Sen. Cynthia Villar yesterday urged sugar industry stakeholders to fight the Bureau of Internal Revenue’s (BIR) regulation order No. 13-2013 that imposes 12 percent Value Added Tax (VAT) on raw sugar.
"We will support you on this cause. If nobody will fight for it, then you will lose the race. Make a position paper and if possible, go to the media. It is the industry that should fight for this. But we will support you because you are our boss," she said.
You should put up a fight para matakot-takot naman ang BIR na yan, she added.
Villar was in Bacolod yesterday to conduct a public hearing on the proposed bill, entitled "Strengthening the Sugarcane Industry" at the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) office.
The hearing was attended by sugar leaders, producers, millers and planters.
Sen. Cynthia Villar yesterday said she and five other senators are pushing for the passage of a consolidated bill that seeks to allocate P300 million per year for the Sugar Cane Industry Development Fund ( SCIDF) to boost the industry.
This provision on SCIDF is contained in the proposed Senate bills, titled "Strengthening the Sugarcane Industry," which had undergone its first public hearing yesterday at the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) Office in Bacolod.
Villar presided the hearing being the chairperson of both the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food, and Committee on Government Corporations and Public Enterprises.
Former Las Piñas Rep. Cynthia Villar got another boost in her senatorial bid after she was endorsed by the Catholic Conscience Vote Phils. (CCVP), an equipment of pro-life, pro-family charismatic communities and organizations.
Senatorial Candidate Cynthia Villar, who met some Bacolod media-men at the Bacolod-Silay Airport Wednesday last week, said her livelihood and environmental advocacies will be expanded to more areas nationwide.* (Arman Toga photo)
In a meeting, the CCVP’s Secretary-General Antonio Ag. Medina said they decided to back her candidacy due to her strong stance in the preservation of human life and protection of family.
During her stint as member of the House of Representatives for nine years, Villar supported the passage of significant measures to protect the interest and welfare of the family and its members. Villar is running for senator under the Nacionalista Party-Team PNoy.
Senatorial candidate and former Las Piñas Rep. Cynthia Villar has endorsed the candidacies of four Negros Occidental candidates.
These are 5th Dist. Board Member Emilio "Dino" Yulo III, Bacolod councilors Caesar Distrito and Carlos Jose Lopez, with Migz Estrella, who are members of the Nacionalista Party (NP).
Local News: Villar Thankful for No. 3 Ranking in SWS Survey, But Still Works Harder for the 3-Week Stretch
Senatorial candidate Cynthia Villar has ranked 3rd in the latest pre-election survey of the Social Weather Stations (SWS) but she is not feeling "too confident" yet and is, in fact, working harder everyday in the last stretch of the campaign.
Villar said she is happy and thankful for the support of the Filipinos for her candidacy, as shown by the SWS survey, but "that is just a survey."
Senatorial candidate, Mrs. Cynthia Villar of Team PNoy, further unveiled key pro-people programs, she had earlier vowed to implement once elected as a member of the Senate in the 2013 election during interviews in-between the senatorial slate’s stop in Bacolod, and whistle-stop campaigns in three cities in Northern Negros yesterday. She graced rallies in Talisay, Silay and Victorias Cities.
Villar first spoke in a gathering of thousands of people including LP women in the convention center in the Bacolod Pavillon site. Caña supporters, LP women also thronged the area.
She also said that she would return to the city and province and implement livelihood projects for the population here. There is a guarantee that Villar, who exuded an aura of gentleness and kindness will make it to the Senate, because in numerous poll surveys done by reputable research groups, she has swung from number five to number seven. She also rates high in the Visayas provinces.
FORMER Las Piñas Rep. Cynthia Villar on Saturday led the clean-up drive at Manila Bay in the Las Piñas-Parañaque Critical Habitat & Eco-Tourism Area or LPPCHEA where some 1,500 sacks of garbage were collected by thousands of volunteers.
The Villar Foundation together with students and Former Las Pinas Rep. Cynthia Villar (right) leading a recent coastal clean-up in Laguna de Bay.*
Villar, also managing director of Villar Foundation, underscored the need to clean our environment to prevent flooding.
"Protection of the environment will save us from disasters and calamities. Calamities are added burden to us. It can make one poorer because all efforts would be futile if properties acquired through hard labor will only be destroyed by floods and other calamities," explained Villar.
After the successful ‘1st OFW & Family Summit 2011: Kabuhayan Para sa Kinabukasan’ that attracted over 5,000 participants, the Villar Foundation and GoNegosyo will hold the ‘2nd OFW & Family Summit 2012: Hanep Na Ang Buhay Dahil May Hanap Buhay’ for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and their families at the World Trade Center in Pasay City, from 7am to 4pm.
2nd OFW AND FAMILY SUMMIT 2012. Villar Foundation Managing Director Cynthia Villar inviting OFWs and their families to join the recently-concluded 2nd OFW & Family Summit 2012 held on Nov. 22, at World Trade Center in Pasay City from 7am to 4pm. It enabled the learning of entrepreneurship to gain business ideas and livelihood opportunities. With Villar are GoNegosyo Founder Joey Concepcion and GoNegosyo Exec. Director Ramon Lopez.*
"We have seen how the first OFW summit has helped many of our OFWs and their relatives, so we will keep on doing this. Many of them have applied what they have learned from the talks they listened to, by putting up small businesses such as food stalls or venturing into franchising and direct selling among others," said Cynthia Villar, Managing Director of the Villar Foundation.
Former Congresswoman and now Senatorial bet, Mrs. Cynthia Villar, wife of incumbent Senator Manny Villar intimated during visits to two historical sites in the province, commemorating the 114th anniversary of the Negros Occidental revolutionary uprising against Spanish rule, that the people in the country, are now waging a revolution against poverty, in the effort to lift themselves up from the bootstraps of this social affliction. They are one with the people in combating poverty.
Senatorial candidate and former Congresswoman Cynthia Villar has encouraged various cooperatives and associations in their culmination meeting at the Talisay City hall to make Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) which can be done with a maximum amount of success because, in fact, 90 percent of businesses in the country, is composed of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Micro-Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and cooperatives such as those, having been organized in Talisay City, and which the participants have established, Villar told the participants during the conference that they have a big role in economic development.