Senatorial Candidates

Halalan 2013

Cynthia Villar

Basic Profile:

  • Full Name: Cynthia Aguilar Villar
  • Nickname: Cynthia Misishanepbuhay
  • Birthdate: 1950-Jul-29
  • Profession: social entrepreneur
  • Place of Voter Registration: Talon 2, Las Piñas City
  • Place of Birth: Muntinlupa City
  • Current Residence: Talon 2, Las Piñas City
  • Marital Status: Married to Manuel B. Villar, Jr.
  • Nationality: Filipino
  • Political Party: Nacionalista Party

Current Position in Government: None

Position previously held in Government:
Representative, Las Piñas City (2001-2010)
Chairman, Committee on Higher and Technical Education (13th, 14th Congress)
President, Lady Legislators (12th, 13th, 14th Congress)

Relatives in Government or Politics:
Senator Manny Villar (husband)
Las Piñas Rep. Mark Villar (son)
Las Piñas Mayor Vergel Aguilar (brother)


  • Muntinlupa Elementary School- Elementary (1962)
  • Philippine Christian University- Highschool (1966)
  • University of the Philippines, Diliman- BS Business Administration (1970)
  • New York University- Masters in Business Administration (1972)


  • Villar Foundation(1992 – 2013), Marketing director
  • Congressional Spouses Foundation(1998 – 2000), Chairperson
  • Nacionalista Party(2000 – 2013), Party member
  • Lady Legislators(2001 – 2010), President
  • Senate Spouses Foundation Inc.(2006 – 2008), President Team PNoy(2013)
  • Coalition member

Awards Received:

  • 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

Platforms and Advocacies:

  • Villar has been campaigning on a platform of providing jobs to the Filipino people especially women.
  • When she was a member of the House of Representatives, the former lawmaker said she authored and sponsored several legislations to protect the interests of women, children and the Filipino family.
  • She is also pushing “livelihood projects out of waste” on a national scope if she wins in the Senate race in the May elections.

Stands on Issues:

  • Reproductive Health Law: AGAINST
  • Sin Tax Law: FOR
  • Cyber Crime Law: FOR
  • Freedom of Information Law: FOR
  • Anti-Political Dynasty Law: NO STAND
  • Divorce: AGAINST
  • Death Penalty: AGAINST
  • Same-sex Marriage: AGAINST
  • Total Gun Ban: AGAINST
  • Pork Barrel System: NOT AVAILABLE

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