• Elected Senator in 2001, and became Senate President during the Third Regular Session of the 13th Congress (July 2006-November 2008)
  • Distinguished himself as the first post-war public official who became both Speaker of the House of Representatives and Senate President
  • In the present Congress (15th), he chairs the Senate Committees on Economic Affairs and Trade and Commerce
  • As congressman, Villar represented the district of Las Pinas-Muntinlupa and served three consecutive three-year terms, consistently posting landslide election victories (1992-2001)
  • House Speaker of the 11th Congress of the House of Representatives (1998-2000)
  • President of the NP (2004-present)
  • Since 2003, a member of the Nacionalista Party (NP), the oldest existing democratic party in the Philippines and Asia