Robredo to take ‘well-deserved rest’ as she flies to US

Published May 14, 2022, 4:33 PM

by Joseph Pedrajas

Outgoing Vice President Leni Robredo said Saturday she will take charge of the preparations for creating the Angat Buhay non-governmental organization (NGO) while she takes a “well-deserved rest” from the elections and politics.

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Robredo said she and her three daughters will fly today, Saturday, to the U.S. to attend the graduation of her youngest child, Jillian.

“We will be gone for a few days to just spend time with family and take a well-deserved rest before all of us restart the lives we have put on hold,” she said.

This is the first time that Robredo, who had spent her past six years trying to uplift the lives of those in the marginalized sector, that her family will be traveling with no work to take care of since her husband, former Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo, died in 2012.

“We are sorry if we cannot accept the numerous requests for meet-ups. We will do that some other time in the future. For now, we just need to spend as much time together,” she said.

“ While I am away, I will still be on top of the preparations for the launch of Angat Buhay NGO,” she added.

In the meantime, Robredo said her team would prepare the turnover of her office to the next vice president.

“Again, my most profound gratitude to everyone,” she said.