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    Press Releases

    • Update on OVP's Typhoon Ulysses rescue and relief operations

      Posted in Press Releases on Nov 12, 2020

      The Office of Vice President Leni Robredo has set in motion its efforts to help communities reeling from the effects of Typhoon Ulysses.

      Led by VP Leni herself, the Office has been facilitating requests for the rescue of families and individuals stranded in flooded areas in Metro Manila and nearby provinces, particularly Marikina City and several parts of Rizal. For this, the OVP is in coordination with government agencies conducting rescue operations, to whom these requests are referred. We are also working with private partners to provide much needed assets, like trucks and boats, to affecte...

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    • VP Leni, USAID, PBEd team up to provide training to unemployed and out-of-school youth

      Posted in Press Releases on Oct 22, 2020

      The Office of the Vice President (OVP), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and Philippine Business for Education (PBEd) on Thursday (Oct. 22) launched a P17-million partnership, to support free technical-vocational skills and employability training for at least 1,000 unemployed and out-of-school youth (OSY) in the country.

      Through the TrabaHOPE initiative of its BAYANIHANAPBUHAY program, the OVP co-sponsors the needs of OSYs aged 18 to 30, who will qualify for YouthWorks PH’s tech-voc training program for young people who are currently not studying, training, or em...

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    • Solons laud VP Leni’s efforts amid COVID-19 crisis, push to increase OVP budget for FY 2021

      Posted in Press Releases on Sep 14, 2020

      Lawmakers from the House of Representatives praised Vice President Leni Robredo and her office for its efforts to uplift the lives of Filipinos through its Angat Buhay program, and its comprehensive response to the pandemic during a budget hearing this morning.

      The solons also called for an increase to the budget of the Office of the Vice President for Fiscal Year 2021, in order to further support its initiatives for Filipinos in need, especially amid the continued effects of the COVID-19 crisis.

      VP Leni personally appeared before the House Committee on Appropriations for the briefing held Mon...

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    • OVP launches BAYANIHANAPBUHAY to help displaced Filipino workers find a job amid crisis brought by COVID-19

      Posted in Press Releases on Sep 11, 2020

      As millions of Filipinos lose jobs due to pandemic OVP launches BAYANIHANAPBUHAY to help displaced Filipino workers find a job amid crisis brought by COVID-19

      Responding to calls from Filipinos left unemployed amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Vice President Leni Robredo’s Office launched BAYANIHANAPBUHAY to make job hunting easier for workers looking for employment opportunities.

      In cooperation with Elevatech, developer of the website https://sikap.ph., the Office of the Vice President put up a platform—free of charge—for jobseekers and for companies in need of workers.

      BAYANIHANAPBUHAY, a portm...

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    • VP Robredo’s office gets highest audit rating anew

      Posted in Press Releases on Sep 06, 2020

      The Office of the Vice President (OVP) once again received the highest audit rating from the Commission on Audit (COA).

      In a report it transmitted to the OVP, the COA rendered an “unqualified opinion” on the fairness of the presentation of the OVP’s financial statement, this time for Fiscal Year 2019. The report, dated July 31, was signed by Supervising Auditor Edna P. Salaguban.

      An unqualified opinion is considered the best opinion that a government agency can receive from state auditors.

      This is the second year that the OVP has earned such rating, under the leadership of Vice President Leni...

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