Robredo hopes for more support for Angat Buhay

Vice President Leni Robredo hopes private partners of her flagship anti-poverty program, Angat Buhay, would continue implementing projects that would truly respond to the needs of Filipinos, especially the poor.

Robredo was hopeful after her meeting with Hanyang University president Young Moo Lee and Asia Pacific Youth Exchange founder and Urban Youth Academy managing director Hyoungmin Kim on Friday, January 18.

The two Koreans had discussions with Robredo in her Quezon City office on “future avenues for further cooperation” such as programs that are beneficial to Filipino youth.

The Vice President first met Kim and Lee during her last year’s visit in Seoul, where she attended the launch of the second APYE, along with a youth group from Mindanao.

They partnered with Robredo’s office and sponsored a grant amounting to US$ 10,000 to fund projects of youth alumni organizations under the Angat Buhay Youth program.

The youth exchange program was co-hosted by Hanyang University, the Asian Development Bank, and the UYA to provide youth delegates the opportunity to improve their leadership skills through a simulation of policy formation and project execution focusing on the Sustainable Development Goals.

“We hope we can continue this partnership and create more opportunities for the Filipino youth to contribute to nation-building,” she said in a Facebook post.

A day before that, Robredo led the distribution of nebulizers to cerebral palsy patients, whom she met at the Philippine Children’s Medical Center in December 2018, in her office.

The medical equipment were donated by the Answering the Cry of the Poor Foundation USA Inc.—one of the Angat Buhay partners.

The Vice President said she was grateful to ANCOP for its continued support as they work towards uplifting the lives of Filipinos in need.