Villar leaves town on eve of ethics complaint hearing

(Updated 2)Sen. Manuel “Manny” Villar left Saturday for Spain on the eve of a crucial meeting by the entire Senate to discuss allegations of conflict of interest and influence peddling against him.

Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile`s office confirmed to ABS-CBN News that Villar sought permission to travel to Barcelona and Bilbao, Spain from May 2 to May 10 “on a trip that has been long-promised” to his wife, Las Piñas Rep. Cynthia Villar.

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