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    • Social Justice and Human Rights: The Struggle Of Our Time

      Posted in Speeches on Feb 21, 2017

      21 February 2017 Speech at the Ateneo Forum on Social Justice and the 1987 Constitution The years 1982 to 1986 were some of the most memorable years in my life. I was a college student, just like many of you, but uninitiated to the life in Manila. I was a painfully shy probinsyana, preoccupied with

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    • Open Forum with Students at Ateneo

      Posted in Transcripts on Feb 20, 2017

      21 February 2017 Q: My question would be it’s been 31 years since we overthrew the dictator, Marcos. And we have the 1987 constitution to show for it. Is it time for a con-con expanding article 13? Q: In countries like Australia, the marginalized are being given government allowances so that they could have equal

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    • Istorya Ng Pag-Asa in Cagayan de Oro

      Posted in Speeches on Feb 20, 2017

      20 February 2017 Message at the Launch of Istorya ng Pag-Asa CDO, Little Theater, Xavier University Thank you all for your presence in the launch of Istorya ng Pag-Asa, a program that we feel is an important way of changing the narrative of our country. I am happy to see local government leaders, students, paralegal

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    • A Culture of Selfless Service

      Posted in Speeches on Feb 20, 2017

      20 February 2017 Message at the Launch of Angat Buhay and Xavier University Social Development Week Celebration, Xavier University / Ateneo de Cagayan It feels so good to be back in Mindanao, particularly in Cagayan de Oro, and most especially in Xavier University. My husband and my adult children were all educated in Ateneo. My

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    • Vice President Leni Robredo on the Death of Atty. Mia Manuelita Masacarinas-Green

      Posted in Press Releases on Feb 20, 2017

      20 February 2017 Our deepest condolences to the family of Atty. Mia Manuelita Mascarinas-Green. Our country lost a fierce environmental advocate and a dedicated alternative lawyer. We condemn in the strongest terms her murder. It is alarming that in the first 7 months of this administration, there are already 12 environment advocates who have been

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    • Interview in Xavier University, CDO

      Posted in Transcripts on Feb 19, 2017

      20 February 2017 Question: Angat buhay in schools – how does it help the laylayan? VP Leni: Sobrang laking tulong kasi pinipili natin ang mga schools na may extension services gaya ng Xavier University Social Development Program nila ito yung nakakakilala ng mahihirap na barangay kasi itong ating recognition naman mas nakakakilala iyong mga taga

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    • YOLO To Change The World

      Posted in Speeches on Feb 18, 2017

      18 February 2017 Message at the AIESEC Youth Speak Forum: The Youth’s Role In Nation-Building, Madison Aurora Hotel, Aurora Boulevard, Quezon City The phrase “the future lies in the youth of today”, holds more power now than at any other time in the history of mankind. Generation Y, the YOLO generation, or you, the millennials,

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    • Inclusivity in a Time of Polarity

      Posted in Speeches on Feb 17, 2017

      07 February 2017 Message at the J.P. Morgan Philippine Conference Gala Dinner, The Peninsula Manila, Makati City delivered on 06 February 2017 For a lawyer like me, who is used to walking in slippers through rice fields and dirt roads to reach her poor clients, looking at this sea of suits is always quite an experience.

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    • Head Start ANC Interview with Vice President Leni Robredo

      Posted in Transcripts on Feb 16, 2017

      17 February 2017 Q: Thank you Ma’am for coming and giving us this interview. It’s been 7 months since you became vice president, how would you define your role in this administration? VP Leni: Naku mahirap. I think there have been many changes already since after the inauguration. If you recall before the inauguration the

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    • Prosperity for All

      Posted in Speeches on Feb 16, 2017

      16 February 2017 Message at the PHINMA Forum, Tower Club, Philam Life Tower, Makati City Before I proceed with my speech I would like to apologize for coming in 15 minutes late. I was coming in from, I was telling Mr. del Rosario that I was just across at the Bonifacio Global City at the

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