Leni goes on missions in Iloilo, Capiz before heading home to Naga to observe ‘Undas’ with kids

Published November 3, 2019, 4:20 PM

by Dr. Eduardo Gonzales

By Jhon Aldrin Casinas

Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo led a series of events in the provinces of Iloilo and Capiz last week before heading home to Naga City in Camarines Sur for the observance of “Undas.”

Vice President Leni Robredo (Juan Carlo de Vela / MANILA BULLETIN)
Vice President Leni Robredo

Robredo launched the “10 Million Mingo Meals Feeding Program” in Concepcion and Badiangan towns in Iloilo province on October 29.

“Nag-launch kami ng 10 Million Mingo Meals Feeding Program para sa mga malnourished na mga bata doon sa Badiangan at sa Concepcion (We launched the 10 Million Mingo Meals Feeding Program for the malnourished children there in Badiangan and Concepcion),” Robredo said over her weekly radio show Sunday.

She furthered that a planning session for the Ahon Laylayan Koalisyon in Iloilo City was also held at Assumption College of Iloilo were it was attended by representatives from various sectors.

On October 30, the vice president turned over P5.98-million worth of financial assistance to Panitan Integrated Farmers Federation in Panitan town in Capiz province.

“Mayroon silang 1,877 farmers at karamihan dito ay mahihirap na magsasaka na talagang nangangailangan ng tulong (They have 1,877 farmers and majority of them are poor farmers that really need help),” she said.

“Gagamitin ang assistance para makabili ng equipment gaya ng tractor, rice harvester, at rice transplanter na inaasahang makakatulong sa mga members ng farmers’ federation na ito (The assistance will be used to buy equipment such as tractor, rice harvester, and rice planter which are expected to help the members of the farmers’ federation),” she added.

Robredo also attended the surgical mission of World Surgical Foundation, a partner of Angat Buhay, at Roxas Memorial Provincial Hospital in Roxas City where over 200 patients benefited in the surgical mission

“Ang ilan sa mga pasyente, hindi napigilan na maging emosyonal. Para sa kanila, life-changing umano ang mga pinagdaanang operasyon dahil matagal na nilang tiniis ang kanilang mga kondisyon (Some of the patients could not held back their emotions. For them, the operations they underwent were said to be life-changing for they have endured their condition for so long),” she shared.

Before heading back to Manila, Robredo visited a fishing community in Barangay Baybay in Roxas City to check on the condition of its residents and asked them the help they need for their community.

On All Saints’ Day, Robredo visited the tomb of her late husband, former Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo, in their hometown Naga City.

She was accompanied only by her two daughters, Aika and Tricia, as Jillian is in the United States pursuing a degree at New York University.