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[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] Marcos vs Robredo

Oct 12, 2019 - 11:00 AM

To be sure, too many incredible things have happened in the Supreme Court, precisely in cases where Duterte had an interest

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

In rare U.S. criticism, Pence urges Saudis to free blogger Badawi

Jul 19, 2019 - 7:13 AM

US Vice President Mike Pence says, in 'Saudi Arabia, blogger Raif Badawi is still in prison for the alleged crime of criticizing Islam through electronic means'

US Vice President-elect Mike Pence arrives at Trump Tower in New York City on November 18, 2016 in New York. / AFP PHOTO / DOMINICK REUTER

Robredo's net worth rises to P2.3 million in 2018

Jul 06, 2019 - 10:36 PM

This is the first time since the Vice President took office that her net worth increased

VP ROBREDO. Vice President Leni Robredo gives a message before the graduates of the Sonia R. Lorenzo Fellowship Program for Women Leaders in an awarding ceremony held at the Quezon City Reception House on February 22, 2019. Photo by Office of the Vice President

Leni Robredo calls for equality, respect for all ahead of Pride March

Jun 29, 2019 - 12:00 PM

'Like all of you, I continue to dream of a Philippines, and a world, where all of us, regardless of differences, can act with respect, walk free from fear, and stand with pride and dignity,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

KEYNOTE SPEAKER. Vice President Leni Robredo holds a mutisectoral meeting in San Pablo City, Laguna, on March 6, 2019. Photo by 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

NATO anniversary party turns ugly as US rips Germany, Turkey

Apr 04, 2019 - 7:31 AM

Hours before foreign ministers from the 29-member Western alliance opens talks in Washington, US Vice President Mike Pence delivers a stinging rebuke

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speaks during a forum about NATO at The Anthem on April 3, 2019, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)

Robredo on taho incident: 'Pambabastos sa bansa natin'

Feb 10, 2019 - 1:26 PM

(UPDATED) Vice President Leni Robredo questions the 'special treatment' given to China by the Philippine government

PANTAWID ANNIVERSARY. Vice President Leni Robredo speaks before the Pantawid Program beneficiaries during the Samahan ng Nagkakaisang Pamilya ng Pantawid's second anniversary held at the Quezon City Memorial Circle on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. Photo by the Office of the Vice President

Poland arrests Chinese businessman suspected of spying

Jan 11, 2019 - 11:55 PM

Aside from the Chinese telecoms executive whom Poland media identified as a Huawei director, authorities also arrest a Polish man 'known in the IT sector'

Chinese ambassador accuses Canada of 'white supremacy' in Huawei case

Jan 10, 2019 - 5:54 PM

China's ambassador to Canada Lu Shaye says the "groundless" detention of a top Chinese tech executive is a display of 'Western egotism and white supremacy'

Robredo's wish for 2019: Join hands against poverty, injustice and violence

Dec 30, 2018 - 7:19 PM

Robredo urges Filipinos to unite against injustices in the country and to bring hope to communities this 2019

UNITY. In a New Year's message, Vice President Robredo urges Filipinos to join hands against injustice faced in the country. File photo from OVP

Robredo slams China for driving away PH media from Panatag

Nov 25, 2018 - 9:06 PM

'Nakakatakot na nakakagalit,' says Vice President Leni Robredo after the Chinese Coast Guard drove away a Filipino TV crew from Panatag Shoal

PANATAG SHOAL. Vice President Leni Robredo says it makes her scared – and angry – that the Chinese Coast Guard recently drove away a Filipino TV crew from Panatag Shoal (Scarborough Shoal). File photo from the Office of the Vice President

Pence says Trump-Kim meeting likely after New Year

Nov 15, 2018 - 6:45 PM

Vice President Mike Pence insists US government would not repeat mistakes of the past where promises were broken

FRIENDS. US President Donald Trump meets with North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un at the start of their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

U.S. VP Mike Pence criticizes Suu Kyi over Myanmar treatment of Rohingya

Nov 14, 2018 - 6:02 PM

Pence adds to the pressure on Suu Kyi, who this week has had an Amnesty International honor revoked and faced sharp words from Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad

US Vice President Mike Pence (R) listens to Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi during a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the 33rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Singapore on November 14, 2018.  Bernat Armangue / POOL / AFP

Robredo: Militarization of government won't solve corruption

Nov 04, 2018 - 4:45 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says government should instead focus on reviewing systems that allow corruption to thrive

REVIEW SYSTEMS. Vice President Leni Robredo says systems that allow corruption to take place should be reviewed instead of repeatedly replacing heads of agencies. Photo from the Office of the Vice President

Maduro calls U.S. vice president 'a madman' for linking Venezuela to caravan

Oct 25, 2018 - 6:43 PM

Nicolas Maduro, the socialist president of Venezuela, says 'imperialist paranoia' leads the US 'to accuse Maduro and Venezuela of everything that happens to them'

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro delivers a speech during a rally in Caracas on February 7, 2018. Maduro launched Wednesday a political movement to promote his candidacy for reelection. / AFP PHOTO / FEDERICO PARRA

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

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Sep 26, 2018 - 9:37 PM

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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

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

Robredo: 'A good leader inspires, empowers, listens'

Jul 21, 2018 - 10:33 PM

'More than a display of brute force and the use of strong language, we need leaders who will reach out and be one with the last, the lost, and the least of us,' says Vice President Leni Robredo in a speech where she alludes to President Rodrigo Duterte

ADDRESS TO YOUNG LEADERS. Vice President Leni Robredo keynotes the 4th Young Professionals Summit at the De La Salle University on  July 21, 2018. Photo from OVP

Don’t call Leni Robredo the opposition Messiah

Jul 20, 2018 - 9:00 PM

The Vice President will not oppose just anything and everything about the Duterte administration, but she will be the unifying force of dissent

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

Robredo slams 'tambay' arrests as anti-poor

Jun 24, 2018 - 3:08 PM

In a separate statement, the opposition Liberal Party condemns the death of alleged 'tambay' Genesis Argoncillo, and questions the arrests of loiterers

ANTI-POOR. Vice President Leni Robredo slams President Rodrigo Duterte's order to arrest tambay as anti-poor. File 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

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

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

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

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

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)

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May 16, 2018 - 12:10 PM

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What Sereno's quo warranto ouster means for President, VP

May 14, 2018 - 1:19 PM

The President and the Vice President have very minimal requirements for eligibility. As such, there are very limited grounds to use a quo warranto petition against them.

Supporters of CJ Sereno gather early morning on May 11, 2018 at the Supreme Court deciding on the quo warranto case against the Chief Justice. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

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 supporters launch #LeaveOurShadesAlone campaign

May 10, 2018 - 11:18 AM

Apo Hiking Society member Jim Paredes, a vocal supporter of Leni Robredo, launches the social media campaign in support of the Vice President's vote-shading threshold petition before the Presidential Electoral Tribunal

#LEAVEOURSHADESALONE. Vice President Leni Robredo posts an old photo of her kids and late husband to show her support for the social media campaign launched for her. Screenshot from Robredo's Twitter account

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

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 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

Robredo's trust rating declines but stays 'good' – SWS

May 02, 2018 - 2:40 PM

(UPDATED) Vice President Leni Robredo's net trust rating declines in all 4 major geographical areas nationwide, based on a new Social Weather Stations survey

Vice President Leni Robredo shared her life's journey with members of the Philippine Bible Society (PBS) during its 53rd Annual Membership meeting at PBS Building in Ermita, Manila on Saturday, April 21, 2018. (Photos by OVP)

Robredo on lies: 'Bring it on'

Apr 25, 2018 - 9:05 PM

'I've held my peace before, trusting that truth will prevail. We can no longer let lies go unchallenged,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

Vice President Leni Robredo spoke of the importance of investing in human skills amid rapid technological advances and disruption, during her message at the Employers Confederation of the Philippines' 39th National Employers Conference on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at the Marriot Hotel Manila in Pasay City. (Photo by OVP)

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Apr 25, 2018 - 9:55 AM

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Sis Pat Fox. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Robredo appeals to PET to apply 25% shading threshold

Apr 19, 2018 - 12:25 PM

(UPDATED) Vice President Leni Robredo files an urgent motion for reconsideration after the Presidential Electoral Tribunal earlier scrapped the 25% threshold

Vice President Leni Robredo went to the Supreme Court in Manila on Thursday, April 19, 2018, accompanying her lawyers, Romulo Macalintal and Maria Bernadette Sardillo, as they filed a motion for reconsideration over the Presidential Electoral Tribunal's decision to implement a 50-percent threshold percentage in the ongoing recount, for the electoral protest filed against her by Bongbong Marcos. In their motion, Macalintal, a veteran election lawyer, asked the Tribunal to reverse its earlier decision and instead observe the 25-percent threshold percentage set the Comelec for the 2016 elections. After the filing, VP Robredo addressed hundreds of her supporters outside the SC building. (Photos by OVP)

Comelec resolution disproves SC claim on ballot shading

Apr 15, 2018 - 6:55 PM

A Commission on Elections resolution shows that the poll body recognizes ballot ovals shaded by at least 25%, as argued by Vice President Leni Robredo

SHADING THRESHOLD. A Comelec resolution in September 2016 recognizes the 25% shading threshold for the May polls.

SC says no basis for Robredo's claim of 'systematic decrease' in her votes

Apr 12, 2018 - 7:25 PM

The Supreme Court says Vice President Leni Robredo showed 'a misunderstanding of the revision process' in her motion seeking to set the minimum ballot oval shading threshold at 25% for the recount

DENIED. Vice President Leni Robredo attends a multi-sectoral mass at the St. Scholastica'€™s College, Manila on April 2, 2018, the start of the PET ballot recount. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

SC to Robredo, Marcos: Explain why you're still commenting on case

Apr 12, 2018 - 5:56 PM

The Supreme Court says both camps continued to disclose 'sensitive information' about the electoral protest despite being reminded twice not to do so

At UK forum, Robredo admits 'struggle' in tackling human rights

Apr 08, 2018 - 7:10 PM

'I think the crucial thing here is that we can't give up. We have to continue doing the pushback,' says Vice President Leni Robredo at the London School of Economics and Political Science

'STRUGGLE IS REAL.' Vice President Leni Robredo speaks at a forum in the London School of Economics. Photo by OVP