Duterte claims Bongbong Marcos, Robredo ‘pro-communists’

Daniza Fernandez - @inquirerdotnet 11/14/2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has claimed that presidential aspirants Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and Vice President Leni Robredo are pro-communists. In an interview with pro-Duterte vlogger Byron Cristobal, known online as Banat By, that aired…

Biggest threat to the elections

Segundo Eclar Romero - @inquirerdotnet 10/08/2021

There they go! Sen. Panfilo Lacson, Sen. Emmanuel Pacquiao, Mayor Francisco Moreno, former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr., and Vice President Leni Robredo are all racing for the presidency in May 2022. All eyes are on the candidates…

Robredo on why she’s running in 2022: Those who love should fight for their love

Gabriel Pabico Lalu - Reporter / @GabrielLaluINQ 10/07/2021

MANILA, Philippines — As a mother, Vice President Leni Robredo believes that love is not measured with how much a person can endure, but also with the willingness to fight for the people he or she loves.…

Opposition: Purists vs pragmatists

Joel Ruiz Butuyan - @inquirerdotnet 08/09/2021

The crusade to unite the opposition under a single presidential candidate is facing a divisive issue between pragmatists and purists. The pragmatists are led by Vice President Leni Robredo, while the purists are spearheaded by former senator…

Robredo: Navigating Duterte’s hostility

Kurt Dela Peña - Content Researcher Writer / @inquirerdotnet 07/22/2021

MANILA, Philippines—Vice President Leni Robredo is being cast as the antagonist to President Rodrigo Duterte’s role as the country’s last hope, a description made during the 2016 presidential campaign, by Duterte himself. This casting made by Duterte…

Not for women

Kay Rivera - @inquirerdotnet 01/18/2021

Last week, President Duterte regaled us with yet more of his thoughts on women. His proclamation that the presidency was not suited for women because of the latter’s “emotional set-up” was the latest in a string of…

Robredo: Pandemic can’t take away essence of Christmas

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 12/24/2020

MANILA, Philippines — For Vice President Leni Robredo, even though the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way Filipinos celebrate Christmas, it could not take away the essence of the special holiday. In her Christmas message on Thursday,…

Robredo, Go, Ramon Ang among names Filipinos eyeing to run as president for 2022 — research firm

Katrina Hallare - Reporter / @KHallareINQ 12/19/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Leni Robredo, Senator Christopher “Bong” Go and businessman Ramon Ang are some of the big names Filipinos are eyeing to run as President Rodrigo Duterte’s successor in the 2022 national polls, according…

Robredo says ‘trolls’ reflect leader’s behavior and leadership brand

Darryl John Esguerra - Reporter / @DJEsguerraINQ 11/29/2020

MANILA, Philippines — A public official’s behavior and brand of leadership will reflect on the type of followers he has. Vice President Leni Robredo said this as she continues to battle misinformation, lies, and the rampant attacks…

LGUs ‘blindsided’: Aid rushed to Cagayan, Isabela

Villamor Visaya Jr. - Correspondent / @VillVisayaJrINQ 11/15/2020

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Philippines — Civil defense and local disaster officials on Saturday scrambled rescue teams to save thousands of people trapped in their homes, many on rooftops, appealing for help to escape rising waters as the…

‘Oragon’

Ma. Ceres P. Doyo - @inquirerdotnet 11/12/2020

There is a popular word in Bicol that has no exact equivalent in Filipino languages or in English, and that is “oragon.” There are a number of Bicol languages, by the way, each with particular diphthongs that…

We don’t want gov’t to fail, because it’s all of us who will suffer and die — Robredo

Gabriel Pabico Lalu - Reporter / @GabrielLaluINQ 09/28/2020

  MANILA, Philippines — Contrary to administration supporters’ mindset that opposition groups are out to undermine and destroy the government, Vice President Leni Robredo clarified that they do not want such a scenario because it would gravely…

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