Rappler's latest stories on Cynthia Villar
The Philippines' richest senator comes under fire after wondering aloud why Filipinos still love the expensive galunggong
'Bakit ba patay na patay tayo? Mahal na ang galunggong. [Eh di] 'wag kumain ng galunggong,' says Senator Cynthia Villar, as the price of the fish shoots up
'You are one of the country’s best entrepreneurs.... I am confident that you know the significance of research and early innovation in an industry’s success, as smart a woman as you claim to be.'
'How I wish that in the future, the Senate may have a more strict way of selecting chairpersons for committees. Put someone in the agricultural committee who does not forget that their service is for the country and the people.'
After Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo's commute stunt, netizens dare other officials to put their money where their mouth is
Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri says Philippine sugar is better off sold to local companies than be exported to the United States
Senator Cynthia Villar wants the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission's budget for 2020 to be cut by half and claims that the body should not be doing relocation projects
A portion of the P10 billion Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund is a P1 billion allocation to bankroll the free training courses of the farmers to modernize their skills
Senator Cynthia Villar wants the Department of Agriculture to account for how it used the funds that the Department of Budget and Management released in 2018
Senator Cynthia Villar blasts the National Food Authority for not buying palay from local farmers due to high moisture content – a charge the new NFA chief denies
Senator Cynthia Villar, chair of the Senate committee on agriculture, says Landbank was taking too long to process farmers' loan applications
Deciding how to utilize land should be determined by LGUS, according to the senator, whose committee in the past Congress failed to pass the measure
Senator Cynthia Villar says the problem isn't in the rice tariffication law which she authored
In two separate ceremonies, 8 Duterte-allied senators take their oath before the Chief Executive in the presence of their family and supporters
Senator-elect Cynthia Villar spends P135 million for the recent senatorial polls, with zero 'contributions received'
'Mind your own party. Kung may problema ka sa party mo, do not assume na may problem kami sa party namin,' says PDP-Laban president and Senator Aquilino Pimentel III
'Huwag n'yo ko idadamay sa away n'yo. Bakit hindi n'yo kausapin si Sotto at mga kapartido ninyo para matapos ang gulong ito?' an irked Senator Cynthia Villar tells senators Aquilino Pimentel III and Manny Pacquiao
'Sana mag-aral po muna 'yung mga baguhan,' says Senate veteran Franklin Drilon
Senator Cynthia Villar's declared net worth rises to P3.72 billion in 2018, with zero liabilities
A number of the new senators also have their share of controversies, including being accused of violating certain laws and becoming subjects of investigations
Hers was not a one-time surprise ascent but a deliberate, steady, and sure climb
Former Special Assistant to the President Bong Go grabs the third spot
With just days to go before election day, only 3 in 10 registered voters have a complete slate of 12 candidates, according to the final preelection survey of Pulse Asia Research, Incorporated
Senate leaders and other incumbent senators also lend a helping hand, in an attempt to preserve the 'camaraderie' and 'status quo' in the chamber
'Ako po'y 27 taon nang senador. I have been with the best and the brightest,' says Senate President Vicente Sotto III, as he makes a pitch for the 7 senators seeking reelection
Senators Cynthia Villar and Juan Edgardo Angara also attend the Bangon Lipa rally
(UPDATED) The results of the Pulse Asia survey show voters' preference for Senator Cynthia Villar at 51.7%, slightly higher but statistically tied with Senator Grace Poe's 50.5%
Senator Sherwin Gatchalian says he is endorsing the bid of his friends in Senate, whom he fully believes will serve 'with integrity'
(UPDATED) But proponents of the new rice tariffication law say it will lower the price of the food staple to a level more affordable for Filipinos
(UPDATED) ''Pag natalo itong mga kandidato ko, balikan ko kayo,' President Rodrigo Duterte jokingly tells the audience during PDP-Laban's proclamation rally in San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan
Senate President Vicente Sotto III endorses all reelectionists, including opposition Bam Aquino, for 'unity'
These pre-campaign ads have allowed candidates' camps to spend on promotions without having to report them to the Comelec
The popular President Duterte is supporting multiple slates. His blessing will be more critical to some, than to others.
If the rice tariffication bill is passed into law, a Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund would be created to protect the rice industry from sudden or extreme price fluctuations
This is how they voted on the Train Law, hero's burial for Marcos, martial law extension, Bangsamoro Organic Law, and other issues during the 17th Congress
The senator says signing the TRAIN law was a 'lesson learned'
Senators Grace Poe, Cynthia Villar, and Nancy Binay, Taguig City Representative Pia Cayetano, and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio lead the probable winners in the senatorial race, if elections were held in early September
'Hindi natin ma-stop ang hoarder, hindi natin ma-stop ang cartel, hindi natin ma-stop ang smuggling, we take care of ourselves,' says Senator Cynthia Villar
'Better safe than sorry,' says the senator, as reports of formalin-tainted round scads persist
Senate environment and natural resources committee chair Cynthia Villar lashes out at DILG and DENR officials for the dismal and unmet targets after almost 6 months of the island's closure
Senator Cynthia Villar says she won't agree to rice tariffication if farmers would not get subsidies
'Maaaring magtagal na naman ang aming paghihintay at pakikibaka bago makamit ng mga mahihirap at maliliit na magniniyog ang bunga ng coco levy,' says a national coalition of coconut farmers' movements
(UPDATED) 'I don't understand why they keep on making noise. They have already lost,' says Quezon 3rd District Representative Danilo Suarez to the two other blocs challenging him for the minority leadership
Senator Manny Pacquiao is hailed as the nation's 'pride and joy' as he emerges victorious in the ring against Argentine fighter Lucas Matthysse
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Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio, ex-top cop Ronald dela Rosa, and former senator Lito Lapid are among the other probable winners in the senatorial race, if elections were held during the June 15 to 21 polling period
(UPDATED) Lifting rice import quotas means cheaper rice for consumers, but may hurt Filipino farmers if they can't compete with their counterparts in countries like Vietnam
'Bakit ako palagi, Vista Land ang pinupuna nila? Bakit nagagalit ba sila sa akin o pinupulitika nila ako?' Cynthia Villar asks critics
'Bakit ba binabanggit mo puro Vista Land? Galit ka ba sa akin? Is this a political issue or a legitimate issue?' asks Senator Cynthia Villar, whose family owns Vista Land
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