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Cynthia Villar mulls legal action on ‘viral video’

Senator Cynthia Villar on Wednesday said she is mulling legal action against the person who took a video of her during a confrontation in a subdivision in Las Piñas as she believes the person had "bad intent" after the video went viral online. 

“They planned it but that’s okay with me. Alam mo pag ikaw public official, you encounter all these problems and you must accept it. That’s the price you pay for being a public official. You have to accept all these things,” she said.

The incident took place in BF Resort Village which Villar said currently has a pending case for supposedly refusing to follow a local legislation which authorizes constituents of the city to pass through the roads of the subdivision through a “friendship sticker.”'

She said the court had issued a temporary restraining order against the homeowners association’s decision not to allow those from Las Piñas to pass through the roads inside the BF Resort Village.

Since then, Villar said she’s been encountering problems involving the homeowners association and the latest one is the fencing of the composting facility which she built.

“Recently, they fenced and blocked the access to my composting facility at the river easement along the road in BFRV. That easement, I got [it] when I removed the [informal settler families] about seven years ago,” she said.

“They don’t want me to build a sidewalk in front of the composting facility. They stopped the entry of the ready-mix bus to bring the ready mix to the sidewalk… They prohibited me from planting trees in the easement area of that composting facility,” she added.

Villar said she is now mulling filing additional cases against the homeowners association.

“I have already consulted my lawyers and instructed them to study the appropriate cases and actions in addition to the complaint which they granted me a TRO.”

GMA News Online has reached out to BF Resort Village Homeowners Association but it has yet to respond as of posting time.

On the supposed anti-LGBT remarks heard in the video, Villar said she wonders why one of the personnel whom she confronted was insisting that she will harm the security guards.

“Eh ang laki-laki niya para masaktan ko siya. There’s something wrong with him. He’s a security guard. He has a gun in his holster. Ano sasabihin ko? Masasaktan ko ba yan? Ang tapang ko naman. Ang laki-laki niya. Ang liit-liit ko. Tapos wala akong baril. Siya ang may baril. Why will I do it?” she added.

(He's too big for me. There’s something wrong with him. He’s a security guard. He has a gun in his holster. What can I say or do to him? I'm too small and I don't have a gun. He has a gun, why will I do it?)

Last week, Villar said she did not  do “anything bad” when she confronted a group of security guards about steel barricades on a road in Las Piñas City.

The video showing a visibly agitated Villar has been viewed millions of times in various social media platforms. —VAL, GMA Integrated News