Leni Robredo, 56, is currently serving as the 14th vice president of the Philippines. Her office has garnered the highest audit rating from the Commission on Audit for three consecutive years (2018-2020) and has been recognized by Malacañang for its pandemic response programs across the country.
Her flagship program as vice president, Angat Buhay, is an anti-poverty program providing and coordinating support through multiple advocacy areas, namely food security and nutrition, healthcare, public education, rural development, housing, and resettlement and women empowerment. The Angat Buhay Program has mobilized at least P520 million worth of resources for the benefit of 321,000 families and 223 communities nationwide, according to the latest updates as of this writing.
Robredo has also led numerous relief operations through the Office of the Vice President. The same office manages a comprehensive COVID-19 response program that offers a range of assistance projects such as free transportation services to frontliners, free teleconsultation services nationwide, handling logistics and manpower to transmit vaccine supply from the national government task force to local government units and vaccine express sites in partnership with LGUs.
She first entered public office as representative of Camarines Sur’s third congressional district in 2013, less than a year after the death of her husband, then-Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo. Prior to this, Robredo worked as a lawyer with a focus on legal developmental work and providing legal assistance to marginalized clients.
In her lone term in the House of Representatives, Robredo principally authored three bills that were signed into law, including the Tax Incentives Management and Transparency Act.
If elected, Robredo says she will spend her first 100 days in office strengthening the country’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The candidate's top priorities if elected to office, tracked against previous promises and accomplishments, if any
- Remove “palakasan” system
- Government that keeps it word
- Equalize the marketplace
Robredo's office has received an "unqualified opinion", the highest audit rating, from the Commission on Audit for three consecutive years.
- Strengthen the marine industry
- Promote the climate industry
- Improve the tech industry by matching Philippine skills with high pay
- Awaken the manufacturing industry
- Enforce the Anti-Age Discrimination Act or Republic Act No. 10911
- Pass the Anti-Discrimination Bill or House Bill No. 3432
- Prioritize MSMEs for government requirements
- Promote market linkages for small businesses
- Modernization and digitization to eliminate red tape
- Retraining and skills-matching program
- Government Employment Program
- Unemployment Insurance (build a fund equivalent to 80% of three months salary, for availment while job-hunting)
- Founded the Angat-Buhay program
- Launched the Bayanihanapbuhay program, a free job-hunting and job-matching site for the out-of-work