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‘Lesson learned,’ Villar says on signing Train law

Senator Cynthia Villar is joined by her husband, former senator Manny Villar and daughter Camille (right and second from right) before filing her COC at the Comelec in Manila on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. INQUIRER.NET

Senator Cynthia Villar said she did not regret signing the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (Train) law, but added that she learned a lesson.

On Monday, expressed confidence that signing the law, which is one of the factors being blamed for the rising inflation in the country, would not affect her candidacy as senator in the upcoming 2019 polls.

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“It’s lesson learned. Anyway, in everything we do, we learn lessons,” she said in a press briefing, shortly after filing her candidacy at the headquarters of the Commission on Elections.

According to Villar, the senators who voted in favor of the law did not predict that traders would take advantage of Train law by further increasing the prices on goods.

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She also blamed the rice cartels in the country for rising prices on goods. /cbb

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Posted by INQUIRER.net on Sunday, October 14, 2018

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