Opposition is solid for Robredo in 2022 – Trillanes

MANILA, Philippines – Former senator Antonio Trillanes IV said on Wednesday, February 19, that the opposition "has solidified and unified" to support the potential presidential candidacy of Vice President Leni Robredo in 2022. "The opposition has solidified and unified under Vice President Leni Robredo," Trillanes said over a Rappler Talk interview ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerFeb 19th, 2020

Robredo cleared of sedition raps

The Justice department absolved Vice President Leni Robredo and several opposition leaders of sedition, but approved the indictment of former Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and 10 others for “conspiracy to commit sedition” over an alleged plot to oust President Rodrigo Duterte......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2020

Trillanes says Leni won’t be VP in 2017

Trillanes made the prediction after President Duterte assured Vice President Leni G. Robredo that she would finish her term despite resigning from the Cabinet and her vow to lead the new opposition......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsDec 11th, 2016

Presidency not for women? That’s dad’s opinion, says Sara

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio yesterday brushed aside the comments of her father, President Duterte, that the presidency is “not for women” when he expressed opposition to her running for president in 2022......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

Ending VFA threat uncalled for if vaccine purchase efforts going well, Robredo says

In her weekly radio show, the country's top opposition figure said stirring tensions with other countries comes uncalled for, especially with two vaccine candidates — Pfizer and Moderna — coming from the US......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2021

Duterte warns Robredo of 2022 nightmare

President Duterte has threatened that things will not be easy should Vice President Leni Robredo decide to run for president in the 2022 elections as he would be her “nightmare.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 19th, 2020

PET eyes ruling on VP protest next year

The Supreme Court, sitting as the Presidential Election Tribunal, hopes to rule on the election protest filed by former senator Bongbong Marcos against Vice President Leni Robredo before the start in October 2021 of the filing of certificates of candidacy for the 2022 elections......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 24th, 2020

We don’t want gov’t to fail, because it’s all of us who will suffer and die — Robredo

  MANILA, Philippines — Contrary to administration supporters’ mindset that opposition groups are out to undermine and destroy the government, Vice President Leni Robredo clarified that they do not want such a scenario because it would gravely affect the Filipinos. In another public address about the government’s COVID-19 response on Monday, Robredo explained that what […] The post We don’t want gov’t to fail, because it’s all of us who will suffer and die — Robredo appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 29th, 2020

Bishops oppose proposal to postpone 2022 polls

Some Catholic bishops expressed yesterday their strong opposition to a proposal to postpone the May 2022 general elections amid the COVID-19 pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 27th, 2020

Robredo: Pandemic didn t cancel Manila white sand opening, shouldn t push back polls

Vice President Leni Robredo shot down the proposal to postpone the 2022 national elections because of the coronavirus pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 27th, 2020

Robredo should be kicked out: Part I

Leni Robredo’s route to national politics is by windfall after the death of her husband. What happened to Noynoy’s cabinet member Jesse Robredo on August 19, 2012 was an unwanted accident which the opposition wasted no time to exploit......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 12th, 2020

Stay vigilant vs COVID-19, Robredo urges public

While she is hopeful about the country’s decreasing coronavirus cases, Vice President Leni Robredo said this should not be a reason for Filipinos to be complacent and they must continue to be vigilant against COVID-19. Vice-President Leni Robredo (OVP / Facebook / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) Robredo, in a Facebook post, said the people must maintain all the necessary precautionary measures and health protocols despite the improving COVID-19 situation. These include wearing face masks and face shields, frequent hand washing, and maintaining physical distancing from each other in public places. “While the numbers give us hope, this is no time to relax or be complacent,” the opposition leader said. ”Let us also pray fervently that all who are sick and those afflicted by the virus will get well soon and that our frontliners will be cloaked in the mantle of protection,” she added. “Kaya natin ‘to (We can do this),” Robredo stressed. The vice president issued a reminder to the public as the country has started to flatten the curve with the low number of COVID-19 cases’ reproduction number. The latest Department of Health (DOH) data showed the reproduction number was below 0.9. Robredo believed the current downward trend is the end result of the two-week modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) that was implemented in Metro Manila and nearby provinces last month. “Our medical experts were right to demand for a two-week MECQ. We’re seeing the fruits of that now,” she said......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsSep 9th, 2020

The 2022 presidential race

Twenty-one months before the next presidential election, there already are indications of who will likely be seeking the nation’s highest position in the May 2022 electoral exercise. Three of the four probable candidates are women. They are Vice President Leni Robredo, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte and Senator Cynthia Villar. The lone man is Senator Panfilo Lacson......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2020

Duterte& rsquo;s unfinished legacy

As one could see, it is the Duterte administration that is dividing the ruling bloc by consenting to the Supreme Court’s delay in deciding the petition of Bongbong Marcos against Leni Robredo. For the unjustified procrastination in the case, we now have a phony vice president, courtesy of the US and actively collaborated by the traitorous yellow opposition. The High Court has become their unwitting tool......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 29th, 2020

Robredo cites gov’t data showing COVID-19 response is not working

Vice President and opposition leader Leni Robredo on Sunday pointed at government data to prove her claim that it’s doing something wrong in its response to the coronavirus pandemic. Vice-President Leni Robredo (OVP / Facebook / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) “Iyong datos—at ang datos galing sa pamahalaan—iyong datos ang ating basehan kung bakit natin sinasabi na kung ano iyong ginagawa natin ngayon, hindi siya nagwo-work,” she said on her radio show. Robredo reiterated her call on the administration to reassess its policies and improve in areas where lapses have been committed following the request of frontline health workers to revive strict lockdowns in Metro Manila and its adjacent regions. The vice president said the medical community’s appeal for comprehensive strategy against COVID-19 is a valid request that should be seriously considered. “Iyong lahat na punto nila, halimbawa na lang sinasabi nila na ‘iyong ginagawa natin ngayon is not working.’ Iyon din iyong punto ko, eh. Na hindi working iyong ginagawa natin ngayon kasi pataas nga nang pataas iyong bilang,” she said. As of August 1, the Department of Health (DOH) reported 4,963 additional COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of coronavirus infections in the country to 98,232. “Ito nga 98,000, validated lang dahil iyong for validation pa, kung hindi ako nagkakamali, nasa mga 37,000, 38,000 pa. Ito iyong discrepancy. So kapag dinagdag mo pa iyon, talagang unimaginable na iyong numbers natin,” she said. Robredo also cited the data from tracing czar Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong that showed only four of over 600 local government units have contract tracing capability. For each positive COVID-19 case, only eight persons are being traced on the average instead of the standard of 37, she said.“Iyong ina-announce na so much number of contact tracers, na 52,000 yata—52,000 na iyong na-hire, pero ang sabi ng WHO, dapat ang ideal para sa atin 132,000 iyong ma-hire na contact tracers,” Robredo added.She said the Philippines is now conducting 30,000 tests for coronavirus per day, but she noted it took the government two months to meet its target daily testing capacity in May.The vice president said she was surprised with the “mass recovery adjustment” after the DOH reported a record-high in recoveries of COVID-19 patients at 38,075.Robredo asserted the DOH must inform the public before changing its data system. “Kung magpapalit ng definition, kung magpapalit ng protocols, baka mas maganda na ina-announce iyon sa tao bago makita iyong numero kasi talagang nagulat lahat. Tapos ang pinaka-mahirap, pagkatapos noong one-time-big-time na isang araw, the following day balik sa dati,” she said......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsAug 2nd, 2020

Robredo: COVID-19 cases and deaths are not mere statistics

Vice President and opposition leader Leni Robredo said the country’s coronavirus cases and deaths are not mere statistics as it shows how COVID-19 pandemic has negatively affected every Filipino family. VP LENI ROBREDO (SCREENSHOT FRO VP LENI ROBREDO’S FACEBOOK VIDEO / MANILA BULLETIN) Robredo noted more people have to endure hardships that resulted from the weaker economy and continuous rise in the number of infections and deaths. “Conversely, as more people get sick because of COVID-19, so does the suffering of our people get prolonged. Many have died; they are not mere statistics,” she said. ”Each of them had a story, had a dream, has a family that mourns their loss. And as cases continue to rise, it becomes harder move forward towards a better normal,” she added. The vice president reminded the administration the pandemic is the root cause of these problems, and if it has a clear plan, Filipinos can overcome the challenges of COVID-19 and move forward. Robredo bared a comprehensive list of suggestions in a videotaped public address, dubbed “Message of Hope”, on her Facebook page. This was perceived by many as her own roadmap on how the country can recover from the ill-effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Her recommendations include a correct data regarding COVID-19, safety nets for affected families, tax incentives for companies, equitable and systematic provision of resources to hospitals. Robredo also batted for pooled testing and timely contract tracing, better wages of health workers, and harmonization of COVID-19 efforts of the public and private sector, among others, instead of just waiting for a vaccine to become available. The opposition leader said she supports the government’s P31-billion “Plant, Plant, Plant” program that will be implemented nationwide to benefit farmers, fisherfolks, and consumers. This program mentioned by President Duterte during his last Monday’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) falls under the “Whole of Nation” approach, which Robredo said she is also supportive of. “We support the whole of nation approach. But a true whole nation approach should be directed toward a common goal,” she said. The lady official is also keeping her faith on the goodness and capability of Filipinos in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. “It is not wishful thinking to dream that we can also achieve what Taiwan, South Korea, Vietnam, and New Zealand have achieved….We can also do this. We have the right skills, we should have sufficient resources. We have what it takes,” she said......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 30th, 2020

Sharon Cuneta hopes Robredo will run for president in 2022, succeed Duterte

    MANILA, Philippines — Expressing hope that human decency would return in the country, Sharon Cuneta believes Vice President Leni Robredo should run in the 2022 presidential election and succeed President Rodrigo Duterte. Days after being upset and outraged by a netizen who threatened her daughter Frankie Pangilinan, the Megastar made a 45-minute Instagram […] The post Sharon Cuneta hopes Robredo will run for president in 2022, succeed Duterte appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 1st, 2020

Sharon nagpakatotoo na: I hope VP Leni runs for president next time, napakadisente

WISH ni Megastar Sharon Cuneta na si Vice President Leni Robredo ang pumalit kay Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte sa 2022. Sa kanyang Instagram live video, diretsahang sinabi ng singer-actress na naniniwala siya sa kakayahan ni VP Leni na pamunuan ang Pilipinas. Dito, nilinaw din ni Sharon na kahit magkaiba ang paniniwala nila ni Duterte sa politika […] The post Sharon nagpakatotoo na: I hope VP Leni runs for president next time, napakadisente appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 1st, 2020

Trillanes dares Malacañang: Let Robredo lead COVID-19 task force

“If Malacañang really wants to flatten the curve, then it should appoint [Robredo] to be the IATF chair.".....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 19th, 2020

Leni: Filipinos can stand up vs ‘iron fist’

By Vice President and opposition leader Leni Robredo on Tuesday called on Filipinos to remember and relive the spirit of the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution, which she said belongs to everyone. “Pag-aari ng bawat Pilipino ang EDSA. Buhay ang diwa nito: Lahat tayo ay humaharap sa mga hamon, at lahat tayo, may angking lakas […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsFeb 25th, 2020

DOJ panel to assess if Bikoy can be gov t witness in new sedition case

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecution panel said on Thursday, February 13, that it will assess whether to use the flip-flopping Peter Joemel Advincula, alias Bikoy, as government witness in the conspiracy to commit sedition case  against opposition figure Antonio Trillanes IV. "We will think about ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2020