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LISTAHAN: Mga ruta ng libreng sakay ni Robredo para sa mga health workers

Mar 18, 2020 - 10:00 AM

Narito ang 6 na ruta ng libreng sakay para sa mga health workers habang suspendido ang operasyon ng mga pampublikong sasakyan dahil sa coronavirus outbreak

ROUTES. As mass transportation is suspended, Vice President Leni Robredo's office is offering free shuttle services to health workers starting March 18, 2020. File photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

LIST: Routes for Robredo's free shuttle service for health workers

Mar 17, 2020 - 11:45 PM

(UPDATED) Here are the 7 routes of the free shuttle service offered by the Office of the Vice President for health workers

ROUTES. As mass transportation is suspended, Vice President Leni Robredo's office is offering free shuttle services to health workers starting March 18, 2020. File photo by KD Madrilejos/Rappler

OVP gets highest COA rating in 2018 audit

May 25, 2019 - 11:51 PM

The Commission on Audit's sterling opinion of the 2018 financial report of the Office of the Vice President is an improvement from previous years when the state auditors flagged some of its expenses

VP ROBREDO. Vice President Leni Robredo delivers a speech during a youth forum in January 2017. File photo by OVP

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Feb 04, 2019 - 1:09 PM

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Robredo gives P2.295 M relief goods in Albay evacuation centers

Jan 24, 2018 - 6:14 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo helps distribute food packs, sacks of rice, face masks, blanekts, mats, and hygiene kits to Albay residents displaced by Mt Mayon's eruption

HELO FROM THE VEEP. Vice President Leni Robredo visits an evacuation center in Albay to distribute relief goods to evacuees. All photos from OVP

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

Abolish OVP? Let the public, not politicians, decide – Robredo

Jan 16, 2018 - 6:45 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says she would respect the decision to abolish her office under federalism only if it were 'the will of the people, not of other politicians'

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)

Robredo visits Marawi, eyes livelihood programs for residents

Nov 16, 2017 - 5:10 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo's flagship anti-poverty program Angat Buhay will continue to help Marawi, which was among the beneficiary cities even before the war began

Vice President Leni Robredo visited the main battle area of the siege of Marawi City, to see the extent of the damage brought by the clashes there, on Thursday, November 16, 2017.   VPLR underscored the need for unity and convergence in helping the city in its rehabilitation phase. The OVP, along with partners from the private sector are looking to assist in this regard thru the Angat Buhay Anti Poverty program.   She was accompanied by Mayor Majul Gandamra and BGen. Roseller Murillo, Commander of the 1st Infantry Division of the AFP. (Photo by OVP)

AFP, DND assure Robredo: No support for revolutionary government

Nov 08, 2017 - 8:52 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo is also briefed by the AFP and the DND on the ongoing rehabilitation efforts in Marawi City

SECURITY BRIEFING. Vice President Leni Robredo receives a national security briefing from Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and AFP chief of staff Rey Leonardo Guerrero. Photo by the OVP

Robredo’s Angat Buhay benefits 83,707 families in 1st year

Oct 12, 2017 - 5:21 PM

The Office of the Vice President will formally launch Angat Kabuhayan, Angat Buhay's livelihood arm, during a multi-stakeholders summit on October 17

ANGAT BUHAY. Vice President Leni Robredo visits a daycare center in a poor community in Navotas City  on August 2, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Senate adds P20M to Robredo's budget for her anti-poverty program

Oct 09, 2017 - 12:05 PM

Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III pushes for the budget increase to fund Vice President Leni Robredo's Angat Buhay program

CHILLING EFFECT. Vice President Leni Robredo fears the expected arrest of Senator Leila de Lima will cause the silencing of people who opposes the government's policy.

Done in 2 minutes! House panel approves 2018 budget for Robredo's office

Aug 15, 2017 - 5:32 PM

The Office of Vice President is proposing a P443 946 million budget for 2018 which is 3 higher than this year s appropriations for her office

APPROVED. Vice President Leni Robredo is all smiles after the House appropriations committee approves her office's proposed 2018 budget. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Robredo on 'underspending': OVP funds went to calamity victims, the poor

Jul 02, 2017 - 7:10 PM

In response to a Commission on Audit report Vice President Leni Robredo says her office had spent 86 of its available budget by the end of 2016

NINA-HIT. Vice President Leni Robredo visits Camarines Sur that was devastated by typhoon Nina. Photo from the Office of the Vice President

Military briefs Robredo on security challenges confronting PH

Apr 18, 2017 - 5:11 PM

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana assures the Vice President the defense establishment and the military are loyal to the Constitution and duly constituted authorities

NO. 2. Vice President Leni Robredo was briefed on the capabilities and accomplishments of the Philippine military. File photo

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

Robredo: Relocation sites in Bulacan to have potable water soon

Feb 16, 2017 - 9:00 PM

The Office of the Vice President signs a memorandum of agreement with Maynilad and local water providers to ensure water supply for housing sites in Norzagaray Pandi and Bocaue

INSPECTION. Vice President Leni Robredo inspects a housing site in Bulacan. File photo from the Office of the Vice President

Robredo to Malacañang: Show some respect to OVP

Jan 12, 2017 - 3:30 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo finds it absurd that the Palace disinvited her from the Vin d Honneur due to the limited guest list

RESPECT. Vice President Leni Robredo says being disinvited from the Palace's Vin d' Honneur was not a big deal but Malacañang could have shown respect to her office. File photo from Office of the Vice President

#LeniLeaks: Speculations based on fragmented emails

Jan 09, 2017 - 7:00 PM

This is a product of a wild and active imagination It s adding a plus plus when there s nothing there says policy expert Tony La Viña

INCRIMINATING EMAILS? The internet explodes into a frenzy over supposed leaked emails from the Office of the Vice President containing negative messages about President Rodrigo Duterte.

Robredo apologizes to Binay over remarks on work ethic

Dec 07, 2016 - 5:20 PM

The Vice President says she did not mean to belittle the efforts of her predecessors when she expressed her passion for her work as HUDCC chief

APOLOGY. Vice President Leni Robredo apologized to former Vice President Jejomar Binay for her statement on her work ethics as Housing secretary. File photo from the Office of the Vice President

Binay camp: Maybe Robredo hasn't heard of ex-VP's work ethic

Dec 06, 2016 - 1:00 PM

Hindi naman siguro tama na tapakan ang iba para maiangat ang sarili says Joey Salgado spokesperson of former vice president Jejomar Binay

Photos courtesy of the Office of the Vice President

Robredo on HUDCC stint: No one can say I didn't give it my all

Dec 06, 2016 - 11:10 AM

I think everyone in the Cabinet maybe even those who don t like me would say that I showed how hardworking I am that I showed how I fought for housing issues says the Vice President

Robredo: Not a time for fear, but a time for courage

Dec 05, 2016 - 6:02 PM

UPDATED Vice President Leni Robredo elaborates on her resignation from the Duterte Cabinet saying that while she has been eased out she will continue doing the job she was elected to do

#LabanLeni trends after Robredo decides to quit as housing czar

Dec 05, 2016 - 12:50 AM

Vice President Leni Robredo s supporters urge her to stay strong while her critics claim she was an incompetent HUDCC head

'Great loss': Lawmakers react to Robredo resignation from Cabinet

Dec 04, 2016 - 10:55 PM

Umaandar ang mga pwersang gustong ibalik ang mga Marcos sa kapangyarihan Hindi natin ito papayagan says Senator Francis Pangilinan

STAYING GROUNDED. Vice President Leni Robredo shares that it's a struggle getting used to the attention, but she makes it a point to keep herself grounded.

Palace: Duterte, Robredo have 'irreconcilable differences'

Dec 04, 2016 - 8:40 PM

UPDATED Secretary Evasco however says there were no instructions for VP Robredo s termination Speaker Alvarez disagrees saying he thinks she is fired

Photo by Exequiel Supera/PPD

How did Duterte break with Robredo? Through text message

Dec 04, 2016 - 7:52 PM

It s through a text message from Cabinet Secretary Jun Evasco that Vice President Leni Robredo is told to desist from attending Cabinet meetings

LAST MEETING? Vice President and outgoing HUDCC chair Leni Robredo speaks to Cabinet Secretary Jun Evasco during a December 2 meeting in Malacañang. Photo courtesy of the Office of the Vice President

FULL TEXT: 'I will not allow the Vice Presidency to be stolen' – Robredo

Dec 04, 2016 - 7:30 PM

I will not allow the will of the people to be thwarted I will continue to serve the Filipino family and fulfill their dream for a better life says Vice President Leni Robredo who is resigning as HUDCC chairperson

Robredo to resign from Duterte Cabinet

Dec 04, 2016 - 6:01 PM

3rd UPDATE Vice President Leni Robredo says she s stepping down as HUDCC chairperson after being told to desist from attending all Cabinet meetings

OUT OF THE CABINET. Vice President Leni Robredo resigns from her post as President Rodrigo Duterte's HUDCC chair. File photo by Leni Robredo Media Bureau

10 executive agencies, gov't office with smallest budget for 2017

Nov 20, 2016 - 11:30 AM

The OVP CHR and CSC get the smallest budgetary allocation in the proposed 2017 national budget

Robredo on Duterte's rants: What we say taken as policy, be careful

Oct 05, 2016 - 2:42 PM

UPDATED The Vice President emphasizes how good foreign relations are crucial for the Philippines and its anti poverty program

FOREIGN ASSISTANCE. Vice President Leni Robredo (2nd from left) highlights the importance of good foreign relations from the perspective of the anti-poverty sector in a news conference on October 5, 2016.  Photo by Patty Pasion/RapplerÂ

Robredo 'profoundly disturbed' over plan to show 'De Lima' video

Sep 29, 2016 - 7:40 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo urges the House of Representatives to keep proceedings calm sober and objective

'PROFOUNDLY DISTRUBED.' Vice President Leni Robredo opposes the proposal to publicize Senator Leila De Lima's alleged sex tape during the House probe into the drug proliferation in Bilibid. File photo from OVP

Gov't only averages 200,000 homes per year – Robredo

Sep 07, 2016 - 3:58 PM

While housing is a basic need the sector has not received enough funds to effectively address the volume of homeless families in the country Vice President Leni Robredo tells senators at a budget briefing

COA: OVP under Binay did not hold public biddings for relief goods

Sep 04, 2016 - 10:00 PM

The Commission on Audit says the 2015 procurement of relief goods worth P24 153 million under the leadership of former vice president Jejomar Binay was done through negotiated contracts

Robredo: 'I'm now in a position to make dreams happen'

Jul 28, 2016 - 4:30 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo tells Rappler that it is a struggle to adjust to her new post but vows she will use her authority to get things done

STAYING GROUNDED. Vice President Leni Robredo shares that it's a struggle getting used to the attention as the country's second highest official but she tries to remind herself everyday of keeping herself grounded.

Binay's final tweet as VP

Jun 30, 2016 - 3:58 PM

Former vice president Jejomar Binay says it was his honor to have served the Filipino people

THE END. Former Vice President Jejomar Binay tweets a message for Filipinos on June 30. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Binay’s last days as VP

Jun 29, 2016 - 8:00 PM

Here s a wrap of outgoing Vice President Jejomar Binay s activities in his last 7 days in office

FAREWELL. Vice President Jejomar Binay bids the vice presidency goodbye on June 30. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

What’s next for VP Binay?

Jun 29, 2016 - 4:36 PM

The outgoing Vice President and his daughter Senator Nancy Binay share what he plans to pursue after he steps down on June 30

Binay cries in last boodle fight with security detail

Jun 29, 2016 - 1:04 PM

Outgoing Vice President Jejomar Binay bids farewell to the men and women who kept the Binay family safe in the past 6 years

GOODBYE LUNCH. Outgoing Vice President Jejomar Binay delivers a speech in front of his security detail on June 28. Photo from the Office of Senator Nancy Binay

Binay prays OVP staff will continue helping the poor

Jun 24, 2016 - 6:15 PM

Lord we are grateful for the guidance throughout the years as we strived to serve the Filipino people ” outgoing Vice President Jejomar Binay says in a prayer he wrote for his staff members

Vice President Jejomar Binay attends a Thanksgiving Mass with his wife Dra Elenita, their friends, and the staff of the Office of the Vice President. Photo from Binay's Facebook page

How Robredo plans to 'hit the ground running' as VP

Jun 24, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Exciting and challenging is how Leni Robredo s team describes the Vice President s term sans a Cabinet post

INCOMING VP. Leni Robredo wants anti-poverty programs to take centerstage during her turn as Vice President. File photo by Pat Nabong/Rappler

'Quick, simple' inauguration for Robredo in Quezon City

Jun 23, 2016 - 4:02 PM

Vice President elect Leni Robredo will also meet with supporters for a thanksgiving party at the Quezon Memorial Circle

OVP HOME. The QC Reception House, the next home of the Office of the Vice President. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

What's a Marcos painting doing in Robredo's future office?

Jun 21, 2016 - 8:30 AM

Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista who oversaw the renovation of the former Boracay Mansion into the QC Executive House explains the Jose Blanco piece

FERDINAND MARCOS. The late dictator is depicted here as a soldier. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Where Vice President Robredo will hold office

Jun 20, 2016 - 9:41 PM

What s it like inside Quezon City s Executive House in New Manila the future home of the Office of the Vice President?

OVP HQ. The newly-renovated 'Executive House' was once home to the infamous 'Boracay Mansion.' Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Unhappy? Bautista says 'honor for QC' to host Robredo's office

Jun 20, 2016 - 8:05 PM

Quezon City s newly constructed Executive House is going to be the new home of the Office of the Vice President

'EXECUTIVE HOUSE.' Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista during press conference at what used to be the 'Boracay Mansion' in New Manila. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappelr

OFW Jonard Langamin escapes death row, returns to PH

May 25, 2016 - 9:31 PM

Filipino seafarer Jonard Langamin tearfully reunites with his family after almost 10 years on death row in Saudi Arabia

FINALLY HOME. OFW Jonard Langamin poses with his parents Editha and Clemente after escaping death row in Saudi Arabia. Photo from Susan Ople's Twitter account

Binay: I still help OFWs after resigning from Aquino Cabinet

Apr 07, 2016 - 10:33 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay visits the home of former abused and undocumented OFWs Juanaria and Mario Jucutan whom he helped repatriate back to the Philippines

OFWS HELPED BY BINAY. Juanaria and Mario Jucutan cry as they recount before reporters their ordeal as abused and undocumented OFWs. Juanaria says the Vice President helped bring Mario back to the Philippines. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

OVP media chief resigns to campaign ‘full-time’ for Binay

Feb 08, 2016 - 8:55 PM

Joey Salgado is now the communications director of Vice President Jejomar Binay s presidential campaign team

COMMS DIRECTOR. Joey Salgado has been a long-time spokesperson for Vice President Jejomar Binay. File photo by Ayee Macaraig/Rappler

COA: Office of VP Binay has P102M unliquidated fund transfers

Dec 18, 2015 - 9:50 AM

UPDATED State auditors reveal that the office of Vice President Jejomar Binay has not liquidated its fund transfers to government agencies and the Makati government in 2012 and 2013

'NO EVIDENCE.' Vice President Jejomar Binay belittles all the accusations raised against him in a Senate inquiry into the allegedly overpriced Makati 'parking building.' Photo by Jose Del/Rappler