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.


“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.


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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