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LOOK: Robredo's office opens free dormitory for health workers in Cubao

Mar 26, 2020 - 1:40 PM

Medical professionals who wish to avail of this free service can send an email to ovpfreedormservice@gmail.com or text 09985917408

FREE DORM. One room in the Office of the Vice President's free dormitory for health workers has 3 beds available for health workers. Photo by Charlie Villegas/OVP

Robredo, OVP partners raise P12.3M for health workers' protective gear

Mar 16, 2020 - 3:36 PM

Some 5,000 government workers need at least 3 sets of personal protective equipment costing P1,500 each

PROTECTION FOR PROTECTORS. The Quezon City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office demonstrates to barangay first responders how to use their personal protective equipment against COVID-19. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Robredo’s Angat Buhay donates P4.58-million relief to Tisoy victims in Bicol

Dec 10, 2019 - 9:06 AM

Angat Buhay and its partner organizations donate sacks of rice, hygiene kits, and an undisclosed amount of financial assistance to typhoon-hit areas in the region

HELP AFTER TISOY. Vice President Leni Robredo hands out the hygiene kits in communities in Albay and Sorsogon, where her office extended relief assistance to families affected by the typhoon. Photo by Charlie Villegas/OVP

Robredo won't let drug war duties stop visits to far-flung areas

Nov 07, 2019 - 8:35 PM

'Iyong mga provincial visits kagaya nito, hindi ko iyon babawasan, kasi commitment ko iyon since 2016. Maraming mga communities na umaasa sa amin,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

'LAYLAYAN.' Vice President Leni Robredo uses a walking stick to pass through a muddy trail on the way to Sitio Macantog in Barangay Tandang Kutyo in Tanay, Rizal. Photo by Jay Ganzon/OVP

How an online community encourages Filipinos to try ‘buhay zero-waste’

Sep 19, 2019 - 11:06 AM

Going zero-waste might seem intimidating. But a blossoming online community in the Philippines will tell you that your zero-waste journey can start with the little things and the mini wins.

Robredo’s Angat Buhay program gives P1.5-M aid to Batanes earthquake victims

Jul 31, 2019 - 4:57 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says there is a need to redesign the houses and structures in Batanes, which were built to withstand typhoons but not strong earthquakes

P1.5-MILLION AID. Vice President Leni Robredo brings several relief goods to benefit Batanes residents affedted by the earthquakes last weekend. All photos by Marvin Bautista/OVP

Robredo turns over school buildings, houses in Marawi

Jun 28, 2019 - 3:55 PM

(UPDATED) Vice President Leni Robredo says her Angat Buhay program also seeks to build 100 housing units for residents displaced by the Marawi siege, within the year

Vice President Leni Robredo led the turnover of classroom buildings to three schools in Marawi City during her visit here on Friday, June 28, 2019. The classrooms were constructed for Harat Medina Central Elementary School, Mapandi Elementary School, and Bae Inomba Blo Bacarat Central Elementary School, through the generosity of Angat Buhay Partners including PhilAm Foundation, LBC Foundation, Double Dragon Properties Corp.,  Team Energy Foundation, and Jollibee Group Foundation. (Photo by OVP)

Tourism Board blames Montano, Teo in anomalous P80M Buhay Carinderia project

Jun 28, 2019 - 3:30 PM

The hasty payments ‘were done upon the directives of former COO and former Secretary of DOT,’ says the current management of the Tourism Promotions Board

FOOD TOURISM. Mary Lindbert International CEO Erlinda Legaspi (L), Tourism Promotions Board COO Cesar Montano (C), and former tourism secretary Wanda Tulfo Teo (R) at the Buhay Carinderia Redefined launch on April 11, 2018. Photo from the Buhay Carinderia Facebook page

Robredo's Angat Buhay program flagged for poor planning, lack of docs

Jun 12, 2019 - 5:35 PM

(UPDATED) The Office of the Vice President's lack of a 'clear-cut procedure' in choosing local beneficiaries 'defeats the purpose' of its Angat Buhay program, says the Commission on Audit

ANGAT BUHAY. A file photo of Vice President Leni Robredo  at an Angat Buhay Program project in Romblon on April 12, 2019, where the Office of the Vice President (OVP) gave kitchen tools and equipment to the Santa Maria National High School for senior high Home Economics. Photo by Arnold Almacen/Office of the Vice President

Angkas launches “Angkas Buhay,” the first motorcycle ambulance in PH

Nov 30, 2018 - 1:43 PM

The groundbreaking in-app feature is expected to go live in 2019

Rappler story on Sorsogon bee farm wins at Bright Leaf Awards

Nov 20, 2018 - 2:33 PM

The Bright Leaf Awards honors the most outstanding stories on agricultural issues and best farming practices

SUCCESS. Rappler contributor Mavic Conde receives the award for Best Online Story at the 12th Bright Leaf Agriculture Journalism Awards on November 16. Photo courtesy of 12th Bright Leaf Awards Secretariat

HOAX: Angat Buhay houses in Marawi have no water and power supply

Nov 09, 2018 - 12:40 PM

(UPDATED) Photos sent to Rappler by the program's lead coordinator show that there is both water and power supply

Robredo to speak at youth leadership event in South Korea

Aug 11, 2018 - 8:46 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo is joined by representatives from Youth for Peace Movement-Davao Oriental

ROBREDO SPEAKS. In this file photo, Vice President Leni Robredo addresses Senior High School graduates and Junior High School completers at the Lyceum of the Philippines University-Laguna in Calamba during their commencement exercises on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Photo from Office of the Vice President

‘Piso para kay Leni’ donations go to Marawi housing project

Jul 18, 2018 - 12:14 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo turns over to the Marawi City government 60 homes built under her Angat Buhay program, for families displaced by the Marawi siege

SHELTER.Vice President Leni Robredo with Marawi City Mayor Majul Usman Gandamra (3rd from left) and other officials at the opening of the Angat Buhay Village. Photo from OVP

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

Robredo eyes weaving center, cooperative for Yakan tribe in Basilan

Jun 29, 2018 - 5:48 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says she also plans to link the Yakan weavers with entrepreneurs from Metro Manila who can help them have better access to the market to sell their products

VISITING THE WEAVERS. Vice President Leni Robredo poses for a photo with a young member of the Yakan tribe on June 29, 2018. All photos by Richard Falcatan/Rappler

Not enough? A beneficiary's take on Robredo's Metro Laylayan

Jun 24, 2018 - 4:44 PM

A year after the implementation of program, a 53-year-old beneficiary shares her views on the Metro Laylayan livelihood program of Vice President Leni Robredo

Photo by Loreben Tuquero/Rappler

Anne Curtis defends Erwan Heussaff's role in 'Buhay Carinderia' project

May 29, 2018 - 10:26 AM

The actress says her husband's heart is in the right place

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Veteran official named Tourism Promotions Board OIC

May 24, 2018 - 4:57 PM

Arnold Gonzales has been with the Department of Tourism for 30 years

OIC. Arnold Gonzales is the new Tourism Promotions Board officer-in-charge. Photo from Gonzales' Facebook page

Cesar Montano resigns as tourism board chief

May 21, 2018 - 7:48 PM

(UPDATED) His resignation comes amid the controversy over an P80-million sponsorship deal for the food tourism project Buhay Carinderia

Puyat 'uncomfortable' over tourism projects without public bidding

May 17, 2018 - 4:38 PM

Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat says she has concerns over projects under TPB chief Cesar Montano's watch that did not pass through public bidding

NEW CHIEF. Newly-installed Tourism secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat arrives at the DOT office in Makati City on May 15, 2018. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Cesar Montano, DOT chief Romulo Puyat meet privately

May 17, 2018 - 2:06 PM

Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat moves the meeting with Cesar Montano, originally set at the DOT office in Makati, to an undisclosed location

PROMOTIONS CHIEF. Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) Chief Operating Officer Cesar Montano at the Philippine Move and Press Club 33rd Annual Star Awards. Photo from Cesar Montano - TPB page

Duterte on Philippine Rise, TPB and Buhay Carinderia, North Korea on meeting with U.S. | Midday wRap

May 16, 2018 - 12:59 PM

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#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 16, 2018

May 16, 2018 - 12:10 PM

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'Buhay Carinderia' gets P80M in a month under Cesar Montano

May 16, 2018 - 9:23 AM

In less than a month, 90% of the P80-million sponsorship funds are paid to advertising company Mary Lindbert International for the Buhay Carinderia project, even if was far from completion

FOOD TOURISM. Mary Lindbert International CEO Erlinda Legaspi (L), Tourism Promotions Board COO Cesar Montano, and former Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo at the Buhay Carinderia Redefined launch on April 11, 2018. Photo from the Buhay Carinderia Facebook page

Sereno on SC, Duterte on Forbes list, Vietnam on China | Evening wRap

May 09, 2018 - 7:26 PM

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SWS survey, Albayalde on Facebook bashers, Kuwait arrests 2 Filipinos | Midday wRap

Apr 23, 2018 - 12:39 PM

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PNP chief Albayalde orders probe vs his Facebook bashers

Apr 23, 2018 - 10:19 AM

(UPDATED) Philippine National Police Chief Oscar Albayalde says he is not against freedom of expression. Instead, he is against the insubordination of lower-ranking cops.

NO HATERS ALLOWED. PNP chief Oscar Albayalde speaks at a Camp Crame press conference. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Robredo: Respect for women, gender equality begin at home

Mar 08, 2018 - 12:25 PM

‘We seriously need to appreciate those hands that rock the cradle and wash the dishes,’ says Vice President Leni Robredo on International Women’s Day

'RESPECT FOR WOMEN'. Vice President Leni Robredo urges parents to teach their children the value of respecting women during Procter and Gamble’s Women’s Symposium on International Women's Day, March 8, 2018. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Robredo’s anti-poverty program to build shelters for Marawi residents

Mar 06, 2018 - 8:21 PM

The construction will be funded using the P7.4 million the Vice President's supporters previously raised to help pay for her fees in the electoral protest filed against her, which the SC did not allow

NEW VILLAGE. Vice President Leni Robredo leads the groundbreaking ceremony of the Angat Buhay Village in Marawi City on March 6, 2018. All photos by OVP

Why UP Fair is ingrained in the university culture

Feb 08, 2018 - 5:01 PM

'It creates an avenue for appreciation for original Pinoy music and at the same time, an avenue for UP students to come together in unity calling for social change,' says Julie Corridor on the significance of UP Fair in the UP culture

Some minority legislators defend Mocha: Not fair to belittle her

Jan 24, 2018 - 4:20 PM

An opposition legislator had earlier returned his award to the UST alumni association

HOUSE MINORITY. Representatives Eugene de Vera and Lito Atienza (left-most) both got awards from the UST Alumni Association as well. Rappler photo

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

Employees laid off from CNN Philippines

Jan 12, 2018 - 12:38 PM

Dozens of employees of the news network were told that they were employed only until February 10

LAYOFF. Employees are given a 'notice of rightsizing' on January 11 telling them their employment with the company will remain effective until February 10.

SC junks Robredo supporters' plea to help pay electoral protest fee

Dec 14, 2017 - 3:41 PM

The Piso Para Kay Leni movement will instead turn over the P7.5-million collected funds to the Vice President's anti-poverty program

'PISO PARA KAY LENI'. Supporters of Vice President Leni Robredo raise funds to help her in the election case filed against her by former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. File photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Robredo eyes prosthetics-making course for wounded soldiers

Nov 30, 2017 - 2:45 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says the course can serve as a livelihood opportunity for wounded soldiers who will no longer be able to return to service

HELPING HEROES. Vice President Leni Robredo delivers her speech before wounded soldiers admitted at V Luna Medical Center. Screenshot by Rappler

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 urges Filipinos to remember Marawi heroes during Undas

Oct 29, 2017 - 4:55 PM

'Because of the fight for peace, they sacrificed their lives,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

WAR IS OVER. Soldiers celebrate as President Rodrigo Duterte says Marawi City is liberated from local terror groups. File photo by Bobbby Lagsa/Rappler

Destabilization, revolutionary govt threats sow fear – Robredo

Oct 17, 2017 - 2:48 PM

‘Iyong baseless accusations lalo tayong nagiging divisive, nagiging polarized ang mga tao,’ says Vice President Leni Robredo

NO DESTABILIZATION. Vice President Leni Robredo reiterates that the Liberal Party is not behind any plots agains President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

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.

House panel approves bill requiring car seats for kids

Sep 19, 2017 - 3:58 PM

Under the proposed measure, owners of private vehicles should secure children in a child restraint system while in transit on any road, street, or highway

Youth orchestra eyed to keep kids off Lipa streets

Sep 03, 2017 - 8:02 AM

This pitch by a youth group – Project Gifted – wins P25 000 at the Office of the Vice President s Angat Buhay Youth Summit

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

'Running priest' Robert Reyes: PH at a crossroads under Duterte

May 14, 2017 - 10:30 PM

Fr Robert Reyes leads 15 pilgrims in Lakbay Buhay Walk for Life and calls on Filipinos to take a stand against the death penalty

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Apr 27, 2017 - 11:00 AM

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WATCH: Interview with Gemino Abad, poet and literary critic

Apr 26, 2017 - 2:37 PM

What projects excite internationally-renowned poet Gemino 'Jimmy' Abad? Find out in this episode of 'Akdang-Buhay.'

WATCH: Interview with Cirilo Bautista, National Artist for Literature

Apr 25, 2017 - 8:30 PM

Akdang-Buhay: Cirilo Bautista talks about coming full circle from his humble beginnings to giving back to the less fortunate but talented writers

WATCH: Interview with Virgilio Almario, National Artist for Literature

Apr 20, 2017 - 3:20 PM

Akdang-Buhay: Rio Alma talks about the factors that shaped his poetry