MAMBUSAO, CAPIZ, Philippines—Team PNoy senatorial candidate Cynthia Villar was unfazed by any black propaganda being waged against her and her family, saying their business dealings are legitimate and they have nothing to hide.
Villar’s husband, outgoing Senator Manny Villar, made headlines after he was reported as one of the personalities who allegedly owned a secret offshore corporation in the British Virgin Islands (BVI). But Mrs. Villar branded the report as another black propaganda.
“Black propaganda. Kasi open naman kami. Our business dealing is very open [to scrutiny] (It’s black propaganda. We are transparent),” she told reporters after attending a campaign sortie here.
“We are a public company. We invest. We don’t have to hide anything kasi kinita naman naming yan sa magaling na paraan (because we legitimately earned that),” she said.
“Wala naman tayong tinatago at saka hindi naman tayo takot. Talagang ganyan ang kampanya, maraming black propaganda (We are not hiding anything and we’re not afraid. That’s how the campaign really works; black propaganda will intensify).”
Rather than be affected by the controversy, Villar said she chose to focus on her campaign despite her high ranking in recent surveys.
“Alam mo, hindi bale nang somobra ang boto mo, huwag lang magkukulang,” she added.