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65 AB profs back Robredo’s presidential bid

65 AB profs back Robredo’s presidential bid

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by DAWN DANIELLE SOLANO and MATTHEW DAVE JUCOM  SEVERAL ARTLET faculty members have expressed support for the candidacy of Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo for president due to what they described as her “decent” and “unsoiled” political track record for the past six years. Among the 641 Thomasian educators who have publicly endorsed Robredo through the Facebook page Thomasians for Leni, 65 are from the Faculty of Arts and Letters. In a statement, the faculty members claimed the vice president has “demonstrated exemplary servant leadership” through her advocacies. Communication instructor Tito Quiling, Jr. said Robredo’s effort to prioritize the people’s immediate needs became the “deciding point” for him to support her candidacy. “It was a difficult time for us, ...
Robredo to LM students: Include rather than divide

Robredo to LM students: Include rather than divide

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VICE PRESIDENT Maria Leonor "Leni" Robredo has urged legal management students to be inclusive as they strive to help solve the country's problems amid the political bickering ahead of the 2022 elections. “Include rather than divide. Harmonize and collaborate with the people around you to craft the best, most effective solutions to the problems we face,” Robredo said in a taped speech during a forum organized by the UST Legal Management Society last Oct. 23. “We need leaders who are competent and compassionate, whom we can trust, and will champion our principles and beliefs. Leaders who unite rather than divide, who harmonize rather than induce conflict,” she added. Robredo, who is gunning for the presidency in 2022, also urged students to be trustworthy leaders who will hear ...
Robredo: Do not be afraid of China in WPS issue

Robredo: Do not be afraid of China in WPS issue

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By LUIS MIGUEL B. ARUCAN VICE PRESIDENT Leni Robredo stressed that the Philippines must not be afraid of China in asserting its ownership over territories within the West Philippine Sea (WPS) during a forum held June 11. “[Speaking] up against a major global superpower is intimidating. By size, by headcount by, influence or by military strength, the Philippines may seem small and insignificant, but our people are not,” she said. “We cannot hand over our sovereignty just because we are afraid. We must assert our claim on the [WPS], but that means each of us must stand united so that we can fight for what is ours,” Robredo added. The Chinese Coast Guard has reportedly been harassing Filipino fishermen in the WPS despite the July 2016 ruling of the Permanent Court of Arbitrati...
Robredo: Youth can help fight climate change

Robredo: Youth can help fight climate change

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By ANGELIQUE ANNE F. TORRES TODAY’S GENERATION that has defied the labels “shallow,” “selfie-taking,” and “narcissistic” could help reduce effects of climate change with the aid of latest technologies and by small steps such as using nature-friendly materials instead of plastics. This was the message of Vice President Leni Robredo in her keynote speech to youth during a climate change forum held Saturday at the Albertus Magnus Auditorium. “Instead of sitting by on the sidelines, you are finding ways to discover your role in nation building. [...] All hope is not lost because we believe you can do something about climate change now,” Robredo said. “Climate change is real and it is putting many of our people at risk. And you know what’s even worse; climate change hits the poo...