Now on her third term as Congresswoman representing the 4th District of Bulacan after scoring another typical “LV” or Landslide Victory in the 2016 polls, Rep. Linabelle "LV" Villarica in today’s 17th Congress, currently chairs the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, is on her second term as President of the Central Luzon Bloc, and stepped up from Vice-President to President of the Association of Women Legislators Foundation. In her past two terms she principally authored no less than eight (8) laws, five of which were national in scope.
These were: 1) R.A. 10158 – An Act Decriminalizing Vagrancy; 2) R.A. 10691 – An Act Defining the role of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), the Local Government Units (LGUs), and Accredited Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) in the establishment and operation of the Public Employment Service Office (PESO), and the operation of Job Placement Offices in Educational Institutions; 3) R.A. 10693 – An Act Strengthening Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) engaged in Microfinance Operations for the Poor; 4) R.A. . 10747 – An Act Promulgating a Comprehensive Policy in Addressing the needs of Persons with Rare Disease; and 5) R.A. 10906 - An Act Providing Stronger Measures Against Unlawfull Practices, Bussinesses, and Schemes of Matching and Offering Filipinos To Foregn Nationals For Purposes Of Marriage Or Common Law Partnership, Repealing For The Purpose Republic Act No. 6955, Also Referred To As the "Anti-Mail Order Bride Law.'
Her three local laws, two for Sta. Maria and one for Meycauayan, resulted in the following: 1) Changing the Name of Sta. Maria Agro-Industrial High School in the Municipality of Sta. Maria, Bulacan to Sta. Maria National High School; 2) Creating an Additional Branch of the Regional Trial Court in the City of Meycauayan; and 3) Converting the LTO Extension Office in Sta. Maria, Bulacan into a Regular LTO Office.
Her track record of performance in the last Congress includes the following: 1) Chairmanship of the Committee on Women and Gender Equality where forty-one (41) House Bills and seven (7) House Resolutions were acted upon; 2) As President of the Central Luzon Bloc (CLB), she championed the rehabilitation of the Angat Dam, and the establishment of a speed train from Manila to Clark.; 3) As Vice-President for the Luzon Association of Women Legislators Foundation, Inc. she facilitated solidarity for women concerns.
Among the major programs she facilitated with national government agencies for her Congressional District include the construction of the PhP 1.5 Billion Flood Control & Drainage Improvement Project for Obando, Meycauayan and Marilao; the widening of Meycauayan City’s major road artery; and the construction of various classrooms, multi-purpose halls, health and day care centers as well as roads in Marilao, Meycauayan City, Sta. Maria, and Obando.