MANILA, Philippines — As Robredo reiterated to her supporters to turn grief to fuel their fight for change, she affirmed that her ‘Angat Buhay’ project, under the office of the Vice President, will continue as the “largest volunteer network” in the country beginning July 1st.
After days of mourning over the defeat of Vice President Leni Robredo in the 2022 presidential elections, ‘Kakampinks‘ felt relieved when the presidential candidate announced the launch of ‘Angat Buhay’ non-governmental organization (NGO) right after the end of her term.
“Sa unang araw ng Hulyo, ilulunsad natin ang Angat Buhay NGO. Meron na tayong template nito. Bubuuin natin ang pinaka-malaking volunteer network sa buong bansa, pero hindi tayo mamimili ng tutulungan.”VICE PRESIDENT LENI ROBREDO
(On the first day of July, we will launch the Angat Buhay NGO. We already have a template for this. We will build the largest volunteer network in the entire country. But we will not choose whom to help.)
“Iniimbita ko kayong lahat, ang mga nagpagod, ang mga kumpanya at private partners, itutuloy natin ang ating pagsasama-sama,” Robredo said during Leni-Kiko tandem victory gathering at Ateneo de Manila grounds, on Friday, May 13th.
(I invite all of you, [the volunters] who are tired [during the campaign], the companies and private partners, we will continue our collaboration.)
Robredo did not officially concede yet as she promised her supporters that they would still look into reports of irregularities during the election. However, She restated that their camp and supporters should not be the root of further divisiveness.
“Nakatutok ang ating mga data teams. May watchers na nagbabantay. Pero habang lumilinaw ang litrato, kailangan nating tanggapin na hindi ayon sa atin ang resulta.”
(Our data teams are focused. There are watchers on guard. But as the picture becomes evident, we must accept that the result is not on our side.)
Comelec’s transparency server’s partial and unofficial results showed Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. got 31.09 million votes while Robredo garnered 14.81 million votes. Marcos’s running mate Sara Duterte wins with 31.55 million votes, while Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan ranked second with 9.230 million votes.
Meanwhile, the ‘Pink Movement’ is still alive as the thanksgiving gathering becomes festive. Thousands of people have attended, and numerous celebrities have still shown support for the outgoing vice president. With the launching of the Angat Buhay Foundation, this volunteerism movement is expected to persist.