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Robredo pushes for safeguards in anti-terror law

Jul 05, 2020 - 6:07 PM

The Vice President says 'the fight is not yet over' in pointing out contentious provisions in the newly-signed law

ROBREDO. In this file photo, Vice President Leni Robredo addresses the public on November 25, 2019. Photo by Charlie Villegas/OVP

Robredo visits wakes of soldiers slain in Sulu: 'They had such promising futures'

Jul 01, 2020 - 11:45 PM

'All of them are young men who died in the service of the country. It was heartbreaking to hear their stories from their respective families,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

PAYING HER RESPECTS. VP Leni Robredo (2nd from left) visits the wake of  one of the soldiers killed by cops in Sulu on July 1, 2020. Photo from Robredo's Facebook page

FALSE: Robredo 'says' lockdown should have started October 2019

Jun 30, 2020 - 7:29 PM

The quote card containing the false quote edited an actual Rappler quote card featuring the Vice President

Robredo tells LGBTQ+ in positions of power to ‘use your influence to change mindsets'

Jun 26, 2020 - 1:15 PM

'Push lang nang push, mga besh!' Vice President Leni Robredo tells the community as she asks them to continue doing small but concrete steps to promote gender equality

PRIDE. Vice President Leni Robredo delivers her Pride Month message in a Facebook Live video on June 26, 2020. Screenshot from Robredo's Facebook page

Robredo hits 'ill-timed' proposal to rename NAIA: 'We're in the middle of a pandemic'

Jun 26, 2020 - 11:24 AM

(UPDATED) 'Alam naman natin why it was named Ninoy Aquino International Airport. So 'yung tanong: Where is our sense of history?' asks Vice President Leni Robredo

PANDEMIC. A face mask-wearing Vice President Leni Robredo visits the partners, volunteers, and drivers of her office's free shuttle service for frontliners on April 14, 2020. File photo by Jay Ganzon/OVP

Robredo rejects calls for Duque’s resignation in the middle of health crisis

Jun 25, 2020 - 12:18 PM

'I’m not in favor of parang ruffling everything in the midst of it all kasi baka lalong... maging sintunado lahat ng ginagawa natin,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

STILL TRUSTED. DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III (R) talks to President Rodrigo Duterte confers during a meeting with members of the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Emerging Infectious Diseases at the Matina Enclaves in Davao City on June 4, 2020. File photo by Robinson Nia Al Jr/Presidential Photo

Robredo: 'Complacent' at the start, PH playing catch-up in COVID-19 fight

Jun 25, 2020 - 12:00 PM

(UPDATED) Vice President Leni Robredo says the 'gaps' in the government's coronavirus response efforts are now being felt

Vice President Leni Robredo on Monday, June 15, 2020, led the opening of The Oasis Project, a temporary shelter site built by her office and its Angat Buhay partners at the Lung Center of the Philippines in Quezon City. The project was made possible by the OVP's collaboration with private sector partners, with the shared vision of providing a "haven" where medical frontliners can "rest and recharge", as they face the challenges brought by the COVID-19 crisis. Among the OVP's partners and donors for The Oasis Project are: Architect Peach Buencamino; IKEA Philippines; interior designers Ivy and Cynthia Almario; Architect Rene Heray; Shirley Sanders of Gardens by Sanders; Ronnie Traballo of Bomanite; Jeffrey and Vivian Ng of Astoria Properties; Elizabeth Cheng; Zaldy and Mylene Co; Nippon Paint; EM Cuerpo, Inc.; 51st Engineer Brigade of the Philippine Army; Matrix Appliances Philippines; Mr. Philip and Sherwin Yao of Graceline Furniture; Uratex; Institute of Integrated Electrical Engineers of the Philippines; Aboitiz Foundation; Pangilinan Fabric and Leather Supply; Yeye Babatuan; Jun Toribio of TEUS Upholstery; Vicente & Juanita Hao Chin Chua Foundation; Mr. Sam Chen, HCG President; Bea Cabagay; JR Gutierrez Furniture; Cenit Lighting; GK Kalinga Construction and Hardware, Inc.; and Rona's Garden, Inc. (Photo by Jay Ganzon /OVP)

FALSE: OVP sent spoiled food to frontliners at Diliman Doctors Hospital

Jun 24, 2020 - 7:00 AM

Both the hospital and Vice President Leni Robredo deny the incident took place

Robredo to DOTr: Be 'compassionate,' help traditional jeepney drivers

Jun 21, 2020 - 5:35 PM

'Parang pinapaboran na naman natin dito iyong mga mayayaman.... Paano iyong mga naghikahos na hinulugan iyong kanilang mga jeep?' says Vice President Leni Robredo

Jeepney drivers plying the Tandang Sora-Visayas Avenue-City Hall route beg for financial help from the public passing by their terminal in Visayas Avenue, Quezon City on April 27, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Robredo: Be wary of Ressa verdict's ‘chilling’ effect on citizens’ freedoms

Jun 15, 2020 - 1:32 PM

'Silencing, harassing, and weaponizing law against the media sends a clear message to every dissenting voice: Keep quiet or you are next,' warns Vice President Leni Robredo

HOLD THE LINE. Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa (L) and former Rappler researcher Rey Santos, Jr during a press conference after a Manila court found them guilty of cyber libel. Photo by Dante Diosina Jr/Rappler

Robredo hits gaps in transport of stranded workers after Silvertino death

Jun 14, 2020 - 6:55 PM

'Ilan pa ba iyong magiging ganito?' says Vice President Leni Robredo after the death of stranded worker Michelle Silvertino

FIX SYSTEM. Vice President Leni Robredo visits partners, volunteers, and drivers of her office's free shuttle service for frontliners before the project ended in April. File photo by Jay Ganzon / OVP)

'Ang duyan ng magigiting': Mensahe ni VP Robredo sa Araw ng Kalayaan 2020

Jun 12, 2020 - 11:48 AM

'Walang kalayaan ang isa kung walang kalayaan ang lahat... Ang tunay na kalayaan ay kalayaan para sa kapwa'

Robredo on fight for freedom: Resist, because a threat to one is a threat to us all

Jun 12, 2020 - 11:39 AM

'Sa mga pagkakataong may banta sa kalayaan ng isa, kailangang lahat tayo pumalag dahil ang tunay na binabantaan ay ang kalayaan ng lahat,' Vice President Leni Robredo says on Independence Day

SALUTE. 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. File photo by OVP

FALSE: Robredo quote on 'social distancing' during basketball

Jun 10, 2020 - 8:26 AM

Robredo did not say this quote, and the graphic was manipulated from a GMA News quote card

Robredo: Why rush anti-terrorism bill during pandemic?

Jun 07, 2020 - 6:25 PM

'Diyos ko naman. Nakakapanlumo,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

PRIORITIES. Vice President Leni Robredo gave a message at the formal opening of The Medical City-South Luzon COVID-19 Complex of Hope at Greenfield City in Santa Rosa City, Laguna on Monday, May 11, 2020. Photo from the Office of the Vice President

Robredo: Is lethal anti-terror bill against terrorists or critics?

Jun 03, 2020 - 4:42 PM

'Ang tanong ko nga: terorismo ba talaga ang tuon ng [anti-] terror bill? O gusto lang nitong bigyan ng kapangyarihan ang estado para bansagang terorista kung sino man ang kanilang gusto?'

OPPOSITION LEADER. Vice President Leni Robredo delivers a speech during the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines's annual Prospects for the Philippines Conference on January 30, 2020. Photo by Charlie Villegas/OVP

Robredo urges gov't to end '3 years of inaction and neglect in Marawi'

May 23, 2020 - 10:16 AM

'Marawi is not merely a tragedy to be remembered; it is an ongoing problem that needs to be solved,' says Vice President Leni Robredo on the 3rd anniversary of the Marawi siege

VICE PRESIDENT. Vice President Leni Robredo speaks at the Istorya ng Pag-asa Special Edition: Community Based Drug Rehabilitation Summit at the Shrine of Our Lady of Grace Parish in Caloocan City on January 16, 2020. Photo by Jay Ganzon/OVP

Robredo chides gov't for 'unclear' communication of new quarantine rules

May 17, 2020 - 6:22 PM

Nonetheless, Vice President Leni Robredo urges the public to stay tuned for adjustments by government regarding the different levels of community quarantines

ON WHEELS. Residents of Mandaluyong City on May 16, 2020, use their bicycles to travel for work and buy essentials as access to public transport is not yet allowed during the MECQ period. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

FALSE: Robredo says the virus, not people, should be restrained

May 14, 2020 - 5:28 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo did not make this remark and the graphic was altered from a quote card produced by News5

Robredo, QC gov't launch app delivery service for market vendors

May 11, 2020 - 3:25 PM

(UPDATED) Vice President Leni Robredo says the app is designed to assist small-time market vendors and tricycle drivers affected by the pandemic

ASSISTANCE FOR VENDORS. A market vendor from the Kamuning Market in Quezon City sells her goods on June 26, 2018. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Robredo on ABS-CBN shutdown: No space for suppression, self-interest in a pandemic

May 05, 2020 - 11:41 PM

'Bakit ito ginagawa ngayon sa panahong humaharap tayo sa matinding krisis?' asks Vice President Leni Robredo

THE VP. Vice President Leni Robredo delivers a speech during the graduation of Leaders for Excellence and Public Service Mayors Fellowship Program Batch 3 at the Quezon City Reception House on March 6, 2020. File photo by Jay Ganzon/OVP

Robredo to police, military: ‘Coronavirus is the enemy, not Filipinos’

Apr 28, 2020 - 6:46 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo also tells the public to follow lockdown rules and remember law enforcers are risking their lives every day in the line of duty

HUMANITY IN A PANDEMIC. Vice President Leni Robredo address Filipinos through a Facebook Live video on April 28, 2020. Screenshot from Robredo's Facebook page

Robredo to police: Be strict but don't use violence vs lockdown violators

Apr 27, 2020 - 1:55 PM

'Kailangan talaga istrikto iyong enforcement. Pero sana hindi siya humahantong sa karahasan,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

COMPASSION. Vice President Leni Robredo wears a face mask while speaking to the volunteers of her office's free shuttle service for health workers. File photo by Jay Ganzon/OVP

Robredo's office to donate P14-M U.P. coronavirus test kits to 4 labs

Apr 24, 2020 - 5:15 PM

The beneficiary testing centers include San Lazaro Hospital in Manila, the Lung Center of the Philippines and the V. Luna General Hospital in Quezon City, and the Bicol Regional Diagnostic and Reference Laboratory

BRIEFING. Vice President Leni Robredo meets with Manila HealthTek Inc's Dr. Raul Destura, who lead the team of UP scientists that developed their own test kits, on April 24, 2020. Photo by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

LIST: OVP’s 16 free dormitories for coronavirus frontliners

Apr 13, 2020 - 12:21 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Vice President Leni Robredo's office and its partner organizations are currently operating 12 dorms in Metro Manila and one each in Baguio City, Legazpi City, Mariveles, and Tacloban City

FREE DORM. A staff from the Office of the Vice President checks a room in their free dormitory for frontliners in Cubao, Quezon City. Photo by Charlie Villegas/OVP

'Not time to keep score': Robredo focuses on frontliners, not politics

Apr 07, 2020 - 12:05 PM

In a nation overwhelmed by a pandemic, Vice President Leni Robredo shows how government can effectively work with private citizens to fight COVID-19

WORKING VP. Vice President Leni Robredo oversees the preparation of personal protective equipment sets that will be delivered to another batch of hospitals on March 24, 2020. Photo by Charlie Villegas/OVP

[EDITORIAL] People to Digong: Sige, i-police power mo nga ang virus!

Apr 06, 2020 - 11:53 AM

Totoong may 'failure of execution' pero bago 'yan ay may 'failure of comprehension' din

Robredo to Duterte admin: ‘Appreciate’ LGUs that innovate to fight coronavirus

Apr 05, 2020 - 2:11 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says the NBI going after Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto and President Rodrigo Duterte's rants vs lawyer Chel Diokno send the wrong message to the public

HANDS-ON VP. Vice President Leni Robredo oversees the preparation of personal protective equipment  sets that were delivered to another batch of hospitals on March 24, 2020. File photo by Charlie Villegas/OVP

Robredo backs proposed extension of Luzon lockdown

Apr 05, 2020 - 11:34 AM

But Vice President Leni Robredo says it is 'crucial' for the government to properly provide the basic needs of Filipinos during the lockdown in order to avoid social unrest

LOCKDOWN. Tomas Morato Avenue in Quezon City is a ghost town on March 17, 2020 due to the COVID-19 lockdown imposed over Luzon island. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Robredo welcomes Luna sacking, but surprised Duterte defended her

Apr 05, 2020 - 9:45 AM

Vice President Leni Robredo says President Rodrigo Duterte should not be tolerating individuals sowing division within government during the COVID-19 pandemic

WORKING VP. Vice President Leni Robredo inspects the first batch of protective gear her office distrubted to health workers on March 16, 202 File photo by Charlie Villegas/OVP

Duterte fires PACC Commissioner Luna for pushing probe vs Robredo

Apr 04, 2020 - 12:23 AM

'As of this moment, he's no longer connected with government,' the President says of PACC Commissioner Manuelito Luna, who pushed for a probe into the Vice President's fundraising efforts to address the coronavirus outbreak

FIRED. President Rodrigo Duterte fires Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) Commissioner Manuelito Luna (C). File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

[OPINION] Constitutional basics in a pandemic

Apr 03, 2020 - 11:00 AM

The actions being taken by the government to suppress dissenters are unconstitutional

Cue the hair flip! Frontliner helper Robredo throws shade at PACC critic

Apr 02, 2020 - 6:40 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo didn't have to say much to clap back at her critic, PACC Commissioner Manuelito Luna

HAIR FLIP QUEEN. A now-viral GIF on Twitter shows Vice President Leni Robredo flipping her hair. Screenshot from Robredo's Twitter account

NBI urged to probe Robredo for helping frontliners, 'competing' with gov't

Apr 02, 2020 - 2:50 PM

(UPDATED) The Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission's Manuelito Luna says it is 'illegal' for Vice President Leni Robredo to aid frontliners during the coronavirus outbreak

COMPETITION? Vice President Leni Robredo oversees the preparation of personal protective equipment  sets that will be delivered to another batch of hospitals on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Photo from the Office of the Vice President

How is this pandemic changing you?

Apr 02, 2020 - 10:06 AM

Let’s look at some of the challenges that this pandemic is forcing us to face and which are changing our world in incremental ways

Fashion designers, Vice President's office create open-source protective suit design

Mar 30, 2020 - 7:47 AM

Fashion designers led by Mich Dulce design a suit to protect medical pandemic frontliners, as worldwide PPE supplies become scarce

'BAYANIHAN.' Fashion designers stepped up to the challenge of crafting PPEs for medical frontliners as stocks dwindle worldwide. Image courtesy of Manila Protective Gear Sewing Club/Mich Dulce

Robredo taps local designers for PPEs, asks suppliers to provide fabric

Mar 29, 2020 - 6:47 PM

(UPDATED) Vice President Leni Robredo is asking suppliers to provide them with tafetta with silver black lining that can be used to produce personal protective equipment for health workers

PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT. Nurses from the Ospital ng Parañaque man a tent for persons under investigation for the novel coronavirus disease. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

LOOK: Robredo's office opens free dormitory for health workers in Cubao

Mar 26, 2020 - 1:40 PM

Medical professionals who wish to avail of this free service can send an email to ovpfreedormservice@gmail.com or text 09985917408

FREE DORM. One room in the Office of the Vice President's free dormitory for health workers has 3 beds available for health workers. Photo by Charlie Villegas/OVP

FALSE: Leni Robredo says ‘virus is not our enemy, bats are’

Mar 24, 2020 - 3:12 PM

The Vice President did not say the quote attributed to her

Robredo's office donates extraction kits worth P5.3M for coronavirus tests

Mar 20, 2020 - 5:12 PM

The office of Vice President Leni Robredo says an extraction kit is an essential part of the full coronavirus test kit. Its procurement from a local supplier was requested by the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM), the country’s primary testing center.

ASSISTANCE FROM ROBREDO. Staff from the Office of the Vice President deliver coronavirus extraction kits to the RITM on March 20, 2020. Photo by Charlie Villegas/OVP

LISTAHAN: Mga ruta ng libreng sakay ni Robredo para sa mga health workers

Mar 18, 2020 - 10:00 AM

Narito ang 6 na ruta ng libreng sakay para sa mga health workers habang suspendido ang operasyon ng mga pampublikong sasakyan dahil sa coronavirus outbreak

ROUTES. As mass transportation is suspended, Vice President Leni Robredo's office is offering free shuttle services to health workers starting March 18, 2020. File photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

LIST: Routes for Robredo's free shuttle service for health workers

Mar 17, 2020 - 11:45 PM

(UPDATED) Here are the 7 routes of the free shuttle service offered by the Office of the Vice President for health workers

ROUTES. As mass transportation is suspended, Vice President Leni Robredo's office is offering free shuttle services to health workers starting March 18, 2020. File photo by KD Madrilejos/Rappler

FALSE: Robredo suggests 'inhaling cough back' to prevent virus spread

Mar 17, 2020 - 6:15 PM

The graphic was edited, says News5

Robredo, OVP partners raise P12.3M for health workers' protective gear

Mar 16, 2020 - 3:36 PM

Some 5,000 government workers need at least 3 sets of personal protective equipment costing P1,500 each

PROTECTION FOR PROTECTORS. The Quezon City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office demonstrates to barangay first responders how to use their personal protective equipment against COVID-19. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Pahayag ni VP Leni Robredo sa nagbabagong sitwasyon ukol sa COVID-19

Mar 12, 2020 - 8:22 PM

'Iisang komunidad tayo; walang paraang malagpasan ito kundi ang isaisip ang kapakanan ng lahat'

Robredo appeals: Work from home, protect the vulnerable

Mar 12, 2020 - 7:38 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo addresses the public ahead of President Rodrigo Duterte to help allay fears over the novel coronavirus outbreak

MANAGING THE OUTBREAK. Vice President Leni Robredo addresses the public through her Facebook account on March 12, 2020. Screenshot from Robredo's Facebook account

FALSE: Robredo to 'sign' deal with U.N. 'to use their military forces'

Mar 11, 2020 - 1:15 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo did not say the quote about 'United Nations military forces' which was attributed to her

Robredo calls for gov't transparency on coronavirus

Mar 08, 2020 - 7:35 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo also says the government should have promptly released guidelines as soon as the first local transmission was confirmed

GOV'T RESPONSE. President Rodrigo Duterte confers with Health Secretary Francisco Duque III (center) during a briefing on COVID-10 at Malacañang on February 3, 2020. File photo by Toto Lozano/Presidential photo

Robredo: 'Empower one woman and she will raise others with her'

Mar 05, 2020 - 4:05 PM

'This is our vision: Women rising together...chipping away at barriers together,' says Vice President Leni Robredo at an event marking Women's Month

Vice President Leni Robredo spoke about the importance of empowering women and girls as we face the new decade, during her keynote address at the SPARK! Philippines #Women2020 Summit, held Thursday, March 5, 2020, at Samsung Hall, SM Aura, in Taguig City.   In her remarks, VP Leni underscored the necessary task of women helping other women, especially those in the margins of society. "The only way to be strong as women is to be strong together," she said. "When we pull each other up, when we lend each other our strength, when we each realize that it takes every one of us to hammer away at the ceiling so it may finally crash—that is when we truly succeed." (Photo by Charlie Villegas / OVP)

Higher satisfaction ratings for Robredo, Sotto, Cayetano in last quarter of 2019

Mar 03, 2020 - 12:25 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo gets a 'good' net satisfaction rating, while Senate President Vicente Sotto III and Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano obtain 'very good' scores, according to a Social Weather Stations poll

GOOD, VERY GOOD RATINGS. Vice President Leni Robredo visits Senate President Vicente Sotto III in his office on September 25, 2018. File photo by OVP