students of the Sto. Nino School in Baliuag, Bulacan try the durable and sturdy plastic chairs donated by Senator Cynthia Villar. The chairs were made from recyclable wastes. Sto. Nino School was the latest beneficiary of chairs being donated by Villar to several public schools in the country to help address the lack of school chairs. The making of plastic chairs is one of the livelihood projects of Villar. Photo shows Senator Villar shaking hands with Sto. Nino School Principal Josephine Cabral. (PNA photo courtesy of the Office of Senator Villar)
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Senator Loren Legarda: the new chairperson of the Senate Finance Committee

August 5, 2015 by · Comments Off on Senator Loren Legarda: the new chairperson of the Senate Finance Committee 

150804172723Senator Loren Legarda, the new chairperson of the powerful Senate Finance Committee, talks with Senator Cynthia Villar (left) after a caucus meeting with Senator Francis Escudero (seated, right) during a break in the Senate Session on Tuesday (Aug. 4, 2015). Escudero is the former head of the same committee. Also in photo is Senator Gregorio B. Honasan II. (PNA photo by Avito C. Dalan)
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Villar lauds BSP strategy of financial inclusion

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MANILA, Aug. 4 – Senator Cynthia Villar on Tuesday lauded the National Strategy for Financial Inclusion (NSFI) of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), saying it will make financial service more accessible to low-income sectors of society particularly the farmers and fisherfolks in rural areas.

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Senator Cynthia Villar presides on the Senate probe of ‘synthetic rice’

July 14, 2015 by · Comments Off on Senator Cynthia Villar presides on the Senate probe of ‘synthetic rice’ 

150713151607Senator Cynthia Villar (left), chairperson of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food, presides the Upper Chamber’s investigations on the alleged “synthetic riceî. Right photo shows Presidential Adviser on Food Security and Agriculture Modernization Secretary Francis Pangilinan (2nd right) conferring with National Food Authority (NFA) Administrator Renan B. Dalisay, and Bureau of Customs (BOC) Commissioner Bert Lina (3rd right), on Monday (July 13, 2015) at the Senate Building in Pasay City. (PNA photos by Avito C. Dalan)

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Solon pushes for ‘permaculture farming’ (Agriculture)

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, CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, May 20 – A Solon on Wednesday pushed for “permaculture” as a scientific approach to develop sustainable agriculture and self-maintained habitat in the agricultural system.

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Senator Cynthia Villar graces the Earth Day celebration at LPPCHEA

April 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on Senator Cynthia Villar graces the Earth Day celebration at LPPCHEA 

150422132956Senator Cynthia Villar (left) delivers her message during the Earth Day celebration with the theme “Earth Day Everyday, Everywhere for Everyone” on Wednesday (April 22, 2015) at the Las Pinas-Paranaque Critical Habitat and Eco-Tourism Area (LPPCHEA) in Paranaque City. Earth Day is held every April 22 throughout the world to demonstrate the support for environmental protection. (PNA photo by Avito C. Dalan)
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Senate public hearing on integration of Airport Terminal Fee of OFWs

March 18, 2015 by · Comments Off on Senate public hearing on integration of Airport Terminal Fee of OFWs 

150317162157Senator Aquilino Pimentel III (left) and Senator Cynthia Villar, chairperson of the Senate Subcommittee on Government Corporations and Public Enterprises, question Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) Vice Chairman and General Manager Jose Angel Honrado (right) about the mandate, powers and responsibilities of the MIAA in the light of its issuance of Memorandum Circular No. 8, Series of 2014, which imposes the Airport Terminal Fee of P550 on Overseas Filipinos Workers (OFWs) during a public hearing on Tuesday (March 17, 2015) at the Senate Bldg. in Pasay City. (PNA photo by Avito C. Dalan)
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Villar submits bill on coconut levy trust fund for Senate plenary debates

March 3, 2015 by · Comments Off on Villar submits bill on coconut levy trust fund for Senate plenary debates 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, March 2 (PNA) – A bill creating a coconut levy trust fund for the benefit of 3.5 million coconut farmers in the country has been submitted for plenary debates in the Senate.

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Urban goes green

February 8, 2015 by · Comments Off on Urban goes green 

150207113353Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala and Senator Cynthia Villar, chair of the Committee on Agriculture and Fisheries, inspect the rows of plastic drums planted with lettuce and other green leafy vegetables at the newly launched urban agriculture project established at BF Homes, Las PiÒas City. The project, which is under a partnership of the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food, aims to provide additional source of fresh and safe food and extra income for urban residents. (PNA photo courtesy by DA)LAM/gsc

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