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Savor the Cuban goodness at Havana Club

She walks the talk. Livelihood programs and environmental issues are the closest to her heart. As a private citizen and way before she became chair of the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, Senator Cynthia A. Villar has been very busy and active in implementing her own environmental programs (through Villar SIPAG or Social Institute for Poverty Alleviation and Governance). Her livelihood projects have environmental component since all of them use wastes as raw materials. These are water hyacinths for the water lily basket-weaving enterprise and the handmade paper factory; coconut husks for the coconet weaving enterprise and the charcoal-making factory; kitchen and garden wastes for the organic composting facility; and plastic wastes for the plastic recycling factory that produces school chairs.  “With the help of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), we give rotary composters to public markets and areas nationwide, for the people to proces