VP Leni barnstorms in Caraga
Presidential candidate Vice President Leni Robredo barnstorms in the Caraga Administrative Region on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 8 and 9, to meet with local officials, sectoral leaders, and volunteers.
Robredo, the lone female presidential bet, will commemorate the 2022 National Women's Month with a Women's Summit at the Surigao del Norte Provincial Convention Center on Tuesday, where 11 women will be given recognition for their exemplary contributions to the development of the province. These working women are considered “miracle workers”, unrecognized and unsung, but continue to serve their communities.
Robredo will also be welcomed at the Bislig City People’s Rally spearheaded by the Bislig City for Leni and the Tandag City multi-sectoral assembly organized by the Robredo People’s Councol Tandag City and RPC Surigao del Sur. Her day will be capped by the Surigao City People’s Rally at the Tavern Hotel Compound in Surigao City.
On Wednesday, Robredo will visit the coastal community in Brgy. Danawan in Surigao City who are the beneficiaries of the Office of the Vice President’s (OVP) Angat Buhay Sustainable Livelihood and Training (AB SLT), where P300,000 worth of livelihood assistance was turned over to 30 members of the community in February 2022 to provide capital to purchase fishing tools and repair boats that were damaged by Typhoon Odette.
Robredo will also hold a meet and greet with the Cabadbaran City Robredo People’s Council (RPC) volunteers at the Leni-Kiko Volunteer Center.
People’s rallies, which have become a powerful show of force, were organized for Robredo: the Bayugan City people’s rally at the Agusan del Sur College (ADSCO) and the Butuan City grand people’s rally at the Guingona Park.
During Robredo’s term as Vice President, the OVP has implemented 107 projects in Caraga between 2016 and 2022, amounting to more than P20 million.
Some of Robredo’s key Angat Buhay projects in the region include conducting capacity-building programs for farmers, enterprise development, women empowerment, and medical missions in Santiago in Agusan del Norte; providing training for out-of-school youth, some of whom were absorbed by companies after their 18-month on-the-job training in Agusan del Sur; and turning over 63 solar lamps to 21 marine protected areas (MPA) in five municipalities within the Lanuza Bay in Surigao del Sur. [End]