When she became a member of Congress, she strongly supported the Freedom of Information Act and the Bangsamoro Basic Law. She also wrote the Comprehensive Anti-Discrimination Bill (HB 3432) which prohibits prejudice against people with disability and HIV condition, or with "different" ethnic upbringing, religion, sexual orientation, and language. (Sass Rogando Sassot, take note.)
The services given by Angat Buhay from its launching in October 10, 2016 to October 12, 2017 were numerous and varied, such as "feeding and nutrition programs …food packs and multivitamins … livelihood opportunities for 7,691 farmers, fisher folk, and indigent families … classroom construction, teacher training, scholarships, school supplies, and other equipment that benefited 21,791 students, out-of-school youth, and teachers … P2.29 million worth of solar kits and generators, water filters, water pumps, hygiene kits, sinks, and toilet bowls for 1,868 individuals and 725 families … A total of 75,633 families affected by various natural calamities were given disaster rehabilitation aid
—P30.43 million from Angat Buhay’s partners and another P12.43 million from the OVP (Office of the Vice President).
"Angat Buhay was also able to help 3,646 indigent patients get assistive devices and free health services, while 935 women were able to attend product development and marketing workshops, gender and development planning, Violence Against Women orientations, and courses on hairdressing and cosmetology."
President Rodrigo Duterte was likely awe-struck by Robredo's efficiency. My sense was he wanted to resign as early as 2017, so he could witness the transformation of the country with Robredo at the helm, but he appeared to have been restrained
—possibly by friends, possibly by the Communist Party of China (CCP), also a friend. The best he could do was appoint Robredo in November 2019 as co-chair of The Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD). I believe he knew the contraptions Robredo would discover.
"MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo gave President Rodrigo Duterte's government a dismal "1 out of 100" score in its flagship program to fight narcotics, saying that authorities were only able to seize 1% of the total supply of illegal drugs in the country.
The PNP quickly responded by claiming that Robredo used wrong data, and that the war on drugs was "100% successful," in stark contrast to Duterte's admission in 2018 that his promise to solve the drug problem was already a "fiasco" -- a complete, humiliating failure.
What were the COVID-related projects Robredo, her staff, and supporters? Bing AI provides the following information:
Former Vice President Leni Robredo, her staff, and supporters have initiated several COVID-19 related projects. Bing AI provides this information:
Added December 30, 2023
Bayanihan E-Konsulta: A telemedicine initiative that connects patients with volunteer doctors1.
Swab Cab: A mobile antigen testing facility that was brought to areas with high transmission rates2. The program aimed to boost the testing capabilities of local government units (LGUs). Village officials were tasked to identify residents who needed to undergo testing2.
Post-COVID-19 Vaccine Care Kits: These were given away under the Bayanihan E-Ataman program for those who got vaccinated2
Community Pantry: Sponsored by Robredo’s family, this initiative provided food and essential items to communities2.
Free Shuttle Services and Temporary Shelters: Provided for frontline workers3.
Fund Drive for PPE: Launched to raise funds for purchasing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for health workers4.
These projects were part of Robredo’s comprehensive response to the COVID-19 pandemic1. They were implemented in various parts of the country, including Palawan, Malabon City, Tuguegarao, Eastern Samar, Naga City, and Camarines Sur2.