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Porke balwarte? Villars abandon Las Piñas twice over as Em joins DOJ

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Residents of Las Piñas City are now left without a representative in Congress after the lawmaker chosen to be their “caretaker” was appointed to the Department of Justice.

DIWA party-list Rep. Emmeline Aglipay Villar has been appointed as Justice Undersecretary, the agency announced Wednesday (July 10) in a press release.

Emmeline became the “caretaker” of the lone district of Las Piñas after her husband, Mark Villar, was appointed to head the Department of Public Works and Highways in 2016.

Mark won his re-election bid before becoming a Cabinet Secretary.

Las Piñas is known as the turf of the Villars. Its mayor, Vergel Aguilar, is the brother of Senator Cynthia Villar.

The House leadership has yet to announce which politiko will assume the “caretaker” role for Las Piñas following Emmeline’s departure from Congress.