Trending topic ngayon sa Twitter si Senador Cynthia Villar dahil sa naging pahayag niya hinggil sa pagbili ng private developers ng farmland para i-convert ito sa residential at commercial spaces.
Sa naganap na 2023 national budget deliberation ng Department of Agriculture (DA), tila nagkainitan sina Senador Raffy Tulfo at Senador Cynthia Villar hinggil sa pagbili ng private developers ng farmland.
“Lumiliit po nang lumiliit ang ating farmland. Binibili po ng malalaking developer at ginagawang residential at commercial land. Ano po ang ginagawa ng DA tungkol dito?” tanong ni Tulfo.
“Alam ninyo that’s our business, I want to tell you that we don’t buy agricultural lands in the provinces. Nobody will buy houses on agricultural lands,” giit ni Villar.
Saad pa ng senadora, bumibili lamang ang mga developers ng mga bahay sa siyudad at capital towns dahil madali raw para sa mga tao na ibenta ang mga property roon.
“Because the buyer of houses, they want also an opportunity that if they’re having financial problems, they can resell their houses and you know, it’s very hard to sell houses [if it’s] not in cities or capital towns. So we limit ourselves in cities and capital towns,” dagdag pa niya.
Iginiit muli ni Villar na hindi bumibili ng agricultural lands ang mga developers. Pinapayagan naman daw sila na gawing subdivision ang mga lupa sa siyudad.
“They allow conversion in cities and capital towns because if they buy your land, they buy it expensive and you can reinvest the money and you will make more money than planting on those lands,” aniya.
“It’s an investment decision for these people. If somebody will buy your land at a bigger amount, maybe, you can sell it and buy another land that is cheaper somewhere else and build your farm there. You have to understand agriculture as a business also,” dugtong pa nito.
Dahil dito, umani ng batikos si Villar mula sa mga netizens.
“Cynthia Villar is a landlady comprador who only thinks of PROFIT, POLLUTION AND POWER. She doesn’t care about RESEARCH, FILIPINO PEOPLE, FARMERS, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, OUR PLANET. Heartless. Arrogant. Irrelevant.”
“Cynthia Villar has no respect for the Filipinos, especially for the farmers. We should not be grateful to her because of the Rice Tarrification Law that she proudly authored as the said legislation turned the lives of the farmers into hell.”
“cynthia villar‘s husband is a billionaire (accdg to forbes), yet is unable to buy class, braincells, and basic human decency”
“Definitely Team Tulfo on this issue. The audacity of Cynthia Villar to keep interrupting because she knows who she is and how she will not be punished.”
“Tuwing twitter is discussing agriculture or agrarian reform usually it’s because Cynthia Villar said something dumb or out of touch again”
“I agree with Sen. Raffy Tulfo. Isn’t it ironic that Sen. Cynthia Villar, being the chairperson in the Senate Committee on Agriculture, is the one pushing for the conversion of farmlands into residential and commercial spaces?”
“Sen. Cynthia Villar, what will the people eat if we don’t have farmlands?”
“cynthia villar‘s take omg.. kitang kitang mukhang pera lang and not a public servant. imagine talking about business”
“As if anyone needs more examples of irony and corruption of this government– Cynthia Villar is the fucking Chair of the PH Senate Agriculture & Food Committee *and* Senate Agrarian Reform Committee. We’re in a dystopian society and the jokes simply write themselves.”
“Practically every time Cynthia Villar opens her mouth, I’m reminded of how hateful and ignorant she is. At that level of toxicity, she should just combust spontaneously.”
“There’s a special place in hell for people like Cynthia Villar. May araw din kayo”
“Cynthia Villar is a hopeless case! I just can’t with someone working as a PUBLIC SERVANT and doesn’t even think about the people she should be serving. Kudos to Raffy Tulfo for saying whats needed to be said!”
“Crazy that a disgustingly greedy land developer is the chairperson of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food, and the Environment and Natural Resources. @Cynthia_Villar just proved she doesn’t really care about food security or the environment, only her family’s wealth.”
Habang isinusulat ito, umaabot na sa 5,562 tweets ang pangalan ng senador.