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Robredo urges gov't to end '3 years of inaction and neglect in Marawi'

May 23, 2020 - 10:16 AM

'Marawi is not merely a tragedy to be remembered; it is an ongoing problem that needs to be solved,' says Vice President Leni Robredo on the 3rd anniversary of the Marawi siege

VICE PRESIDENT. Vice President Leni Robredo speaks at the Istorya ng Pag-asa Special Edition: Community Based Drug Rehabilitation Summit at the Shrine of Our Lady of Grace Parish in Caloocan City on January 16, 2020. Photo by Jay Ganzon/OVP

Robredo chides gov't for 'unclear' communication of new quarantine rules

May 17, 2020 - 6:22 PM

Nonetheless, Vice President Leni Robredo urges the public to stay tuned for adjustments by government regarding the different levels of community quarantines

ON WHEELS. Residents of Mandaluyong City on May 16, 2020, use their bicycles to travel for work and buy essentials as access to public transport is not yet allowed during the MECQ period. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

FALSE: Robredo says the virus, not people, should be restrained

May 14, 2020 - 5:28 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo did not make this remark and the graphic was altered from a quote card produced by News5

Robredo, QC gov't launch app delivery service for market vendors

May 11, 2020 - 3:25 PM

(UPDATED) Vice President Leni Robredo says the app is designed to assist small-time market vendors and tricycle drivers affected by the pandemic

ASSISTANCE FOR VENDORS. A market vendor from the Kamuning Market in Quezon City sells her goods on June 26, 2018. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Robredo on ABS-CBN shutdown: No space for suppression, self-interest in a pandemic

May 05, 2020 - 11:41 PM

'Bakit ito ginagawa ngayon sa panahong humaharap tayo sa matinding krisis?' asks Vice President Leni Robredo

THE VP. Vice President Leni Robredo delivers a speech during the graduation of Leaders for Excellence and Public Service Mayors Fellowship Program Batch 3 at the Quezon City Reception House on March 6, 2020. File photo by Jay Ganzon/OVP

Robredo to police, military: ‘Coronavirus is the enemy, not Filipinos’

Apr 28, 2020 - 6:46 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo also tells the public to follow lockdown rules and remember law enforcers are risking their lives every day in the line of duty

HUMANITY IN A PANDEMIC. Vice President Leni Robredo address Filipinos through a Facebook Live video on April 28, 2020. Screenshot from Robredo's Facebook page

Robredo to police: Be strict but don't use violence vs lockdown violators

Apr 27, 2020 - 1:55 PM

'Kailangan talaga istrikto iyong enforcement. Pero sana hindi siya humahantong sa karahasan,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

COMPASSION. Vice President Leni Robredo wears a face mask while speaking to the volunteers of her office's free shuttle service for health workers. File photo by Jay Ganzon/OVP

Robredo's office to donate P14-M U.P. coronavirus test kits to 4 labs

Apr 24, 2020 - 5:15 PM

The beneficiary testing centers include San Lazaro Hospital in Manila, the Lung Center of the Philippines and the V. Luna General Hospital in Quezon City, and the Bicol Regional Diagnostic and Reference Laboratory

BRIEFING. Vice President Leni Robredo meets with Manila HealthTek Inc's Dr. Raul Destura, who lead the team of UP scientists that developed their own test kits, on April 24, 2020. Photo by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

LIST: OVP’s 16 free dormitories for coronavirus frontliners

Apr 13, 2020 - 12:21 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Vice President Leni Robredo's office and its partner organizations are currently operating 12 dorms in Metro Manila and one each in Baguio City, Legazpi City, Mariveles, and Tacloban City

FREE DORM. A staff from the Office of the Vice President checks a room in their free dormitory for frontliners in Cubao, Quezon City. Photo by Charlie Villegas/OVP

'Not time to keep score': Robredo focuses on frontliners, not politics

Apr 07, 2020 - 12:05 PM

In a nation overwhelmed by a pandemic, Vice President Leni Robredo shows how government can effectively work with private citizens to fight COVID-19

WORKING VP. Vice President Leni Robredo oversees the preparation of personal protective equipment sets that will be delivered to another batch of hospitals on March 24, 2020. Photo by Charlie Villegas/OVP

[EDITORIAL] People to Digong: Sige, i-police power mo nga ang virus!

Apr 06, 2020 - 11:53 AM

Totoong may 'failure of execution' pero bago 'yan ay may 'failure of comprehension' din

Robredo to Duterte admin: ‘Appreciate’ LGUs that innovate to fight coronavirus

Apr 05, 2020 - 2:11 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says the NBI going after Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto and President Rodrigo Duterte's rants vs lawyer Chel Diokno send the wrong message to the public

HANDS-ON VP. Vice President Leni Robredo oversees the preparation of personal protective equipment  sets that were delivered to another batch of hospitals on March 24, 2020. File photo by Charlie Villegas/OVP

Robredo backs proposed extension of Luzon lockdown

Apr 05, 2020 - 11:34 AM

But Vice President Leni Robredo says it is 'crucial' for the government to properly provide the basic needs of Filipinos during the lockdown in order to avoid social unrest

LOCKDOWN. Tomas Morato Avenue in Quezon City is a ghost town on March 17, 2020 due to the COVID-19 lockdown imposed over Luzon island. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Robredo welcomes Luna sacking, but surprised Duterte defended her

Apr 05, 2020 - 9:45 AM

Vice President Leni Robredo says President Rodrigo Duterte should not be tolerating individuals sowing division within government during the COVID-19 pandemic

WORKING VP. Vice President Leni Robredo inspects the first batch of protective gear her office distrubted to health workers on March 16, 202 File photo by Charlie Villegas/OVP

Duterte fires PACC Commissioner Luna for pushing probe vs Robredo

Apr 04, 2020 - 12:23 AM

'As of this moment, he's no longer connected with government,' the President says of PACC Commissioner Manuelito Luna, who pushed for a probe into the Vice President's fundraising efforts to address the coronavirus outbreak

FIRED. President Rodrigo Duterte fires Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) Commissioner Manuelito Luna (C). File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

[OPINION] Constitutional basics in a pandemic

Apr 03, 2020 - 11:00 AM

The actions being taken by the government to suppress dissenters are unconstitutional

Cue the hair flip! Frontliner helper Robredo throws shade at PACC critic

Apr 02, 2020 - 6:40 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo didn't have to say much to clap back at her critic, PACC Commissioner Manuelito Luna

HAIR FLIP QUEEN. A now-viral GIF on Twitter shows Vice President Leni Robredo flipping her hair. Screenshot from Robredo's Twitter account

NBI urged to probe Robredo for helping frontliners, 'competing' with gov't

Apr 02, 2020 - 2:50 PM

(UPDATED) The Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission's Manuelito Luna says it is 'illegal' for Vice President Leni Robredo to aid frontliners during the coronavirus outbreak

COMPETITION? Vice President Leni Robredo oversees the preparation of personal protective equipment  sets that will be delivered to another batch of hospitals on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Photo from the Office of the Vice President

How is this pandemic changing you?

Apr 02, 2020 - 10:06 AM

Let’s look at some of the challenges that this pandemic is forcing us to face and which are changing our world in incremental ways

Fashion designers, Vice President's office create open-source protective suit design

Mar 30, 2020 - 7:47 AM

Fashion designers led by Mich Dulce design a suit to protect medical pandemic frontliners, as worldwide PPE supplies become scarce

'BAYANIHAN.' Fashion designers stepped up to the challenge of crafting PPEs for medical frontliners as stocks dwindle worldwide. Image courtesy of Manila Protective Gear Sewing Club/Mich Dulce

Robredo taps local designers for PPEs, asks suppliers to provide fabric

Mar 29, 2020 - 6:47 PM

(UPDATED) Vice President Leni Robredo is asking suppliers to provide them with tafetta with silver black lining that can be used to produce personal protective equipment for health workers

PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT. Nurses from the Ospital ng Parañaque man a tent for persons under investigation for the novel coronavirus disease. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

LOOK: Robredo's office opens free dormitory for health workers in Cubao

Mar 26, 2020 - 1:40 PM

Medical professionals who wish to avail of this free service can send an email to ovpfreedormservice@gmail.com or text 09985917408

FREE DORM. One room in the Office of the Vice President's free dormitory for health workers has 3 beds available for health workers. Photo by Charlie Villegas/OVP

FALSE: Leni Robredo says ‘virus is not our enemy, bats are’

Mar 24, 2020 - 3:12 PM

The Vice President did not say the quote attributed to her

Robredo's office donates extraction kits worth P5.3M for coronavirus tests

Mar 20, 2020 - 5:12 PM

The office of Vice President Leni Robredo says an extraction kit is an essential part of the full coronavirus test kit. Its procurement from a local supplier was requested by the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM), the country’s primary testing center.

ASSISTANCE FROM ROBREDO. Staff from the Office of the Vice President deliver coronavirus extraction kits to the RITM on March 20, 2020. Photo by Charlie Villegas/OVP

LISTAHAN: Mga ruta ng libreng sakay ni Robredo para sa mga health workers

Mar 18, 2020 - 10:00 AM

Narito ang 6 na ruta ng libreng sakay para sa mga health workers habang suspendido ang operasyon ng mga pampublikong sasakyan dahil sa coronavirus outbreak

ROUTES. As mass transportation is suspended, Vice President Leni Robredo's office is offering free shuttle services to health workers starting March 18, 2020. File photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

LIST: Routes for Robredo's free shuttle service for health workers

Mar 17, 2020 - 11:45 PM

(UPDATED) Here are the 7 routes of the free shuttle service offered by the Office of the Vice President for health workers

ROUTES. As mass transportation is suspended, Vice President Leni Robredo's office is offering free shuttle services to health workers starting March 18, 2020. File photo by KD Madrilejos/Rappler

FALSE: Robredo suggests 'inhaling cough back' to prevent virus spread

Mar 17, 2020 - 6:15 PM

The graphic was edited, says News5

Robredo, OVP partners raise P12.3M for health workers' protective gear

Mar 16, 2020 - 3:36 PM

Some 5,000 government workers need at least 3 sets of personal protective equipment costing P1,500 each

PROTECTION FOR PROTECTORS. The Quezon City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office demonstrates to barangay first responders how to use their personal protective equipment against COVID-19. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Pahayag ni VP Leni Robredo sa nagbabagong sitwasyon ukol sa COVID-19

Mar 12, 2020 - 8:22 PM

'Iisang komunidad tayo; walang paraang malagpasan ito kundi ang isaisip ang kapakanan ng lahat'

Robredo appeals: Work from home, protect the vulnerable

Mar 12, 2020 - 7:38 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo addresses the public ahead of President Rodrigo Duterte to help allay fears over the novel coronavirus outbreak

MANAGING THE OUTBREAK. Vice President Leni Robredo addresses the public through her Facebook account on March 12, 2020. Screenshot from Robredo's Facebook account

FALSE: Robredo to 'sign' deal with U.N. 'to use their military forces'

Mar 11, 2020 - 1:15 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo did not say the quote about 'United Nations military forces' which was attributed to her

Robredo calls for gov't transparency on coronavirus

Mar 08, 2020 - 7:35 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo also says the government should have promptly released guidelines as soon as the first local transmission was confirmed

GOV'T RESPONSE. President Rodrigo Duterte confers with Health Secretary Francisco Duque III (center) during a briefing on COVID-10 at Malacañang on February 3, 2020. File photo by Toto Lozano/Presidential photo

Robredo: 'Empower one woman and she will raise others with her'

Mar 05, 2020 - 4:05 PM

'This is our vision: Women rising together...chipping away at barriers together,' says Vice President Leni Robredo at an event marking Women's Month

Vice President Leni Robredo spoke about the importance of empowering women and girls as we face the new decade, during her keynote address at the SPARK! Philippines #Women2020 Summit, held Thursday, March 5, 2020, at Samsung Hall, SM Aura, in Taguig City.   In her remarks, VP Leni underscored the necessary task of women helping other women, especially those in the margins of society. "The only way to be strong as women is to be strong together," she said. "When we pull each other up, when we lend each other our strength, when we each realize that it takes every one of us to hammer away at the ceiling so it may finally crash—that is when we truly succeed." (Photo by Charlie Villegas / OVP)

Higher satisfaction ratings for Robredo, Sotto, Cayetano in last quarter of 2019

Mar 03, 2020 - 12:25 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo gets a 'good' net satisfaction rating, while Senate President Vicente Sotto III and Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano obtain 'very good' scores, according to a Social Weather Stations poll

GOOD, VERY GOOD RATINGS. Vice President Leni Robredo visits Senate President Vicente Sotto III in his office on September 25, 2018. File photo by OVP

Robredo's mother, Sally Gerona, laid to rest

Mar 01, 2020 - 9:12 AM

A teacher all her life, Salvacion "Sally" Gerona, PhD, was a faculty member of Naga City's University of Sta. Isabel for 45 years

Vice President Leni Robredo is currently in Naga City for the wake of her mother, Salvacion Gerona. Viewing of Mrs. Gerona's remains started Sunday, Feb. 23. Photo by Charlie Villegas/OVP

Robredo: EDSA anniversary a reminder that tyrants won’t succeed

Feb 25, 2020 - 12:02 PM

(UPDATED) On the 34th anniversary of the historic event, Vice President Leni Robredo urges Filipinos to protect and preserve the memory of the EDSA People Power Revolution amid attempts by some quarters to 'erase it for their personal agenda'

NO TO REVISING HISTORY. Vice President Leni Robredo wants the truth about the abuses of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos to prevail. File photo by Charlie Villegas/OVP)

Malacañang grieves with Robredo for mother's death

Feb 23, 2020 - 12:13 PM

Malacañang praises Salvacion 'Sally' Gerona for being a 'selfless and dedicated teacher who molded countless of young minds across generations'

VP'S MOM. Salvacion Gerona died on Saturday, February 22. Photo from Gerona's Facebook page.

#Women2020 summit celebrates Filipina changemakers of the next decade

Feb 23, 2020 - 9:00 AM

Press release: The summit aims to spark conversations on the intersectional issues that women in the Philippines and Asia are facing

Robredo's mother Sally Gerona dies

Feb 22, 2020 - 10:18 PM

She was 83

MOTHER. Vice President Leni Robredo poses for a photo with her mother, Sally Gerona. Photo from Gerona's facebook account

Robredo hits Calida's 'very ironic' move to 'silence' ABS-CBN

Feb 19, 2020 - 9:23 PM

'Very ironic na iyong media iyong inaasahan mo na magpapaabot ng information sa tao, tapos sila din iyong sinasabihan mong huwag umimik,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

PROTECT THE PRESS. Vice President Leni Robredo says freedom of the press is 'primordial' in society. Photo by Jay Ganzon/OVP

Opposition is solid for Robredo in 2022 – Trillanes

Feb 19, 2020 - 7:32 PM

Trillanes says the highest position he can run for in 2022 is senator

2022. Vice President Leni Robredo is the opposition's solid choice for president, says former senator Antonio Trillanes IV. File photo by OVP

Robredo calls on PNP to punish, not tolerate, erring cops

Feb 16, 2020 - 5:45 PM

If the Philippine National Police is perceived as 'covering up' wrongdoing, people would lose trust in the institution, says Vice President Leni Robredo

PNP CHIEF. In this file photo, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief General Archie Gamboa troops the line during his arrival Ceremony at Camp Crame on January 21, 2020. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Robredo to Duterte: Why so quick to act on VFA but slow on novel coronavirus?

Feb 12, 2020 - 11:13 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo questions the President's motive for scrapping the VFA, especially since members of his own Cabinet warned that it would largely be against the Philippines' own interests

WHY HURRY? Vice President Leni Robredo questions President Rodrigo Duterte's "hasty" move to scrap the Visiting Forces Agreement with the US. Photo by Charlie Villegas/OVP

Robredo slams Calida petition vs ABS-CBN: 'Pang-aabuso ito ng kapangyarihan'

Feb 11, 2020 - 10:52 AM

'Sino ang magtatakda ng totoo at ng mahalaga? Kapag sinamsam ng gobyerno ang kapangyarihang ito, sinasamsam din nila ang kolektibong tungkulin nating kilatisin ang katotohanan,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

PROTECT FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION. Vice President Leni Robredo rallies behind the renewal of the franchise of ABS-CBN, citing its importance in protecting freedoms in the Philippines. Photo by OVP

DOJ clears Robredo, charges Trillanes in sedition case

Feb 10, 2020 - 1:30 PM

(4th UPDATE) Ex-senator Antonio Trillanes IV faces charges over the 'Bikoy' narcolist videos. Vice President Leni Robredo, as well as senators Leila de Lima and Risa Hontiveros, are among those cleared.

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Robredo urges Filipinos to respect Chinese amid coronavirus spread

Feb 02, 2020 - 2:05 PM

'Walang iisang may kasalanan, kaya tayo, magtulungan,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK. Jeepney passengers along Commonwealth Ave. in Quezon City, wear masks on Friday, January 31, 2020, following the first case of nCoV detected in the country. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Robredo to Duterte gov’t: Don’t waste time, act now vs coronavirus scare

Jan 31, 2020 - 9:21 AM

'Wala na tayong panahon para sa mahabang usapan,' says Vice President Leni Robredo as she joins calls for a travel ban on people coming from mainland China

Vice President Leni Robredo in San Jose on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020.

Robredo to reporters: Have a stronger voice than 'heartless trolls'

Jan 30, 2020 - 6:40 PM

Enumerating her office's achievements, Vice President Leni Robredo urges journalists to help her fight authoritarianism

TRUTH TO POWER. Vice President Leni Robredo speaks at the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines' (FOCAP) annual Prospects for the Philippines Conference, held at The Peninsula Manila in Makati City on Thursday, January 30, 2020. Photo by Charlie Villegas/OVP

LOOK: Leni Robredo meets ‘The Kingmaker’ consulting producer William Mellor

Jan 29, 2020 - 11:41 AM

'The Kingmaker' covers the legacy – and continuing influence – of the late dictator's wife and family

Take that, trolls! In Batangas, Robredo embraces the ‘Leni Lugaw’ tag

Jan 21, 2020 - 9:12 PM

The Vice President also gives pan de sal to the evacuees, sending a message to her critic and administration propagandist Mocha Uson

Vice President Leni Robredo holds up the "Lugaw Leni" sign during her visit to Brgy. Bolbok, Tuy, Batangas on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. Here, VP Leni herself served merienda for residents affected by the Taal Volcano's unrest. The sign was placed by the staff at the lugaw and pandesal station, making light of one of the most overused troll comments against the Vice President. (Photo by Charlie Villegas / OVP)