Singapore and the Middle East could be the next destination for Vice President Leni Robredo as she continues to promote the success stories of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) under her “Istorya ng Pag-asa (Stories of Hope)” project.
Robredo said she was “exploring options” to visit the two countries this year after her trip to South Korea, where she spoke at the Universal Peace World Summit.
“May the naka-schedule come from Istory ng Pag-asa (INP). Gusto nating iikot sa mga lugar na maraming mga Pilipino,” said Robredo, a former representative of Camarines Sur.
(We’ve lined up the Stories of Hope events. We want to go around areas where there are a lot of Filipinos.)
The Office of the Vice-President (OVP) initiated the INP project to present real-life stories of hope to OFWs who have risen above adversity and are enduring sources of hope, inspiration, and motivation for their fellow Filipinos.
Over three and a half years in office, Robredo has traveled to the United States, Hong Kong, Canada, Germany, Australia, and the United Kingdom as part of the INP project.
In the Philippines, the Vice-President led the INP photo gallery opening in 30 cities and municipalities.
Before she traveled to the Middle East and Singapore, Robredo was scheduled to return to Hong Kong next month, but she had to postpone her scheduled trip after the coronavirus threat.
“The event in Hong Kong was scheduled for March. So we can move it to May or June,” she said in Filipino earlier. “We’re going to push through with it, and we’re just going to let this [situation] finish.”
The Robredo INP project has brought together and featured inspiring and triumphant stories of more than 400 Filipinos, both here and abroad.