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    • Senate panel eyes increasing OVP budget for 2020, lauds Robredo-led initiatives to help poor Pinoys

      Posted in Press Releases on Sep 16, 2019

      The Senate Finance Committee has committed to further increasing the budget of the Office of the Vice President, to support its anti-poverty initiatives and efforts to professionalize its ranks. At the committee hearing held Monday, September 16, the panel, led by Senator Sonny Angara, approved the P673.02-million budget for the OVP for 2020, following a


    • Interview with VP Leni at the Senate Finance Committee hearing for OVP’s proposed 2020 budget

      Posted in Transcripts on Sep 15, 2019

      Senate Finance Committee hearing for OVP’s proposed 2020 budgetSenate of the Philippines, 16 September 2019 REPORTER 1: Ma’am, willing sila na i-increase iyong budget ng OVP. Magkano sa tingin niyo iyong dapat na idagdag sa budget ng Office of the Vice President? VP LENI: Kailangan ko itanong sa… kailangan ko itanong sa staff kung ilan


    • VP Leni: Duterte, Panelo should stop contradicting each other

      Posted in Press Releases on Sep 15, 2019

      ‘Nakakalito dahil magkaiba ang sinasabi’VP Leni: Duterte, Panelo should stop contradicting each other Vice President Leni Robredo chided Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo that he should be better informed of what exactly the President has stated before presenting his own “interpretation,” so they can stop contradicting each other in public. VP Leni said the administration should


    • BISErbisyong LENI – Episode 123

      Posted in Transcripts on Sep 14, 2019

      ELY: Okay, magandang umaga, Pilipinas—Luzon, Visayas, at Mindanao! Isa na namang edisyon ng BISErbisyong LENI sa RMN. Ngayon po ay araw ng Linggo, September 15, 2019. Magandang umaga, Pilipinas, mula po dito sa DZXL Manila.Tayo po ay napapakinggan sa DYHP Cebu—number one diyan po sa Cebu—at RMN DXCC Cagayan de Oro, RMN DXDC Davao, at


    • September 14, 2019

      Posted in VP's Day on Sep 14, 2019

      The Vice President was in Naga for a series of events. At 9:00 am, she went to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Naga Philippines Stake Center Open House in for the ribbon-cutting event. The Naga Philippines Stake is an intermediate level in the organizational hierarchy of The Church of Jesus Christ of


    • Statement of Vice President Leni Robredo on the President’s plan to “ignore” the arbitral ruling in favor of joint exploration with China in the West Philippine Sea

      Posted in Press Releases on Sep 12, 2019

      The recent declaration by the President that he will “ignore” the arbitral ruling upholding the Philippine exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the West Philippine Sea to pave the way for a joint oil and gas exploration agreement with China is profoundly disappointing and extremely irresponsible. The President’s own Secretary of Foreign Affairs has stated that


    • September 12, 2019

      Posted in VP's Day on Sep 12, 2019

      The Vice President was in Camarines Sur for a series of events. At 4:00 pm, she attended the Omasenso sa Kabuhayan Meeting with Mr. Romy Tan, owner of Liberty Commercial Center (LCC), and Omasenso sa Kabuhayan Farmers Core Group. They were formally introduced to one another to talk about the plans moving forward with the


    • Statement of Atty. Barry Gutierrez, Spokesperson, Office of the Vice President

      Posted in Press Releases on Sep 10, 2019

      We condemn in the strongest possible terms the recent attack by armed men on the Abante printing offices. This brazen assault on our free press cannot be allowed to pass unchallenged. A free press is essential in a free nation, and this attempt to intimidate and silence Abante, the leading Filipino language publication in our


    • Self-less Service: Our Greatest Call

      Posted in Speeches on Sep 09, 2019

      Message at the UP Alumni Association of Greater Los Angeles 2019 Installation Ceremony and Endowment Fund Raising GalaL.A. Grand Hotel, Los Angeles, Californiadelivered on 7 September 2019 Thank you very much. Kindly take your seats. Our Consul General, Adel Cruz; Dr. Elena Pernia, the UP Vice President for Public Affairs; Ms. Ethel Rubio, President of


    • Wellsprings of Perpetual Hope

      Posted in Speeches on Sep 09, 2019

      Message at the 2019 Ramon Magsaysay Awards Presentation CeremoniesTanghalang Nicanor Abelardo, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Pasay City Thank you very much. Kindly take your seats. Former President Fidel V. Ramos; Excellencies of the Diplomatic Corps; former senator Ramon Magsaysay Jr. and the members of the Magsaysay family; Ambassador Jose Cuisia Jr., former Philippine Ambassador to