Sulong lang! VP Robredo takes hour-long trek to bring light to Tanay community
Three years since she made her inaugural promise, Vice President Leni Robredo remains true to her roots, as she continues to reach out to some of the farthest and poorest communities around the country.
On Thursday (November 7, 2019), Robredo visited Tanay, Rizal, where she powered through hiking for more than an hour to go to Sitio Macantog in Barangay Tandang Kutyo—a far-flung community with no access to potable water and electricity.
Members of the media who covered the event had to keep up with the Vice President, who had no qualms about the long, muddy trail.
In Sitio Macantog, Robredo led the ceremonial turnover of solar kits donated by her office’s Angat Buhay partner, One Meralco Foundation, Inc. She was also able to personally meet the beneficiaries at their own homes.
The trip happened a day after Robredo announced that she was taking on “the designation ‘to lead the Government’s efforts against illegal drugs.’”
The Vice President said she remains committed to her office’s extensive work in its flagship anti-poverty program, in the same manner that she is serious about her new designation as the co-chair of the Inter-agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD).