Videos: Blog Watch interview with VP candidate Leni Robredo

Read Part 1 : Leni Robredo’s trek to the vice president position : part 1

Snippets of our conversation:

“Programs should not be leader-centered. If you’re a leader, kahit wala ka na your programs should be institutionalized”

“For a very long time, masyadong Manila-centric or focused tayo sa major cities. Maraming hindi nabibigyan ng pagkakataon”

“The only Presidential candidate who, I am sure, will be supportive of my plans is Mar Roxas.

“I don’t think it will be beneficial for the country if the VP aspires to become the next President”

“I want to redefine the Vice President position. [Hindi siya spare tire. This is one chance, papalagpasin mo pa ba?]”

“Nagiging spare tire yung VP kapag naga-ambisyon na siya [maging Presidente]”

On rural development plans: “Walang maiiwan. Ngayon tayo magiging handa kasi may pera ang gobyerno”

“Ang pera ng gobyerno ay mas magagamit sa mas efficient na paraan”

“I’m looking into more inclusive and participatory kind of governance.”

“Good governance is not just transparency and accountability. Good governance is people empowerment”

Part 1

Part 2

Noemi Lardizabal-Dado is a Content Strategist with over 13 years experience in blogging, content management, citizen advocacy and media literacy and over 23 years in web development. Otherwise known as @MomBlogger on social media, she believes in making a difference in the lives of her children by advocating social change for social good.

She is a co-founder and a member of the editorial board of Blog Watch . She is a resource speaker on media literacy, social media , blogging, digital citizenship, good governance, transparency, parenting, women’s rights and wellness, and cyber safety.

Her personal blogs such as (parenting) , (recipes), (gadgets) and (lifestyle), keep her busy outside of Blog Watch.


I am an advocate. I am NOT neutral. I will NOT give social media mileage to members of political clans, epal, a previous candidate for the same position and those I believe are a waste of taxpayers’ money.

I do not support or belong to any political party.

She was a Senior Consultant for ALL media engagements for the PCOO-led Committee on Media Affairs & Strategic Communications (CMASC) under the ASEAN 2017 National Organizing Council from January 4 -July 5, 2017. Having been an ASEAN advocate since 2011, she has written extensively about the benefits of the ASEAN community and as a region of opportunities on Blog Watch and

Organization affiliation includes Consortium on Democracy and Disinformation

Updated Juky 15, 2019

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