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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

Sara Duterte calls Robredo ‘fake VP’ | Midday wRap

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

Robredo on Duterte slurs vs Otso Diretso: Look at candidates' track records

Mar 04, 2019 - 7:05 PM

(UPDATED) Vice President Leni Robredo says the President's mention of the Otso Diretso candidates is proof that awareness on the opposition bets is picking up

OPPOSITION SLATE. Otso Diretso bets (L-R) Gary Alejano, Samira Gutoc, Erin Tañada, Bam Aquino, Florin Hilbay, Romy Macalintal, Chel Diokno campaign at the Zeferino Arroyo High School in Iriga. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Court decisions prove Marcos ill-gotten wealth — Robredo

Mar 01, 2019 - 4:15 PM

The vice president says there are court decisions, not only in the Philippines but also is Switzerland and the US, to prove that the Marcosses stashed ill-gotten wealth

SEIZURE. More ill-acquired assets are to be seized by the state from dummy foundations of the Marcoses. File photo by AFP

Robredo to candidates: Not bad to entertain, but discuss platforms too

Feb 27, 2019 - 6:03 PM

'Sana pagkatapos sumayaw, pagkatapos kumanta, sabihin kung ano iyong tinatayuan kasi dine-deserve ng taong malaman iyon,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

PLATFORM OVER ENTERTAINMENT. Vice President Leni Robredo speaks during a multi-sectoral forum held in Carmona, Cavite on February 27, 2019. Photo by OVP

Robredo, Diokno hit death threats vs bishop critical of Duterte’s drug war

Feb 26, 2019 - 6:19 PM

'Kailan ba ito mahihinto? At bakit pinapayagan natin itong kulturang ito na siyang manaig sa atin?' asks Vice President Leni Robredo

TEACHING HIS FLOCK. Calookan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David delivers a scathing homily against extrajudicial killings on July 2, 2017. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Robredo: Maria Ressa, Bishop David prove human rights worth fighting for

Feb 26, 2019 - 6:15 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo praises Rappler CEO Maria Ressa for her 'revolutionary' resilience and Bishop Pablo David for his compassion

KA PEPE DIOKNO AWARDS. (From L-R): DLSU president Brother Armin Luistro, ex-president Noynoy Aquino, UP professor Randy David, Vice President Leni Robredo, Rappler CEO Maria Ressa, DLSU Chancellor Brother Bernie Oca, and DLSU College of Law founding dean Chel Diokno. Photo from OVP

Robredo thanks Catriona Gray for presenting 'the best of the Filipino'

Feb 26, 2019 - 1:35 PM

'Enough small changes or enough small acts of good will or good things can make a difference when put all together,' the Bicolana beauty tells staff of the Office of the Vice President

VP MEETS A QUEEN. Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray pays a visit to Vice President Leni Robredo on Tuesday, February 26, 2018 during a courtesy call. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Robredo hits 'sad state' of justice as De Lima marks 2nd year in jail

Feb 24, 2019 - 7:35 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says the call must not just be 'Justice for Leila,' but also 'Justice for the Filipino'

CALL FOR JUSTICE. Vice President Leni Robredo renews her call for the release of opposition Senator Leila de Lima. Photo by the Office of the Vice President

Robredo: EDSA Revolution 'not defined by any color or group'

Feb 24, 2019 - 12:30 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says Filipinos must break the misconception that the EDSA Revolution is just all about the 'dilawans'

Vice President Leni Robredo led the commemoration of the 33rd anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution in Naga City on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, at the Immaculate Conception Parish in Naga City, Camarines Sur. In her remarks, VP Leni underscored the importance of remembering the lessons of EDSA and the sacrifices of many ordinary Filipinos during this time—proving that power truly resides in the people. (Photo by OVP)

Otso Diretso 'realistic' yet 'all fired up' to campaign in vote-rich Cebu

Feb 21, 2019 - 8:50 AM

With Cebu Governor Hilario Davide III attending another commitment, the Otso Diretso bets will bank on their volunteers during their first visit to the province that boasts more than 3 million voters

THE OPPOSITION. Otso Diretso's senatorial ticket marches to their proclamation rally 's venue in Naga City, Camarines Sur on February 13, 2019. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Robredo to NYC chief: We don't want young Filipinos to be mere puppets

Feb 20, 2019 - 6:10 PM

'Kailangan na ba tayong matakot na iyong mga namumuno ng ating mga kabataan, ganyan na iyong pag-iisip?' asks Vice President Leni Robredo, referring to National Youth Commission Chairman Ronald Cardema

DUTERTE YOUTH. NYC Chair Ronald Cardema (extreme right) leads a pro-government rally at the Luneta on November 25, 2016,  expressing their support to Duterte and the Supreme Court decision on the burial of Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Face-off with Sara Duterte in 2022? Robredo 'still busy' being VP

Feb 18, 2019 - 7:55 PM

Asked about a possible showdown with Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte in the 2022 presidential election, Vice President Leni Robredo says she is focused on her current duties

Vice President Leni Robredo spoke with representatives of various sectoral groups in a multisectoral dialogue organized by the Kaya Natin Movement in San Fernando City, Pampanga, on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. (Photo by OVP)

Robredo urges voters: Look beyond candidates’ popularity

Feb 18, 2019 - 6:31 PM

'Kapag panahon kasi ng eleksyon, lahat mahal iyong mahihirap, lahat handang magsakripisyo... Ano ba iyong mga tinatayuan nila kahit walang kampanya?' asks Vice President Leni Robredo

VP'S APPEAL. Vice President Leni Robredo speaks to representatives of various sectoral groups at Cabiao, Nueva Ecija on February 18, 2019. Photo by OVP

Robredo on rice tariffication law: Ensure 'safety nets' for farmers

Feb 17, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says measures should be in place to ensure that farmers will not suffer with the newly signed rice tariffication law

SAFETY NETS. Robredo meets with bell pepper farmers of Kiangan, Ifugao on January 30, 2019. Photo by the Office of the Vice President

Robredo asks Bicolanos: Do for Otso Diretso what you did for me in 2016

Feb 14, 2019 - 1:20 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo recalls her own come-from-behind victory in 2016 and urges her fellow Bicolanos to vote for the opposition senatorial candidates in 2019

Vice President Leni Robredo joins the Otso Diretso slate as it officially kicks off its campaign for the 2019 senatorial elections in Naga City on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. (Photo by OVP)

Robredo slams Maria Ressa's arrest as 'political harassment'

Feb 14, 2019 - 12:20 AM

(4th UPDATE) 'Si Maria Ressa, ipinakita iyong tapang.... Mayroong mga panahon na parang siya na lang iyong boses na naririnig natin dahil lahat natatakot,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

'POLITICAL HARASSMENT. 'Vice President Leni Robredo denounces the arrest of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Otso Diretso heads to Leni and Jesse’s turf to woo Bicolano vote

Feb 13, 2019 - 9:17 AM

The 8 opposition candidates tour Camarines Sur, home province of the Robredos

VOTE-RICH. Otso Diretso candidates swing through Camarines Sur. Photo by Mara Capeda/Rappler

Can Otso Diretso do a repeat of Robredo’s 2016 victory?

Feb 12, 2019 - 10:00 AM

'Otso Diretso has so far successfully maintained the image that they are indeed opposition candidates. This is good for securing command vote for the coalition'

Supporters with images of the 7 senatorial aspirants under the Oposisyon Koalisyon on October 24, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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

Robredo appeals to parents: Vaccinate your children vs measles

Feb 07, 2019 - 8:55 PM

'Hindi ito panahon para sa pulitika o alitan, panahon ito para sa pagkilos,' says Vice President Leni Robredo, as the Philippines deals with outbreaks of measles

YES TO VACCINATION. Vice President Leni Robredo wants parents to vaccinate their children against measles. Screenshot from Robredo's Facebook page

Robredo slams tighter House SALN access: 'Why hide?'

Feb 03, 2019 - 5:30 PM

'Parang lalong binabawasan ang pagtitiwala ng tao sa kanila.... Bakit kailangan may itago?' Vice President Leni Robredo asks the House of Representatives

TRANSPARENCY DEMANDED. Vice President Leni Robredo hopes the House of Representatives eases on its rules for releasing its members' SALNs. OVP file photo

Military will 'crush' Jolo attackers, says Malacañang

Jan 27, 2019 - 2:33 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo and other officials also denounce the bombing of the Jolo Cathedral

AFTERMATH. Two bombs detonate at the cathedral in Jolo, Sulu, killing civilians attending Mass and soldiers who responded to the scene. Photo from AFP-WestMinCom

Sulu rejects Bangsamoro law | Evening wRap

Jan 24, 2019 - 8:05 PM

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Robredo warns against Chinese takeover of Hanjin shipyard

Jan 24, 2019 - 4:10 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo favors a government takeover of the Hanjin shipyard in Subic Bay so it can become a Philippine Navy base and boost security in the strategic area

WARNING VS CHINA. Vice President Leni Robredo is not supporting a Chinese firm's possible takeover of the debt-ridden Hanjin shipyard in Subic. File photo by OVP

Supreme Court suspends ballot recount in VP protest | Evening wRap

Jan 22, 2019 - 9:41 PM

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FALSE: Robredo 'wary of' Piñol’s river dredging proposal

Jan 22, 2019 - 8:45 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo's interview is taken out of context and is stretched to infer links to the agriculture secretary

Screenshots from politics.com.ph and a blog claiming Robredo is opposed against Secretary Emannuel Piñol nationwide river dredging proposal.

Robredo, lawmakers to voters: Say 'yes' to Bangsamoro law

Jan 20, 2019 - 7:40 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says the plebiscite for the Bangsamoro Organic Law is the first step to attain real peace in the region

Ballot boxes for the Bangsamoro plebiscite in Marawi City being prepared by the city treasurer’s office 2 days ahead of the historic vote. The city's voters are spread over 210 precincts. Most of the 24 barangays from the Most Affected Area will vote in temporary shelter sites.