Cynthia Villar vowed to push for a Legislative measure to make amendments to our Family Code


What are your stand about divorce, on families broken? Parents separated, children abandoned, some left to relatives? Wife left by his husband without financial support. Husband confuse, resorted to alcohol and other vices. Husband and wife reconciliation fails, so what happens to their children?

I cannot speak for the them who have experienced this problem but definitely, this marital issues are truly unacceptable. And if ever I’ll be on their shoes, maybe my greatest weapon is to keep in mind God’s law about marriage, “What God has joined together, let no man separate.” Mark 10:9

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Perhaps, let’s listen to what others would say about divorce. Popularly known “Misis Hanep Buhay,” a former Las Pinas Rep. Cynthia Villar, vowed to push for a legislative measure to make amendments to our Family Code if she wins a senate seat in the coming May elections.

“I am  not in favor of passing a divorce law. What I want is to propose changes to our Family Code to make it more adaptable to the problems of ordinary Filipino families,” said Villar who was a member of the House of Representatives for three terms or nine consecutive years. Villar as we all know is running again but this time for senator.

Mrs. Villar has been known with her advocacies, among them, the protection of women, children and the family, as the strongest institution of the country.
During his stint in the House as President of Lady Legislators , Villar had always worked for legislations upholding their  rights and welfare. If she becomes senator, one particular focus of her amendments concern the case of  unjust abandonment by a husband of his wife and his children or analogous cases.

I believe this is one of the problems that the government should also take into consideration. Mrs. Villar stressed simple mechanisms should be adopted to obligate the husband to continue support to his family. She said there should no longer be a need for a wife to file an action in court which entails a long and expensive litigation process just to get support for the family.

 “This would definitely be an added burden to the woman who was abandoned by her husband. Imagine the anguish, mental and emotional, and the physical stress  that a wife  has to go through-- going to court while attending to the needs of their children, ” added Villar who was included by the University of the Philippines Los Banos in its “Exclusive List of Distinguished Women.”

            Villar  received from UPLB the unique hibis flower (gumamela) that bears her name in 2011, the ‘Hibiscus rosa-sinensis Cynthia A. Villar.”

The ‘Hibiscus rosa-sinensis Cynthia A. Villar' has dark orange petals. The flower with a red eye and pinkish halo is the latest hibiscus hybrid to become part of the “Women in Public Service Series.” Villar was recognized for her invaluable contributions to her home city and country as a legislator and leader, a successful entrepreneur, environmental advocate and exemplary public citizen.

Villar, who described herself as “the loving wife”  of Senator Manny Villar, was a former House Speaker and Senate President, have been blessed with three children: Mark, Las Pinas congressman; Paolo, a businessman and Camille, host of  Wowowillie.

If only families were strong and parents don’t need to separate. If they were only have strong commitment with one another, then there’s no need for this legislative measures to make amendments to our family code. They have to focus and plan actions on many other issues that matters most - such as poverty, employment, security, environmental issues and education.

Mrs. Cynthia Villar is running for senator under the Nacionalista Party with the Team PNoy Coalition.