A Senator Cynthia Aguilar Villar, a person who works at a Senate expressed her regret as her statement.
Following a social media uproar on Wednesday, Senator Cynthia Villar “humbly” apologized for the comments she made at a Senate. It was about hearing on the distribution of cash assistance to middle-class citizens in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
“My statements yesterday during the hearing did not mean to be an affront to the country’s hardworking middle class. I could have framed my questions and statements in such a way that I felt insensitive to the plight of the middle-income sector. It’s NOT,’ said Cynthia Villar in a statement.
“I am worry about it. Also, I feel bad and look to the middle-income employees for benefits. I humbly apologize if I have offended anyone with my statements, “she added.
The senator then acknowledged middle class contribution to the economy of the country. In addition, she practiced as a financial terms.
“The middle class is the backbone of the Philippine economy. And also, I acknowledge the contributions of the workers to the country and their families,” she said.
“The purpose of my questions yesterday was to explain information on middle-class employees who remain working. But, they have been identified as recipients of the government’s Social Amelioration Plan (SAP),” the senator added.
Villar acknowledged that Congress planned the SAP funds to help the needy and the disabled. And that senators made sure that it was clear who were the main recipients of the cash assistance.
“Workers who continue to earn their salaries after the quarantine were excluded as eligible beneficiaries. It because of they did not sacrifice their income even in the middle of the strict quarantine set-up,” she explained.