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[[File:Unveiling Robredo monument at Cararayan National HS.jpg|thumb|left|Leni Robredo unveiling the Jesse Robredo Monument at the Cararayan National High School in Naga, May 27, 2016]]
[[File:Unveiling Robredo monument at Cararayan National HS.jpg|thumb|left|Leni Robredo unveiling the Jesse Robredo Monument at the Cararayan National High School in Naga, May 27, 2016]]


Robredo ran in [[Camarines Sur]]'s 3rd congressional district during the [[2013 Philippine general election|Philippine general elections of 2013]]. On May 16, 2013, she was proclaimed winner, beating Nelly Favis-Villafuerte (of [[Nationalist People's Coalition]]/[[United Nationalist Alliance]]), wife of former Congressman [[Luis Villafuerte]]<ref>[http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/410263/leni-robredo-proclaimed-winner-in-camarines-sur Leni Robredo proclaimed winner in Camarines Sur] {{Webarchive|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20130608084025/http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/410263/leni-robredo-proclaimed-winner-in-camarines-sur |date=June 8, 2013 }}, Philippine Daily Inquirer</ref> and member of the politically powerful Villafuerte dynasty.<ref>{{cite news|url=http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/785167/political-dynasties-win-some-lose-some|title=Political dynasties win some, lose some|work=[[Philippine Daily Inquirer|Inquirer.net]]|access-date=August 7, 2016|archive-date=August 3, 2016|archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20160803230111/http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/785167/political-dynasties-win-some-lose-some|url-status=live}}</ref>
Robredo ran in Camarines Sur's 3rd congressional district during the Philippine general elections of 2013. On May 16, 2013, she was proclaimed winner, beating Nelly Favis-Villafuerte (of Nationalist People's Coalition/United Nationalist Alliance), wife of former Congressman Luis Villafuerte and member of the politically powerful Villafuerte dynasty.


[[File:Leni Robredo in a Quezon City LP campaign rally.jpg|left|thumb|Robredo delivering a speech during a LP campaign rally in Quezon City, February 17, 2016]]
[[File:Leni Robredo in a Quezon City LP campaign rally.jpg|left|thumb|Robredo delivering a speech during a LP campaign rally in Quezon City, February 17, 2016]]
During her term in congress, Robredo was the vice chairman of the House committees on good governance, public accountability, and revision of laws, and a member of 11 other house panels.<ref>{{cite news|url=http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/539542/news/nation/leni-robredo-the-reluctant-candidate-now-seeks-vp-post-in-2016|title=Leni Robredo: The reluctant candidate now seeks VP post in 2016|work=GMA News|access-date=October 5, 2015|archive-date=October 7, 2015|archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20151007163935/http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/539542/news/nation/leni-robredo-the-reluctant-candidate-now-seeks-vp-post-in-2016|url-status=live}}</ref> She was known for being a strong advocate of the [[Freedom of Information Act (United States)|Freedom of Information Act]],<ref>{{cite news|url=http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/654464/leni-robredo-urges-adoption-of-house-foi-bill-version|title=Leni Robredo urges adoption of House FOI bill version|author=Marc Jayson Cayabyab|work=[[Philippine Daily Inquirer|Inquirer.net]]|access-date=September 22, 2015|archive-date=September 27, 2015|archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20150927122531/http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/654464/leni-robredo-urges-adoption-of-house-foi-bill-version|url-status=live}}</ref> and a strong supporter of the [[Bangsamoro Basic Law]].<ref>{{cite news|url=http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/692588/list-how-did-your-representatives-vote-on-the-bbl|title=LIST: How did your representatives vote on the BBL?|author=Aries Joseph Hegina|work=[[Philippine Daily Inquirer|Inquirer.net]]|access-date=September 22, 2015|archive-date=September 29, 2015|archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20150929053719/http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/692588/list-how-did-your-representatives-vote-on-the-bbl|url-status=live}}</ref><ref>{{cite news|url=http://www.sunstar.com.ph/cagayan-de-oro/local-news/2015/05/12/22-house-members-urge-support-bbl-407119|title=22 House members urge support for Bangsamoro Basic Law|work=SunStar|access-date=September 22, 2015|archive-date=September 24, 2015|archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20150924201423/http://www.sunstar.com.ph/cagayan-de-oro/local-news/2015/05/12/22-house-members-urge-support-bbl-407119|url-status=live}}</ref>


Participatory governance and transparency were the major objectives and thrusts of Robredo's legislative agenda. The first law Robredo authored in congress was the Full Disclosure Policy Bill (HB 19), which would have mandated all government agencies and their sub-units and projects to disclose their budget and financial transactions in a conspicuous manner "without any requests from the public."<ref>{{cite news|title = Leni Robredo's first bill: Full disclosure in gov't transactions|url = http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2013/07/01/960401/leni-robredos-first-bill-full-disclosure-govt-transactions|work=[[The Philippine Star|Philstar.com]]|publisher=Philstar Global Corp.|access-date = December 3, 2015}}</ref> Concerned that the marginalized sector should not be denied access to government frontline services and public meetings based on their attire,<ref>{{cite web|title = Leni Robredo eyes lifting of gov't dress code for ordinary Filipinos – Liberal Party of the Philippines|url = http://www.liberalparty.org.ph/leni-robredo-eyes-lifting-of-govt-dress-code-for-ordinary-filipinos/|website = Liberal Party of the Philippines|access-date = December 3, 2015|language = en-US}}</ref> she sponsored the Open Door Policy Act (House Bill No. 6286),<ref name="HB6286">{{cite web|title = House Bill No. 6286 (Open Door Policy Act).pdf|url = https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5id4DkjPBsDS2ZaaTRXblVuR2M/view|website = Google Docs|access-date = December 3, 2015}}</ref> which prohibits government offices and agencies from implementing strict dress codes.<ref name="HB6286"/>
During her term in congress, Robredo was the vice chairman of the House committees on good governance, public accountability, and revision of laws, and a member of 11 other house panels. She was known for being a strong advocate of the Freedom of Information Act, and a strong supporter of the Bangsamoro Basic Law.


Robredo also authored the People Empowerment Bill (HB 4911<ref name="auto3">{{cite web|title = Leni on BUB, cabinet portfolio and others – Liberal Party of the Philippines|url=http://www.liberalparty.org.ph/leni-on-bub-cabinet-portfolio-and-others/|website=Liberal Party of the Philippines|access-date=December 3, 2015|language=en-US}}</ref>), which sought to allow more participation from Filipinos in decision and policy-making,<ref>{{cite web|title=[HB4911] People Empowerment Bill.pdf|url=https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwpCSR3_0B62cXJ0UTBJeHJQYzQ/view|website=Google Docs|access-date=December 3, 2015}}</ref> and the Participatory Budget Process Bill (HB 3905), which sought to increase participation in budget-related decisions in government projects by locals.<ref name="auto3"/><ref name="auto2"/><ref name="auto4">{{cite AV media|people=[[Maria Ressa]] (Interviewer), Leni Robredo|title=Rappler Talk: Leni Robredo on running for VP|medium=YouTube Video|publisher=[[Rappler]]|date=October 12, 2015|url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqyTy1HZcu8|access-date=December 3, 2015}}</ref> She also wrote the Comprehensive Anti-Discrimination Bill (HB 3432) to prohibit discrimination on the basis of ethnicity, race, religion or belief, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expressions, language, disability, HIV status, etc.<ref name="auto"/>
Participatory governance and transparency were the major objectives and thrusts of Robredo's legislative agenda. The first law Robredo authored in congress was the Full Disclosure Policy Bill (HB 19), which would have mandated all government agencies and their sub-units and projects to disclose their budget and financial transactions in a conspicuous manner "without any requests from the public." Concerned that the marginalized sector should not be denied access to government frontline services and public meetings based on their attire, she sponsored the Open Door Policy Act (House Bill No. 6286), which prohibits government offices and agencies from implementing strict dress codes.


To promote transparency in the taxation process, she sponsored the house version (House Bill 05831) of what would eventually become Republic Act RA10708, the Tax Incentives Management and Transparency Act of 2009 (TIMTA).<ref>{{cite news|title = Senate passes Tax Incentives Management and Transparency Act|url = http://www.rappler.com/business/economy-watch/95691-senate-passes-tax-incentives-management-transparency-act|work=Rappler|access-date = December 3, 2015}}</ref><ref>{{cite news|url=http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2015/06/14/1465668/house-oks-tax-incentives-transparency-bill|title=House OKs Tax Incentives Transparency bill|work=[[The Philippine Star|Philstar.com]]|publisher=Philstar Global Corp.}}</ref><ref>{{cite news|url=http://www.bworldonline.com/content.php?section=Opinion&title=grief-and-why-i-will-campaign-for-leni&id=119434|title=Grief, and why I will campaign for Leni|work=BusinessWorld}}</ref>
Robredo also authored the People Empowerment Bill (HB 4911, which sought to allow more participation from Filipinos in decision and policy-making, and the Participatory Budget Process Bill (HB 3905), which sought to increase participation in budget-related decisions in government projects by locals. She also wrote the Comprehensive Anti-Discrimination Bill (HB 3432) to prohibit discrimination on the basis of ethnicity, race, religion or belief, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expressions, language, disability, HIV status, etc.


Other major legislation co-authored by Robredo includes the Anti-Dynasty Bill<ref name=":5">{{cite web|title = Cong. Robredo's Statement on the Anti-Dynasty Bill – Leni Robredo Official Website|url = http://www.lenirobredo.com/cong-robredos-statement-on-the-passage-of-the-anti-dynasty-bill/|website = Leni Robredo Official Website|access-date = December 3, 2015|language = en-US|archive-date = September 10, 2016|archive-url = https://web.archive.org/web/20160910022618/https://lenirobredo.com/cong-robredos-statement-on-the-passage-of-the-anti-dynasty-bill/|url-status = live}}</ref><ref>{{cite news|title = Robredo: Dynasty bill may be passed yet|url = http://www.philstar.com/region/2015/09/05/1496249/robredo-dynasty-bill-may-be-passed-yet|work = [[The Philippine Star|Philstar.com]]|publisher = Philstar Global Corp.|access-date = December 3, 2015|archive-date = December 8, 2015|archive-url = https://web.archive.org/web/20151208053919/http://www.philstar.com/region/2015/09/05/1496249/robredo-dynasty-bill-may-be-passed-yet|url-status = live}}</ref> and the Healthy Beverage Options Act (House Bill 4021).<ref>{{cite web|title=Healthy Beverage Options Act 4021 Proposed for Schools|url=http://www.smartparenting.com.ph/news/healthy-beverage-options-act-4021-proposed-for-schools|website=SmartParenting.com.ph|access-date=December 3, 2015|archive-date=December 8, 2015|archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20151208115219/http://www.smartparenting.com.ph/news/healthy-beverage-options-act-4021-proposed-for-schools|url-status=live}}</ref>
To promote transparency in the taxation process, she sponsored the house version (House Bill 05831) of what would eventually become Republic Act RA10708, the Tax Incentives Management and Transparency Act of 2009 (TIMTA).
 
Other major legislation co-authored by Robredo includes the Anti-Dynasty Bill and the Healthy Beverage Options Act (House Bill 4021).


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