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Leni Robredo

You do not lose sight of what you believe in, you do not lose sight of the goal. You drown out the voices, because there are bigger battles to fight.

Inspiring Leadership, Igniting Hope

About Leni

Leni Robredo was the 14th Vice President of the Philippines, serving from 2016 to 2022. During her term, she reinvented the Vice President’s office into an advocacy-centered organization, through a flagship poverty alleviation program that thrived on private-public partnerships. Angat Buhay (which means “uplifting lives”) brought much-needed interventions on education, health, nutrition and food security, rural development, women empowerment, and housing and resettlement.
The kind of leadership she has long believed in—ethical, empowering, efficient, and inclusive—was further highlighted during the height of the pandemic, when she and her office stood at the forefront of COVID response operations.
Robredo’s work in politics was heavily inspired by her years as a human rights lawyer. After serving in government, she set up the non-profit Angat Pinas, Inc., which now carries the Angat Buhay program. It strives to empower volunteers across the country in the collective mission to uplift Filipino lives.
Robredo has also been sharing her insights and experiences with academic institutions, think tanks, and different organizations in the Philippines and overseas. For Fall Term 2022, she joined the Harvard community as one of its Kennedy School’s Hauser Leaders, where she provided perspective, particularly on the impact of disinformation and influence operations in the Philippines. For 2024, she was selected for the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Residency Program in Italy.

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Leni Robredo’s speeches resonate with themes of hope, integrity, and resilience.
Her articulate and heartfelt messages provide guidance and inspiration, particularly to the youth.
Championing Change, One Community at a Time

Programs and Advocacies

Leni Robredo’s dedication to public service is exemplified through her comprehensive programs and advocacies. Among her most notable initiatives are her commitment to good governance, her anti-poverty program Angat Buhay, and her fight against disinformation.

Good Governance

Leni Robredo believes in the power of transparency, accountability, and citizen participation. She has consistently championed reforms to improve governance structures, ensuring that public institutions serve the people effectively and ethically. Her leadership emphasizes the importance of integrity and inclusiveness in decision-making processes.

Anti-Poverty

Angat Buhay is Leni Robredo’s flagship anti-poverty program, launched during her vice presidency. It aims to bring together private sector partners to uplift marginalized communities across the Philippines. Through initiatives in health, education, housing, and disaster relief, Angat Buhay has impacted millions of lives, embodying her commitment to inclusive and sustainable development.

The Fight Against Disinformation

Leni Robredo is also a staunch advocate against disinformation, recognizing its detrimental impact on democracy and society. Her efforts include promoting media literacy and advocating for policies that ensure truthful and responsible dissemination of information. By addressing this modern challenge, she aims to protect the integrity of information and empower citizens with the truth.

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Awards and Distinction

Leni Robredo has received numerous awards and distinctions, reflecting her unwavering commitment to public service and her exemplary character.

Her accolades range from international recognitions to local honors, each underscoring her impact and dedication. These awards not only celebrate her achievements but also highlight her integrity, compassion, and tireless work for the betterment of society. They serve as a testament to the positive change one can achieve through genuine and selfless service.

Honorary Doctorates

Doctor of Philosophy in Economics
Ateneo de Manila University, Manila
(August 2022)

Doctor of Laws
University of the Cordilleras, Baguio City
(August 2017)

Doctor of Humanities
University of Saint Anthony, Camarines Sur
(April 2017)

Doctor in Public Administration
Polytechnic University of the Philippines
(2015)

Highest Audit Rating for the Office of the Vice President in Fiscal Year 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021

The office earned an unqualified opinion from the Commission on Audit for three straight years, for the fairness of presentation of its financial reports

ISO 9001:2015 certification for the Office of the Vice President

Under VP Leni’s leadership, the office pursued and secured the 9001:2015 certification of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in 2017. Three years later, in 2020, the OVP underwent a successful audit of its quality management system and earned its recertification status, valid for another three years.

Honorary Outstanding Woman Award of the Year 2016, Thailand's Women’s Day, Thai Government

Leni Robredo was honored as the Outstanding Woman of the Year during Thailand's Women’s Day in 2016 by the Thai Government, recognizing her significant contributions to public service and advocacy for women's rights.

Most Influential Woman of the World Award, Filipina Women’s Network

Leni Robredo received the Most Influential Woman of the World Award from the Filipina Women’s Network, celebrating her impact on global leadership and her efforts in championing the causes of women and the marginalized.

Tanglaw Award for “championing women's rights” and “empowering the marginalized,” The Outstanding Women in Nation’s Service (TOWNS) Foundation

The TOWNS Foundation awarded Leni Robredo the Tanglaw Award for her unwavering dedication to championing women's rights and empowering marginalized communities through her various initiatives and programs.

Pillar of Hope Award by ETON International School for her “servant leadership”, reaching out to the last, the least, and the lost serving as a source of inspiration to many Filipinos

ETON International School presented Leni Robredo with the Pillar of Hope Award for her exemplary servant leadership, recognizing her efforts to reach out to the most disadvantaged and serve as a beacon of hope and inspiration for many Filipinos.

Leni Robredo’s book, “Tayo ang Liwanag,” delves into her journey in public service, sharing insights and experiences that have shaped her leadership.

The book is a compelling narrative that underscores the importance of community, resilience, and hope. It offers a personal look into her life, her challenges, and her triumphs, making it a relevant and inspiring read for anyone interested in leadership and social change.

"Tayo ang Liwanag" – We Are the Light

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Open Doors, Open Hearts

The Office of Leni Robredo

84 Cordillera, Santa Mesa Heights, Quezon City, Philippines

Connecting with Leni Robredo’s office means engaging with a team dedicated to public service and community empowerment.

Her office is known for its accessibility and willingness to assist those in need. By reaching out, individuals can find support, resources, and a partner in advocacy. Staying connected with her office fosters a collaborative spirit and reinforces the shared goal of creating positive change in society.

A Beacon of Service and Hope

This office is a hub for initiatives that promote social justice, empowerment, and community development. It operates with a deep sense of responsibility and a dedication to transparency and accountability. By staying connected with her office, individuals and communities can access vital support and resources, ensuring that their voices are heard and their needs are addressed.

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