The internet was stormed with criticisms as netizens outrage over the selection of Las Piñas Rep. Mark Villar to be next secretary of Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) under Rodrigo Duterte’s Cabinet.
Mark has recently accepted the offer of Rodrigo Duterte to take the DPWH portfolio. People are very much aware that Mark is the son of former Senator Manny Villar, who is renowned for being a real state billionaire, not to mention that they also own Vista Land and Lifescapes Inc. – the Philippines’ largest home builder.
Anticipating that Villar’s DPWH post would spell a conflict of interest with their family’ business properties, netizens express concerns and opinions through Twitter.
Some netizens even plead for delicadeza.
Political activist and theater artist Carlos Celdranalso tweeted in his account: “Isn’t a land developer being in charge of DPWH a conflict of interest? Is this the Justin Trudeau style cabinet.”