DS Villarica chairs the delegation of the Philippine Congress in a meeting with the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Danish Parliament led by Hon. Holger Kirkholm Nielsen on 08Mar2018 where they discussed Philippine issues on: “war on illegal drugs,” proposed shift to Federalism; peace talks with the MILF, Phil-ASEAN counter-terrorism programs, security & economic ties with the USA, China, Russia & the EU, South China Sea concerns & the Danish shipping industry. Also in panel are Reps. Biazon, Arena, & Go.
“Why Voices Of The Youth Matter In The Policy Advocacy For Women,” a forum by Philippine Legislators' Committee on Population and Development featured inspirational talks by DS Linabelle Ruth Villarica, Reps. Bernadette Herrera Dy & Sarah Jane Elago at Miriam College on 09March2018.
All-Women Session in Congress in celebration of the International Women's Day on 05Mar2018 with DS Linabelle Villarica presiding as Speaker of the House
AWLFI headed by DS Linabelle Ruth Villarica (5th, left) turned over PhP 220,000 for the PGH Pediatric Cancer Unit in simple ceremonies on 05March2018 with Reps. Olga Kho, Malou Acosta-Alba, BH Herrera-Dy, Arlene Arcillas, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, representatives from the PGH Medical Foundation, Reps. Evie Escudero, Cheryl Deloso-Montalla, Auring Cerilles and Josie Limkaichong.
A total of 19 artworks were sold on the one week run of the art exhibit ART FOR HEARTS’ SAKE held at the North Wing of the House of Representatives from February 19 to 28, 2018 to mark National Arts Month. The group exhibit sponsored by the Association of Women Legislators Foundation, Inc. (AWLFI) in partnership with the UP College of Fine Arts Alumni Foundation, Inc. (UPCFAAFI) featured over 60 works by 25 artists. The resulting proceeds fund AWLFI projects and UPCFAAFI scholarships.
Deputy Speaker Villarica first presides in plenary on 04Sept2017
Foreign Affairs Committee Chairperson and Bulacan's 4th Congressional District Representative Linabelle Ruth R. Villarica was sworn in by House Speaker Pantaleon D. Alvarez as Deputy Speaker for Central Luzon of the House of Representatives on August 9, 2017.
The incoming Deputy Speaker Linabelle Villarica beamed throughout the oath-taking ceremony as she was joined at the podium by her husband, Meycauayan City Mayor Henry R. Villarica, and children Henry Lester Villarica and Atty. Hailey Villarica-Ong with husband Jevon Ong last August 9, 2017. The third-termer solon feels these developments to be an "Unexpected Gift” at this phase in her life.
Deputy Speaker Villarica, who has been a two-termer President of the Central Luzon Bloc, not surprisingly, secured their solid vote to represent them to the second highest official in the House of Representatives last August 9, 2017. CLB Solons solons join her with House Majority Leader Rodolfo C. Fariñas. She continues as President of the 88-strong membership of lady solons in the 17th Congress, the Association of Women Legislators Foundation, Inc.
Rep. Linabelle Ruth Villarica is honored as Ulirang Ina from the Government & Public Service sector during the 24th Ulirang Ina Awards 2017 by the Ulirang Ina/Ama Awards Foundation, Inc. in ceremonies held at Manila Hotel on 14 May2017.