She visited the handloom weaving center to check on the sustainability of the project given a year ago to Aetas from the towns of Porac, Mabalacat and Florida, Pampanga. Popularly known as “Misis Hanep Buhay” due to her programs of giving opportunities to our countrymen, especially women, to earn a living, checks on the woven blanket made by women Aetas, who were beneficiaries of her livelihood projects.
Villar has been going around the country to share her livelihood projects. For being consistently entered the “winning circle” of senators preferred by voters in the coming May elections based on various election surveys, has obtained recognition from the United Nation for her livelihood projects from wastes. In running for senator, the three-term congresswoman, said she wants to bring her projects nationwide. “Mas malawak ang maaabot ng aking mga proyekto kung ako’y magiging senador,” assured Villar.
Even before she decided to run for senator, Villar has already handed six handloom equipment for blanket making to these Aetas. She likewise helped them acquired the necessary training and skills needed for this particular livelihood project.
Together with Pampanga Gov. Lilia Pineda, Villar handed certificates to the Aetas attesting to the fact that they have finished their training in blanket making.