Robredo takes brief break from campaign, spends time with family

Published February 20, 2022, 2:09 PM

by Raymund Antonio

Vice President Leni Robredo on Sunday, Feb. 20, took time off from campaigning to recuperate and spend time with family who is scheduled to go with her to Iloilo this week.

Vice President Leni Robredo and her three daughters Aika, Tricia, and Jillian (Photo from Robredo via Facebook)

The presidential aspirant went on Facebook Live but sounded off because her voice was hoarse from campaign sorties.

Robredo also laughingly said that she grew dark from spending time outdoors.

The Vice President is currently in Manila for some family time and to attend her niece-in-law’s wedding anniversary celebration.

“Kasama po ang pamilya ko pagpunta sa Iloilo kasi ang iba sa kanila hindi pa nakapunta pati si Gaile, Natalia, at Alonzo (My family is going with me to Iloilo because some of them haven’t been there including Gaile, Natalia, and Alonzo),” she told viewers.

Gaile, a doctor, is the niece of the late former Interior secretary Jesse Robredo. Natalia and Alonzo, Gaile’s children, calls the Vice President “Lola Leni.”

Robredo even showed Natasha singing “Paraiso” with Jillian, her youngest daughter.

Alonzo also greeted the netizens as he asked them to vote for her.

READ: ‘People’s Campaign’ for Robredo will change voters’ minds, hearts — spox

“So, excited sila lahat. Excited na mga bata (So, they are all excited. The kids are excited),” she said.

Robredo will start the Mindanao leg of her campaign sortie on Tuesday, Feb. 22, in Iligan City and Cagayan de Oro, followed by her visit to Bukidnon the next day.

She will be in Cebu on Thursday, Feb. 24, and in Iloilo on Friday, Feb. 25, in time for the EDSA People Power anniversary.

“Alam naman ng lahat (Everyone knows that) one of my favorite cities ever ‘yung (is) Iloilo,” she said of the traditional Liberal Party bailiwick.

On Saturday, Feb. 26, Robredo and her family will be in Guimaras but she said that her running mate, Sen. Kiko Pangilinan, will not be with them because of the vice-presidential debate on CNN scheduled on the same day.

Robredo is set to attend the network’s presidential debate on Sunday, Feb. 27.