in Speeches on Jul 07, 2020
ATENEO HUMAN RIGHTS CENTER (AHRC) WEBINAR SERIES ON VARIOUS HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUES
Topic: Human Rights in the Time of a Public Health Emergency
Maraming salamat po sa pag-imbita sa akin ngayon. Maraming salamat sa mga organizers, sa Ateneo Human Rights Center, sa pagbubukas ng mga ganitong espasyo para patuloy na pag-usapan ang mahahalagang bagay. Gumagaan kahit papaano ang loob ko, na sa kabila ng mga nangyayari sa paligid natin, nakakahanap pa rin kayo ng paraan para palawakin ang kaalaman at karanasan sa larangan ng karapatang pantao.
Noong mabasa ko ang theme ng inyong int...
in Speeches on Jun 27, 2020
PRIDE MONTH 2020
Isang mainit na pagbati sa ating mga kapatid from the LGBTQIA plus community ngayong Pride Month!
Puno ng alinlangan at kawalang kasiguruhan ang mundo ngayon. Sa isang iglap, nagbago ang takbo ng buhay. Many of the things we once cherished and held on to are now being questioned and challenged. Sa kabila nito, marami pa ring bagay ang di nagbabago at nagpapatuloy: tulad ng ating laban para sa patas na karapatan, dignidad, at kalayaan.
For many decades, the LGBTQIA plus community has been tirelessly fighting for equal rights and representation at the frontlines. It has provided...
in Statements on Jun 12, 2020
Mensahe ng Pangalawang Pangulo sa Araw ng Kalayaan 2020
Ngayong taon, ipinagdiriwang natin ang ating kalayaan sa harap ng pandemya. May irony ito: Pinagninilayan natin ang konseptong ito, at ginugunita ang lahat ng dinaanan ng ating lahi para makamit ito, habang puwersadong manatili sa ating mga tahanan upang pangalagaan ang ating kalusugan.
Pagkakataon siguro itong balikan ang tunay na diwa ng kalayaan. Ano nga ba ang ibig sabihin nito? Kalayaan ba itong gawin ang kahit na anong gusto? Kalayaan ba itong maging makasarili? O may iba bang antas ng pag-unawa sa kalayaan?
Sa mga nakikita natin sa...
in Statements on Jun 03, 2020
STATEMENT OF VICE PRESIDENT LENI ROBREDO ON THE ANTI-TERRORISM ACT OF 2020
Nitong mga nakaraang buwan, tiyak kong halos lahat sa atin, nauubos ang oras sa pangangamba, pag-iisip ukol sa kinabukasan, at pakikipagsapalaran sa harap ng situwasyong dala ng COVID-19. Alam ko ito, dahil kami mismo dito sa Tanggapan ng Pangalawang Pangulo, halos mula paggising hanggang pagtulog ay nakatutok sa pagpuno ng mga pangangailangan, at pagtanggap ng feedback mula sa mga nakakasalamuha namin online at sa mga COVID-19 response operations.
Malinaw sa amin kung ano ang idinadaing ng mga komunidad: Pagkain, ayuda...
in Speeches on May 29, 2020
FRIEDRICH NAUMANN FOUNDATION COVID-19: An Opportunity to Advance Women’s Rights and Gender Equality Webinar
Empowering Women Means Helping the World
Thank you very much. Good day, everyone.
The world is definitely changed. Economies have ground almost to a halt. The traditional boundary between home life and work life has collapsed, and the way we communicate is now filtered through technology and other media. Many of us here have probably spent the past months asking the big questions: what will jobs look like? What will our schools look like? How do families, friends, and neighbors celebrat...
in Featured Articles, Photo Releases on May 28, 2020
Vice President Leni Robredo visited on Thursday, May 28, 2020, the Pasig Mega Market in Pasig City, where her office launched its Community Mart program this week, in partnership with the City Government of Pasig.
Together with Mayor Vico Sotto, VP Leni was able to meet members of the Community Mart - Pasig Mega Market team from both the OVP and the local government of Pasig, as well as the tricycle drivers who are part of the program. She was also able to observe the operations of the public market as safety measures are currently observed.
The Community Mart program is an app-based delivery service that aims to help small market vendors and tricycle drivers affected by the ECQ. On its first day, the Community Mart - Pasig Mega Market’s total sales reached more than P71,000.
The program was first launched in the Kamuning Public Market, in partnership with the Quezon City Government. Sales for Community Mart there reached over P500,000 on its first week.
*(Photos by Jay Ganzon / OVP)*
in Statements on May 23, 2020
Statement of Vice President Leni Robredo on the 3rd Anniversary of the Marawi Siege
Today, we mark the third anniversary of the Marawi Siege. To this day, the city lies in ruins, and its people’s lives are frozen in time. Many of its residents remain in temporary shelter communities.
Marawi continues to suffer even as we all face the challenges brought about by COVID-19. The ongoing crisis should have by now made us realize: The suffering of one redounds to the suffering of all. Magkakarugtong ang diwa at pamumuhay ng bawat Pilipino. Ang hamon sa isa ay hamon sa lahat; ang pagpapabaya sa isa a...
in Featured Articles, Photo Releases on May 17, 2020
Vice President Leni Robredo paid a visit to Kamuning Market on Sunday, May 17, 2020, to check on the implementation of the Community Mart program that the Office of the Vice President piloted there in partnership with the Quezon City Government.
Through Community Mart, customers may shop at Kamuning Market through an app and have goods like fruits, vegetables, and meats delivered to their homes. The service helps small market vendors and tricycle drivers who have been affected by the Enhanced Community Quarantine.
For this ongoing pilot run, Community Mart serves the following barangays in Quezon City:
* Sacred Heart
* Laging Handa
* South Triangle
* Roxas District
(Photos by OVP)
in Featured Articles on May 11, 2020
Vice President Leni Robredo gave a message at the formal opening of The Medical City-South Luzon (TMCSL)’s COVID Complex of Hope at Greenfield City in Santa Rosa City, Laguna on Monday, May 11, 2020.
The COVID Complex of Hope is a facility separate from the TMCSL—one of the country’s COVID-19 referral hospitals—dedicated to coronavirus cases. The facility’s construction was completed in 27 days, through the generosity of numerous groups and individuals and support of the city government.
In her remarks, the Vice President underscored the importance of the collaboration of the public and private sector in helping Filipinos as the nation grapples with the pandemic.
“Kaya siya mahalaga dahil ito iyong pagpapakita na with bayanihan spirit nothing is impossible. Ito po iyong tema na nagiging saving grace ng aming Opisina for a very long time,” Robredo said.
She also lauded The Medical City for being at the forefront in handling COVID-19 patients in the country.
“Utang po namin sa inyo na sinusugal niyo ang mga buhay niyo para iligtas kaming lahat. So the least that we can do is offer our help; the least we can do is lighten your burden. Alam po namin kung gaano kahirap para sa inyo so our Office has been doing many things para sa… iyong sa kaalaman namin [na] makakagaan ng kahit papaano sa burdens niyo,” Robredo said.
VP Leni was also given a tour around the facility, which was built with smart houses that can accommodate 26 patients with a four-bed intensive care unit (ICU) section and a detached facility for its medical staff.
The TMCSL is one of the hundreds of recipients of personal protective equipment (PPE) sets and other medical supplies, made possible through the OVP and Kaya Natin! Movement’s online donation drive for COVID frontliners.
Some doctors of the TMCSL was also instrumental in the creation of locally-produced PPEs, designed by the team of Mich Dulce’s group in cooperation with VP Leni’s office.
**(Photo by Jay Ganzon / OVP)**
in Speeches on May 11, 2020
MESSAGE OF VP LENI ROBREDO OPENING OF COVID COMPLEX OF HOPE MEDICAL CITY – SOUTH LUZON
Maraming salamat! Maupo po tayong lahat.
Dr. Cesar Espiritu; Dr. Eugene Ramos; Dr. Villano; Dr. Ancheta; Engr. Jamandre and the rest of the team; ang atin pong mga frontliners na nandito ngayon; siyempre iyong aking kaibigan, Mayor Arlene Arcillas, na napakasipag; sa inyo pong lahat: magandang, magandang umaga!
Isang malaking karangalan na naimbitihan ako ngayong umaga ni Dr. Cesar to be with you in such an auspicious occasion because today is a day to celebrate. Ang pagkaalam ko kayo iyong pinakauna na nagk...