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Know Their Stand: Cynthia Villar, Senatorial Candidate

Cynthia-Villar-IconElections are coming. If you are a voter, you should know who you are voting for and where they stand, especially when it comes to issues of secularism. Here are senatorial candidate Cynthia Villars responses on nine important issues, based on GMA News’ Mga Isyu ng Bayan.


Reproductive Health – AGAINST

“I don’t believe that a big population is a liability. Depende how you will manage the population. If the population can be managed well, and that would create a domestic market for the goods of the country, then that would be very helpful in supporting the economy.”


Sin Tax – FOR

“Sin tax law is a health law, kasi alam naman natin it’s been proven that smoking causes cancer. But at the same time, we have a big part of our country na tobacco planters, so dapat tulungan ‘yun.”


Cybercrime – FOR

“Ako in favor of (the anti-cybercrime law) kasi kawawa naman ‘yung vini-victimze nila sa cyberspace… except may question sa constitutionality, kinu-question ‘yun ngayon sa Supreme Court. So let the Supreme Court decide on these issues. But all the others naman walang question.”


Freedom of Information – FOR

“It’s for transparency. In fact, napasa na ‘yan sa Senado, may gulo lang sa Lower House.”


Anti-Political Dynasty – NO STAND

“Personally kasi, I never take against a person ‘yung kanyang pangalan, as long as magaling siya. Ngayon, kung talagang they feel strongly about it, pass a law and we will follow. Marami pa naman tayong pwedeng gawin aside from public service.”


Divorce – AGAINST

“I don’t think there is a need for a divorce bill… Meron naman tayong provision sa Family Code na annulment. Sabi nga ni Sen. Escudero, gawin na lang affordable ang annulment for the ordinary people para maka-annul din (sila), at gawin ding easy for magse-separate na makakuha ng support from the spouse ‘yung mga pamilyang naiiwanan.”


Death Penalty – AGAINST

“Pro-life ako eh. I don’t think that death penalty will discourage crime. As long as there is punishment, the severity of the punishment is immaterial.”


Same-Sex Marriage – AGAINST

“Siguro hindi pa. Too advanced, too modern sa ating society.”


Total Gun Ban – AGAINST

“Tingin ko dapat ‘yung implementation of the law with regards to the ownership of guns and how you are able to bring it along in public, ‘yun ang dapat i-implement, hindi ‘yung total gun ban. I think mahina ‘yung implementation of the present law.”




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