Senate panel eyes increasing OVP budget for 2020, lauds Robredo-led initiatives to help poor Pinoys

The Senate Finance Committee has committed to further increasing the budget of the Office of the Vice President, to support its anti-poverty initiatives and efforts to professionalize its ranks. At the committee hearing held Monday, September 16, the panel, led by Senator Sonny Angara, approved the P673.02-million budget for the OVP for 2020, following a continue reading : Senate panel eyes increasing OVP budget for 2020, lauds Robredo-led initiatives to help poor Pinoys

Interview with VP Leni at the Senate Finance Committee hearing for OVP’s proposed 2020 budget

Senate Finance Committee hearing for OVP’s proposed 2020 budgetSenate of the Philippines, 16 September 2019 REPORTER 1: Ma’am, willing sila na i-increase iyong budget ng OVP. Magkano sa tingin niyo iyong dapat na idagdag sa budget ng Office of the Vice President? VP LENI: Kailangan ko itanong sa… kailangan ko itanong sa staff kung ilan continue reading : Interview with VP Leni at the Senate Finance Committee hearing for OVP’s proposed 2020 budget

VP Leni: Duterte, Panelo should stop contradicting each other

‘Nakakalito dahil magkaiba ang sinasabi’VP Leni: Duterte, Panelo should stop contradicting each other Vice President Leni Robredo chided Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo that he should be better informed of what exactly the President has stated before presenting his own “interpretation,” so they can stop contradicting each other in public. VP Leni said the administration should continue reading : VP Leni: Duterte, Panelo should stop contradicting each other

Statement of Vice President Leni Robredo on the President’s plan to “ignore” the arbitral ruling in favor of joint exploration with China in the West Philippine Sea

The recent declaration by the President that he will “ignore” the arbitral ruling upholding the Philippine exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the West Philippine Sea to pave the way for a joint oil and gas exploration agreement with China is profoundly disappointing and extremely irresponsible. The President’s own Secretary of Foreign Affairs has stated that continue reading : Statement of Vice President Leni Robredo on the President’s plan to “ignore” the arbitral ruling in favor of joint exploration with China in the West Philippine Sea

Statement of Atty. Barry Gutierrez, Spokesperson, Office of the Vice President

We condemn in the strongest possible terms the recent attack by armed men on the Abante printing offices. This brazen assault on our free press cannot be allowed to pass unchallenged. A free press is essential in a free nation, and this attempt to intimidate and silence Abante, the leading Filipino language publication in our continue reading : Statement of Atty. Barry Gutierrez, Spokesperson, Office of the Vice President