VP Leni says she doesn't see herself as opposition

Vice President Leni Rorbedo  insists she does not see herself as the opposition despite being excluded from cabinet meetings and President Rodrigo Duterte after he made clear that his support is for her political nemesis, Bongbong Marcos.

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In an interview, Robredo was asked whether being the leader of the opposition had helped or hindered her as Vice President.

“I don’t look at myself as like the opposition to all the government’s policies, because I often say that I believe we should be supportive of the administration because that is what the times call for,” she replied.

According to Robredo being supportive means being supportive of the things that will benefit everyone. However, she needs to voice out her concerns too.

"But being supportive, this means being supportive of the things that align with your beliefs, being supportive of the things that we believe will benefit everyone. But when it comes to things that I think we have differing beliefs on, I need to voice out my concerns,” she added.

Robredo said it's high time for unity but also a time for dissent.

In the same interview, Robredo said she is now confined in partnering with private organizations and companies which could extend help to needy communities.

“This is why it’s harder for us because it involves more work since it’s not our own project… So we really are just a conduit. Once we find a partner, we bring them to the community so that the two can talk to each other. We just supervise,” the Vice President said.

"Angat Buhay" as her advocacy involves the Office of the Vice President linking a few hundred companies and corporate foundations with local government units that have housing, education, and health needs.

Source: Interaksyon