Robredo says she’s now a ‘plantita’

Even Vice President Leni Robredo has turned herself into a certified "plantita" more than seven months into community quarantine brought about by the coronavirus pandemic.

Vice President Leni Robredo

Robredo, a mother of three, bared she maintains a garden in the terrace of her condominium in Quezon City.

But unlike her fellow plantitas who have an impressive plant collection, she is into planting herbs at home.

“Kasi nagluluto ako so karamihan sa tinatanim ko ginagamit ko sa pagluluto,” Robredo said in an interview with talent manager and comedian Ogie Diaz.

(Since I cook, I use most of the plants I grow for cooking.)

The vice president has been spending more time at home due to the pandemic. Robredo has been cooking meals and other treats for her family since the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak in March.

She has three daughters with late Naga mayor and interior secretary Jesse Robredo. They are Aika, Tricia, and Jillian.

In a separate interview, Robredo said she grows basil, rosemary, and dill plants, among others, in her small garden.

“Usually nagdidilig ako before matulog, so mga 12 (midnight) to 12:30 (a.m.) ako nagdidilig (I usually water the plants before I sleep, so that’s around 12 to 12:30),” she said.