A rabid Duterte and Marcos supporter falsely claimed that Vice President Leni Robredo did nothing as a public servant in her six years in office.
CLAIM: Vice President Leni Robredo did not accomplish anything as a public servant.
Rabid Duterte and Marcos supporter Jam Magno falsely claimed on social media that Vice President Leni Robredo did not do anything since she assumed office in 2016.
In a tweet dated April 8, Magno posted “facts about Len-Len,” which featured a thread of dubious claims about the vice president – from her personal life to her work as a public servant. “Walang nagawa,” said Magno, who’s openly endorsing Robredo’s closest rival, former senator Bongbong Marcos Jr.
FACTS ABOUT LENLEN
Boba, lutang at Stupida
Kakampi ng NPA Terrorists
Puppet ng mga Dilawan
Attorney no Case
Kumabit sa di asawa
Walang dala nung pumunta sa Siargao
Nagpatayo ng bulok na pabahay
Sinisiraan si President Duterte
Malabnaw ang Spaghetti
— Jam Magno (@ItsJamMagno) April 8, 2022
Magno’s claim is FALSE.
During the pandemic, Robredo launched relief programs despite the limited budget given to the Office of the Vice President (OVP).
As soon as lockdowns were imposed in March 2020, the OVP launched donation drives for the procurement of personal protective equipment (PPE) sets for healthcare workers. Robredo’s office provided free dormitories as temporary shelter for medical frontliners amid the months-long community quarantine in the country. The OVP also provided shuttle buses for health workers at the height of public transportation ban in August 2020.
Apart from helping medical workers, Robredo supervised efforts to address the effects of distance learning by establishing community learning hubs in several areas around the country. Here, poor students were free to use gadgets and internet resources for the remote learning setup.
In 2021, the OVP launched its swab cab project that provided free Covid-19 testing to various communities with high transmission of the dreaded disease. In June of the same year, Robredo launched its “Vaccine Express” help project to strengthen the country’s vaccination efforts to curb the spread of the virus. When cases surged in April, the OVP pioneered the “Bayanihan E-konsulta” program, a free telemedicine project that allows Filipinos to seek free medical consultation and avail themselves of healthcare attention from the comforts of their home.
These were Robredo’s accomplishments during the pandemic alone. Prior to and even during the pandemic, the OVP was quick to respond to the needs of communities hit by typhoons, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions. In 2020, the OVP was able to raise P35.06 million for disaster relief operations, including response to the series of typhoons in November and the Taal volcano eruption in January.
Since October 2016, the OVP has been pushing livelihood, agricultural, educational, and healthcare initiatives through its Angat Buhay program. As of December 2021, Robredo’s Angat Buhay has helped over 321,000 families and 305,223 individuals in 223 communities nationwide.
These are some of the accomplishments of Robredo as vice president, proving that Magno’s claims are not based on facts. — Lance Mejico
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