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Personal Background of Vice President Leni Robredo & Her Political Career

LENI ROBREDO – Here are some details about Vice President Leni Robredo’s personal background, family, and political career.

The Election 2022 is fast approaching – a political term is about to end and another term is set to begin. One of the widely-talked about politicians is Vice President Leni Robredo. What is next for her?

Leni Robredo
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Leni Robredo’s Personal Background

Born on April 23, 1965 in Naga, Camarines Sur, the complete name of the Vice President is Maria Leonor Sto. Tomas Gerona-Robredo. She is the eldest among the three (3) children of the late Naga City Regional Trial Court Judge Antonio Gerona and the late Salvacion Sto. Tomas. She spent her elementary and high school at St. Isabel University in Naga. In college, she took a degree in economics at the University of the Philippines Diliman and proceeded law at the University of Nueva Caceres. In her second attempt, she passed the licensure exam for lawyers in 1996.

Leni married Jesse Robredo. She met her as she was her boss at the Bicol River Basin Development Program. According to her, she was impressed by the simplicity of Jesse and her beliefs. She resigned from work when they got engaged. It was in 1987 when they officially tied the knot. Their marriage was blessed with three (3) children – Jessica Marie, Jillian Therese, and Janine Patricia. In 2012, Jesse who was the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) secretary then died in a plane crash.

Leni Robredo’s Political Career

In 2013, Leni Robredo won as the representative of the 3rd District of Camarines Sur in Congress. She was under the Liberal Party and she garnered a total of 123,843 votes or 69.93% of the total votes. In 2016, she was the candidate of the Liberal Party for the vice presidency. With 14,418,817, Robredo secured the second-highest position in the national government. Currently, Robredo is eyed as a possible candidate for president in the Election 2022.

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