Vice President Leni Robredo has always advocated for the last, the least, and the lost. As a long time pro-bono lawyer and as a congresswoman, her visit around the country revealed deep-seated problems of poverty that ignited the need for urgent action.
As a result of this, the Office of the Vice President (OVP) is launching Angat Buhay--a program geared towards raising the quality of life of every Filipino family.
In her inaugural speech, VP Leni highlighted five key advocacy areas that she hoped to focus on: nutrition and food security, universal healthcare, education, rural development, and women empowerment. These five, coupled with her appointed Cabinet position as chairperson of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC), allow a holistic and integrated approach to the multiple dimensions of poverty.