Former Vice President Leni Robredo (MNS Photo)

MANILA, July 1 (Mabuhay) — Former Vice President Leni Robredo launched non-profit Angat Pinas, Inc. which will provide anti-poverty programs on Friday, July 1, in her first  engagement as a private citizen.

Robredo said the corporate name of the entity was Angat Pinas, Inc. because the Angat Buhay was already taken.

“It (Angat Pinas Inc.) was the one approved for our registration because there is already an Angat Buhay [entity] which last activity is 2003,” she said.

“The approval of our corporate existence is already out so we can start our work. Our programs, however, we will still be called Angat Buhay,” she added.

Robredo then said that the Angat Buhay programs will focus on three main areas: health, education, and disaster response, to address the country’s most urgent problems.

“We are saddled with stunting, at pag ganoon, maaga napag-iiwanan ang mga bata (the children will be left behind). We will also continue community learning hubs, because we have learners already in Grade 5 and 6 but are still non-readers. We would need volunteer tutors for that,” Robredo said.

Proceeds from the sale of over 900 artworks given to Robredo by supporters during the 2022 presidential campaign will fund the Angat Buhay programs.

Supporters can also donate via the Angat Buhay app wherein donors can contribute from P1,000 to P20,000.

Robredo then that she decided to push through with the initiative because the volunteerism sparked by her people’s campaign is too good to be shelved.

“Hindi puwede mapunta sa wala iyong ating nasimulan. Inaasahan natin na lalo natin itong mapapaganda at mapapahusay (We cannot allow our efforts to go to waste. We expect to improve and be more excellent at it),” she said.

“The challenge is, how do we encourage the groups to be involved in programs that will help the community? Hindi iyon nakasalalay sa amin. Nakasalalay iyon sa ating lahat na ipakitang hindi tayo failure. Naging matagumpay tayo kasi (It does not depend on us alone. It is up to all of us to show that we are not a failure. We succeeded because) we sparked the spirit of volunteerism,” she added.

Robredo will sit as one of Angat Pinas, Inc. board members while the entity will be led by executive director Raffy Magno. (MNS)

MANILA, July 1 (Mabuhay) — Former Vice President Leni Robredo launched non-profit Angat Pinas, Inc. which will provide anti-poverty programs on Friday, July 1, in her first  engagement as a private citizen.

Robredo said the corporate name of the entity was Angat Pinas, Inc. because the Angat Buhay was already taken.

“It (Angat Pinas Inc.) was the one approved for our registration because there is already an Angat Buhay [entity] which last activity is 2003,” she said.

“The approval of our corporate existence is already out so we can start our work. Our programs, however, we will still be called Angat Buhay,” she added.

Robredo then said that the Angat Buhay programs will focus on three main areas: health, education, and disaster response, to address the country’s most urgent problems.

“We are saddled with stunting, at pag ganoon, maaga napag-iiwanan ang mga bata (the children will be left behind). We will also continue community learning hubs, because we have learners already in Grade 5 and 6 but are still non-readers. We would need volunteer tutors for that,” Robredo said.

Proceeds from the sale of over 900 artworks given to Robredo by supporters during the 2022 presidential campaign will fund the Angat Buhay programs.

Supporters can also donate via the Angat Buhay app wherein donors can contribute from P1,000 to P20,000.

Robredo then that she decided to push through with the initiative because the volunteerism sparked by her people’s campaign is too good to be shelved.

“Hindi puwede mapunta sa wala iyong ating nasimulan. Inaasahan natin na lalo natin itong mapapaganda at mapapahusay (We cannot allow our efforts to go to waste. We expect to improve and be more excellent at it),” she said.

“The challenge is, how do we encourage the groups to be involved in programs that will help the community? Hindi iyon nakasalalay sa amin. Nakasalalay iyon sa ating lahat na ipakitang hindi tayo failure. Naging matagumpay tayo kasi (It does not depend on us alone. It is up to all of us to show that we are not a failure. We succeeded because) we sparked the spirit of volunteerism,” she added.

Robredo will sit as one of Angat Pinas, Inc. board members while the entity will be led by executive director Raffy Magno. (MNS)

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