Cynthia Villar is a seasoned politician, a former member of the House of Representative for the Lone District of Las Piñas City. She is the wife of Senator Manny Villar. First elected to Congress in 2001 and served three consecutive terms.
Cynthia Villar then helped her husband in various entrepreneurial ventures, eventually making Vista Land the biggest home builder in the Philippines. She managed a private development bank from 1989 to 1998.
During the year 2001, Villar won a landslide victory as Representative of Las Piñas. From 2004 to 2010 Cynthia Villar has been the Chairwoman of Committee on Higher and Technical Education of the House of Representatives. Villar served as chairperson of the Congressional Spouses Foundation from 1998 to 2000 and during her term, she built 11 regional centers for women who have fallen victim to abuse.
Cynthia Villar Short Profile:
- Full Name: Cynthia Aguilar Villar
- Nickname: Cynthia Misishanepbuhay
- Birthday: July 29, 1950
- Profession: Social Entrepreneur
- Place of Birth: Talon 2, Las Piñas City
- Current Residence: Muntinlupa City
- Marital Status: Married to Manuel B. Villar, Jr.
- Political Party: Nacionalista Party/Team PNoy
Professional / Political Experience:
- Representative from Las Piñas’ Lone District (2001-10)
- Financial analyst
- College professor
- UP (BS Business Administration)
- New York University, USA (Masters in Business Administration)
Cynthia Villar Achievements:
- UP 2004 Distinguished Alumna Award
- One of the Outstanding Legislators of 2002, 2003, and 2004 Awardee
- ‘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”
- 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
Cynthia Villar Platforms:
- Providing jobs to the Filipinos especially women.
- To protect the interests of women, children and the Filipino family.
- Pushing “Livelihood projects out of waste” on national scope.
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