By Raymund Antonio
What make Christmas extra special for Filipinos is when the entire family is complete.
Spending time with her three daughters on this special day is something that Vice President Leni Robredo has looked forward to as a mother and it’s bound to happen.
Robredo welcomed her youngest daughter, Jillian, who arrived home last weekend from New York. Just like other parents, she could not contain her happiness that her children will all be with her for the holidays.
“She’s back. Finally home for the holidays,” Robredo said in a post on her personal Facebook page, sharing photos of her at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport upon Jillian’s arrival. She was accompanied by her second daughter, Tricia.
The Robredo sisters also posted their photos on their respective Instagram accounts.
“Home,” Jillan, who is pursuing a Biomolecular Science degree under a full scholarship at the New York University, said in one of her IG stories.
The elder Robredo held up an enlarged photo of her bearing a message: “U made it!!! Sem1 Yr 2. Welcome home sis!!!”
“Christmas is here!!! Careful with the pics ya send on telegram, baby sis,” Tricia said.
The lady official is the widow of late Naga mayor and interior and local government secretary Jesse Robredo, with whom she has three daughters: Aika, Tricia, and Jillian.
Robredo has been hands-on with regards her children despite her busy schedule as vice president. Just like her father, Aika is a graduate of Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government while Tricia just finished her medical internship.
In a media interview, Robredo earlier said she would have a “simple” Christmas celebration with her family in her hometown of Naga City.
“I’ll be going to Naga with my children for Christmas. Because my mother is still there, including my in-laws,” she said in Filipino.
Robredo noted the Christmas season is celebrated in the country as a time for family.
“Christmas is a time for family. So almost every year, the celebration is simple with the family,” she said. (Raymund F. Antonio)