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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)

Robredo returns to Batangas, Cavite to give more aid to Taal evacuees

Jan 21, 2020 - 8:36 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo also gives evacuees a bowl of porridge and pan de sal aside from the food packs, hygiene kits, sleeping mattresses, and blankets she donated

'LUGAW NI LENI.' Vice President Leni Robredo hands out bowls of porridge to evacuees staying in Tuy, Batangas due to the eruption of the Taal Volcano. Photo by Charlie Villegas/OVP

Revise history books, but only to emphasize Martial Law atrocities – Robredo

Jan 20, 2020 - 12:47 PM

'Kung may kailangang baguhin, kailangan siguraduhin na ma-inculcate sa bawat mamamayang Pilipino kung ano iyong kasamaan na dinala sa atin ng diktadurya,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

NEVER AGAIN TO MARTIAL LAW. Vice President Leni Robredo says history books should put more emphasis on the crimes committed by the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos during Martial Law. File photo by OVP

[NEWSPOINT | OPINION] Different breeds

Jan 18, 2020 - 11:00 AM

If anyone deserves to be impeached it's Duterte. And in that scenario, however implausible, the thought of Robredo being first in the line of presidential succession is consoling, if vaguely.

FALSE: Robredo gave ‘only 5 pcs of pan de sal, bottled water’ each to Taal victims

Jan 16, 2020 - 7:20 PM

Robredo distributed rice, canned goods, noodles, bottled water, and face masks

Robredo fact-checks Uson: Why let a fake news peddler get taxpayers' money?

Jan 16, 2020 - 1:55 PM

Known online propagandist and OWWA official Mocha Uson falsely claims the food packs donated by the Vice President's office to the Taal victims contained only 5 pieces of pan de sal and a bottle of water

NOT FAKE NEWS. Vice President Leni Robredo gives a relief pack to a Taal Volcano evacuee in the town of San Jose, Batangas on January 14, 2020. Photo by Jay Ganzon/OVP

44% of Filipinos satisfied with Robredo's work as ICAD co-chair

Jan 16, 2020 - 12:11 PM

A near majority of Filipinos agree that the removal Vice President Leni Robredo as ICAD co-chief 'is an admission by the administration that its [drug] war is failing,' says the Social Weather Stations

LESSONS AS ANTI-DRUG CZAR. Vice President Leni Robredo presents her findings and recommendation on the Duterte administration's anti-drug drive, after she briefly served as Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs. Photo by OVP

Robredo’s Angat Buhay donates food packs, face masks to Taal victims

Jan 14, 2020 - 4:26 PM

(UPDATED) Vice President Leni Robredo visits evacuation centers in 3 towns in Batangas heavily damaged by the Taal Volcano eruption

AID FOR TAAL VICTIMS. Vice President Leni Robredo distributes relief goods in an evacuation center in Sta. Teresita, Batangas on January 14, 2020. Screenshot from Rappler

[ANALYSIS] The stroke of genius in Robredo’s drug war report

Jan 09, 2020 - 11:29 AM

For too long Duterte’s war on drugs has hidden behind a veil of fear, lies, and misconceptions. It’s high time for facts and statistics to pierce that veil.

Robredo to Duterte gov't: Drug war data wrong? Numbers came from you

Jan 08, 2020 - 6:35 PM

'Hindi namin imbento iyong data. Iyong data, galing sa kanila,' says Vice President Leni Robredo, after law enforcement agencies claimed she got her drug war numbers wrong

NUMBERS. Vice President Leni Robredo holds up a copy of her drug war report as former Inter-agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drug co-chair on January 8, 2020. Photo by Jay Ganzon/OVP

Robredo asks PET to 'immediately' junk Marcos protest

Jan 08, 2020 - 11:16 AM

The Vice President argues that her wider lead over Bongbong Marcos in the initial vote recount was enough basis to dismiss his election case against her

VP PROTEST. Vice President Leni Robredo asks the Presidential Electoral Tribunal to junk the election case filed against her by ex-senator Bongbong Marcos. File photo by OVP

U.P. statistics professor: Robredo computed right in drug war report

Jan 07, 2020 - 8:38 PM

The Philippine National Police says Vice President Leni Robredo's computations are 'not even mathematically acceptable.' A statistician says otherwise.

CORRECT COMPARISON. University of the Philippines Statistics Associate Professor Peter Cayton says Vice President Leni Robredo deduced correctly from government data. OVP photo

After ICAD report, Duterte calls Robredo a 'colossal blunder'

Jan 07, 2020 - 8:24 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte refuses to consider Vice President Leni Robredo's suggestions, saying she has no authority to lecture him

DISMISSING REPORT. President Rodrigo Duterte lashes out at Vice President Leni Robredo after she releases a scalding report on his landmark anti-illegal drug campaign. Malacañang photo

Marcos asks PET to review ‘erroneous’ initial recount results in VP protest

Jan 07, 2020 - 3:24 PM

Former senator Bongbong Marcos once again asks the High Court to proceed with his motion to nullify votes in 3 Mindanao provinces where he alleges widespread cheating happened

VP PROTEST. Ex-senator Bongbong Marcos attends a candle light vigil organized by his supporters to mark the 1000th Day of his election protest on March 25, 2019, at the Supreme Court, Manila. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Here are reforms Robredo wants in Duterte gov't's drug war

Jan 07, 2020 - 2:24 PM

From scrapping tokhang to giving more powers to the AMLC to go after drug lords, Vice President Leni Robredo publicizes her drug war recommendations

FROM HER TIME IN ICAD. Vice President Leni Robredo gestures as she discusses her suggestions to reform the war on drugs on January 6, 2020. Photo by OVP

PDEA chief: Robredo's drug war report 'a mere political attack'

Jan 06, 2020 - 6:00 PM

'She has dismissed and ignored all of our government's accomplishments and efforts for the past 3 years,' says Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency chief Aaron Aquino

'SADDENED.' PDEA chief Aaron Aquino takes offense in Vice President Leni Robredo's drug war report. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

'It's a dud': Malacañang dismisses Robredo's findings on drug war

Jan 06, 2020 - 5:31 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says the Duterte administration will only listen to recommendations of experts who have been involved in the anti-illegal drug campaign 'from the very beginning'

Presidential Chief Legal Counsel and Spokesperson Salvador Panelo dismissed Vice President Leni Robredo's findings from her post as co-chair of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs. Malacañang photo

Senators say war on drugs not a failure but a ‘constant battle’

Jan 06, 2020 - 5:22 PM

'War versus drugs fails only when you stop fighting. It's a constant battle vs drug dealers, drug dependents, corrupt officials, and cerebrally-challenged critics,' says Senate President Vicente Sotto III

'FAILURE.' Vice President Leni Robredo publicizes her drug war report on January 6, 2020, after she was fired as ICAD co-chair in November 2019. OVP file photo

Robredo wants DDB, not PDEA, to head anti-drugs body

Jan 06, 2020 - 2:30 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says having the PDEA director general chair the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs is one of the ‘failures’ in the drug war

REMOVE PDEA AS ICAD CHAIR? Vice President Leni Robredo was welcomed by Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) chief Aaron Aquino during her visit to the DDB-PDEA Building in Quezon City on November 20, 2019. File photo by Jay Ganzon/OVP

'1 over 100': Robredo calls Duterte's drug war a 'failure'

Jan 06, 2020 - 1:50 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo gives the Duterte administration a dismal score in the fight against drugs, saying it was only able to seize 1% of the shabu supply in the Philippines

DRUG WAR 'FAILURE.' Vice President Leni Robredo finally publicizes her drug war report on January 6, 2020 after she was fired as ICAD co-chair last year. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

On New Year’s Eve, Robredo tells Filipinos to stay hopeful in 2020

Dec 31, 2019 - 11:47 AM

'Salubungin sana natin ang bagong taon nang may pag-asa sa ating mga mata, galak sa ating mga puso, at ngiti sa ating mga labi,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

HOPE. Vice President Leni Robredo posts her message for the New Year on Facebook on December 31, 2019. Screenshot from Robredo's Facebook page

Robredo: Rizal showed reforms can happen without resorting to brutality

Dec 30, 2019 - 11:56 AM

(UPDATED) 'Hindi natin makakamit ang tunay na pag-unlad sa pamamagitan ng mga madalian at brutal na solusyon, lalo na iyong tahasang tumataliwas sa ating mga batas,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

RIZAL DAY MESSAGE. Vice President Leni Robredo hopes Filipinos today will follow the example set forth by national hero Dr Jose Rizal. File photo by Jay Ganzon/OVP

FALSE: Robredo 'says' pay Ayalas than give free water services to public

Dec 28, 2019 - 1:15 PM

There is no proof that Vice President Leni Robredo ever made the statement

Robredo pokes fun at brief ICAD stint: 'From drug czar to drug char'

Dec 28, 2019 - 9:36 AM

Vice President Leni Robredo describes her 18-day stint as co-chief of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs

20 QUESTIONS IN 3 MINUTES. Vice President Leni Robredo posts a quick Q&A video on her social media accounts on December 27, 2019. Screenshot from Robredo's Facebook page

On Christmas Eve, Robredo says truth, love will prevail over challenges

Dec 24, 2019 - 6:06 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says the holiday season is an opportunity to show that the ties that bind Filipinos are stronger than their differences

Ampatuan conviction shows the powerful are not above the law – Robredo

Dec 19, 2019 - 4:10 PM

'Ang batas at katarungan ay walang pinipiling pangalan, maski na ang mga nasa kapangyarihan,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

TRIAL OF THE CENTURY. Relatives of victims in the Maguindanao massacre flash victory sign after the decision on the Ampatuan trial. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Robredo skips attack on drug war, urges help for quake victims instead

Dec 16, 2019 - 11:48 AM

'Magkaisa tayong magpadala ng tulong,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

HELP OVER CONFLICT. Vice President Leni Robredo defers publishing her findings in her brief stint as ICAD co-chair. OVP file photo

Careful review of water concession agreements needed – Robredo

Dec 15, 2019 - 5:26 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says she favors a careful review of the country's water concession agreements to avoid knee-jerk decisions that could affect investor confidence in the Philippines

WATER. 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. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

‘Disappointed’ Robredo hits PDEA's Aaron Aquino for being two-faced

Dec 15, 2019 - 3:20 PM

The Vice President reveals a closed-door meeting with the PDEA chief where Aquino supposedly said he needed her in the ICAD because other agencies do not listen to him

TWO-FACED AQUINO. Vice President Leni Robredo holds her first and only joint press conference with PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino as ICAD co-chairs on November 8, 2019. Photo by OVP

2019: A bad year to be in the opposition

Dec 11, 2019 - 1:46 PM

Here are the 6 times the political opposition took a major hit from the Duterte administration in 2019

Robredo’s Angat Buhay donates P4.58-million relief to Tisoy victims in Bicol

Dec 10, 2019 - 9:06 AM

Angat Buhay and its partner organizations donate sacks of rice, hygiene kits, and an undisclosed amount of financial assistance to typhoon-hit areas in the region

HELP AFTER TISOY. Vice President Leni Robredo hands out the hygiene kits in communities in Albay and Sorsogon, where her office extended relief assistance to families affected by the typhoon. Photo by Charlie Villegas/OVP

[OPINION] The Leni Robredo Chapter

Dec 07, 2019 - 11:00 AM

In such a short period of time and for such negligible exertion of potential, Robredo was able to remind Filipinos of what a true leader looked like and what real leadership meant

Robredo to visit, give aid to Typhoon Tisoy victims in Bicol

Dec 04, 2019 - 8:05 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says her anti-poverty program Angat Buhay will help provide housing materials and potable drinking water to typhoon victims

AFTERMATH. Typhoon Tisoy causes flooding at Barangay Basud in Polangui, Albay on December 3, 2019. File photo by Sheyla Agawa

Robredo: Releasing drug war report better than it staying unread by Duterte

Dec 01, 2019 - 10:40 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says her 3rd report on the anti-drug campaign includes recommendations to improve the government's efforts

Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo briefs the media after the Supreme Court has releases its preliminary findings of the PET on the electoral VP case. October 15, 2019 Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Duterte on Bonifacio Day: Push for a strong, progressive PH

Nov 30, 2019 - 2:38 PM

The President calls on Filipinos to emulate Bonifacio's love for country, while Vice President Leni Robredo urges the people, especially government leaders, to be as 'courageous and determined' as Bonifacio in protecting Philippine sovereignty

DUTERTE. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte at the Presidential Award for Child-Friendly Municipalities and Cities (PACFMC) in Malacañang on November 28, 2019. Malacañang photo

Robredo did not get anything confidential from us – DILG

Nov 27, 2019 - 2:45 PM

Department of the Interior and Local Government Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya says Robredo did not gain any information regarding drug lords and drug syndicates

NEED TO KNOW. While the Department of the Interior and Local Government was open to giving Vice President Leni Robredo information on the anti-drug campaign, Interior Secretary Eduardo Año allowed it on a need-to-know basis. Photo by Jay Ganzon/OVP

[OPINYON] ‘Mano po, Ninong!’

Nov 27, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Iyong sa SEA Games, simula pa lang nang ilabas ang bilog-bilog na logo at sago-sagong mascot, alam ko nang magkakaganito. Icing on the cake na lang ang kaldero sa New Clark.

FACT CHECK: Malacañang’s spin on Robredo’s ‘failures’ as anti-drug czar

Nov 26, 2019 - 6:21 PM

The Palace accuses Vice President Leni Robredo of failing to present a new anti-drugs plan, failing to visit communities affected by illegal drugs, and 'baiting' international groups to probe the drug war. Do the claims hold water?

Presidential Chief Legal Counsel and Spokesperson Salvador Panelo holds a press conference at the Sunset Business Hotel in Busan, South Korea on November 24, 2019. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

[OPINION] The implications of Leni Robredo’s ICAD removal

Nov 26, 2019 - 2:44 PM

By firing Robredo, Duterte indirectly confesses to complicity in both the illegal narcotics’ trade and in extrajudicial killings

'Nanghihinayang': Lacson says Robredo was on right track as drug czar

Nov 25, 2019 - 8:45 PM

Senator and former national police chief Panfilo Lacson laments Vice President Leni Robredo's removal as ICAD co-chair, but says President Rodrigo Duterte does not need to justify his decision

A PITY. Senator Panfilo Lacson says it's a pity that President Rodrigo Duterte fired Vice President Leni Robredo as anti-drug co-chair because she was 'on the right track.' File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler