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VP camp assures aid in remotes areas under Robredo presidency

/ 10:59 AM October 31, 2021

Vice President Leni Robredo discussed her platforms of governance and shared some of her proposals in addressing issues the country is facing today when she faced members of the media in a press conference held at the Sorsogon City Gymnasium in Sorsogon on Friday, October 29, 2021. (Photo by Charlie Villegas / OVP)

MANILA, Philippines — Should presidential aspirant and Vice President Leni Robredo win in the 2022 elections, aid would reach Filipinos even in far-flung areas, her spokesperson Atty. Barry Gutierrez assured the public on Sunday.

During the BISErbisyong LENI program on DZXL Sunday morning, he explained why people in far-flung areas become emotional when they meet Robredo.

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“Hindi kasi politiko si VP Leni. ‘Yun ‘yung simpleng dahilan para do’n. Ang background talaga niya ay isang abogado na tumutulong sa mahirap. Sanay siya na do’n siya pupunta talaga sa kung nasaan ‘yung mga tao kahit ga’no pa kalayo,” Gutierrez explained.

(VP Leni is not a politician. Her background is a lawyer who is helping poor people. She is used to going to people, no matter how far.)

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Gutierrez shared that there were times when Robredo walked half a day and rode a boat for five to six hours just to reach individuals needing assistance.

“Pagdating do’n, hindi naman gano’n kadami ‘yung mga tao. Pero hindi kasi ‘yun ‘yung habol niya. Ang habol niya dalhin ‘yung tulong kung saan kailangan,” Gutierrez recalled.

(When she reaches remote areas, there isn’t much of a crowd, but that is not what she is after. She is there to extend assistance where it is needed.)

“’Yun ang kanyang perspektibo at ‘yan ang kanyang uri ng paglilingkod, mula nung hindi pa siya pumapasok ng politika hanggang naging kongresista at tinuloy ngayon hanggang siya ay bise presidente,” he added.

(That is her perspective and that is her kind of service even before entered politics until she became a congresswoman and she is continuing it now that she is a vice president.)

Gutierrez said that Filipinos could expect the same service if Robredo is elected president.

“’Yan ang maaasahan natin kapag naging pangulo natin si VP Leni. ‘Yung gano’ng klaseng serbisyo na ang tutok kung saan ang nangangailangan, kahit ga’no kalayo, kahit ga’no kaliblib, makakaabot kasi ‘yun talaga ang kanyang pananaw sa pagse-serbisyo bilang isang bahagi ng ating pamahalaan,” he said.

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(That is what we can expect when VP Leni wins. That kind of service where she focuses on the needy, no matter how far, aid will be provided because that is her perspective on service as part of the government.)

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