in Featured Articles, Photo Releases on May 28, 2020
Vice President Leni Robredo visited on Thursday, May 28, 2020, the Pasig Mega Market in Pasig City, where her office launched its Community Mart program this week, in partnership with the City Government of Pasig.
Together with Mayor Vico Sotto, VP Leni was able to meet members of the Community Mart - Pasig Mega Market team from both the OVP and the local government of Pasig, as well as the tricycle drivers who are part of the program. She was also able to observe the operations of the public market as safety measures are currently observed.
The Community Mart program is an app-based delivery service that aims to help small market vendors and tricycle drivers affected by the ECQ. On its first day, the Community Mart - Pasig Mega Market’s total sales reached more than P71,000.
The program was first launched in the Kamuning Public Market, in partnership with the Quezon City Government. Sales for Community Mart there reached over P500,000 on its first week.
*(Photos by Jay Ganzon / OVP)*
in Statements on May 23, 2020
Statement of Vice President Leni Robredo on the 3rd Anniversary of the Marawi Siege
Today, we mark the third anniversary of the Marawi Siege. To this day, the city lies in ruins, and its people’s lives are frozen in time. Many of its residents remain in temporary shelter communities.
Marawi continues to suffer even as we all face the challenges brought about by COVID-19. The ongoing crisis should have by now made us realize: The suffering of one redounds to the suffering of all. Magkakarugtong ang diwa at pamumuhay ng bawat Pilipino. Ang hamon sa isa ay hamon sa lahat; ang pagpapabaya sa isa a...
in Featured Articles, Photo Releases on May 17, 2020
Vice President Leni Robredo paid a visit to Kamuning Market on Sunday, May 17, 2020, to check on the implementation of the Community Mart program that the Office of the Vice President piloted there in partnership with the Quezon City Government.
Through Community Mart, customers may shop at Kamuning Market through an app and have goods like fruits, vegetables, and meats delivered to their homes. The service helps small market vendors and tricycle drivers who have been affected by the Enhanced Community Quarantine.
For this ongoing pilot run, Community Mart serves the following barangays in Quezon City:
* Sacred Heart
* Laging Handa
* South Triangle
* Roxas District
(Photos by OVP)
in Featured Articles on May 11, 2020
Vice President Leni Robredo gave a message at the formal opening of The Medical City-South Luzon (TMCSL)’s COVID Complex of Hope at Greenfield City in Santa Rosa City, Laguna on Monday, May 11, 2020.
The COVID Complex of Hope is a facility separate from the TMCSL—one of the country’s COVID-19 referral hospitals—dedicated to coronavirus cases. The facility’s construction was completed in 27 days, through the generosity of numerous groups and individuals and support of the city government.
In her remarks, the Vice President underscored the importance of the collaboration of the public and private sector in helping Filipinos as the nation grapples with the pandemic.
“Kaya siya mahalaga dahil ito iyong pagpapakita na with bayanihan spirit nothing is impossible. Ito po iyong tema na nagiging saving grace ng aming Opisina for a very long time,” Robredo said.
She also lauded The Medical City for being at the forefront in handling COVID-19 patients in the country.
“Utang po namin sa inyo na sinusugal niyo ang mga buhay niyo para iligtas kaming lahat. So the least that we can do is offer our help; the least we can do is lighten your burden. Alam po namin kung gaano kahirap para sa inyo so our Office has been doing many things para sa… iyong sa kaalaman namin [na] makakagaan ng kahit papaano sa burdens niyo,” Robredo said.
VP Leni was also given a tour around the facility, which was built with smart houses that can accommodate 26 patients with a four-bed intensive care unit (ICU) section and a detached facility for its medical staff.
The TMCSL is one of the hundreds of recipients of personal protective equipment (PPE) sets and other medical supplies, made possible through the OVP and Kaya Natin! Movement’s online donation drive for COVID frontliners.
Some doctors of the TMCSL was also instrumental in the creation of locally-produced PPEs, designed by the team of Mich Dulce’s group in cooperation with VP Leni’s office.
**(Photo by Jay Ganzon / OVP)**
in Speeches on May 11, 2020
MESSAGE OF VP LENI ROBREDO OPENING OF COVID COMPLEX OF HOPE MEDICAL CITY – SOUTH LUZON
Maraming salamat! Maupo po tayong lahat.
Dr. Cesar Espiritu; Dr. Eugene Ramos; Dr. Villano; Dr. Ancheta; Engr. Jamandre and the rest of the team; ang atin pong mga frontliners na nandito ngayon; siyempre iyong aking kaibigan, Mayor Arlene Arcillas, na napakasipag; sa inyo pong lahat: magandang, magandang umaga!
Isang malaking karangalan na naimbitihan ako ngayong umaga ni Dr. Cesar to be with you in such an auspicious occasion because today is a day to celebrate. Ang pagkaalam ko kayo iyong pinakauna na nagk...
in Speeches on May 08, 2020
ONLINE ADDRESS TO THE GRADUATES OF 2020 RADYO KATIPUNAN 87.9 FM
Palabas at Pasulong
Addressing the class of 2020 in a time of great uncertainty, I cannot help but look back to my own graduation in 1986. Kakatapos lang ng EDSA revolution noon. Ilang buwan din kaming pinayagan na hindi pumasok sa aming mga klase para makiisa sa mga mobilization. Naging pagkakataon ito para isadiwa ang mga itinuro sa amin, at palawakin ang sariling perspektibo. Looking back, kahit napakagulo ng panahon na iyon, mapalad kami kasi hindi lahat ng gumagraduate nabigyan ng parehong pagkakataon.
Sa tingin ko, magkahana...
in Statements on May 05, 2020
Pahayag ni Vice President Leni Robredo ukol sa pagpapahinto ng NTC sa operasyon ng ABS-CBN
Ang pangunahing tanong sa pagpapasara ng ABS-CBN: Bakit ito ginagawa ngayon sa panahong humaharap tayo sa matinding krisis? Wala dapat puwang sa panggigipit at pansariling interes sa mga panahon kung kailan dapat nagtutulungan tayo. All hands on deck dapat. All social institutions— including media— should be united under a single purpose: ang pagsiguro sa kaligtasan ng buhay ng bawat Pilipino.
Sa ganitong panahon ng krisis at pangamba sa lipunan, nakasandal tayo sa malayang daloy ng tama at napapanahong ...
in Statements on Apr 28, 2020
Mensahe ni Vice President Leni Robredo ukol sa mga inisiyatibo ng kaniyang Tanggapan sa laban sa COVID-19
Isang ligtas at mapayapang araw sa ating lahat. Humaharap muli ako sa inyo upang mag-ulat ukol sa mga hakbang na ginagawa ng ating Tanggapan, at upang magbigay-linaw at magbahagi ng aking pag-unawa sa pambansang situwasyon dala ng COVID-19.
Gaya ng naiulat na natin sa social media, labindalawang dormitories para sa mga medical frontliners na ang naitaguyod ng ating Tanggapan. 11,429 na katao naman ang naserbisyuhan ng ating shuttle service, na tumakbo ng kabuuang walong ruta mula March 18 ...
in Featured Articles, Photo Releases on Apr 24, 2020
The Office of Vice President Leni Robredo purchased P14 million-worth of test kits developed by scientists from the University of the Philippines, in its aim to further help in efforts for testing for COVID-19.
On Friday, April 24, 2020, VP Leni met with microbiologist and infectious diseases expert Dr. Raul Destura, during her visit to Manila HealthTek, Inc., which manufactures the test kits. Dr. Destura led the team from the University of the Philippines - National Institutes of Health and Philippine Genome Center in developing the product.
The sets bought by the OVP will be delivered to the following hospitals certified as laboratories for COVID-19 testing:
• San Lazaro Hospital
• Lung Center of the Philippines
• V. Luna Hospital
• Bicol Regional Diagnostic and Reference Laboratory
These include detection and extraction kits, which will help in conducting a total of 10,000 tests.
Prior to this, Robredo’s office had already delivered P5.3 million-worth of extraction kits to the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM).
(Photo by Jay Ganzon / OVP)
in Featured Articles, Photo Releases, VP's Day on Apr 23, 2020
Work continues at the Office of the Vice President as VP Leni Robredo marks her 55th birthday on Thursday, April 23, 2020.
The Office received today 10 units of Raider J Crossover motorcycles and 20 helmets from Suzuki Philippines, Inc., which may be used by frontliners who are staying in the dormitories opened by the OVP and its Angat Buhay partners.
With the help of logistics partners, the OVP also sent today more personal protective equipment (PPE) sets to areas including Iloilo, Bacolod City, Aklan, Dumaguete City, Bohol, Tacloban City, Hilongos (Southern Leyte areas), Region X provinces, Pagadian City, Butuan City, and Surigao. These sets included locally produced protective suits, made through the Office’s collaboration with the Manila Protective Gear Sewing Club—an initiative in partnership with fashion and manufacturing companies, and even women in communities in need.