Raffy Tulfo sick of Villars’ biz model, tells Cynthia to stop turning farms into subdivisions

Senator Cynthia Villar showed her infamous temper late Wednesday (November 16) when Senator Raffy Tulfo called out real estate developers’ practice of converting agricultural lands into subdivisions.

The wife of ultra bilyonaryo Manny Villar had a heated debate with Tulfo during plenary debates on the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) proposed 2023 budget, which she sponsored.

“Lumiliit po nang lumiliit ang ating farmland. Binibibli po ng malalaking developer at ginagawang residential at commercial land. Ano po ang ginagawa ng DA tungkol dito?,” Tulfo asked.

Villar, whose wealth grew from building subdivisions and other real estate projects, insisted that property developers do not buy farm lots in the provinces.

She also defended their business model, asking: “Where will the people live if you don’t build subdivisions?”

“Marami pong ibang lugar na pwedeng pagtayuan ng subdivision. Huwag lang po i-take over ‘yung mga farms,” said Tulfo.