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Robredo won’t be 'messiah' for opposition after Sereno ouster

Jun 21, 2018 - 5:05 PM

Where should the initiative to oppose the ouster of former chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno come from instead? Vice President Leni Robredo says it should emanate from 'all of us.'

NOT FULL-ON OPPOSITION. VP Leni Robredo is against the removal of ex-SC chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno through a quo warranto petitoin. File photo by OVP

Consultative Committee rules out term extension for Duterte, Robredo

Jun 21, 2018 - 12:36 PM

A 10-member transition commission headed by President Rodrigo Duterte will complete the shift to a new system of government by June 30, 2022, according to the transitory provisions drafted by the Con-Com

PRESIDENT AND VP. President Rodrigo Duterte and Vice President Leni Robredo witnesses the program proper during the 39th Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) Commencement Exercises on March 21, 2018. Malacanang Photo

Robredo's Metro Laylayan assists 10,000 beneficiaries in 1st year

Jun 20, 2018 - 8:15 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says she enjoys visiting the homes of the Metro Laylayan program beneficiaries as she hears inspiring stories of hope from them

ASSISTANCE. Vice President Leni Robredo and members of her staff pose with the Eraya family, one of the beneficiaries of the Metro Laylayan program. All photos by Loreben Tuquero/Rappler

Robredo on final Sereno ouster: 'Defend what remains of democracy'

Jun 19, 2018 - 2:44 PM

'We will remember today. And in that remembrance, we will find the strength to fight on,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

'FIGHT ON.' Vice President Leni Robredo calls on Filipinos to continue protecting democracy after the Supreme Court affirmed its decision to oust ex-chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. File pPhotos by OVP

Robredo opposes Duterte proposal to arm barangay chiefs

Jun 18, 2018 - 1:55 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says allowing barangay captains to carry firearms is not a guaranteed way to bring about peace and order

 Vice President Leni Robredo spoke before the newly-elected Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan officials of Naga City, during their oath-taking at Naga City Hall on Monday, June 18, 2018. VP Leni also led the SK officials in their oath of office.  In her message, the Vice President urged the barangay and SK officials to remain true to their task of serving their communities. (Photo by OVP)

Robredo wants to extend barangay officials' terms to 5 years

Jun 18, 2018 - 1:05 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says extending the terms of barangay officials would 'distance them from too much politics'

TERM EXTENSION? Vice President Leni Robredo leads the oath-taking of newly elected barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan officials of Naga City on June 18, 2018. Photo by OVP

Robredo to youth: Don’t lose hope, good will triumph over evil

Jun 16, 2018 - 9:48 PM

'Ang pinaka-number one na lesson in history, hindi tumatagal ang kasamaan, na parating in the end, ang nagta-triumph ay iyong kabutihan,' Vice President Leni Robredo tells youth leaders

'HOPE AND FAITH. 'Vice President Leni Robredo addresses participants at the national summit of Millennials PH at the OVP Quezon City Reception House on June 16, 2018. Photo from OVP

Robredo swears in new Liberal Party members in Negros Occidental

Jun 15, 2018 - 7:16 PM

'It is much better to open the party membership to non-politicians because we are assured that they join the party not to win the election but because we have the same principles,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

NEW MEMBERS. Some of the new members of the Liberal Party from Negros Occidental who took their oath before Vice President Leni Robredo on June 14, 2018. Contributed photo

Peace talks, Leni on pesos, Trump salutes NorKor General | Evening wRap

Jun 15, 2018 - 6:58 PM

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Duterte hopes for unity vs 'misguided ideologies' on Eid'l Fitr

Jun 15, 2018 - 3:20 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo, meanwhile, hopes for the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law. ARMM governor Mujiv Hataman prays to Allah for help in overcoming challenges.

Gov’t should explain 'alarming' peso fall – Robredo

Jun 15, 2018 - 11:08 AM

Vice President Leni Robredo says the government should address speculation about the weakening Philippine peso, especially as this affects both businesses and ordinary people

CONCERNS OVER PESO FALL.Vice President Leni Robredo says the government should end speculations over the weakening of the Philippine peso by explaining to the public wy this happened. Photo from OVP

[OPINION] The shading threshold in Marcos v. Robredo

Jun 15, 2018 - 10:30 AM

The ruling of the Court imposing the 50% shading threshold in reviewing election results that were determined on a 25% threshold might therefore be a portent of things to come. It forecasts how the Court intends to exercise discretion in Marcos v. Robredo.

WATCH: Inspiring films on Uber driver, a jazz bar, swimmer with no legs

Jun 14, 2018 - 12:55 PM

The winning films of Vice President Leni Robredo's Istorya ng Pag-asa Film Festival will be screened at Ayala Malls Cinemas from June 13 to 30

INSPIRING. Marlon Driver, the Uber driver starring the winning film 'Ang Biyahe ni Marlon' has a condition called Tourette's Syndrom. Screenshot from 'Ang Biyahe ni Marlon'

Robredo says Duterte admin 'too soft' vs Chinese presence in West PH Sea

Jun 13, 2018 - 4:35 PM

'Iyong atin, atin iyon. Kapag mayroong violation galing sa iba – kung China man iyan o ibang lugar – kailangan tayong mag-protesta,' says Vice President Leni Robredo on China's militarization of the West Philippine Sea

'WHAT'S OURS IS OURS'. Vice President Leni Robredo delivers a speech during the "West Philippine Sea: Issues and Policy" forum on June 11, 2018. File photo by OVP

PH Democracy, Scarborough, Independence Day | Evening wRap

Jun 12, 2018 - 7:40 PM

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Robredo urges Filipinos to fight modern-day threats to freedom

Jun 12, 2018 - 9:53 AM

(UPDATED) 'Sa pagdiriwang natin ng kalayaan sa araw na ito, nawa'y magkaroon ng panibagong lakas ang bawat isa sa atin na isabuhay ang diwa na ipinaglaban ng ating mga bayani,' says Vice President Leni Robredo on Independence Day

FIGHTING FOR FREEDOM. Vice President Leni Robredo leads the flag-raising and wreath-laying ceremony in celebration of the 120th Independence Day held at Luneta Park in Manila on June 12, 2018. Photo by OVP

Robredo: China presence in West PH Sea 'most serious external threat since WWII'

Jun 11, 2018 - 7:35 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says asserting the country's rights over the West Philippine Sea goes beyond the welfare of Filipino fishermen: 'It is about our nation's independence, security, and sovereignty'

VP Leni Robredo speech at the "West Philippine Sea: Issues and Policy" forum. Photo by OVP

Where Duterte, Robredo, other officials will mark Independence Day 2018

Jun 11, 2018 - 6:40 PM

Here is a list of officials who will lead flag-raising events on Independence Day 2018, what time, and where

INDEPENDENCE DAY. Soldiers salute during a flag-raising ceremony at the Lanao del Sur provincial capital of Marawi on the southern island of Mindanao on Philippine Independence Day, June 12, 2017. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

LOOK: Men, women shave heads to call for 25% shading threshold in VP race

Jun 11, 2018 - 2:25 PM

'Nangangamba kami sa posibilidad na hindi lumitaw ang tunay na pasya ng taumbayan noong 2016 elections dahil sa teknikalidad,' says the group

State university students Jhanee, 20 and Pipay, 19, both members of Millennials PH were the first ones to be shaved. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Kris vs Mocha: Lessons for the catatonic opposition

Jun 11, 2018 - 9:00 AM

That Kris – once the Aquino clan's loose cannon – could outgun, outtalk and outmessage the 'Yellows' indicates something wrong with the opposition

Robredo expresses concern over harassment of PH fishermen in Panatag

Jun 09, 2018 - 9:30 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo calls the China Coast Guard's actions as 'a blatant disregard of the rights of Filipinos, and the authority of the Republic of the Philippines over Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal'

WEST PH SEA. Vice President Leni Robredo urges the government to act on the recent incident at Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal. File photo from the Office of the Vice President

PET begins Iloilo ballot recount for VP protest

Jun 08, 2018 - 11:02 AM

The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo confirms that 3 ballot boxes from Ajuy town in Iloilo were opened Thursday afternoon, June 7

ELECTION CASE. Vice President Leni Robredo faces an electoral protest filed against her in 2016 by ex-senator Bongbong Marcos.

Robredo to FEU Law grads: Stand up against 'culture of apathy'

Jun 05, 2018 - 6:50 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says lawyers nowadays do not protect Filipinos from just a single oppressor, but from 'the creeping, dangerous mentality that the rule of law and human rights are dispensable'

'BE BRAVE.' Vice President Leni Robredo delivers her speech before the new graduates of the Far Eastern University Institute of Law on June 5, 2018. Photo by OVP

WATCH: Robredo's vlog on daughter Aika's Harvard graduation

Jun 04, 2018 - 2:15 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo herself shoots footage inside Harvard University and surrounding areas days before her daughter graduated with a master's degree in public administration

MOTHER-DAUGHTER TIME. Vice President Leni Robredo shoots a vlog featuring the Harvard graduation of her eldest daughter Aika. Screenshot from Robredo

IN PHOTOS: Robredo watches play by drug war orphans, widows

Jun 04, 2018 - 1:35 PM

The orphans and widows themselves create the play as part of the art therapy program offered by the St Arnold Janssen Kalinga Center

AFTER THE PLAY. Several children orphaned by the drug war take a selfie with Vice President Leni Robredo after performing their play. All photos by Martin San Diego/Rappler

FACT CHECK: No results yet in ongoing 2016 VP election recount

May 31, 2018 - 12:30 PM

Due to the confidential nature of the recount process, claims of vote counts should be taken with a grain of salt, unless backed up by official, verifiable sources or documents

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May 29, 2018 - 7:30 PM

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IN PHOTOS: Robredo helps renovate classrooms in Navotas school

May 29, 2018 - 3:18 PM

(UPDATED) Vice President Leni Robredo says she supports raising the salaries of teachers, whom she considers as 'heroes'

BRIGADA ESKWELA. Vice President Leni Robredo leads her staff in renovating the classrooms of Wawa Elementary School in Navotas City. All photos by OVP

Robredo: Marcos and I could both lose votes due to 50% shading threshold

May 29, 2018 - 1:55 PM

'Nakakagulat na ayaw niyang malaman iyong tunay na saloobin ng mamamayan, ano ba talaga iyong boto. Bakit kailangang itulak na 50%?' says Vice President Leni Robredo on her rival Bongbong Marcos

VP PROTEST. Vice President Leni Robredo wants the PET to consider a 25% vote shading threshold for the VP protest recount. But her rival Bongbong Marcos wants it at 50%. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

[OPINION | Newspoint] Robredo and Rodrigo

May 26, 2018 - 12:21 PM

It may seem unfair for Robredo — and absurd, too — to be compared with Rodrigo Duterte, but, having been cast by fate as his vice president, she just has to stand the comparison, if only for the hoped-for enlightenment of those fooled by Duterte or misinformed about her or otherwise requiring to be set straight

Here's how Robredo debunks 'fake news' vs her

May 25, 2018 - 9:03 AM

(UPDATED) Vice President Leni Robredo launches a series of videos where she addresses every false claim being spread about her online

NO TO 'FAKE NEWS.' Vice President Leni Robredo will no longer tolerate any lies being spread about her. Photo by OVP

Aika Robredo at Harvard: In her own time

May 24, 2018 - 9:30 PM

The Vice President's daughter finishes her master's degree in public administration – and more

VP Leni Robredo and daughter Aika on their way to the 367th commencement of Harvard University on Thursday, May 24. Aika finished her master in public administration at the Kennedy School of Government.

Robredo wishes Harvard graduate daughter will devote life to Filipinos

May 24, 2018 - 8:31 PM

Aika Robredo says she plans to work in the Philippines after completing the master's program in public administration at the Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government

STAGE MOM. VP Leni Robredo adjusts the cap of her daughter Aika before they made their way to the 367th commencement of Harvard University on May 24, 2018. All photos by Rappler

FACT CHECK: No Sereno admission of 'order' from Robredo in blog post video

May 24, 2018 - 7:05 PM

A video shared in a blog post does not support the false claim that Vice President Leni Robredo ordered Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno to demand the resignation of President Rodrigo Duterte

Robredo alarmed over Chinese bombers in South China Sea

May 22, 2018 - 1:55 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo, however, erroneously says the Chinese bombers landed on Philippine territory. The Philippines is not claiming ownership of the Paracel Islands, where the bombers landed.

CALL FOR DIPLOMATIC PROTEST. Vice President Leni Robredo once again urges the DFA to file a diplomatic protest against China over its increase militarization of the South China Sea. File photo by OVP

Robredo camp says Iloilo City should not be part of VP recount

May 21, 2018 - 3:55 PM

Iloilo City is independent from Iloilo province and has a separate certificate of canvass during elections

INDEPENDENT CITY. Lawyer Emil Marañon III (3rd from right), legal consultant of Vice President Leni Robredo, says ballot boxes from Iloilo City should not be included in the VP ballot recount. Photo from Robredo's legal team

IN PHOTOS: Ballot retrieval in Iloilo for Marcos-Robredo electoral protest

May 21, 2018 - 12:20 PM

The ballot retrieval process in Iloilo will be held from May 21 to May 25

ARRIVAL. Ballot boxes from Guimbal, Iloilo arrive at the staging area of the Presidential Electoral Tribunal in the province for the ballot retrieval process. All photos from the Office of the Vice President.

Robredo slams plan to abolish, transfer PCGG to Calida's office

May 17, 2018 - 7:10 PM

'Dagdag rin sa ating pangamba na mauwi ang pagsasawasto ng naging kasalanan ng pamilyang Marcos sa sambayanang Pilipino sa kasalukuyang Solicitor General,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

Vice President Leni Robredo addressed Senior High School graduates and Junior High School completers at the Lyceum of the Philippines University-Laguna in Calamba during their commencement exercises on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. In her speech, VP Leni called on the students to use their talents, education, and idealism to make the country a better place for the less fortunate and underprivileged youth. (Photos by OVP)

Robredo’s SALN, Ombudsman application, Facebook closes fake accounts | Evening wRap

May 16, 2018 - 7:13 PM

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#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 16, 2018

May 16, 2018 - 12:10 PM

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Electoral protest fee causes Robredo's net worth to dip to P1.1M

May 16, 2018 - 11:10 AM

Vice President Leni Robredo's net worth as of December 2017 dips by P7.7 million, her latest SALN shows

Vice President Leni Robredo hold a press confrence on Friday, May 11, 2018, at her Office in New Manila Quezon City. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Leni Robredo, Sara Duterte, Leila de Lima on lessons of motherhood

May 13, 2018 - 10:04 PM

We also ask our readers to tell us what being a mom has taught them

FACT CHECK: Actor Bill Pullman didn’t laugh at Robredo for ‘copying’ movie speech

May 11, 2018 - 5:33 PM

The 'laughing' tweet by the actor from the film 'Independence Day' was posted in February in response to a different post, not the Philippine Vice President's May 7 speech

Sereno ouster ‘brazenly tramples on' the Constitution – Robredo

May 11, 2018 - 3:15 PM

(UPDATED) 'Ang desisyon ng Kataas-taasang Hukuman na paboran ang quo warranto petition ay tahasang pagyurak sa pinakasagradong institusyon ng ating bayan: Ang ating Saligang Batas,' says Vice President Leni Robredo on the Chief Justice's ouster

'THE FIGHT CONTINUES.' Vice President Leni Robredo speaks to reporters 3 hours after the ouster of Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Robredo gets national security briefing from military

May 08, 2018 - 4:58 PM

A military spokesman confirms the command conference in Camp Aguinaldo but refuses to give details, saying it is a 'regular' activity with Vice President Leni Robredo

SECURITY BRIEFING. Vice President Leni Robredo receives a national security briefing from Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and AFP chief of staff Rey Leonardo Guerrero. Photo by the OVP

Tulfo brothers to return P60M, Robredo backs Sereno, Mayweather to visit Manila | Evening wRap

May 07, 2018 - 10:17 PM

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Robredo backs Sereno: I will do everything to right this wrong

May 07, 2018 - 1:14 PM

'The quo warranto case against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno...can be the final blow to the ideal of justice we all depend on…. [It] is not just her fight, it is our fight,' the Vice President says at the Free the Courts forum

Photo by Angie de Silva

Robredo on West Philippine Sea, Cirilo Bautista dies, North Korea on U.S. | Midday wRap

May 07, 2018 - 11:24 AM

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Robredo slams China missiles in West Philippine Sea

May 06, 2018 - 1:04 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo urges the Duterte administration to file a diplomatic protest against Chna, as she hits the 'increased militarization' of Philippine waters

SECOND IN COMMAND. Vice President Leni Robredo speaks before members and fellow alumni of the UP Junior Finance Association during the organization's 50th anniversary ball held on May 5, 2018, in Taguig City. Photo by the Office of the Vice President

Robredo calls out Philippine Star reporter for 'fake news' on VP protest

May 03, 2018 - 10:16 AM

(2nd UPDATE) 'Marami nang opinyon na na-shape dahil sa panlilinlang. Naging tahimik na tayo for much too long,' says Vice President Leni Robredo, as she vows to immediately call out and correct any misinformation against her

THE VEEP. Vice President Leni Robredo speaks during the Wednesday Forum of the UCCP Cosmopolitan Church on May 2, 2018. Photo by OVP