Presidential aspirant Vice President Leni Robredo tightly hugged a child in a latest advertisement for her new campaign tagline: “Gobyernong Tapat, Angat Buhay Lahat (Honest Goverment, a Better Life for All).”
In a video posted on her official Facebook page, the new ad encapsulates Robredo’s aspirations for the country if she would be elected as the next president.
The 46-second advertisement started with the gloomy state of Filipinos amid the pandemic where joblessness, hunger, illnesses, and corruption are affecting their lives.
“Sa mga tinik natin ngayon, iisa lang ang lider na magpapagaling sa ating mga sugat (Among our thorns now, there is only one leader who can heal our wounds),” the ad stated.
It also touts Robredo as a clean and honest leader who will eradicate graft and corruption in government, respect the rights of every Filipino, and provide equal opportunity for all.
“Kapag ang pinuno ay tapat, walang tiwali, walang mang-aapi (If the leader is honest, no one is corrupt, no one is abusive),” it said, adding “kahit sino ka man, patas ang laban (whoever you’re, the fight is equal).”
Under a Robredo presidency, Filipino families are also assured of livelihood that can fully support their needs.
“Sabay sabay nating tuparin ang ating mga pangarap upang maging kulay rosas ang ating bukas (Let us achieve together our dreams for our future to be color roses),” Robredo said at the end of the ad with pink roses as backdrop.
Despite the meager budget and limited mandate of the Office of the Vice President (OVP), Robredo has found ways to help those heavily impacted by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and the recent Typhoon “Odette.”
At the onset of the pandemic, the OVP has provided free shuttle, personal protective equipment (PPEs), and hot meals to the frontline health workers and relief goods to residents affected by the lockdown.
Her office has also given free testing, telemedicine service, and COVID-19 kits to the public. With the help of volunteers, Robredo’s Bayanihan E-Konsulta has sent 10,142 care kits since April last year.
In this teleconsulation platform, qualified patients may also avail of molnupiravir, a COVID-19 treatment pill, as long as it is prescribed by the program’s volunteer doctors.
When Typhoon Odette hit Visayas and Mindanao areas, Robredo was the first to personally inspect the damage and distribute relief goods to affected residents. With the help of the private sector, she initiated a donation drive and committed to assist in the rehabilitation efforts.