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[OPINION] In defense of democracy

Oct 18, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says in a speech in Washington DC: 'Now, more than ever, we need leaders who will step down from their pedestal and walk with the last, the least, and the lost'

CHANGE OF COMMAND. Vice President Leni Robredo, flanked by former president Fidel Ramos (to her right) and President Rodrigo Duterte, at the Armed Forces of Philippines change of command ceremony on April 18, 2018. Photo courtesy of the OVP

#PHVote2019, Pimentel files his COC, Leni Robredo | Midday wRap

Oct 11, 2018 - 12:49 PM

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House to put Robredo back in line of succession of draft constitution

Oct 10, 2018 - 6:53 PM

The House agrees to return the draft constitution to the constitutional amendments panel, which will make the necessary changes in favor of Vice President Leni Robredo

BACK IN SUCCESSION. Vice President Leni Robredo attends the House of Representatives' plenary deliberations on her office's proposed budget for 2019  on October 1, 2018. File photo by OVP

Robredo: Critics ‘too desperate’ to remove me

Oct 10, 2018 - 3:20 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo also slams House committee on constitutional amendments chair Vicente Veloso for his defense of the proposed provision removing her in the line of succession

VP ANSWERS BACK. A Philippine flag is seen behind Vice President Leni Robredo as she delivers a speech on October 2, 2018. File photo by OVP

Robredo camp defers to Duterte on health disclosure: He knows his oath

Oct 09, 2018 - 3:42 PM

‘The VP has said that...we want him healthy, we want him working. So if he says it's like that, then I suppose we must respect it,’ says Robredo’s spokesperson

STATE OF HEALTH. The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo says it respects the declaration of President Rodrigo Duterte that his recent medical tests came back negative.

House charter draft, Duterte’s health, Sara Duterte | Midday wRap

Oct 09, 2018 - 2:32 PM

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Robredo camp: 'Outright ridiculous' to remove VP as Duterte's successor

Oct 09, 2018 - 12:53 PM

'Since when did a pending election protest become the basis of succession to the highest position of the land?' asks Romulo Macalintal, election lawyer of Vice President Leni Robredo

OUT OF SUCCESSION LINE? Vice President Leni Robredo gestures during a speech at  Barangay Ucab, Itogon, Benguet on September 28, 2018. Photo by OVP

Robredo to Duterte: Get to work, stop insulting me

Oct 05, 2018 - 5:00 PM

The Vice President reacts to President Rodrigo Duterte's latest disparaging remark, that Leni Robredo is a weak leader

Duterte's EJK remark a joke? Robredo calls it an insult

Sep 30, 2018 - 4:54 PM

'Insulto 'yon sa napakaraming pamilya na naiwan ng mga napatay dahil sa extrajudicial killings,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

KILLING. Nanette Castillo looks at the dead body of her son Aldrin, an alleged drug user killed by unidentified assailants, in Manila on October 3, 2017. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Election protest, Sara Duterte, Imee Marcos, Bong Go | Evening wRap

Sep 26, 2018 - 9:37 PM

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Trillanes, Palace clears Leni, Peso falls, Trump at United Nations | Midday wRap

Sep 26, 2018 - 2:43 PM

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SC ruling 'like last nail in coffin' of VP protest – Robredo

Sep 26, 2018 - 12:59 PM

But the camp of ex-senator Bongbong Marcos insists the Supreme Court, sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, ruled in its favor over the ballot shading threshold issue

'NAIL IN THE COFFIN.' Vice President Leni Robredo sits beside her lead legal counsel Romulo Macalintal during a press conference on September 26, 2018. Photo by OVP

Marcos vs Robredo: Shading thresholds set aside in sorting out ballots

Sep 26, 2018 - 8:30 AM

To speed up the protest case, the Presidential Electoral Tribunal directs revisors to check the candidates' votes against the election returns printed from the counting machines

CONTESTED. Ballot boxes are retrieved from the town of Majuyod in Negros Oriental in September 2018 for the recount of votes in connection with former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr’s protest against Vice President Leni Robredo over the results of the 2016 elections. Photo courtesy of the Leni Robredo Media Bureau

Malacañang clears Robredo in supposed Duterte ouster plot

Sep 25, 2018 - 6:28 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo 'was not among those specifically named to be part of the conspiracy,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque

MASS FOR PEACE. Vice President Leni Robredo joins the Mass for Peace at De La Salle University on September 21, 2018, the anniversary of Martial Law. Photo by OVP

Trillanes arrest shows ‘attempt to silence dissent’ – Robredo

Sep 25, 2018 - 6:12 PM

'Dapat sana parating may lugar iyong dissenting voices para…kaming mga public officials, parati kaming on our toes,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

DISSENTING VOICES. Vice President Leni Robredo offers her support for Senator Antonio Trillanes IV at the Senate on September 25, 2018, the day he was arrested. Photo by OVP

Robredo's approval, trust ratings steady in September – Pulse Asia

Sep 25, 2018 - 12:51 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo continues to enjoy high approval and trust ratings among the poorest class

Linking opposition to Red October plot ‘politicizes the AFP’ – Robredo

Sep 25, 2018 - 9:16 AM

Vice President Leni Robredo reminds the Armed Forces of the Philippines that branding critics as criminals was the 'same draconian tactic' imposed during Martial Law

NO OUSTER PLOT. Vice President Leni Robredo delivers her speech during the Mass for Peace held at DLSU during the Martial Law anniversary on September 21, 2018. Photo by OVP

What Red October? Robredo camp, Tindig Pilipinas groups deny ouster plot

Sep 24, 2018 - 7:33 PM

Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin says the military is 'confusing legitimate dissent and extra-constitutional moves, if any, to be the same'

NO OUSTER PLOT. Vice President Leni Robredo's camp, Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano, and Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin deny involvement in plans to unseat President Rodrigo Duterte.

Robredo: 'It’s time to take a stand because democracy is at risk again'

Sep 21, 2018 - 5:30 PM

'Tinatawag tayo ng panahon upang umaksyon at ang pagkakataong ganito ay minsan lamang babalik sa atin,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

FOR DEMOCRACY. Vice President Leni Robredo delivers her speech at De La Salle Universit on September 21, 2018. Photo by OVP

Loading process in Guihulngan could damage ballot boxes – Robredo camp

Sep 18, 2018 - 4:20 PM

Lawyers of Vice President Leni Robredo question the manner by which the ballot boxes from Guihulngan City were loaded for transport

RISKING DAMAGE. The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo sends pictures of how the ballot boxes in Guihulngan City were arranged for transport. Photos from Robredo's legal team

Robredo wants 'patriots' in opposition Senate slate

Sep 18, 2018 - 3:00 PM

'We want leaders who are courageous enough to stand for whatever they think would be right for the Filipino people,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

OPPOSITION 'PATRIOTS' in SENATE. Vice President Leni Robredo says the final opposition Senatorial slate will have people who can stand up against an authoritarian leadership. Rappler screengrab

Ballot retrieval begins in Negros Oriental for VP protest

Sep 17, 2018 - 7:00 PM

The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo says they do not oppose the retrieval, but were not given enough time to prepare for it

Photo courtesy of Leni Robredo Media Bureau

Robredo hopes more ‘advocates’ to 'professionalize' LP

Sep 15, 2018 - 3:23 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says having non-politician members will help ensure that advocacies, not elections, set party direction

LP CHAIRPERSON. Vice President Leni Robredo hopes the "advocates" now joining the Liberal Party will set a new direction for the party. Screenshot by Rappler

Typhoon Ompong, Robredo on calm leadership, hurricane Florence | Evening wRap

Sep 14, 2018 - 11:03 PM

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Robredo: Better results with 'calm, courageous' leadership

Sep 14, 2018 - 3:48 PM

'Gusto ko sana ipakita na ang mabuting leadership ay na-a-achieve 'pag mag-adhere ka sa prinsipyo na nirerespeto mo ang dissenting opinions,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

CALM, QUIET LEADERSHIP. Vice President Leni Robredo tells Rappler what kind of opposition leader she would be. Screenshot by Rappler

Typhoon Ompong, Robredo on Trillanes amnesty issue, Mark Zuckerberg | Midday wRap

Sep 14, 2018 - 3:31 PM

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Rappler Talk: VP Leni Robredo on leading the opposition

Sep 13, 2018 - 9:00 PM

On Thursday, September 13, Rappler sits down with Vice President Leni Robredo to discuss what she thinks the government should do to address the plight of the poor and the role the opposition should play now

Robredo: Trillanes amnesty issue 'weakened' Duterte presidency

Sep 13, 2018 - 8:05 PM

'I think this caused a big embarrassment to the President. Imagine, the President nag-declare ng something na hindi pala tama 'yung grounds?' says Vice President Leni Robredo

AMNESTY ISSUE. Vice President Leni Robredo is against President Rodrigo Duterte's order to revoke Senator Antonio Trillanes IV's amnesty. Screenshot by Rappler

Vote in 2019 to show 'resistance' vs high inflation, abuses of power

Sep 12, 2018 - 4:20 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says the loudest voice of opposition still comes from ordinary Filipinos during the election period

VOTE TO RESIST. Vice President Leni Robredo urges Flipinos to vote in 2019. File photo by OVP

Duterte's Q and A with Panelo a 'wasted opportunity' – Robredo

Sep 12, 2018 - 3:05 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says she was expecting President Rodrigo Duterte to finally explain the government's plans to address soaring inflation and the rice crisis

'WASTED OPPORTUNITY.' Vice President Leni Robredo reacts to President Rodrigo Duterte's one-on-one interview with Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo. File photo by OVP

Robredo camp asks SC to probe poll fraud accuser Glenn Chong

Sep 11, 2018 - 3:53 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo's lawyers find it 'disturbing' that former lawmaker Glenn Chong has access to audit logs from Ragay, Camarines Sur

POLL FRAUD ACCUSER. Former Biliran representative Glenn Chong gestures during a Senate hearing on July 31, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Robredo visits Trillanes in Senate

Sep 06, 2018 - 6:11 PM

'Hindi man kami mag-kapareho ng partido, alam namin [ang] ginagawa sa kanya. At dahil mali ginagawa sa kanya, nakikiisa kami sa kanya,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

VISIT. Vice President Leni Robredo visits Senator Antonio Trillanes IV in his office. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Robredo to Duterte gov't: 'Stop dismissing inflation as sign of growing economy'

Sep 06, 2018 - 11:20 AM

'Sa halip na patahimikin ang mga taong pumupuna ng mga pagkukulang nila, gamitin sana itong pagkakataon ng administrasyon na patunayang kaya nilang pababain ang presyo ng mga bilihin,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

GOVERNMENT PRIORITIES. Vice President Leni Robredo urges the Duterte administration to focus on easing high food prices rather than on matters like putting back opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV in jail. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Robredo: Opposition coalition stands with Trillanes

Sep 05, 2018 - 1:15 PM

(UPDATED) 'Gagawin natin ang lahat para hindi patuloy ang ganitong uri ng pagpapahirap para lang isilensyo ang ating mga gustong sabihin,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

VP IN ZAMBOANGA CITY. Vice President Leni Robredo in a media interview during her visit to Zambanga City on September 5, 2018, where she discussed the rice problem with local officials. Photo by Richard Falcatan/Rappler

Robredo: Trillanes amnesty revocation proves admin out to silence critics

Sep 04, 2018 - 3:27 PM

‘Walang lugar ang pamumulitika sa panahong nahaharap ang karamihan ng ating mga kababayan sa...gutom, kahirapan, at kakulangan ng trabaho,’ Vice President Leni Robredo tells the Duterte administration

SILENCING DISSENT. Vice President Leni Robredo calls on the Duterte administration to reconize the amnesty granted by President Benigno Aquino III (right) to former mutineer and now Senator Antonio Trillanes IV (3rd from right). File photo from the OVP

Robredo: Rape exists because of rapists, not beautiful women

Sep 03, 2018 - 1:35 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo reminds President Rodrigo Duterte that rape is a serious matter and victims should not be blamed

WOMEN'S RIGHTS ADVOCATE. Vice President Leni Robredo holds a press conference on September 3, 2018 Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Robredo, LP want Piñol, NFA's Aquino fired over rice crisis

Sep 03, 2018 - 12:50 PM

To help address inflation and the rice shortage, Liberal Party stalwarts call for the passage of the Bawas Presyo bill, which would suspend the excise tax on fuel under the TRAIN law

LP ADDRESSES INFLATION. From L-R: Senators Francis Pangilinan and Bam Aquino, Vice President Leni Robredo, and Representatives Miro Quimbo and Kit Belmonte. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Bicol officials deny 'tanim droga' at Naga checkpoints

Sep 02, 2018 - 1:33 PM

'We assure the public that all actions of our law enforcement agencies will be within the bounds of law,' says Naga City official Allen Reondanga

'DISINFORMATION' ALERT. Naga City public information office head Allen Reondanga denies a claim in a 'chain message' saying there will be 'tanim droga' operations (planting of illegal drugs) in checkpoints in Naga City. Screenshot from Reondanga's Facebook account

Robredo: Courage and empathy, not dictatorship, improves lives

Aug 31, 2018 - 9:30 PM

'Quiet courage and empathy, and leaders that put in the hard work of actually transforming the lives of people, are rarities in these times, when dictatorship is claimed by some to be better' says Vice President Leni Robredo during the 2018 Ramon Magsaysay Awards ceremony

HEROES. Vice President Leni Robredo says courageous, and hard working heroes like the Ramon Magsaysay awardees are the 'last line of defense for humanity.' Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

Duterte on rape, Robredo hits back, Rachelle Ann meets Harry and Meghan | Evening wRap

Aug 31, 2018 - 9:23 PM

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Robredo to Duterte: Stop ranting, focus on helping suffering Filipinos

Aug 31, 2018 - 3:57 PM

Instead of glorifying a dictator and attacking me, why not fix our country's problems, says the Vice President

Vice President Leni Robredo, together with her daughters, Aika and Jillian, led the launch of Jesse Robredo: His Story, a biography about VP Leni's husband, who served as Interior Secretary and long-time Naga City Mayor. The biography was a project of the Jesse M. Robredo Foundation, and was written by award-winning author Criselda Yabes. (Photo by OVP)

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Aug 31, 2018 - 1:15 PM

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Duterte says PH 'better off with dictator' than Robredo

Aug 30, 2018 - 8:00 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte also claims that Vice President Leni Robredo's 'brother-in-law' brought drugs to Bicol

Martial law in Mindanao, Xiamen air, Game of Thrones | Evening wRap

Aug 29, 2018 - 8:27 PM

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Robredo: No to martial law extension in Mindanao

Aug 29, 2018 - 3:05 PM

'Where's our assurance that if we extend martial law, it would prevent violence in Mindanao?' asks Vice President Leni Robredo

NO TO MARTIAL LAW EXTENSION. Vice President says martial law in Mindanao has so far been 'ineffective' in stopping terrorist activities there. File photo by OVP

Robredo hopes CJ De Castro to ‘unify’ Supreme Court again

Aug 29, 2018 - 2:15 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo does not react when asked if she has any fears over Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo de Castro possibly influencing the electoral protest filed against her

FOR THE SAKE OF SC. Vice President Leni Robredo is hoping for the a unified Supreme Court under Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo de Castro. File photo by OVP

Robredo hits Piñol: 'Insensitive' to say high rice prices benefit farmers

Aug 29, 2018 - 1:20 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo also slams the 'conflicting' statements of several government agencies on the ongoing rice crisis

'WHAT'S THE GAME PLAN?' Vice President Leni Robredo talks about the rice crisis in an ambush interview on August 29, 2018. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

House panel approves P447-M OVP budget for 2019

Aug 29, 2018 - 12:53 PM

The Office of the Vice President's proposed budget for 2019 is P96 million less than in 2018, which Leni Robredo says would affect her anti-poverty program

SEEKING BUDGET RESTORATION. Vice President Leni Robredo faces the House committee on appropriations to defend her office's proposed 2019 budget. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Leni recalls fond memories of Jesse at launch of his biography

Aug 28, 2018 - 9:55 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo leads the launch in Makati City of the book 'Jesse Robredo: His Story,' written by award-winning author Criselda Yabes

LENI REMEMBERS JESSE. Vice President Leni Robredo delivers a speech during the launch of Jesse Robredo: His Story biography on August 28, 2018. All photos by OVP

How to defend democracy? Filipinos urged to learn from heroes

Aug 27, 2018 - 1:19 PM

(2nd UPDATE) Vice President Leni Robredo and some lawmakers on how it is to be modern-day heroes amid threats to the nation's values