Leni in London! VP Robredo honored to discuss poverty and politics in esteemed London school
There are many who are interested to hear the views of Vice President Leni Robredo, and they are not confined to the Philippines.
Robredo said she was honored to be invited to speak at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where she was asked to give a talk on “Overcoming Poverty in the Philippines and the Role of Politics in Economic Growth.”
The experience was not just eye-opening for the audience, but was also fulfilling for the Vice President.
According to her, her discussion with Filipino and other international students after her speech gave her hope because despite the pervading divisiveness, she saw that there were still people who want to help the marginalized.
She thanked the students and organizers for the opportunity and for the warm welcome, and urged them to ensure the work they do would be felt by those in the fringes of society.
Her advocacy to help those in the margins isn’t confined to the Philippines alone!
“It was an honor to speak at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), where I was invited to give a talk on “Overcoming Poverty in the Philippines and the Role of Politics in Economic Growth.” I am glad that an esteemed institution such as LSE takes an interest in our country—the concerns we face as well as the progress we have made through the years. The discussion that I had with Filipino and other international students during this talk also gives me hope, that amid the divides we see in our world, there are still people who are looking into how to help those in the margins.My heartfelt thanks to the student society DESTIN, the LSE Department of International Development, and the Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asian Center for having me over, and to the students and members of the academe for their warm welcome. Amid the developments we have made as a global community, may you all continue to work towards ensuring that the gains we make will be felt by those in the fringes of our societies,” she posted on Facebook.