MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Even Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) get bogged down by bureaucracy.
After a year since its founding, Leni Robredo’s Angat Buhay Foundation (Angat Pinas) is finally launching its website. Many have questioned why it has taken that long when common sense dictates a website should have been among the first projects of the NGO.
Well, there’s more.
Angat Buhay is also launching a donation portal to raise funds IN America. That says a lot for an NGO whose mission is to uplift the lives of Filipinos.
Indeed, very uplifting to promote the culture of mendicancy!
Angat Buhay: Palimos sa Amerika? Enter, Loida Nicolas Lewis.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Ex-Vice President Leni Robredo is back in the limelight after a year of her embarrassing loss to Bongbong Marcos in the 2022 presidential elections.
Robredo has been busy beefing up her pet project, Angat Buhay, collaborating with other Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to create what she is describing as the largest volunteer network in the Philippines.
The ex-VP has other worthy projects in mind.
Concerned about the problem of “brain drain” whereby Filipino professionals are leaving the country to work and live abroad, Robredo is proposing a new campaign she is calling “Angkat Buhay.”
In her proposal, Robredo urged appropriate agencies in the Marcos administration to encourage foreign nationals to work and live in the Philippines as a way to replace the outgoing Filipino professionals.
“We need to replace our domestic manpower resources,” she said, “by opening our country to foreigners who wish to work and live here, visa-free and tax-free.”
Robredo volunteered to head a new department she wants to call DAB: Department of Angkat Buhay.
(Graphics by Orman O. Manansala for The Adobo Chronicles)
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