Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) chief Arnell Ignacio revealed that Senators Cynthia and Mark Villar pledged to give a new home to the family of OFW Jullebee Ranara.
According to Ignacio, the family of Ranara was landless so the two senators decided to pledge a house and lot for them.
“Binigyan nga pala sila ng bahay nila Senators Cynthia and Mark Villar,” said Ignacio. “Kasi etong lupa na ito sa boss ni Tatay [ni Jullebee] kaya sabi bibigyan na sila ng sarili nila,”
Ignacio also shared that Jullebee wanted to work abroad because she wanted to buy a house for her family.
“Bago siya namatay ang sabi ni Jullebee sa nanay niya hindi na ako mag-a-abroad basta ang gusto ko lang ay matupad ang pangarap ko sa inyo na mabigyan kayo ko kayo ng bahay,” Ignacio shared.
Former President Rodrigo Duterte, who was listening to the message of Ignacio was thankful for the generosity of the two senators.
“Salamat naman, we would like to thank Villar, the senator and the businessman now, wala na sa politika, ganoon sila Manny at pati narin si Cynthia… si Cynthia istrikta lang ‘yan pero malambot ang loob niyan,” the former president said.
The two senators have yet to confirm the information shared by Ignacio.
The Villar family owned the real estate giant Vista Land & Landscapes Inc. which owns mass housing communities in the country.
Villar personally visited the Ranara family during the wake of the OFW.
“Bilang isang ina, hindi madaling makita at maramdaman ang sakit at pagdadalamhati ng pamilya. Panalangin para sa’yo Jullebee at sa iyong mga naiwan,” Villar statement reads.