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VP Robredo launches OFW project in HK

17 July 2017

VP Robredo with supporters at HK Airport
Vice President Ma. Leonor "Leni" Robredo made a quick weekend trip to Hong Kong to launch a new project that focuses on the positive achievements of ordinary people, including overseas Filipino workers.
VP Robredo said her "Istorya ng Pag-Asa" project promotes the use of social media as a tool to bring hope and inspiration to many.
The VP checked-in herself
"We want to feature inspirational stories of ordinary people who have gone through a lot of struggles and triumphed in the end," she said.
The VP was speaking to a group of supporters at Hong Kong airport, shortly before boarding the Cebu Pacific flight that took her home to Manila yesterday, July 16.
She was accompanied on her visit by middle daughter Tricia and an office staff. 
VP at Victoria Park with OFWs
Unlike other government officials who come to visit, she checked in for the flight herself, and was not accompanied by any protocol officer from the Consulate.
"Private visit naman ito," she said.
Earlier that day, she spent a few hours at Victoria Park with a few OFWs who shared their life stories with her. 
Her short visit merited the usual flak on social media from her detractors, but VP Robredo merely shrugged them off, saying, ""If the other camp hurls invectives and negativity, we must do the opposite,"
She said she was not worried about the upcoming court challenge filed by former Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos, who lost to her in last year's vice presidential election.
"Bongbong knows he doesn't have anything. Wala siya talagang basis sa kanyang kaso," she said. "Kasi yung mga witnesses niya  e witnesses din namin, at hindi daw nila alam kung bakit inilagay ang mga pangalan nila doon."
Still, she said one cannot be too complacent with everything that's been happening in the country.
"Ipagdasal pa rin natin," she said.

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