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'Not time to keep score': Robredo focuses on frontliners, not politics

Apr 07, 2020 - 12:05 PM

In a nation overwhelmed by a pandemic, Vice President Leni Robredo shows how government can effectively work with private citizens to fight COVID-19

WORKING VP. Vice President Leni Robredo oversees the preparation of personal protective equipment sets that will be delivered to another batch of hospitals on March 24, 2020. Photo by Charlie Villegas/OVP

Aquino to Filipinos: Speak now before you're stifled like De Lima

Nov 20, 2019 - 12:13 PM

'Habang hindi pa tayo tinamaan, hindi kaya mas marapat dito na tayo manindigan? Kaysa naman maramdaman na natin ang nararamdaman ni Leila nang dire-diretso," says former president Noynoy Aquino

'RUN TO RESIST.' Ex-president Bengino Aquino III (3rd from R) joins Senator Leila de Lima's supporters in calling for her release from jail. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

[EDITORIAL] Ang patibong para kay Leni

Nov 11, 2019 - 9:36 AM

Her high-stakes gambit puts her in the lion's den with little experience, knowledge, and cunning to help her

The gamble of Leni Robredo

Nov 10, 2019 - 12:04 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo is thrust into a world run by men as she helms the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs. She would risk everything just to save a life.

Vice President Leni Robredo addressed the media on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, to announce that she is accepting the designation to lead the anti-illegal drug campaign. (Photo by Charlie Villegas / OVP)

Robredo spokesman scoffs at 'empty, powerless' anti-drug post

Nov 05, 2019 - 8:25 PM

(UPDATED) Pressed further if Vice President Leni Robredo is rejecting the post, spokesperson Barry Gutierrez says they are 'not yet responding' to President Rodrigo Duterte's offer

NOT CATEGORICAL ANSWER YET. Vice President Leni Robredo herself would say whether or not she's accepting the President's offer for her to head the inter-agency anti-drugs body. File photo by Charlie Villegas/OVP

Robredo won’t be 'scapegoat for shortcomings' of Duterte drug war

Nov 01, 2019 - 2:19 PM

'If they are now being called to account for their failure to deliver, they should not blame VP Leni for it,' says Vice President Leni Robredo's Spokesperson Barry Gutierrez

VEEP. Vice President Leni Robredo outside her office on October 15, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Robredo camp on attack vs Abante: 'Brazen assault on our free press'

Sep 10, 2019 - 12:22 PM

(UPDATED) 'This attempt to intimidate and silence Abante...must be resisted by all freedom-loving Filipinos,' says the spokesperson of Vice President Leni Robredo

Robredo 'ready to face trumped up charges' in sedition complaint

Jul 25, 2019 - 12:10 PM

'This is clearly politically motivated,' says the Vice President's spokesperson Barry Gutierrez of the sedition complaint

READY. Vice President Leni Robredo faces the media at the Quezon City Reception House on May 23, 2019, to debunk the allegations made by Peter Joemel Advincula alias Bikoy. File photo by OVP

Otso Diretso says 'victory' in drawing clear lines vs admin

May 13, 2019 - 10:07 PM

'If you don't agree with what is going on in our country, if you don't like the direction where it's going, support us,' says Otso Diretso spokesperson Barry Gutierrez

CLEAR LINES. Otso Diretso coalition spokesperson Barry Gutierrez says it's a victory for the opposition to draw clear lines on where they stand against the Duterte administration. Screenshot from Rappler video

Robredo camp defers to Duterte on health disclosure: He knows his oath

Oct 09, 2018 - 3:42 PM

‘The VP has said that...we want him healthy, we want him working. So if he says it's like that, then I suppose we must respect it,’ says Robredo’s spokesperson

STATE OF HEALTH. The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo says it respects the declaration of President Rodrigo Duterte that his recent medical tests came back negative.

What Red October? Robredo camp, Tindig Pilipinas groups deny ouster plot

Sep 24, 2018 - 7:33 PM

Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin says the military is 'confusing legitimate dissent and extra-constitutional moves, if any, to be the same'

NO OUSTER PLOT. Vice President Leni Robredo's camp, Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano, and Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin deny involvement in plans to unseat President Rodrigo Duterte.

PH senators return to SC to fight for ICC membership

Sep 04, 2018 - 4:04 PM

During oral arguments, former Akbayan representative Barry Gutierrez will present on behalf of the senators. 13 years ago, former senator Pimentel asked the SC to compel the Palace to have the Senate ratify the Rome Statute.

Newly installed Supreme Court Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo-De Castro with other justices starts the oral arguments on the withdrawal in the International Criminal Court in Manila on August 28, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Robredo’s email address gets spoofed

Aug 24, 2018 - 5:45 PM

Rappler CEO Maria Ressa receives a message from what pretended to be one of Vice President Leni Robredo's official email addresses, which goes, 'Fuck you Dilawans :D'

SPOOFING. Rappler CEO Maria Ressa suspects something was amiss after receiving a foul message from one of the Office of the Vice President email addresses.

Robredo spokesman taunts Duterte: You forgot Cayetano again!

Aug 15, 2018 - 8:28 PM

The opposition reacts to Duterte's choice 'successors'

FORGETTING SOMEONE? Vice President Leni Robredo's spokesperson Barry Gutierrez responds to President Rodrigo Duterte's latest tirades against her.

Robredo eyes filing criminal case vs blogger Drew Olivar

Aug 07, 2018 - 9:43 PM

A video of blogger Drew Olivar cursing the Vice President resurfaces online and reaches Robredo's camp

FIGHTING LIES. Vice President Leni Robredo, who has been on the receiving end of many lies being spread about her by bloggers, plans to take a stand against her bashers. Photo by OVP

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: What does history tell us about Gloria Arroyo?

Aug 02, 2018 - 8:58 PM

Walk down memory lane with Leloy Claudio and Barry Gutierrez on the rise and fall – and rise – of GMA

'Prime Minister Arroyo' if Cha-Cha succeeds, opposition warns

Jul 24, 2018 - 11:00 AM

'She has the smarts, she has the experience, and this is something that she’s wanted to have for a long time,' says former lawmaker Barry Gutierrez

HOUSE SPEAKER. Congresswoman Gloria Macapagal Arroyo during the 3rd State of the nation address at the House of representatives in Quezon city. Photo by Mary Grace dela Serna/Rappler

Incompetent? 'Look who's talking,' Robredo camp tells Duterte

Jul 11, 2018 - 10:39 AM

(UPDATED) Vice President Leni Robredo's legal adviser, Barry Gutierrez, lists the country's woes under President Rodrigo Duterte, including rising inflation, a bigger debt burden, and the spate of killings

ROBREDO ADVISER. Former Akbayan representative Barry Gutierrez legal adviser of Vice President Leni Robredo, lashes back at President Rodrigo Duterte for calling Robredo 'incompetent.' File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

LP's 'resistance slate' for 2019: Bam Aquino, Chel Diokno, Gary Alejano

May 21, 2018 - 9:46 AM

The LP president reveals 6 names they're considering for the 2019 senate slate: Bam Aquino, Chel Diokno, Erin Tañada, Gary Alejano, Barry Gutierrez, and Agot Isidro

Robredo not 'out of touch,' says VP's legal adviser

Jan 22, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Lawyer Barry Gutierrez says the Vice President visits communities through her anti-poverty program, which allows her to talk to and help Filipinos from 'all walks of life'

ON THE GROUND. Vice President Leni Robredo visits the house of the Eraya family of Southville 3, Barangay Poblacion in Muntinlupa City on January 18, 2018. Photo by OVP

Robredo camp hits alleged plan to abolish VP post under federalism

Jan 14, 2018 - 2:29 PM

The Office of the Vice President points out that the only time the Philippines did not have a vice president was during the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos

 Vice President Leni Robredo visits May-Ogob Elementary School in Ocampo, Camarines Sur for the inauguration of a two-classroom building named after her late husband, former Interior Secretary and long-time Naga Mayor Jesse Robredo.  The Jesse Robredo Building, donated by the Vicente and Juanita Hao Chin Foundation, will be used by two kinder and one Grade 1 classes, which are currently using a makeshift classroom. (Photo by OVP)

Hilbay urges SC to resolve petition to convene Congress on martial law

Jul 14, 2017 - 11:54 AM

The Court can still decide regardless of the expiration of the 60 day period but the best time to decide is now says former solicitor general Florin Hilbay

CONGRESS CONVENE. Former solicitor general Florin Hilbay, lawyer Barry Gutierrez and former Human Rights Chair Etta Rosales urge the Supreme Court to immediately resolve their petition seeking to make the Congress convene on martial law. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Alvarez impeachment threat is 'harassment' – Robredo legal adviser

Mar 20, 2017 - 8:10 PM

You have the Speaker – no less – saying this is an impeachable offense That already [raises questions] on how fair the process will be says vice presidential legal adviser and ex lawmaker Barry Gutierrez

BUSINESS AS USUAL. Vice presidential spokesperson Georgina Hernandez said Vice President Leni Robredo continues to focus on her work despite impeachment threats. Photo from the Office of the Vice President

LOOK: Robredo's letter to PNP requesting info on drug war

Mar 20, 2017 - 5:25 PM

The Office of the Vice President shows a copy of its January 30 letter seeking information from the Philippine National Police which it says went unanswered

SNUBBED? Vice President Leni Robredo's legal adviser said they have not received any response from the Philippine National Police even if they have requested information from them over a month ago. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Roxas spokesman: 'We will win this the honest way'

May 09, 2016 - 1:12 AM

Edwin Lacierda urges the public to report to Comelec alleged incidents of vote counting machines wrongly crediting votes to Mar Roxas

LIBERAL PARTY. Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda and Mar Roxas' campaign spokesperson Barry Gutierrez talk about the issues that the Liberal Party faces a day before elections. Rappler screengrab, screengrab from Twitter/dawende

Inside Balay: Who's who in the Roxas campaign

Mar 04, 2016 - 2:13 PM

It s a mix of family members former and current government officials and LP and coalition stalwarts

YELLOW CAMPAIGN. Who are Roxas' most trusted people in his 2016 run? Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Presidential bets: NPC support for Grace Poe 'not solid'

Feb 29, 2016 - 6:10 PM

But the camp of Poe hits back If they do not believe in the cohesion of the NPC why did they all court the party in the first place?

NPC SUPPORT. Presidential bet Senator Grace Poe during a meeting with the Nationalist People's Coalition in 2015. File photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

PODCAST: Roxas' key message is why voters should trust him

Feb 28, 2016 - 10:30 AM

Roxas’ spokesman Barry Gutierrez also admits there are drawbacks in being the administration s candidate

LP to Chiz Escudero: This isn't about your 'whims'

Jan 11, 2016 - 7:30 PM

LP spokesman Barry Gutierrez distances the coalition from Comelec

COMELEC CONFLICT. The spokesman of the ruling coalition takes to task VP aspirant Francis Escudero. Photos from Twitter/Rappler file photos

LP behind Grace Poe DQ? Far from it – Spokesman

Dec 02, 2015 - 5:25 PM

The spokesman of the LP led coalition points to the recent SET decision and to opposition UNA when asked if they were behind efforts to disqualify Poe

LP VS POE? The Liberal Party denies speculation that they are behind disqualification cases against Senator Grace Poe. Senate file photo

3rd try: Will politics be sweeter for Risa Hontiveros?

Oct 13, 2015 - 8:35 AM

Daang Matuwid coalition spokesman and Akbayan Representative Barry Gutierrez says better survey numbers and a clearer message will spell the difference for Risa Hontiveros in 2016

'IT'S TIME.' Risa Hontiveros vies for a Senate seat in 2016. Photo by Joseph Vidal / Malacañang Photo Bureau

Zero Hunger: Holding gov't responsible

Oct 06, 2015 - 1:58 PM

A lawmaker says the lack of guarantee to right to food in the 1987 Philippine Constitution should be changed to push for accountability

Bicolano lawmakers vow bloc vote for De Lima if she runs for senator

Aug 18, 2015 - 8:00 AM

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima says she will announce her decision on whether or not to run for the Senate on August 27 her birthday

2016 BID? Lawmakers push for the Senate candidacy of Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. Photo from #Lima2016 movement

House passes on 2nd reading extension for HR claims

Oct 22, 2014 - 8:22 PM

The House is expected to pass the measure on 3rd and final reading before Congress goes on recess on October 29

MASS ARRESTS. Martial law led to the arrest of Marcos critics. Photo courtesy of Dr Ferdinand Llanes, from the exhibit of UP Likas

Gov't urged to extend deadline for Martial Law claims

Sep 21, 2014 - 1:29 PM

The claims board has so far accepted 17 659 applications

MASS ARRESTS. Martial law led to the arrest of Marcos critics. Photo courtesy of Dr Ferdinand Llanes, from the exhibit of UP Likas

Nat'l student handbook pushes for bill on students' rights

Sep 10, 2014 - 5:23 PM

The National Student Handbook can guide students in asserting their rights on campus especially in institutions without a functioning student government that can represent them

STUDENTS' RIGHTS. The National Student Handbook informs students of their rights inside  their school campuses. Photo by Mara Mercado/Rappler

Akbayan still with Aquino, denies internal conflict

Aug 27, 2014 - 12:06 PM

There will always be points of disagreement on specific issues but none of them have been big enough for us to consider breaking off with the President and his party says Akbayan Representative Barry Gutierrez

Gov't fund sought for parties with more women candidates

Mar 05, 2014 - 8:47 PM

Political parties having women as 30 of its candidates can have access to an empowerment fund that can augment campaign kitties

WAIT ENDS. The House of Representatives passes the RH Bill on 3rd reading. Photo by Egay G. AguilarWAIT ENDS. The House of Representatives passes the RH Bill on 3rd reading. Photo by Egay G. Aguilar

House bill seeks to end hunger in 10 years

Feb 04, 2014 - 4:41 PM

The bill seeks to establish a comprehensive framework to ensure the right of every Filipino to access adequate food at all times

FOOD FOR ALL. Rep. Barry Gutierrez presents the Right to Adequate Food Bill during an anti-hunger mobilization organized by the National Food Coalition at the House of Representatives. Photo courtesy of Barry Gutierrez's Facebook Page

Remove Ducut, Aquino asked

Jan 23, 2014 - 1:14 PM

Malacañang maintains there is a process that needs to be followed and she will be given the chance to respond to the accusations

REMOVE DUCUT. President Benigno Aquino III is asked to remove ERC Chairman Zenaida Ducut from her post for approving Meralco's power rate hike. File photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau

Lani Mercado, fellow solons get tested for HIV/AIDS

Dec 02, 2013 - 3:14 PM

The 3 lawmakers – authors of bills seeking to strengthen the country s HIV AIDS policy – do voluntary testing to stress: There s no shame in getting tested

Akbayan asks Aquino to scrap pork barrel

Aug 19, 2013 - 5:57 PM

The abolition must be total and unconditional says Akbayan

'Damning evidence' vs Sotto: Kennedy rebuke

Nov 11, 2012 - 10:27 PM

The complaint letter of Kennedy s daughter is part of an ethics case that over 30 faculty members will file against Sen Sotto for plagiarism on Tuesday