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Robredo won't dignify Locsin's 'rude' remark against her

Jun 25, 2019 - 6:48 PM

'Ever since, hindi ako pumatol kapag usapang bastusan. Hindi naman ako nababawasan noon,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

NON-ISSUE. Vice President Leni Robredo is not provoked by DFA Secretary Teddyboy Locsin calling her stupid. File photo by Charlie Villegas/OVP

Robredo 'not confident' about joint PH-China probe, backs third-party inquiry

Jun 23, 2019 - 6:45 PM

'Kaya mahirap na joint investigation, kasi hindi natin sigurado kung iyong totoo talaga iyong lalabas,' says Vice President Leni Robredo on the planned joint probe with China into the Recto Bank incident

VISIT. Vice President Leni Robredo visits the fishermen and crew of FB Gem-Ver, in Brgy. San Roque, San Jose Occ Mindoro on June 21, 2019. Rappler screengrab

Robredo visits Filipino fishermen, provides assistance

Jun 21, 2019 - 2:27 PM

Each of the 22 fishermen receives P50,000 under the Office of the Vice President's Angat Buhay Program

DIALOGUE WITH FISHERMEN. Vice President Leni Robredo visits the fishermen and crew of FB Gem-Ver, on June 21, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Robredo to dialogue with Gem-Ver fishermen on June 21

Jun 20, 2019 - 8:26 PM

'As far as I understand, dialogue is the main agenda,' says Vice President Leni Robredo's spokesperson Barry Gutierrez

GEM-VER CREW. The fishermen of F/B Gem-Ver, the fishing boat sunk by a Chinese vessel near the Recto Bank on June 9, alight from the BRP Ramon Alcaraz after they were turned over to Mindoro local officials by the Philippine Navy on June 14, 2019. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Martires delays releasing Duterte, Robredo SALNs

Jun 19, 2019 - 3:13 PM

The 1987 Constitution and the Code of Conduct for Public Officials empower journalists to obtain and report on SALNs

DELAY. Ombudsman Samuel Martires delays the process of releasing the President and the Vice President's Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Robredo slams PH boat sinking as Duterte stays silent

Jun 16, 2019 - 4:41 PM

'We condemn in the strongest possible terms the irresponsible actions of the Chinese crew involved in the incident,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

SALUTE. Vice President Leni Robredo leads the flag-raising and wreath-laying ceremony in celebration for the 120th Independence Day in Luneta Park on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. File photo by OVP

FALSE: 'Slipper company' filed syndicated estafa against Robredo

Jun 14, 2019 - 5:59 PM

The alleged slipper company 'You Foot' is non-existent. The Department of Trade and Industry and Securities and Exchange Commission do not have a record of the company.

Robredo claims recount win, Marcos calls it ‘self-serving assumption’

Jun 13, 2019 - 12:41 PM

Robredo claims that the recount in 3 pilot provinces selected by Marcos has given her 15,000 more votes, based on unofficial numbers from the electoral tribunal

ELECTORAL PROTEST. Vice President Leni Robredo claims victory at the Presidential Electoral Tribunal but Bongbong Marcos calls the claim "self-serving assumptions."

Robredo's Angat Buhay program flagged for poor planning, lack of docs

Jun 12, 2019 - 5:35 PM

(UPDATED) The Office of the Vice President's lack of a 'clear-cut procedure' in choosing local beneficiaries 'defeats the purpose' of its Angat Buhay program, says the Commission on Audit

ANGAT BUHAY. A file photo of Vice President Leni Robredo  at an Angat Buhay Program project in Romblon on April 12, 2019, where the Office of the Vice President (OVP) gave kitchen tools and equipment to the Santa Maria National High School for senior high Home Economics. Photo by Arnold Almacen/Office of the Vice President

Robredo to Filipinos: It's our duty to ensure a 'free, just, humane' society

Jun 12, 2019 - 11:25 AM

'Nawa'y pukawin ng pagdiriwang na ito ang isang malalim na pagmamahal para sa bayan,' says Vice President Leni Robredo on Independence Day

INDEPENDENCE. Vice President Leni Robredo leads the the flag-raising and wreath-laying ceremony during the celebration of the 121st Philippine Independence Day at the Rizal Monument in Manila on June 12, 2019. Photo by OVP

Robredo: Wrong to use Marawi rehab funds for Hajj

Jun 09, 2019 - 9:30 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says that while Hajj is a pillar of Islam, the government must be strict about using funds only for what they were authorized for

a Maranao woman walks passed by tents at the Sarimanok Tent City in Marawi City on the eve of Eid'l Fitr, June 4,2019. (bobby lagsa/Rappler)

Robredo: Why reject U.N. probe if Duterte gov't has nothing to hide?

Jun 09, 2019 - 4:25 PM

'Kung totoo na walang human rights violations dito, bakit sasalungatin natin iyong imbestigasyon?' asks Vice President Leni Robredo

Human rights are the bedrock of a person's dignity and freedom. Human rights belong to every regardless of their stature in life, their gender, class, ethinicity, religion, politics or circumstances. Human rights are universal because we are all born with them. And yet, because people do not equally enjoy their rights and human rights itself are under attack, there are those who spend their lives fighting for the rights of others and their selves. December 10, 2018 International Human Rights Day at Mendiola, Manila. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

FALSE: Nun Mary John Mananzan calls for ouster of Duterte

May 30, 2019 - 12:09 PM

Sr Mary John Mananzan has been a staunch critic of the Duterte administration, but she hasn't called for the ouster of Duterte and his replacement by Robredo

Robredo on Pisay controversy: Abuse vs women unacceptable in any form

May 29, 2019 - 10:38 AM

Vice President Leni Robredo says changing the culture of abuse against women in the Philippines 'begins with calling out behavior that is disrespectful and abusive to women, and ensuring that it is appropriately sanctioned'

FIGHTER FOR WOMEN. Vice President Leni Robredo says there is no excuse for abuse against women. File photo by Arnold Almacen/OVP

OVP gets highest COA rating in 2018 audit

May 25, 2019 - 11:51 PM

The Commission on Audit's sterling opinion of the 2018 financial report of the Office of the Vice President is an improvement from previous years when the state auditors flagged some of its expenses

VP ROBREDO. Vice President Leni Robredo delivers a speech during a youth forum in January 2017. File photo by OVP

Robredo: Liberal Party has nothing to do with Bikoy

May 23, 2019 - 1:53 PM

(3rd UPDATE) 'I can speak for the party na wala kaming kinalaman sa Bikoy issue,' says Liberal Party chair Vice President Leni Robredo

NO INVOLVEMENT. Vice President Leni Robredo (center) says she has never met Peter Joemel Advincula. OVP photo

FALSE: VP Leni Robredo ‘promised’ to step down if no Otso Diretso bet wins

May 16, 2019 - 1:14 PM

The claim originated from a website that's known for spreading misleading information

Robredo tells frustrated Filipinos: Don’t resort to name-calling

May 16, 2019 - 10:56 AM

Vice President Leni Robredo said those on the receiving end of this frustration 'are the ones we need to reach out to connect with all the more'

NO NAME-CALLING. Vice President Leni Robredo attends a thanksgiving Mass for the Otso Diretso candidates held at the Parish of the Holy Sacrifice in UP Diliman, Quezon City on May 8, 2019. Photo by OVP

Robredo: No matter the election results, Otso Diretso's fight continues

May 14, 2019 - 2:55 PM

'Paghugutan natin ng lakas ang bawat isa. Marami pa tayong kailangan gawin at marami pa tayong magagawa,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

NOT YET OVER. Vice President Leni Robredo and Otso Diretso candidates attend a thanksgiving Mass held at the Parish of the Holy Sacrifice at UP Diliman in Quezon City, on May 8, 2019. Photo by OVP

LOOK: Leni Robredo votes in Naga City

May 13, 2019 - 11:59 AM

The Vice President is accompanied by daughters Aika and Tricia at the Tabuco Central School

VP IN HOMETOWN. Vice President Leni Robredo casts her vote at the Tabuco Central School in Naga City. Photo by Allan Rey Camata

Robredo to Duterte gov’t: ‘Be more firm’ vs all illegal foreign workers

May 02, 2019 - 3:51 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says the government should always prioritize Filipino laborers over foreign workers, especially those without working permits

FILIPINO FIRST. Vice President Leni Robredo speaks before sectoral representatives at Donsol, Sorsogon province May 2, 2019. Photo by Arnold Almacen/OVP

Otso Diretso reunites in Cebu City, but local allies still a no-show

Apr 29, 2019 - 8:46 AM

A barangay captain in Argao, Cebu, however, allows several Otso Diretso candidates to campaign in his village

THE OPPOSITION. Vice President Leni Robredo (center) is joined by all 8 Otso Diretso candidates in Cebu City on April 28, 2019. Photo courtesy of Otso Diretso media

Robredo: If a foreign government provided info for Duterte matrix, this is a crime

Apr 24, 2019 - 6:31 PM

President Duterte admits he got the information of a supposed plot to oust him from 'foreign sources' who tapped Philippine journalists and human rights lawyers

AHON. Vice President Leni Robredo poses for selfies during the Ahon Laylayan Coalition in Cagayan de Oro City. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Robredo’s net satisfaction rating soars in March – SWS

Apr 24, 2019 - 2:54 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo's net satisfaction rating jumps to a 'good' +42 in March from a 'moderate' +27 in December 2018

RATING UP. Vice President Leni Robredo shows a 15-point increase in her net satisfaction rating, according to a SWS survey released on her 54th birthday on April 23, 2019. Photo by OVP

Robredo on Duterte 'ouster plot': Don’t release unverified matrices

Apr 23, 2019 - 8:40 PM

(UPDATED) 'Ang likelihood na hindi rin siya reliable, napakalaki,' says Vice President Leni Robredo of the matrix claiming journalists and human rights lawyers are planning to oust President Duterte

VERIFY FIRST. Vice President Leni Robredo said unvalidated information, like in the latest Duterte 'ouster plot', should not be released to the public. File photo by OVP

Defend freedom, Robredo tells Filipinos on Easter 2019

Apr 21, 2019 - 10:04 AM

'Sa huli, sa kabila ng kadiliman at kahirapan, ang kabutihan at pagmamahalan pa rin ang mananaig,' says Vice President Leni Robredo on Easter Sunday

EASTER VIGIL. The Paschal candle is lit in front of the Baguio Cathedral as part of the Easter Vigil rites on April 20, 2019. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

FALSE: 'PET recount done,' Bongbong Marcos defeated

Apr 17, 2019 - 11:44 AM

The Supreme Court, sitting as the Presidential Election Tribunal, has not yet declared the official results of the Marcos-Robredo electoral protest case

Robredo: Imee Marcos 'insensitive' for saying PH started fight with China

Apr 14, 2019 - 7:05 PM

'Iyon talagang nakakadismaya.... Talagang napaka-insensitive. Nakakatakot na ganito iyong magiging senador,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

Vice President Leni Robredo visited the beneficiaries of cattle donated by Office of the Vice President under its Angat Buhay program in Zamboanguita, Negros Oriental, on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. The beneficiaries are part of the Daruhan sa Matag Mag-uuma farmers association, and received the cattle as part of livelihood initiatives, as identified by the local government, a participant in the Angat Buhay Bridging Leadership Program. (Photo by OVP)

‘Mahaba pa ang laban’: Survey laggard Otso Diretso bets still positive

Apr 12, 2019 - 11:35 AM

(UPDATED) Vice President Leni Robredo also suspects black propaganda against Otso Diretso candidates Mar Roxas and Bam Aquino, but did not give any evidence for her claim

UNFAZED. Vice President Leni Robredo (center) raises the hands of Otso Diretso bets Samira Gutoc, Romy Macalintal, and Chel Diokno in Bohol on April, 5, 2019. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Robredo on Duterte family wealth: All gov't officials must disclose assets

Apr 10, 2019 - 6:45 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says all government employees, regardless of position, are expected to be honest in declaring their wealth

HONESTY. Vice President Leni Robredo says government employees and officials must be truthful when they submit their SALNs. Photo by OVP

On Day of Valor, Robredo tells Filipinos: Be valiant like our forefathers

Apr 09, 2019 - 8:19 AM

The Vice President is attending the 77th commemoration of the Araw ng Kagitingan at the Mount Samat National Shrine in Pilar, Bataan, while President Rodrigo Duterte will observe the event in Jolo, Sulu

BE BRAVE. Vice President Leni Robredo wants Filipinos to live up to their forefathers' bravery during the Fall of Bataan 77 years ago. File photo by OVP

Robredo denies she is 'eager' to replace Duterte

Apr 07, 2019 - 4:05 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says declaring a revolutionary government runs against President Rodrigo Duterte's oath to defend the Constitution

Vice President Leni Robedo attended the commencement exercises for the 201 cadets of Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) Sansiklab Class of 2019, held at Camp General Mariano Castañeda in Silang, Cavite on Friday, March 22, 2019. VP Leni gave now Police Inspector Merriefin Longcob Carisusa from Medellin, Cebu—the Top 2 cadet of Sansiklab Class—the Vice Presidential Kampilan Award. (Photo by OVP)

FALSE: National Board of Canvassers has final official result in 2016 VP election recount

Apr 06, 2019 - 4:44 PM

Facebook posts falsely claim that lawmakers have a 'final official result' in the 2016 vice presidential election recount

Robredo: LP has no resources to make video linking Paolo Duterte to drugs

Apr 05, 2019 - 6:17 PM

Robredo says the once-ruling LP does not have the resources to mount what President Rodrigo Duterte tags as 'black propaganda' against his son

ROBREDO. Vice President Leni Robredo met with the farmers and fisherfolk in Lingayen, Pangasinan, held at Purok Marcela Resort on Thursday, March 21, 2019. File photo by OVP

Robredo to Duterte: 'Irresponsible' to threaten critics with revolutionary gov’t

Apr 05, 2019 - 5:39 PM

'Hindi puwedeng dahil nag-alburoto ka, parang tatakutin iyong taumbayan sa isang paraan na hindi constitutional,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

VICE PRESIDENT. Vice President Leni Robredo addresses a multi-sectoral dialogue with farmers, fisherfolk, and womenís groups in Atimonan, Quezon, on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. Photo from OVP

If Duterte declares revolutionary gov’t, Robredo becomes president – Macalintal

Apr 05, 2019 - 12:16 PM

'Once President Duterte declares a revolutionary government, he ceases to be President having divested himself of the presidency,' says opposition senatorial bet Romy Macalintal, a veteran election lawyer

AGAINST REVGOV. Vice President Leni Robredo has long been against the declaration of a revolutionary government. File photo by OVP

Vice Ganda celebrates birthday on 'It's Showtime' with greetings from Duterte, Robredo

Mar 30, 2019 - 5:24 PM

The comedian is turning 42 on March 31

VICE GANDA. The comedian, pictured here at the ABS-CBN Ball in 2019, celebrates his birthday with a special showcase on 'It's Showtime.' File photo by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

[ANALYSIS] Contextualizing Sara Duterte’s courage

Mar 30, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Is the Davao mayor the courageous woman leader that this country needs? How about Vice President Leni Robredo and her 'quiet courage'?

FALSE: 'Manila Bulletin story' on Robredo proposing law to jail bashers

Mar 26, 2019 - 9:45 AM

The Manila Bulletin denies publishing a story with headline, 'Robredo to pass a law to put netizens behind bars for bashing her.' It labels the post a 'hoax.'

Robredo says ICC complaint vs China's Xi 'gives Filipinos hope'

Mar 23, 2019 - 6:35 PM

'Parang dinugtungan ulit iyong pag-asa sa ating mga puso, na mayroon pa naman pala tayong lakas na labanan iyong isang malaking entity kagaya ng China,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

Vice President Leni Robredo met with the farmers and fisherfolk in Lingayen, Pangasinan, held at Purok Marcela Resort on Thursday, March 21, 2019. Pangasinan 2nd District Rep. Leopoldo Bataoil and other local officials of Lingayen were also present during the dialogue. Photo by OVP

Robredo: Regulate ‘organized' spread of false information online

Mar 21, 2019 - 4:26 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says she 'firmly' stands by the right to free speech, but this must be distinguished from the 'deliberate, organized, and large-scale dissemination of false information'

AGAINST DISINFORMATION. Vice President Leni Robredo clarifies what exactly she wants to be regulated on social media to help stop disinformation online. Photo by OVP

Robredo wants social media regulated to stop disinformation

Mar 20, 2019 - 6:34 PM

The Vice President says social media has become a tool to spread false information during the election season

STOPPING DISINFORMATION. Vice President Leni Robredo delivers a speech at the University of Luzon in on March 20, 2019, when she said she wants social media to be regulated. Photo by OVP

Robredo on China-funded Kaliwa Dam: Bakit uutang tayo?

Mar 17, 2019 - 7:45 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo calls on the Duterte administration to explain why it is opting for a Chinese loan for the Kaliwa Dam, instead of a public-private partnership

Residents of Hill top, Brgy. Bagong Ilog in Pasig City on March 12, 2019, queue for water after the barangay experienced water shortage for several days cause by the operational adjustments conducted by Manila Water. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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Mar 11, 2019 - 1:17 PM

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Robredo shrugs off 'insults': Focus on candidates

Mar 10, 2019 - 10:05 PM

'Kahit insultuhin ako, hindi naman nagbabago iyong paniniwala ko.... Napakahalaga ng honesty,' says Vice President Leni Robredo, when asked about Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte's remarks

VP Leni endorsing Otso Direstso slate in Naga City on February 13, 2019. Photo by Ben Nabomg/Rappler

Sara Duterte alleges 'massive fraud' in 2016 elections, calls Robredo ‘fake VP’

Mar 09, 2019 - 2:44 PM

(UPDATED) The Robredo camp strikes back and accuses the presidential daughter of falling for fake news

CAMPAIGN HEAT. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio and the camp of Vice President Leni Robredo trade barbs on the issue of honesty as campaign season heats up.

Robredo urges women: Be fearless in fighting for what is right

Mar 08, 2019 - 5:45 PM

'This is not the time to hide behind the curtains and let fear cave us into silence,' Vice President Leni Robredo says on International Women's Day

WOMEN'S DAY. Vice President Leni Robredo delivers a keynote address at the International Women's Day Summit 2019 held at Samsung Hall at SM Aura Premier in Taguig City on Friday, March 8, 2019. Photo from the Office of the Vice President

Robredo: If you're not honest, don't run for public office

Mar 08, 2019 - 1:07 PM

'Ang honesty, napakalaking factor sa integrity ng isang tao. Kung wala kang ganoon, dapat hindi mo iniisip maglingkod kasi paano ka makakapaglingkod kung may problema ka sa sarili mo?' says Vice President Leni Robredo

HONESTY REQUIRED. Vice President Leni Robredo says honesty should be a 'given' for anyone who wants to enter into public service. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

Robredo chides Imee Marcos: Just be upfront about college degree issue

Mar 07, 2019 - 7:42 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo also reacts to Sara Duterte's remark on honesty during elections, saying it is an 'insult to the electorate'

Robredo on drug list: File cases instead of trial by publicity

Mar 06, 2019 - 1:11 PM

'Mahirap ang trial by publicity, kasi ano ang assurance natin na tama ang information?' asks Vice President Leni Robredo, citing mistakes in the previous drug list of the Duterte administration

VP IN LAGUNA. Vice President Leni Robredo addresses representatives of various sectoral groups in Nagcarlan, Laguna, on March 7, 2019. Photo from OVP