Former vice president Leni Robredo has launched a movement dubbed “Angat Buhay” to provide a platform for her supporters for their advocacy work.
The former vice president, who lost in the May 9 presidential race, said her non-government organization will “harness all our energies into something more productive.”
“We’ve got what it takes to be able to say we didn’t fail in the elections,” she told her supporters who gathered for the launch of the movement in Quezon City on Friday, July 1.
“We still triumphed. Because of the campaign, we were able to start the spirit of volunteerism all over the country,” said Robredo.
The Angat Buhay NGO, which is officially registered as Angat Pinas Inc., aims to continue Robredo’s “Angat Buhay” program conducted by her office in the past six years.
Lawyer Antonio La Viña, political analyst and former dean of the Ateneo School of Government, earlier said Robredo’s Angat Buhay NGO can be a successful opposition movement, but it has to “first shake off the elitist label and, above all, be aggressive in fighting disinformation.”
He said the NGO is a “proof of concept” that Robredo’s kind of leadership is “not just an opposition, but a constructive movement that can help build our country.”
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