[OPINION] The Robredo campaign and the war on drugs: Differences and similarities

Another mother – a widow – has taken center stage as the country weeps for her and with her. Once again, the nation is grieving. Once again, fear, despair, and uncertainty enveloped the country as they did in mid-2016 when President Rodrigo Duterte unleashed a bloody war on drugs. As someone who covered the drug … Read more

[FULL SPEECH] Robredo at Ateneo thanksgiving event: ‘Tuloy ang pag-asa’

MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo addressed her supporters in a massive thanksgiving event with running mate Senator Kiko Pangilinan at the Ateneo de Manila University Bellarmine Field on Friday night, May 13, to personally express her gratitude for their hard work throughout the grueling and emotionally charged presidential campaign. At the “Tayo ang … Read more

After election defeat, Robredo to lead ‘biggest volunteer movement in PH history’

MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo will not allow the massive, volunteer-led movement she inspired in the 2022 presidential elections to just fade away following her loss to the late dictator’s son Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. Facing tens of thousands of her supporters during her thanksgiving event at the Ateneo de Manila University Quezon … Read more

Robredo eyes ‘pink’ museum to tell the ‘awakening story’ of Filipinos post-2022

VP Leni Robredo is also set to take a much-needed vacation with her daughters as she will attend Jillian’s graduation ceremony at New York University Vice President Leni Robredo’s dreams for the Philippines will not end with her electoral loss in 2022. The lone female presidential contender is now planning to put up a museum … Read more

Which provinces flipped for Marcos or Robredo in 2022?

MANILA, Philippines – The 2022 election saw a rematch between Leni Robredo and Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. after the former defeated the latter by a hairline during the 2016 vice presidential race. This year, according to unofficial, partial results from the Commission on Elections (Comelec) transparency server, Marcos Jr. – the presumptive winner of the … Read more

Robredo once again becomes pillar of strength for grieving Nagueños

CAMARINES SUR, Philippines – Silence hung thick in the air inside the Naga Metropolitan Cathedral as parishioners came in droves, clinging to each other as partial, unofficial results indicated that the woman they had fought for in the past three months was not going to become the next Philippine president. There was no sea of … Read more

Time was the enemy in Robredo campaign, says ex-Aquino spokesperson

‘What went right are some things that can move forward beyond elections: passion, civic mindedness, the awareness of revisionism, the awareness against the disinformation, and what we can do about it,’ says Edwin Lacierda MANILA, Philippines – Former presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda on Tuesday, May 10, said time was the enemy in the campaign of … Read more

‘Panatag ‘yung aking loob:’ Robredo calm, composed after voting

Presidential candidate VP Leni Robredo drives her daughters around in Camarines Sur and prays at the Amang Hinulid Chapel Vice President Leni Robredo is facing the toughest battle of her political career and yet the lone female presidential contender didn’t seem to have any nerves when she faced the media on Monday, May 9. Robredo … Read more

Opposing trends on Twitter show online coordination strategies between Marcos, Robredo supporters

“Hashtag wars: Opposing trends on Twitter show online coordination strategies between Marcos, Robredo supporters” is a study presented in a #FactsFirstPH research briefing held on May 04, 2022. The full copy of the research is reposted with permission. Online campaigns on Twitter Twitter has been a platform of choice for many online campaigns, whether it … Read more

Robredo ends campaign with faith: ‘Natutunan natin, walang imposible’

MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo ended the campaign for her presidential bid as she reminded her supporters that there will always be room to make a stand, hope, and to know that no matter what happens on election day, that they were part of A historic campaign. “Natutuhan natin ang minsan nang namulat, … Read more