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Robredo’s trust rating dips

by admin   |   Posted on Tuesday, 30 October 2018 04:05 PM

FILE PHOTO: Vice President Leni Robredo (Courtesy of Office of the Vice President)

Vice President Leni Robredo’s trust ratings went down in the third quarter this year.

The survey conducted by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) from September 15 to 23 shows that 59 percent of adult Filipinos have “much trust” in the vice president while 21 percent have “little trust” in her. Twenty percent are undecided.

This translates to a net trust rating of +38; a two-point decline from the +40 she received in June.  — UNTV News & Rescue


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Sara Duterte hits Robredo over ‘honesty’ issue

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Saturday, 9 March 2019 01:10 PM

(L-R) Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte – Carpio and Vice President Leni Robredo

(UPDATED) Hugpong ng Pagbabago chairperson and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has slammed Vice President Leni Robredo for her remark that honesty should be a requirement for candidates, saying Robredo’s honesty has been questioned since day one of her term.

Duterte-Carpio was responding to Robredo’s remark on Friday (March 8) that dishonest persons should not run for public office and that honesty is an “important ingredient” of aspirations for public office.

In a statement released on Saturday (March 9), Duterte-Carpio said Robredo should avoid commenting about honesty and integrity.

“She is not called fake VP for no reason,” Duterte-Carpio said, noting that Robredo is facing an electoral protest for an alleged massive fraud during the 2016 elections.

Duterte-Carpio was referring to the poll protest filed by former Senator Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos, accusing Robredo of cheating after the latter defeated Marcos by more than 200,000 votes.

“She has tried to copy her late husband but has failed at every turn,” Duterte-Carpio added, referring to the late Interior and Local Secretary Jesse Robredo who was well-admired for his notable public service contributions and local government transparency reforms.

The Davao Mayor also said that Robredo “has refused to answer allegations of her relationship with a married man, ” in reference to rumors about Robredo’s relationship with a lawmaker.

“She may or may not get away with these but we all know she is not forthcoming in everything,” Duterte-Carpio added.

“The reason why good moral character is not a requirement to run for Vice President is because we have so many Leni Robredos in this world,” she said.

“And if she insists in saying that you have to be honest to run for public office, then she must say goodbye to her dreams of becoming President,” Duterte-Carpio added.

Robredo’s Spokesperson Atty. Barry Gutierrez, meanwhile, viewed the Mayor’s statement as a form of downplaying truthfulness in public service.

He also chided the Presidential daughter for raising issues against Robredo that are “fake news.”

“Salamat Mayor Sara, pinatunayan mong hindi ka talaga naniniwala na kailangan ang honesty sa public service,” Gutierrez said.

“Babanat ka na nga lang, mga fake news pa ang ginamit mo. Ilang beses nang napatunayang peke ang mga ito. Magbasa din kasi ng totoong balita pag may time,” he added.

“Ginawa mo lahat ito para lang sa pag-iwas sa debate ng mga kinakampanya mong kandidato? Grabe namang tumbling ito para sa mga Hugpong na nagtatago,” Gutierrez continued.

He also said that it is too early for Duterte-Carpio to campaign for the elections in 2022.

The Presidential daughter has earlier said she will decide by 2021 on a possible bid for presidency following talks that she is being groomed as the next president.

“Mag reserba ka naman nang kaunti, madam, masyado pang maaga para mangampanya para sa 2022.” – Robie de Guzman

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SWS third quarter polls reveal 9.8M Filipinos are jobless

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Monday, 12 November 2018 06:34 AM

MANILA, Philippines – The number of jobless Filipinos soared by 22% in the third quarter of the year, based on the latest survey of the Social Weather Stations (SWS).

The figure is higher by 2.3 points in comparison with the results of the survey in June.

The results revealed that 9.2% or 4.1M were retrenched due to recession or cost cutting by companies; 8.4% or 3.7M voluntarily left their old jobs; while 2M were first-time job seekers.

The rate is higher in Metro Manila with 26.4% followed by Balance Luzon with 22.9%, Mindanao with 19.7% and Visayas with 19.6%.

Meanwhile, the number of Filipinos who believe there will be more job opportunities in the Philippines in the next 12 months dropped, according to the survey.

Malacañang, meanwhile, seriously considers the results of the survey while it “continuously finding ways to improve the local employment situation.”

Likewise, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the government is confident that this concern will be immediately addressed.

“We are likewise developing our human resources, and with the designation of Mr. Isidro Lapena as Director-General of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) we are confident that he can contribute in our employment targets by improving industry-relevant competencies of our youth, especially unutilized, unemployed, and underemployed school dropouts, and increase their opportunities for work experience through skills training,” Panelo said in a statement Sunday (November 11). – Marje Pelayo (with reports from Rosalie Coz)

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Leni on Digong Dilaw’s story: It offers good lessons for children

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Thursday, 8 November 2018 09:03 AM

(C) Vice President Leni Robredo

MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo, on her visit to Tondo Manila on Tuesday (November 6), read a story to daycare children entitled, Digong Dilaw.

Although the title may seem to have a controversial undertone to it since Digong is the nickname of President Rodrigo Duterte and “dilaw” or yellow is the color of the opposition, Liberal Party which Robredo chairs, the book is not related to them.

The book was published in 2003 written by Virgilio Almario and illustrated by Nelson Cabrega.

Robredo read the story of Digo – a little boy who only likes yellow things.

He dreamed that everything he touched had turned yellow which made his friends stay away from him.

When he woke up, he realized that it is not good to see everything in yellow and started to appreciate all colors.

The children intently listened to the Vice President and responded to what she would ask them. This is not the first time that Robredo read Digong Dilaw.

During the unveiling of a mini-library in her home province, Camarines Sur, she also read the same book.

Robredo said she did not choose that book saying it was given to her by the “Dubredo Army” referring to supporters of a Duterte-Robredo tandem during their visit in Manila.

“Iyong Dubredo Army, actually, iyon ang pumili ng story,” Robredo said.

Even if the title of the book seems to be tainted with politics, Robredo said she liked the “irony” and “representation” of the book as it offers good lessons for children.

“Naaliw ako kasi, parang, iyong irony, saka iyong… representation,” Robredo added. – Grace Casin

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