By Raymund Antonio
Vice President Leni Robredo got a helping hand for her e-market project in Pasig City with youngest daughter, Jillian volunteering to help put up systems for monitoring the daily sales of the online delivery service at the Pasig Mega Market.
“She reported for work early this morning and before I could ask her how she was doing, our staff sent me these pictures,” Robredo wrote in a Facebook post.
Jillian is taking up Biomolecular Science degree at the Tandon School of Engineering in New York University.
She is now in the Philippines and is involved with the coronavirus response of the Office of the Vice President (OVP).
The Community Mart, where residents may buy goods like meat, fruits, and other food items from small market vendors through an app-based service which are delivered by tricycle drivers, has already generated over P3 million in sales in Pasig City.
The vice president shared that her youngest daughter also met Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto who, she said, “we all admire.”
”After Jillian’s volunteer work today, she went around Pasig Mega Market and discovered some of its hidden gems – a plant nursery, a Korean store, and one of the best halo halos of all. Good news is, they’re all accessible in our Community Mart app,” she said in a separate post.
With the COVID-19 crisis at hand, Robredo needs all the help she can get in her office’s relief work. And her three daughters, including Aika and Tricia, responded to her clarion call for volunteerism.
The Robredo sisters had assisted the OVP’s housing project, called “The Oasis,” for medical frontliners at the Lung Center of the Philippines in Quezon City.
Aika volunteered as a dispatcher for the free shuttle service of Robredo’s office for frontliners, while Tricia was in charge of mapping out routes for the delivery of donated food packs to Metro Manila hospitals.