Vice President Ma. Leonor “Leni” G. Robredo will take her “Istorya ng Pag-asa” campaign to Puerto Princesa City, Palawan this month.
“This August, we will launch it in Palawan,” Robredo said, as she expressed her excitement for the launch.
Puerto Princesa is the seventh city, where Robredo would launch a collection of “extraordinary stories of ordinary people” via a photo gallery.
Istorya ng Pagasa has featured the success stories of a janitor, traffic enforcer, sari-sari store owner, vendor, public school teacher, and overseas Filipino workers, among others.
This is part of the Vice President’s flagship anti-poverty program, “Angat Buhay.”
An advocate of people on the margins of society, Robredo has repeatedly said she wanted to make a change by bringing out these stories to give inspirations and hope to others.
Robredo has been around the country, bringing the photo exhibit to the cities of Baguio, Quezon Naga, Pasay, Dumaguete and Cebu.
She has also visited Negros Occidental and Cagayan De Oro.
The Office of Vice President also has partnered with three universities- Siliman, Xavier, and University of the Cordilleras – for the project.
She noted “there is much we can achieve just from telling stories.”
Robredo, who has been a victim of online attacks and fake news, said the culture of hate on social media can be countered by spreading the stories of hope.
“In social media, there are a lot of trolls, but is the solution there is to pick fights?” she asked in Filipino.
Instead of fighting on social media, Robredo said the people should “talk about stories that give inspiration and hope.”