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Will Leni Robredo allow her daughters to join the field?

LENI ROBREDO – Presidential aspirant Leni Robredo reveals something about their rule in the family about becoming a politician.

Aika, Tricia, and Jillian are the three daughters of aspiring president Leni Robredo. Aika, her eldest, has the qualifications fit for public service. She has a mid-career master’s degree in public administration at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Governance and for a couple of times, she’s been persuaded by other politicians to join. She was actually encouraged to run for a gubernatorial post in the 2022 polls.

Next to Aika, Tricia is a doctor while the youngest of the three, Jillian, is yet to finish her double degree in math and economics at New York University on full scholarship. And in their family, they are following a general rule – one politician only at a given time. This means that if Leni wins next year, they are not allowed to run for a public post anytime soon.

During her meet and greet event at Saint Louis School in Baguio City, she said that they are not into a political dynasty. They find it embarrassing. They can certainly seek a position but only when she’s out of service already. She stressed as per Manila Bulletin’s post, “Pero sinasabi ko pagpasok ka, number one, dapat wala na ako sa pulitika. Number two, hindi mo mamanahin. Kailangan umuwi ka doon at pagtrabahuhan mo.”

Meanwhile, Aika opted to work in a non-government organization (NGO) where she’s helping people living in disaster-prone areas get up in their lives after a tragedy through livelihood opportunities. Their father is the late Jesse Robredo, the former DILG Secretary, and Naga City mayor for six terms.

She is also the current chairperson of the Jesse M. Robredo Foundation and the executive director of Restart Micro-Enterprise Inc., an NGO.

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