Villar vows more livelihood opportunities for women

Published May 11, 2019, 12:56 PM

by AJ Siytangco

By Mario Casayuran

Re-electionist Senator Cynthia A. Villar said Saturday she would continue pushing for the creation of more livelihood opportunities to benefit women, especially the mothers who can’t afford to leave their children and the family home.

“Syempre tayong mga Nanay, maraming responsibilidad sa bahay. That is why I established livelihood projects in communities na malapit lang at pwede pa nilang dalhin ang mga anak nila,” Villar said. (We mothers have so many responsibilities in our houses. The livelihood community projects I have established are near their houses and they could even bring their children.)

Sen. Cynthia Villar (Senate of the Philippines / MANILA BULLETIN)
Sen. Cynthia Villar
(Senate of the Philippines / MANILA BULLETIN)

Villar, a mother of three also commended working mothers who have successfully juggled their responsibilities at work and at home.

“Ang mga Tatay they have better chances of getting full-time jobs kasi ang reality, ang ating mga nanay ang kailangang mag-alaga ng anak at gumawa ng gawaing-bahay,” Villar said. (While fathers have better chances of getting full-time jobs, mothers need to take care of the children and perform household duties.)

Villar also said the creation of livelihood projects in the communities was inspired by the mothers she met who expressed their desire to contribute to the income of the family.

Dubbed as “the Misis HanepBuhay of the Nacionalista Party (NP),” Villar said majority of the beneficiaries of the 1,932 livelihood projects she established all over the country are women and mothers.

Villar’s livelihood projects include water lily weaving, composting, citronella massage oil making, garlic paper making, coconet making, plastic recycling, urban gardening aquaculture and many more. #MatalinongBoto2019