'Passing grade' -Robredo gives own grade for 1st 3 yrs in office

'Passing grade' -Robredo gives own grade for 1st 3 yrs in office




Halfway to their six year term which started in 2016, Vice President Maria Leonor “leni” Robredo has from time to time been the headlines of our daily news.
Being the titular head of the opposition she is expected to voice out her opinions which are mostly against the policies or programs of the Duterte administration.

Robredo has also had a share of criticisms from the supporters of the President.
Vice President Maria Leonoe "leni" Robredo
(photo credit to Manila Bulletin)

Despite not being part of the cabinet and the limitations of the office of the Vice President , Robredo has given herself a passing grade as the second highest official of the land for the first half of her 6 year term.
“Kami naman, for the past three years, nagtrabaho kami despite the limitations. Tingin ko pagdating sa pag-maximize ng opportunities, nagawa namin iyon,” she said in Ocampo, Camarines Sur on Thursday.
(We, for the past three years, have worked despite the limitations. I think when it comes to maximizing opportunities, we have done that.)

Robredo, once occupied the office of being the housing chief, but eventually resigned after having major differences of opinion with president Rodrigo Roa Duterte.
The current pace of her office helping the masses, she acknowledges that there is much to do to really improve the poverty in the country.
“Sobrang dami pa ng kailangang gawin. Sobrang dami pa ng mga communities na kailangang tulungan. Sobrang kulang ng panahon, kulang na kulang iyong resources,” she said.
(We have much work to do. There are still many communities that are in need of help. We lack time and resources.)

“Less than three years iyong naiiwan sa amin, para kaming naghahabol—naghahabol na at least pagdating sa finish line, mas marami kaming buhay na nabago,” Robredo added.
(With less than three years left, it seemed we are catching up so that at least when we reach the finish line, we have changed more lives.)


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