Candidate for Senator 2013: Cynthia Villar and Her Profile

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Cynthia Villar, candidate for senator, 2013 - Nacionalista Party

Cynthia Villar is a politician who is the member of the House of Representatives for the Lone District of Las Piñas City. She is the sister of Las Piñas mayor Vergel Aguilar and the wife of Senator Manny Villar. She was first elected to Congress in 2001 and served three consecutive terms.

Cynthia Aguilar Villar earned her degree in Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of the Philippines, which recently recognized her as one of its Distinguished Alumni. She completed her Masters in Business Administration at the New York University.

She practiced as a financial analyst and college professor until she married Former House Speaker and Senate President Manny Villar in 1975. Cynthia Villar then helped her husband in various entrepreneurial ventures, eventually making Vista Land the biggest homebuilder in the Philippines. She managed a private development bank from 1989 to 1998.

In 2001, Cynthia Villar won in a landslide victory as Representative of Las Piñas to the Philippine house of representative. Where she remain for 3 terms lasting 9 years. She has always been unanimously elected as president of the Lady Legislators of the 12th, 13th and 14th Congress, leading the way in initiating activities aimed at advancing and protecting the welfare of women, children and family. From 2004 to 2010 Cynthia Villar has been Chairwoman of Committee on Higher & Technical Education of the House of Representatives.

Cynthia Villar served as chairperson of the Congressional Spouses Foundation from 1998 to 2000 and during her term built 11 regional centers for women who have fallen victim to abuse. She served as president of the Senate Spouses Foundation, Inc., from August 2006 to December 2008, during which the Foundation raised twenty five million pesos for the rehabilitation of charity wards at the Philippine General Hospital.

Profile of Cynthia Villar


  • UP 2004 Distinguished Alumna Award
  • One of the Outstanding Legislators of 2002, 2003, and 2004 Awardee
  • Outstanding Women in Governance Category
  • Gawad Pagkilala Parangal sa mga Kababaihan sa Kongreso
  • ‘Dakila’ award from UP Center for Women’s Studies
  • Paul Harris Fellow of the Rotary Club Awardee
  • Soroptomist International Woman of Distinction Gintong Ina, Ulirang Ina
  • Soroptimist International’s “Making a Difference in Women”
  • Recognition Program in the “Woman Helping Women Category” Awardee
  • Maralitang Tagalungsod of 2003 for the support to the community Mortgage Program (CMP) in Las Piñas
  • DILG-Bureau of the Fire Protection for professionalizing the Las Piñas Fire Department
  • “Best Practice Award for Outstanding Contribution Towards Improving the Living Environment” by the UN Humans Settlement Program and the Dubai International Award
  • AOIKOS International Award for Social Enterprise from River Rehabilitation
  • International Green Apple Award for Environmental Best Practice
  • United Nations Best Water Management




9 Responses to "Candidate for Senator 2013: Cynthia Villar and Her Profile"

  1. Kurt   March 3, 2013 at 9:48 am

    Nurses here in Australia are one of the most highest paid. Same rate as Tradie’s rates. My nurse friend, w/in just a few years ago, she bought a brand new house and a car(worth $400,000 au in total), now its been fully paid. She got 2 kids as well.

  2. elizabeth   March 3, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    I didn’t become a nurse to be a babysitter ms villar that is not part of our curriculum, what we learn is how to make sure the patient stays alive and gets better and leaves the hospital to be with their family. you should walk a day or two in a nurses shoes and you will see how dumb your statements are. hope no one votes for you and shame on tou for belittling my profession i worked so hard for.

  3. mhai   March 3, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    I am a nurse!I work in a private hospital,we do not receive the same benefits of nurses working in a government hospital,but I am proud that I earn honor and respect from my patients.we skip meals just to give proper and competent care to our clients,we deserve respect.Nurses need politicians who can support and help us,not someone like cynthia villar who brings filipino nurse downn. VOTE NO TO CYNTHIA VILLAR FOR SENATOR!!!

  4. Odette   March 3, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    I hope you learn a lot from your own comments. The fact that you do not scrutinize the words coming out from your mouth means you are NOT a very promising senator and it was a good catch for all of the Filipinos. The Bible is true when it says “Out of the abundance of your heart, your mouth speaks!” Your mouth expelled words from your heart revealing how you discount us Filipino nurses all along. Well, These “not so good nurses (because they don’t need to be good!), who don’t need BSN license” have gone through a lot like passing through a hole of a needle just to be world-widely known professionals. For all your know, their names abroad are heavier than your own political fame - so much for it now that you created your own ruin. Well, you really learn lessons the hard way Ms Villar!

  5. lilia   March 4, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    I’m a nurse with BSN degree from Chicago and so appalled of what I heard from you,especially from a politician with such a long list accomplishment and popularity.I’m now very doubtful of your accomplishment.Just for your information Filipino nurses here in US.We are professionals and very well respected because of our vital role in excellent patient care and good education from our mother land.Why in the world did you call us room nurse,not so good nurses,tagapagalaga lang,we don’t have to be good. You really put all the Filipino nurses down in the Philippines and abroad and that is a shame coming from a senatorial candidate like you.Well,I guess you are well informed now of who we are and what we do, but it’s really sad for your part because you learned it the hard way.Lastly,you need to apologize to all of us Nurses that you hurt and disrespected.

  6. Jo   March 5, 2013 at 7:07 am

    When I took my son to our local GP, he asked if I knew any Filipino/a nurses who was looking to work in our local surgery. According to this doctor, the surgery was keen to hire a filipino/a nurse as they are not only well trained and highly educated, they take pried of their profession.

    Shame on her.

  7. silRN   March 5, 2013 at 11:54 am

    well for sure yo already lose the vote coming for nurses , friends of nurses , parents nurses ,tita , lola and all relatives i gues 600k nurse sabihin nlang 300k votes from nurses not included coming relatives ,aye nasa million votes nawala nah,, i wonder if mag sws survey ngaun wag lang sana mag ka taon nah nurse sasagot tanong heheheh

  8. Jack Daitol   March 15, 2013 at 10:26 am

    She looks beautiful but no brain despite her graduate degree from an American institution. She should know that in America, a lot of Filipino nurses went back to school to become a Nurse Practitioner (masters or doctoral program)and they not only practice nursing but also medicine in their specialty area(Family NP, cardiology, pediatric/neonatal, psychiatric, anesthesia, OB-gyn, etc).Nurses in America are not room nurse na mag-aalaga but we are highly educated up to our terminal degree(Doctor of Nursing Practice, PhD, EdD).The comment only showed her real true personality and ignorance, so voting Filipino nurses should not only not vote her but also campaign to all friends and relatives not to vote for her. I just hope that she will not need the care of a nurse at all…………

  9. ina   April 16, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    Good day sir,madam.
    Im an ordinary citizen of Marikina and im here to ask for help.
    I am selling this one year old Canon Mark ll 5D with complete accesories such as batt,charger,genuine leather strap and DSLR bag worth 3500 price indicated sa bag.

    Selling for 180,000 negotiable
    Including- Ef 24-70mm f/2.8l zoom lens
    Audio,video and perfect shots (pro) shots
    W/ 430ex ii speedlite (flash)

    All in perfect condition.used 5x

    This could be a big help po sa akin and sa mga anak ko.
    Mahirap po ibenta sa tao dahil binabarat po ako.komisyon din po habol ko para
    Pa sa pasukan at makapag start po ng maliit na negosyo sa tulong po sana ng mga candidates ntn ngaun mkapag simula po kme ng magandang buhay.

    Sana po ay matulungan niyo po ako.salamat po ng marami


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