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Bacolod City, Philippines Thursday, April 25, 2013
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BY ADRIAN NEMES III

Senatorial candidate Cynthia Villar yesterday said she wants to meet with Bishop Vicente Navarra to thank him for the endorsement of her candidacy by the Diocese of Bacolod.

The Diocese has announced its support for six Team Buhay candidates who include, Villar, Senators Gregorio Honasan, Aquilino ‘Koko’ Pimentel, and Antonio Trillanes IV; and Rep. Mitos Magsaysay (Zambales 1st District) and Rep. JV Ejercito-Estrada (San Juan).

Villar said she is thankful for the endorsement as it would help her secure a victory in the election next month.

Meanwhile, despite the latest survey result conducted by Social Weather Stations from April 13 to 15 showing her and Nancy Binay tied at rank 3-4, Villar said she is not complacent.

“Elections are three weeks from now, which means I need to work harder and go out to campaign everyday”, she said.

If elected to office, she said, one of the programs she will have is for illegal settlers in urban areas.

Under her term, as the representative of Las Piñas City, about 26,000 residents were able to avail of lots through the community mortgage program, Villar said.

She said that she also wants to continue helping in the repatriation of some Overseas Filipino Workers, who cannot be repatriated by the government.

At present, Villar said her foundation also provides repatriated OFW’s skills training so they will have a source of income in the Philippines.

Villar was in Negros Occidental yesterday to attend the Pagbanaag Festival in Hinoba-an town and the Himayaan Festival in Himamaylan City. She is also endorsing the candidacies of Board Member Dino Yulo, Bacolod Councilors Cesar Distrito, Carlos Lopez and Miguel Estrella, who are all members of the Nacionalista Party.*APN

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