VP Robredo awarded Most Outstanding Bicolano

Vice-President Leni Robredo seems to have tasted the future direction of the Angat Buhay NGO that he will lead to launch on July 1, when he served as the guest of honor at the 74th Recognition Day of the University of Nueva Caceres in Naga City this Tuesday.

In his speech, Robredo praised the great contribution of various institutions to the Angat Buhay Programs of the Office of the Vice-President.


The UNC College of Engineering and Architecture supported the OVP housing project for families affected by typhoons and disasters in the towns of Lupi, Sagñay, and Calabanga in Camarines Sur.

“Lending your expertise not just in designing housing units and supervising the construction, but even in teaching masonry and carpentry along with offering livelihood trainings for residents.”

According to Robredo, apart from the many challenges of the pandemic, everyone must also work to address other challenges that affect the country, such as the gradual collapse of some government institutions, worsening poverty, and the continued spread of “fake news”, especially on social media.


“Everywhere else we look, other challenges abound. We see our institutions weakening. We see disinformation, historical revisionism on overdrive. We see inequality widening. Gaps in our basic needs remaining unfulfilled. The strain in the social fabrics stretching even more tautly putting so many on edge. UNC has provided you with the training and values to rise head-one challenges head on,” Robredo told the students.

Robredo awarded Most Outstanding Bicolano

In conjunction with receiving the Most Outstanding Bicolano Award from the UNC General Alumni Association, university president Dr. Fay Lea Patria Lauraya assured that Robredo could count on the support of the country’s largest volunteer network to be established.

It is personal for Robredo to return to the so-called first university in Bicol. Like her father, retired Judge Antonio Gerona, she graduated in law here.


Her mother, Salvacion, also obtained a Doctorate Degree in Education here, while her husband and former mayor, Jesse Robredo, once taught at the College of Engineering.

Meanwhile, on Monday, Robredo presided over the swearing-in of Mayor Philip Salvador Señar and several other winners of Election 2022 in Magarao town, Camarines Sur. She also attended the celebration of the 30th Founding Anniversary of Lakas ng Kababaihan in Naga.

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