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Villar: Public trust, not wealth, a factor in topping survey

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 12:31 PM May 13, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — Wealth had nothing to do with topping a recent senatorial survey, reelectionist Senator Cynthia Villar said.

“No. If you look at the campaign ako nga yung pinaka-low profile ang campaign. I made sure na low profile ang campaign ko kasi nahihiya ako mag high profile,” Villar told reporters after voting at the Las Piñas Science High School on Monday.

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“Talaga namang simple ako. I am proud to say na ako ay simpleng tao and I live simply,” she added.

Villar topped the latest Pulse Asia pre-election survey with a voter preference rate of  55.9 percent.

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The senator also said public trust matters in her campaign and not her wealth.

“‘Di ba maganda rin na gusto ka ng tao? ‘Di naman yung yaman mo o impluwensiya dapat gusto ka ng tao,” Villar said.

In 2018, Villar remained as the wealthiest senator  based on her last 2017 statement of assets, liabilities and networth (SALN).

(Editor: Gilbert S. Gaviola)

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