More pledges coming in for Angat Buhay
VP Leni calls on Pinoys in US, Canada to help uplift poor kababayans in PH
Vice President Leni Robredo urged Filipinos in the United States and Canada to help improve the lives of those in the Philippines, amid ongoing economic woes and the continued struggle against poverty.
This was the central theme of her message as she spoke before Filipino groups there, in events including the All-Ateneo Alumni Convention in San Diego, California, and the 28th anniversary celebration of the Philippine Bicol Association of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.
In her speeches, VP Leni pointed out the difficulties faced by many Filipinos, especially in the face of high prices, problems over rice supply, and the culture of divisiveness that persists in society.
“[I]n these very challenging times, what we need are resilient, courageous, and creative people who think, act, and lead with heart—bigger than any monster, stronger than any adversity,” she said.
“[T]he problems that plague our nation today cannot be solved when we stand alone. I want to invite all of you to fight with us, to make sure that no one is left behind in our fight against poverty and our path to progress,” she added.
On Thursday, October 18 (Manila time), VP Leni will be speaking at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a top policy think tank based in Washington, D.C., which invited her for the CSIS-Pertamina-Banyan Tree Leadership Forum and the US-Philippines Strategic Initiative—considered as premier platforms for discussing issues that have significant impact on Southeast Asia and the Indo-Pacific.
During this trip, the Vice President has also met with potential partners for her office’s Angat Buhay program. Some groups who attended the events she was invited to have pledged their support for the program as well.
VP Leni will be back in Manila on October 23, Tuesday.