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Does Villar have any idea what it's like to be really poor?

>> Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Does Villar have an idea what it's like to be really poor as in "isang kahig, isang tuka"? Is he misleading himself thinking people is that dumb and stupid to believe his story?

Among the public documents obtained by Philippine Star columnist William Esposo are the death certificate of Danny B. Villar, and the Transfer Certificate of Title (TCT number: 135396/3194) of the 560-square-meter property in the upper class San Rafael Village of Navotas where the Villars had lived when Danny died.

According to Esposo, the documents "shattered this once poor fantasy that Villar has been peddling. “

LP senatorial candidate Risa Hontiveros said Villar’s false claim was “scandalous and an insult to the real poor in the country.”

She challenged Villar to use the Holy Week to “repent.”


But perhaps, Villar was just comparing their standard of living then and now which can never be considered as poor because they had money not to be admitted but to be able to afford the hospital bills from FEU, a private hospital then that catered to the rich, just to name a few.

Esposo said the documents show that the Villars bought a 560-square-meter property in Tondo before 1962, and this was located in an "gated subdivision" of families who were not poor. He added that a poor family would have been happy to have a 100-square-meter property.

He also said that Villar's father must have been earning a sizeable income as a government employee to be able able to borrow P16,000 from the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS). He noted that in 1962, senior executives in big corporations made monthly salaries of about P2,000.

He also belied Villar's political ad which refers to a "sea of garbage." During the 1950s, he said there was still no such thing in Metro Manila.
"I was born 1949. The sea of garbage in Metro Manila only happened in the middle part of martial law," he claimed.

Here is the video that prompted some people to investigate and react:

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