BAUKO, MT. PROVINCE - Senator Cynthia Villar is now a daughter of Bauko, Mt. Ptovince.
Dubbed as “Kadem-ayan”, a kankana-ey term for renowned woman who is rich materially, caring, generous and loving, Villar was officially welcomed into the community during the 13th Begnas di Bauko on March 13.
The Sangguniang Bayan of Bauko passed Resolution no. 2019-045 adopting Senator Cynthia Aguilar Villar as “distinguished daughter of Bauko, Mt. Province."
Villar, who was the guest speaker of the festival, graciously received the title bestowed by Bauko Mayor Abraham Akilit together with Sangguniang Bayan officials and stakeholders.
Akilit said "Livelihood program is the brainchild of the senator. Whenever she has the chance to think, she thinks and sees the things as business, the value that we, Baukonians should inherit from her in order to survive."
"She is called the 'Mrs. Hanapbuhay' due to her dedication and generosity to serve the needy through her Villar Foundation, Sagip OFW and other programs. Adopting Senator Cynthia Villar as daughter of Bauko to open stronger ties and linkages from her world to her new home," the resolution reads.
On the same day, Villar donned the traditional attire of Bauko of the “Lamma,” (upper garment) and “Getap” (wrap-around tapis) and belt called “Bakget”.