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    • Vice President Leni Robredo on the Proclamation on the State of Lawlessness

      Posted in Press Releases on Sep 06, 2016

      We respect the decision of the President to exercise his Constitutional power to call out the Armed Forces of the Philippines to assist in suppressing lawless violence. And we appreciate that the Proclamation makes clear that this does not suspend any part of the Constitution or impair any of our fundamental rights. We reiterate our


    • Response of Vice President Leni Robredo after the DILG Briefing on Drug Rehabilitation Programs of the Country

      Posted in Transcripts on Sep 06, 2016

      6 September 2016 VP LENI: Unang-una po gusto kong magpasalamat sa DILG. Ni-request ko po ang briefing na ito at napakabilis po ng response ni Secretary Mike. I have requested for this briefing kasi I really want to know which area our Office can be of help. Alam natin na napakaraming kailangang gawin as far as


    • Agrarian Reform at the Root of Inclusive Development

      Posted in Speeches on Sep 05, 2016

      5 September 2016 Keynote Speech delivered by Undersecretary Philip Dy, Chief of Staff, Office of the Vice President, at the Asia Land Forum, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Ortigas Center, Pasig City I hope you can indulge me as I begin with a brief story. It’s one that some of you here are already familiar with, and


    • Fires That Light Our Path

      Posted in Speeches on Sep 05, 2016

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    • Statement of Vice President Leni Robredo on the Davao Bombing

      Posted in Press Releases on Sep 03, 2016

      3 September 2016 Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those who lost their lives or were injured in last night’s attack in Davao. We condemn this senseless and criminal act. In this difficult time, we must not allow violence and fear to divide our nation. Rather, let us all come together in


    • HUDCC Welcomes Move to Create Housing Department

      Posted in Press Releases on Sep 02, 2016

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    • The Power of Ideas Bigger than Ourselves

      Posted in Speeches on Sep 01, 2016

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    • The Missing Solutions

      Posted in Speeches on Aug 31, 2016

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    • Robredo Files Pleading in Filipino for Buwan ng Wika

      Posted in Press Releases on Aug 31, 2016

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    • Interview after the Inspection and Dialogue with Beneficiaries of the AFP- PNP Housing Project

      Posted in Transcripts on Aug 30, 2016

      30 August 2016 Brgy. Batia, Bocaue, Bulacan Q: Hi VP! VP Leni: Hi! Q: Ine-expect ninyo po ba ito? Iyong mga sasabihin sa inyo at makikita ninyo? VP Leni: Medyo may idea na kasi ako. Kasi noong binisita ako ni Congressman Pancho, talagang mahaba iyong litaniya niya ng problema kaya din ako nag-request sa kanya