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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.

Robredo to SC: Stop Marcos from skirting rules in his ‘dying’ VP protest

Jan 17, 2019 - 12:10 PM

Defeated vice presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos moves for the technical examination of election data from 3 ARMM provinces to be 'immediately' conducted

SWS: net satisfaction ratings decline for Robredo, Arroyo | Midday wRap

Jan 16, 2019 - 3:20 PM

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Arroyo dips to ‘poor,’ Robredo falls to ‘moderate’ net satisfaction ratings – SWS

Jan 15, 2019 - 10:38 PM

Senate President Vicente Sotto III maintains a 'very good' rating, while SC Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin is included for the first time and gets a 'moderate' score

DIPPING NUMBERS. Vice President Leni Robredo (3rd from L) and Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (center) both see declines in their respective satisfaction ratings at the end of 2018. File photo from OVP

Robredo, senators: Probe DFA passport data mess

Jan 13, 2019 - 4:50 PM

'The Department of Foreign Affairs owes the entire country an explanation,' says Senator Risa Hontiveros

DATA PRIVACY. National Privacy Commission will summon the Department of Foreign Affairs, other concerned government agencies, and the alleged contractor for a possible data privacy issue on the data of Philippine passport holders. Rappler file photo

Robredo urges Facebook to take down more 'fake' pages

Jan 13, 2019 - 4:30 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo calls on Facebook to clean up its platform further, after it banned Twinmark Media Enterprises

VPLR spoke of the need to ensure that advances in information and communications technology will also benefit every Filipino, including those at the countryside, when she spoke before the 10th National ICT Confederation of the Philippines (NICP) ICT Summit, held in Naga City on Saturday, 24 November 2018. In her message, the Vice President also talked about how the use of technology can push for good governance and inclusive development. (Photo by OVP)

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Jan 11, 2019 - 9:03 PM

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Robredo, Sotto enjoy majority approval, trust of Filipinos – survey

Jan 11, 2019 - 12:05 PM

(UPDATED) 'In contrast, a big plurality of Filipinos (43%) are critical of the work done by House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo,' says Pulse Asia, citing the results of its December poll on top officials and institutions

PH LEADERS. Vice President Leni Robredo visited Senate President Tito Sotto after the deliberation of the 2019 budget of the Office of the Vice President on September 25, 2018. Photo from OVP

NDRRMC: Usman death toll climbs to 85 | Evening wRap

Jan 02, 2019 - 8:05 PM

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Robredo urges LGUs to strengthen disaster infrastructure

Jan 02, 2019 - 4:34 PM

'Dapat maging lesson ito sa ating lahat, na talagang pag-isipan iyong mga infrastructue na dapat asikasuhin,' says Robredo

Vice President Leni Robredo visited Sitio Igot in Brgy. Patitinan, Sagñay, Camarines Sur on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2019, to check the extent of damage in the area due to a landslide there last Dec. 29, 2018. Photo by OVP

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: Rizal a reminder that 'true freedom goes with kindness, integrity'

Dec 30, 2018 - 9:11 AM

Vice President Leni Robredo says the national hero should inspire Filipinos to 'work for his vision of a Philippines free from hate, division, and tyranny'

REMEMBER RIZAL. Vice President Leni Robredo pays tribute to Dr Jose Rizal on his 122nd death anniversary on December 30, 2018, at Luneta Park in Manila. Photo by OVP

Gov't execs on Christmas 2018: Find hope amid challenges

Dec 24, 2018 - 4:51 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says Filipinos can draw strength from Jesus, Mary, and Joseph as the country faces challenges, such as rising prices of goods

SANTA CLAUS. A man portraying Santa Claus gets a kiss during a Chistmas parade in SM City Masinag, Antipolo, days before Christmas. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Malacañang vows 'no stone unturned' in Batocabe probe

Dec 22, 2018 - 9:45 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo also condemns the murder of AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe, saying that 'impunity must end'

Malacañang, VP congratulate Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray

Dec 17, 2018 - 11:42 AM

(UPDATED) 'Ms Gray’s triumph sets the bar high in empowering more Filipino women to believe in themselves and to fight for their own place in the universe,' says Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo

Catriona Gray, Miss Philippines 2018 is crowned Miss Universe at the conclusion of the three-hour special programming event on FOX at 7:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed on Sunday, December 16, 2018 at the IMPACT Arena in Bangkok, Thailand. The new winner will move to New York City where she will live during her reign and become a spokesperson for various causes alongside The Miss Universe Organization. HO/The Miss Universe Organization

Fake news, real women: Disinformation gone macho

Dec 15, 2018 - 9:52 AM

When disinformation is weaponized against women, misogyny rears its ugly head

What do Leni Robredo and Jollibee have in common?

Dec 09, 2018 - 5:35 PM

(UPDATED) Vice President Leni Robredo finds herself in the company of several firms, a dead bishop, 'mutant' groups, and even the Philippines' top fast-food chain, among others, all supposedly bound by the same objective

'BUDDIES'. Vice President Leni Robredo and her 'friend' Jollibee, at the inauguration of the the opening of a Jollibee branch along in Naga in March 2017. Photo from OVP

Robredo: Respect for human rights a reflection of our being Filipino

Dec 09, 2018 - 4:10 PM

To mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Vice President Leni Robredo urges all Filipinos to value life and dignity

VPLR led the launch of Laylayan Koalisyon for the province of Camarines Norte on Friday, 23 November 2018, at the Our Lady of Lourdes College Foundation in Daet, Camarines Norte. (Photo by OVP)

HOAX: Robredo photo with 'a cop who killed Kian delos Santos'

Dec 07, 2018 - 8:00 PM

The man shown in a photo with Vice President Leni Robredo is a former Uber driver, not a cop involved in Kian delos Santos' slay

Robredo wants deeper 'drug war' probe after conviction of Kian's killers

Nov 29, 2018 - 2:35 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says the guilty verdict handed to the murderers of Kian delos Santos is a 'victory of the nation'

NO TO DRUG WAR. Vice President Leni Robredo is a staunch critic of President Rodrigo Duterte's bloody drug war. File photo by OVP

Robredo asks SC to 'immediately resolve' probe into Chong's claims

Nov 29, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo's lawyers continue to question how ex-Biliran representative Glenn Chong supposedly got audit logs from Ragay, Camarines Sur, to allege electoral fraud in 2016

POLL FRAUD ACCUSER. Ex-Biliran representative Glenn Chong alleges electoral fraud in the 2016 vice presidential elections. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Robredo flies to Nepal for Asia Pacific Summit

Nov 28, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Vice President Leni Robredo is set to deliver the keynote speech during the summit, where issues like climate change and good governance will be tackled

KEYNOTE SPEAKER. Vice President Leni Robredo will be delivering a keynote speech during the Asia Pacific Summit 2018 on December 1. File photo by OVP

Panelo: Did Robredo, Morales read PH-China oil deal before criticizing?

Nov 26, 2018 - 7:40 PM

'Disappointment comes to mind as expectations for their being trained in the law have not been reached,' says the President's spokesman

DEFENDING THE DEAL. Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo insists Vice President Leni Robredo and former Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales must have only based on media reports their criticism of the PH-China deal. Malacañang file photo

Robredo slams China for driving away PH media from Panatag | Midday wRap

Nov 26, 2018 - 1:28 PM

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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

Robredo questions Duterte order vs 'lawless violence'

Nov 25, 2018 - 5:47 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says Malacañang should justify its use of the term 'lawless violence,' as many people worry about creeping martial law

QUESTIONS. Vice President Leni Robredo says government should also answer questions on why there has been more activity among communist insurgents in the last two years. Photo by OVP

Marcos legal team disowns Glenn Chong in VP protest

Nov 22, 2018 - 12:50 PM

The lawyers of defeated vice presidential bet Bongbong Marcos say ex-Biliran congressman Glenn Chong is not part of their legal team

NOT PART OF MARCOS TEAM. Lawyer and ex-Biliran representative Glenn Chong gestures during a Senate hearing on July 31, 2018. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Robredo on China deals: Don't compromise PH sovereignty

Nov 21, 2018 - 11:05 AM

'Our interests should always come first when we deepen relations with other nations,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

Vice President Leni Robredo addressed the members of Zonta Club of Metro Rizal as the organization celebrated its 27th anniversary, held at the EDSA Shangri-La Hotel on Tuesday, October 2, 2018. In her remarks, VP Leni called on the Zonta Club members to create networks that will push for wider spaces for women participation. She also urged them to “fight for the most vulnerable and bravely speak up against misogyny, discrimination, and abuse.” (Photo by OVP)

Robredo to Asian, European liberals: 'Stand alongside freedom fighters'

Nov 19, 2018 - 5:10 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says it is 'critical' for political parties to restore the people's waning trust in democracy across the world

FREEDOM FIGHTER. Vice President Leni Robredo says it is the mission of democrats and liberals around the world to fight for democracy. File photo by OVP

Robredo: Imelda Marcos' P150K bail is 'mockery of justice system'

Nov 17, 2018 - 3:33 PM

'In fact, iyong pinaka-insulto sa atin, kasi iyong the day na lumabas iyong conviction, nag-party pa,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

Vice President Leni Robredo underscored the youth's role in nation-building and making communities better, when she spoke before youth and student leaders of Malay, Aklan, for the Ugyon Pamatan-on leadership forum, held Thursday, 08 November 2018. The event was organized by the Pambayang Pederasyon ng mga Sangguniang Kabataan Ng Malay (PPSK) and the National Alliance of Youth Leaders, Inc. (NAYL), in their bid to develop young leaders in the community. Photo by OVP

Robredo: Marcos ‘confused’ for asking SC anew to stop using ballot images

Nov 16, 2018 - 4:43 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo's camp argues her rival ex-senator Bongbong Marcos is merely reiterating his 'previous baseless arguments' without presenting concrete evidence

VP PROTEST. Vice President Leni Robredo is facing an electoral protest filed against her by ex-senator Bongbong Marcos

House panel puts Robredo back in line of succession under draft charter

Nov 12, 2018 - 4:50 PM

As agreed upon by the plenary in October, the House committee on constitutional amendments holds an executive session to approve the amendment in favor of Vice President Leni Robredo

BACK IN SUCCESSION LINE. Vice President Leni Robredo leads the launch of Istorya ng Pag-asa for the province of Capiz in a ceremony held at Filamer Christian University on November 9, 2018. Photo by OVP

Imelda conviction proves Marcos crimes – Robredo

Nov 11, 2018 - 3:04 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo takes a jab at her political nemesis, Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr, who denies atrocities during the Marcos regime

'PROOF OF CRIMES'. Vice President Leni Robredo says the Marcos family finally gets the proof they have been looking for: a conviction. Photo by OVP

Ahead of 2019 polls, Robredo backs bill vs premature campaigning

Nov 07, 2018 - 3:21 PM

'Ang pagpigil muli sa maagang pangangampanya ay kailangan para maging mas patas ang pagtakbo,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

LEVEL PLAYING FIELD. Vice President Leni Robredo says a law that criminalizes premature campaigning would create a level laying field among candidates. Photo from OVP

Dutertes call Lord Allan Velasco as next House Speaker | Midday wRap

Nov 05, 2018 - 2:01 PM

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Sister Patricia Fox 'more Filipino' than most, says Robredo

Nov 04, 2018 - 6:00 PM

'Ito iyong isang tao na hindi naman Pilipino pero inialay iyong kanyang buhay for 27 years para tulungan iyong pinakamahihirap nating mga kababayan,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

MISSIONARY. Australian missionary Sister Patricia Fox prepared to leave the country November 3, 2018 after the BI denied her application for temporary visa extension for violating her stay in the country. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

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

Robredo's trust rating remains 'good' despite 2-point decline – SWS

Oct 31, 2018 - 3:15 PM

The decline in Vice President Leni Robredo's net trust rating is due to decreases in the Visayas and Balance Luzon, offsetting increases in Mindanao and Metro Manila

STILL TRUSTED. Vice President Leni Robredo addresses the members of the Philippine Bicol Association of British Columbia on October 15, 2018. File photo by OVP

With ‘no money,’ Liberal Party to count on volunteers in 2019

Oct 28, 2018 - 3:34 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says in the first 24 hours of their announcement, ‘more than a thousand’ signed up for their ‘people’s campaign’

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

Punish officials linked to P11-B shabu mess, says Robredo

Oct 27, 2018 - 4:00 PM

'Hindi sapat na ilipat lamang sa ibang opisina ang mga nagkulang sa kanilang tungkulin, dapat managot ayon sa takda ng batas matapos ang imbestigasyon,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

ROBREDO. In this file photo, Vice President Leni Robredo joins members of various sectors during the Mass for Peace. File photo by OVP

Robredo to youth: Focus on track record, not candidates' promises

Oct 25, 2018 - 3:20 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo also calls for an end to patronage politics, saying that officials have the obligation to serve the people in the first place

OPPOSITION LEADER. Vice President Leni Robredo delivers her speech endorsing the 8 senatorial bets of the Oposisyon Koalisyon on October 24, 2018. File photo by OVP

Robredo urges voters: 2019 polls chance to 'make things right'

Oct 24, 2018 - 3:49 PM

'Ngayon pong halalan na darating, pagkakataon para iwasto natin lahat,' says Vice President Leni Robredo in pushing for the opposition's 8 Senate bets

THE OPPOSITION. Vice President Leni Robredo (middle, in white) together with the Oposisyon Koalisyon's 8 senatorial bets and other key opposition figures. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

[OPINION] In defense of democracy

Oct 18, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says in a speech in Washington DC: 'Now, more than ever, we need leaders who will step down from their pedestal and walk with the last, the least, and the lost'

CHANGE OF COMMAND. Vice President Leni Robredo, flanked by former president Fidel Ramos (to her right) and President Rodrigo Duterte, at the Armed Forces of Philippines change of command ceremony on April 18, 2018. Photo courtesy of the OVP

#PHVote2019, Pimentel files his COC, Leni Robredo | Midday wRap

Oct 11, 2018 - 12:49 PM

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House to put Robredo back in line of succession of draft constitution

Oct 10, 2018 - 6:53 PM

The House agrees to return the draft constitution to the constitutional amendments panel, which will make the necessary changes in favor of Vice President Leni Robredo

BACK IN SUCCESSION. Vice President Leni Robredo attends the House of Representatives' plenary deliberations on her office's proposed budget for 2019  on October 1, 2018. File photo by OVP

Robredo: Critics ‘too desperate’ to remove me

Oct 10, 2018 - 3:20 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo also slams House committee on constitutional amendments chair Vicente Veloso for his defense of the proposed provision removing her in the line of succession

VP ANSWERS BACK. A Philippine flag is seen behind Vice President Leni Robredo as she delivers a speech on October 2, 2018. File photo by OVP

Robredo camp defers to Duterte on health disclosure: He knows his oath

Oct 09, 2018 - 3:42 PM

‘The VP has said that...we want him healthy, we want him working. So if he says it's like that, then I suppose we must respect it,’ says Robredo’s spokesperson

STATE OF HEALTH. The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo says it respects the declaration of President Rodrigo Duterte that his recent medical tests came back negative.

House charter draft, Duterte’s health, Sara Duterte | Midday wRap

Oct 09, 2018 - 2:32 PM

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Robredo camp: 'Outright ridiculous' to remove VP as Duterte's successor

Oct 09, 2018 - 12:53 PM

'Since when did a pending election protest become the basis of succession to the highest position of the land?' asks Romulo Macalintal, election lawyer of Vice President Leni Robredo

OUT OF SUCCESSION LINE? Vice President Leni Robredo gestures during a speech at  Barangay Ucab, Itogon, Benguet on September 28, 2018. Photo by OVP

Robredo to Duterte: Get to work, stop insulting me

Oct 05, 2018 - 5:00 PM

The Vice President reacts to President Rodrigo Duterte's latest disparaging remark, that Leni Robredo is a weak leader