Robredo revives free telemedicine program, receives over 1,000 volunteers in 20 minutes

Vice President Leni Robredo shares last day of Bayanihan E Konsulta, the telemedicine initiative her office launched at the height of the pandemic. Images: Leni Gerona Robredo
Vice President Leni Robredo shares last day of Bayanihan E Konsulta, the telemedicine initiative her office launched at the height of the pandemic. Images: Leni Gerona Robredo

With COVID-19 cases rising across the country and Metro Manila expected to see a resurgence this week, former Vice President Leni Robredo has resumed the Bayanihan E-Konsulta program, once a free telemedicine initiative under the Office of the Vice President, under her newly established NGO, the Angat Buhay Foundation.

Robredo called for 50 non-medical volunteers and 40 medical volunteers to help resume the program on her official Facebook page on Wednesday. 

Within just 20 minutes of posting, over 1,000 volunteers signed up for the program, according to a tweet by the former VP.

“In less than 20 minutes, 1,100 volunteers already signed up for the resumption of Bayanihan e-Konsulta. Thank you. The spirit of volunteerism is alive and well,” she wrote.

The Office of the Vice President (OVP), under Robredo, launched Bayanihan E-Konsulta in April 2021 as a teleconsultation service for Filipinos at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in a bid to decongest overflowing hospitals as cases were surging at that time.

The OVP ended the program on May 31 this year as Robredo stepped down from her post after having assisted over 58,000 COVID and non-COVID cases throughout its run.

READ: Family of celebrity doctors donate ‘Family Feud’ winnings to Angat Buhay Foundation

Subscribe to the WTF is Up in Southeast Asia + Hong Kong podcast to get our take on the top trending news and pop culture from the region every Thursday!



Reader Interactions

Leave A Reply


BECOME A COCO+ MEMBER

Support local news and join a community of like-minded
“Coconauts” across Southeast Asia and Hong Kong.

Join Now
Coconuts TV
Our latest and greatest original videos
Subscribe on

MOST POPULAR