Robredo to raise ‘largest volunteer network’ soon after her term as VP ends
MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Leni Robredo would be spearheading the creation of the “largest volunteer network” in the country immediately after her term ends on June 30.
She announced this plan during the thanksgiving event of the Leni-Kiko tandem and slate at the Ateneo de Manila University on Friday.
Robredo revealed that the “Angat Buhay NGO” – derived from the Office of the Vice President’s Angat Buhay program – will be launched on July 1.
“Sa unang araw ng Hulyo, ilulunsad natin ang Angat Buhay NGO. Meron na tayong template nito. Bubuuin natin ang pinaka-malaking volunteer network sa buong bansa. Pero hindi tayo mamimili ng tutulungan,” she said.
“Iniimbita ko kayong lahat, ang mga nagpagod, ang mga kumpanya at private partners, itutuloy natin ang ating pagsasama-sama,” she added.
Angat Buhay was also part of Robredo’s presidential campaign rallying cry – a roar for good governance and accountability.
Robredo’s revelation came as she asked her supporters to acknowledge the decision of the majority in the 2022 presidential race. Robredo said they would not stop looking into reports of irregularities during the May 9 national and local elections, but reiterated that their camp and supporters should not be the root of further divisiveness in the country.
“Nakatutok ang ating mga data teams. May watchers na nagbabantay. Pero habang lumilinaw ang litrato, kailangan nating tanggapin na hindi ayon sa atin ang resulta,” she said.
Partial and unofficial results from Comelec’s transparency server as of Thursday night showed Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. got 31.09 million votes while Robredo garnered 14.81 million votes.
The story is the same for their running mates with Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio obtaining 31.55 million votes and Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan having 9.230 million votes.
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