NEEDS CONTEXT

A Facebook (FB) video is insinuating that the existing Angat Buhay Program of Vice President Leni Robredo is a non-governmental organization (NGO). 

Posted on June 7 by the FB page Palerista TV (created on Oct. 7, 2021)the video’s creator posted a disclaimer that his statement is “just an opinion and not an accusation.” He said: 

“Hindi po ba ang Angat Buhay NGOs ay hindi pa inilulunsad at private po iyang NGOs na iyan at hindi po government? Pero bakit fino-front nila ang Angat Buhay NGOs na yan sa Sorsogon, at hindi Office of the Vice President?”

(Isn’t it that Angat Buhay NGOs have yet to launch, and those NGOs are private and not a government [agency]? But why are they fronting the Angat Buhay NGOs in Sorsogon instead of the Office of the Vice President?)

The OVP was first to respond with relief efforts for residents affected by the eruption of Mt Bulusan in Sorsogon through its Angat Buhay outreach arm.

This claim needs context. According to the OVP official website, Robredo’s Angat Buhay is one of the programs initiated by her office in 2016 to help address poverty.

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