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At House plenary, lawmakers vow to increase 'measly' OVP budget in 2020

Sep 18, 2019 - 3:20 PM

The Office of the Vice President assures lawmakers that any increase in its budget would go to its anti-poverty program

OVP BUDGET. Vice President Leni Robredo attends the House's plenary deliberations on her office's budget for 2020 on September 18, 2019. Photo by OVP

Senate panel wants bigger 2020 budget for OVP

Sep 16, 2019 - 6:36 PM

Senators are keen on increasing the proposed P673-million budget of the Office of the Vice President

BUDGET. Vice President Leni Robredo personally appears before the Senate committee on finance to defend their proposed 2020 budget. OVP photo

House panel swiftly approves P673-million OVP budget for 2020

Aug 27, 2019 - 2:40 PM

An administration-allied legislator vows to further increase the budget of Vice President Leni Robredo's office 'in the proper time' to augment her anti-poverty projects

ANGAT BUHAY. Vice President Leni Robredo's flagship anti-poverty program Angat Buhay receives praises from a lawmaker during the budget hearing on August 27, 2019. File photo by Charlie Villegas/OVP

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

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

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

Not enough? A beneficiary's take on Robredo's Metro Laylayan

Jun 24, 2018 - 4:44 PM

A year after the implementation of program, a 53-year-old beneficiary shares her views on the Metro Laylayan livelihood program of Vice President Leni Robredo

Photo by Loreben Tuquero/Rappler

Inspiring stories banner Independence Day film fest

Jun 09, 2018 - 11:08 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo hopes to promote positive stories through the 'Istorya ng Pag-Asa' Film Festival

HOPE. Istorya ng Pag-Asa Film Festival features 15 stories of inspiring Filipinos. Photo from OVP Facebook Page

Sotto’s 2016 poll fraud claim affects Duterte down to councilors – Robredo

Mar 09, 2018 - 3:25 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says questioning the integrity of the 2016 elections also means questioning the victory of all winning candidates

THE VEEP. Vice President Leni Robredo visits San Felipe, Zambales on March 1, 2018. Photo by OVP

Robredo: Respect for women, gender equality begin at home

Mar 08, 2018 - 12:25 PM

‘We seriously need to appreciate those hands that rock the cradle and wash the dishes,’ says Vice President Leni Robredo on International Women’s Day

'RESPECT FOR WOMEN'. Vice President Leni Robredo urges parents to teach their children the value of respecting women during Procter and Gamble’s Women’s Symposium on International Women's Day, March 8, 2018. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

What does Leni Robredo think about online bashers?

Mar 03, 2018 - 10:35 AM

Vice President Leni Robredo says that the tirades against her have become so 'ridiculous' that she's actually 'excited' to see what her bashers come up with next

UNFAZED VEEP. Vice President Leni Robredo does not let her online haters after her. Photo by OVP

Robredo gives P2.295 M relief goods in Albay evacuation centers

Jan 24, 2018 - 6:14 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo helps distribute food packs, sacks of rice, face masks, blanekts, mats, and hygiene kits to Albay residents displaced by Mt Mayon's eruption

HELO FROM THE VEEP. Vice President Leni Robredo visits an evacuation center in Albay to distribute relief goods to evacuees. All photos from OVP

Robredo not 'out of touch,' says VP's legal adviser

Jan 22, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Lawyer Barry Gutierrez says the Vice President visits communities through her anti-poverty program, which allows her to talk to and help Filipinos from 'all walks of life'

ON THE GROUND. Vice President Leni Robredo visits the house of the Eraya family of Southville 3, Barangay Poblacion in Muntinlupa City on January 18, 2018. Photo by OVP

Abolish OVP? Let the public, not politicians, decide – Robredo

Jan 16, 2018 - 6:45 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says she would respect the decision to abolish her office under federalism only if it were 'the will of the people, not of other politicians'

House Cha-Cha proposals: No more Ombudsman, JBC, OVP

Jan 16, 2018 - 6:10 PM

At the same time, a House sub-committee proposes that the Commission on Human Rights be turned into a fiscally-autonomous constitutional commission

Robredo camp hits alleged plan to abolish VP post under federalism

Jan 14, 2018 - 2:29 PM

The Office of the Vice President points out that the only time the Philippines did not have a vice president was during the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos

 Vice President Leni Robredo visits May-Ogob Elementary School in Ocampo, Camarines Sur for the inauguration of a two-classroom building named after her late husband, former Interior Secretary and long-time Naga Mayor Jesse Robredo.  The Jesse Robredo Building, donated by the Vicente and Juanita Hao Chin Foundation, will be used by two kinder and one Grade 1 classes, which are currently using a makeshift classroom. (Photo by OVP)

Robredo on 2018: Hope remains in every Filipino

Dec 31, 2017 - 3:58 PM

'Nananatili tayong matatag at determinado sa ating adhikain na iangat ang ating mga kababayan mula sa kahirapan at ipagtanggol ang mga karapatan ng bawat Pilipino'

HOPE FOR THE COUNTRY. Vice President Leni Robredo visits May-Ogob Elementary School in Ocampo, Camarines Sur. File photo courtesy of the OVP

Robredo visits Marawi, eyes livelihood programs for residents

Nov 16, 2017 - 5:10 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo's flagship anti-poverty program Angat Buhay will continue to help Marawi, which was among the beneficiary cities even before the war began

Vice President Leni Robredo visited the main battle area of the siege of Marawi City, to see the extent of the damage brought by the clashes there, on Thursday, November 16, 2017.   VPLR underscored the need for unity and convergence in helping the city in its rehabilitation phase. The OVP, along with partners from the private sector are looking to assist in this regard thru the Angat Buhay Anti Poverty program.   She was accompanied by Mayor Majul Gandamra and BGen. Roseller Murillo, Commander of the 1st Infantry Division of the AFP. (Photo by OVP)

AFP, DND assure Robredo: No support for revolutionary government

Nov 08, 2017 - 8:52 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo is also briefed by the AFP and the DND on the ongoing rehabilitation efforts in Marawi City

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

Robredo’s Angat Buhay benefits 83,707 families in 1st year

Oct 12, 2017 - 5:21 PM

The Office of the Vice President will formally launch Angat Kabuhayan, Angat Buhay's livelihood arm, during a multi-stakeholders summit on October 17

ANGAT BUHAY. Vice President Leni Robredo visits a daycare center in a poor community in Navotas City  on August 2, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Senate adds P20M to Robredo's budget for her anti-poverty program

Oct 09, 2017 - 12:05 PM

Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III pushes for the budget increase to fund Vice President Leni Robredo's Angat Buhay program

CHILLING EFFECT. Vice President Leni Robredo fears the expected arrest of Senator Leila de Lima will cause the silencing of people who opposes the government's policy.

Youth orchestra eyed to keep kids off Lipa streets

Sep 03, 2017 - 8:02 AM

This pitch by a youth group – Project Gifted – wins P25 000 at the Office of the Vice President s Angat Buhay Youth Summit

Done in 2 minutes! House panel approves 2018 budget for Robredo's office

Aug 15, 2017 - 5:32 PM

The Office of Vice President is proposing a P443 946 million budget for 2018 which is 3 higher than this year s appropriations for her office

APPROVED. Vice President Leni Robredo is all smiles after the House appropriations committee approves her office's proposed 2018 budget. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Robredo on 'underspending': OVP funds went to calamity victims, the poor

Jul 02, 2017 - 7:10 PM

In response to a Commission on Audit report Vice President Leni Robredo says her office had spent 86 of its available budget by the end of 2016

NINA-HIT. Vice President Leni Robredo visits Camarines Sur that was devastated by typhoon Nina. Photo from the Office of the Vice President

Robredo on Duterte Year 1: A mix of achievements and shortcomings

Jun 30, 2017 - 9:20 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo acknowledges she too has had limitations during the first year given her office s meager budget

DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS. Vice President Leni Robredo during the launch of Angat Buhay partnership. Photo from Office of the Vice President

Why Leni Robredo can't be full-on opposition

Jun 27, 2017 - 1:00 PM

The Vice President cannot risk completely disengaging from government Her access to the President and Cabinet members can advance her pro poor agenda

IT'S OFFICIAL. Oath taking of the elected Vice President Leni Robredo at the Quezon City Reception House on June 30, 2016.

Malabon winning the battle against malnutrition

May 21, 2017 - 1:23 PM

From a stunting rate of 16 Malabon has reduced it by half at 8 in 3 years

NUTRITION NEEDS. The Malabon city government is taking steps to address malnutrition in children.

Robredo talks about husband Jesse in her new radio show

May 14, 2017 - 11:17 AM

The maiden broadcast of the Vice President s radio program BISErbisyong LENI coincides with Mother s Day

REMEMBERING JESSE. Vice President Leni Robredo talks about her husband, the late interior secretary Jesse Robredo, in the maiden episode of her radio show. File photo from Leni Robredo's Twitter page

Robredo to host own radio show starting May 14

May 13, 2017 - 11:39 AM

The radio program will tackle issues on public service and will provide legal advice to listeners

Military briefs Robredo on security challenges confronting PH

Apr 18, 2017 - 5:11 PM

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana assures the Vice President the defense establishment and the military are loyal to the Constitution and duly constituted authorities

NO. 2. Vice President Leni Robredo was briefed on the capabilities and accomplishments of the Philippine military. File photo

Why Dela Rosa didn’t get Robredo's letter to PNP

Mar 21, 2017 - 5:14 PM

Is a clerical error to blame?

DRUG WAR. A policeman stands guard as people queue up to register with the police during the mass surrender of some 1,000 alleged drug users and pushers in the town of Tanauan on July 18, 2016. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Alvarez impeachment threat is 'harassment' – Robredo legal adviser

Mar 20, 2017 - 8:10 PM

You have the Speaker – no less – saying this is an impeachable offense That already [raises questions] on how fair the process will be says vice presidential legal adviser and ex lawmaker Barry Gutierrez

BUSINESS AS USUAL. Vice presidential spokesperson Georgina Hernandez said Vice President Leni Robredo continues to focus on her work despite impeachment threats. Photo from the Office of the Vice President

LOOK: Robredo's letter to PNP requesting info on drug war

Mar 20, 2017 - 5:25 PM

The Office of the Vice President shows a copy of its January 30 letter seeking information from the Philippine National Police which it says went unanswered

SNUBBED? Vice President Leni Robredo's legal adviser said they have not received any response from the Philippine National Police even if they have requested information from them over a month ago. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Robredo: Relocation sites in Bulacan to have potable water soon

Feb 16, 2017 - 9:00 PM

The Office of the Vice President signs a memorandum of agreement with Maynilad and local water providers to ensure water supply for housing sites in Norzagaray Pandi and Bocaue

INSPECTION. Vice President Leni Robredo inspects a housing site in Bulacan. File photo from the Office of the Vice President

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Jan 12, 2017 - 7:15 PM

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Robredo to Malacañang: Show some respect to OVP

Jan 12, 2017 - 3:30 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo finds it absurd that the Palace disinvited her from the Vin d Honneur due to the limited guest list

RESPECT. Vice President Leni Robredo says being disinvited from the Palace's Vin d' Honneur was not a big deal but Malacañang could have shown respect to her office. File photo from Office of the Vice President

Robredo disinvited to Palace Vin d'Honneur

Jan 11, 2017 - 2:07 PM

Vice presidential spokesperson Georgina Hernandez says the Palace invitation was retracted due to limited slots for guests

MEET UP. Vice President Leni Robredo visits President Rodrigo Duterte in Malacañang. File photo by the Office of the Vice President

Robredo apologizes to Binay over remarks on work ethic

Dec 07, 2016 - 5:20 PM

The Vice President says she did not mean to belittle the efforts of her predecessors when she expressed her passion for her work as HUDCC chief

APOLOGY. Vice President Leni Robredo apologized to former Vice President Jejomar Binay for her statement on her work ethics as Housing secretary. File photo from the Office of the Vice President

Binay camp: Maybe Robredo hasn't heard of ex-VP's work ethic

Dec 06, 2016 - 1:00 PM

Hindi naman siguro tama na tapakan ang iba para maiangat ang sarili says Joey Salgado spokesperson of former vice president Jejomar Binay

Photos courtesy of the Office of the Vice President

Robredo on HUDCC stint: No one can say I didn't give it my all

Dec 06, 2016 - 11:10 AM

I think everyone in the Cabinet maybe even those who don t like me would say that I showed how hardworking I am that I showed how I fought for housing issues says the Vice President

Robredo: Not a time for fear, but a time for courage

Dec 05, 2016 - 6:02 PM

UPDATED Vice President Leni Robredo elaborates on her resignation from the Duterte Cabinet saying that while she has been eased out she will continue doing the job she was elected to do

#LabanLeni trends after Robredo decides to quit as housing czar

Dec 05, 2016 - 12:50 AM

Vice President Leni Robredo s supporters urge her to stay strong while her critics claim she was an incompetent HUDCC head

'Great loss': Lawmakers react to Robredo resignation from Cabinet

Dec 04, 2016 - 10:55 PM

Umaandar ang mga pwersang gustong ibalik ang mga Marcos sa kapangyarihan Hindi natin ito papayagan says Senator Francis Pangilinan

STAYING GROUNDED. Vice President Leni Robredo shares that it's a struggle getting used to the attention, but she makes it a point to keep herself grounded.

Palace: Duterte, Robredo have 'irreconcilable differences'

Dec 04, 2016 - 8:40 PM

UPDATED Secretary Evasco however says there were no instructions for VP Robredo s termination Speaker Alvarez disagrees saying he thinks she is fired

Photo by Exequiel Supera/PPD

How did Duterte break with Robredo? Through text message

Dec 04, 2016 - 7:52 PM

It s through a text message from Cabinet Secretary Jun Evasco that Vice President Leni Robredo is told to desist from attending Cabinet meetings

LAST MEETING? Vice President and outgoing HUDCC chair Leni Robredo speaks to Cabinet Secretary Jun Evasco during a December 2 meeting in Malacañang. Photo courtesy of the Office of the Vice President

FULL TEXT: 'I will not allow the Vice Presidency to be stolen' – Robredo

Dec 04, 2016 - 7:30 PM

I will not allow the will of the people to be thwarted I will continue to serve the Filipino family and fulfill their dream for a better life says Vice President Leni Robredo who is resigning as HUDCC chairperson

Robredo to resign from Duterte Cabinet

Dec 04, 2016 - 6:01 PM

3rd UPDATE Vice President Leni Robredo says she s stepping down as HUDCC chairperson after being told to desist from attending all Cabinet meetings

OUT OF THE CABINET. Vice President Leni Robredo resigns from her post as President Rodrigo Duterte's HUDCC chair. File photo by Leni Robredo Media Bureau

10 executive agencies, gov't office with smallest budget for 2017

Nov 20, 2016 - 11:30 AM

The OVP CHR and CSC get the smallest budgetary allocation in the proposed 2017 national budget

Robredo strives to rise above male-dominated politics

Nov 18, 2016 - 3:44 PM

‘Do I have to wear certain clothes or look a certain way? Do I play the power game or should I keep my eyes focused on the fight of the men women and children whose agenda I carry in my hands?’ asks the Vice President in her acceptance speech for the TOWNS award

ROSE AMONG THORNS. Vice President Leni Robredo in a cabinet meeting. Photo from the Office of the Vice President.

Robredo: Roll out community drug rehab now to stem killings

Oct 12, 2016 - 3:06 PM

The Office of the Vice President is part of the interagency team that will pilot a community based rehabilitation program in 11 LGUs

REHAB CENTERS. Vice President Leni Robredo is pushing for community rehabilitation centers to help the government's war on drugs.