What I know about Leni Robredo was that she’s the wife of the then Ramon Magsaysay awardee Jessie Robredo who died in a plane crash off the coast of Masbate City. Her husband Jessie Robredo was known for his “tsinelas leadership” when he served as Naga City mayor, and even when he joined the Cabinet of President Benigno Aquino III as chief of the Department of the Interior and Government (DILG). He was awarded the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay award for his care and selfless passion to serve the public with exemplary diligence and determination in protecting their best interests.
Just like his husband. Leni Robredo carried the torch of his tragically lost husband and then eventually won last 2016 over the deposed dictator’s son Bongbong Marcos for a margin of several thousand votes. Though Bongbong Marcos himself filed several election protests and a recount to unseat Leni Robredo in his bid to become Duterte’s preferred Vice President given that his family has been Duterte’s bigtime campaign donors.
The well-oiled attack against Leni
When Duterte assumed the Presidency. This leaves Leni the only rose among the thorns in the government’s executive branch. She’s been maliciously attacked by Duterte himself and even openly insulted her by not inviting her in many key cabinet meetings of the President.
Last year December 2016. Leni Robredo stepped down as chair of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council after being pressured out of Duterte himself.
But this did not deter her of continuing his care and support for the poor. Unfazed by many of the roadblocks placed by Duterte’s allies so she could not function just as much so she doesn’t appear to be relevant in the public eyes. She continued her anti-poverty advocacy.
Under attack, short of funding and no cabinet position but still she remains the Champion of the Poor
The Office of the Vice President (OVP) and its private partners were able to raise around P300 million to fund several projects across the country, including livelihood assistance and permanent shelters for the families
displaced by the armed conflict in Marawi City.
In 2018, the OVP also partnered with the Philippine General Hospital, Philippine Heart Center and the National Kidney Transplant Institute to respond to the needs of indigent Filipinos undergoing treatment in these hospitals.
Launched in October 2016, the OVP, through Angat Buhay, links poor communities with organizations, corporations and individuals who want to help the marginalized.
Leni Robredo’s Angat Buhay program, which was launched in October 2016, focuses on six key advocacy areas, namely: public education, rural development, food security and nutrition, women empowerment, universal healthcare, and housing and resettlement.
Robredo’s office added that with the help of its partners and local government units in Metro Manila, Angat Buhay had conducted medical missions, legal assistance, and job fairs in poor communities.
“More than 150,000 poor families benefited in Robredo’s Angat Buhay project”
Angat Buhay, the flagship project of the Office of the Vice President (OVP), has helped more than 155,000 families since Vice President Leni Robredo took office two years ago.
The Angat Buhay program, which was launched in October 2016, focuses on six key advocacy areas, namely: public education, rural development, food security and nutrition, women empowerment, universal healthcare, and housing and resettlement.
Robredo’s office added that with the help of its partners and local government units in Metro Manila, Angat Buhay had conducted medical missions, legal assistance, and job fairs in poor communities. One of the program’s main project is the provision of 100 transitory shelters for the displaced residents of Marawi City after the siege, 60 of which was turned over just last July 2018.
The trolls strikes again!
Duterte’s trolls strikes again by inventing fake stories against Leni Robredo’s Angat Buhay project in Marawi. According to Rappler’s report here. The claim: Vice President Leni Robredo’s Angat Buhay housing project has “no water supply…no rain no water. No electricity…no electrical supply.”
Facebook user Odette Dequito Javier posted the claim on October 27. Its caption reads, “And this is their standard of competence…IBIGAY NA LANG SA KADAMAY YAN.” (Just give it to Kadamay.)
This is not the only time where the well-funded troll machinery attacks to put Leni Robredo in the negative light as there’s been many fake news stories amplified by thousands of fake Facebook accounts.
But does she care? *flips hair*