Robredo back in PH

Published May 29, 2022, 1:36 PM

by Raymund Antonio

Outgoing Vice President Leni Robredo and daughters Aika and Tricia arrived in the Philippines on Saturday, May 28, after spending a two-week break in the United States.

Vice President Leni Robredo arrives in Manila on Saturday, May 28, after attending her youngest daughter Jillian’s graduation at the New York University (NYU). She returns home with daughters Aika and Tricia. (Photo from Ian Joshua Alvarez Arcelo via Twitter)

The Robredos returned home on board Korean Air flight KE623. They arrived at 10:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Tiktok user @kumarengshanghi posted a video of Robredo while airport officials took their photos with the Vice President. Other passengers were also seen having their selfies taken with the Vice President.

Someone was overheard saying, “VP Leni, love ka po namin (we love you).”

To which, the lady official simply smiled behind her mask and responded, “Salamat (thank you).”

Robredo came back after spending two weeks in the United States for attending youngest daughter Jillian’s graduation at the New York University (NYU) last May 18.

Arrival of VP Leni Robredo at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 (Photo from Ian Joshua Alvarez Arcelo via Twitter)

Jillian graduated with a double degree on Economics and Mathematics under a full scholarship.

She, however, was not with her mother and siblings when they were photographed on Saturday.

Jillian will reportedly stay in the United States for a job.

On Friday, Robredo and her daughters attended a virtual mass for ex-Naga City Mayor and Interior secretary Jesse Robredo, who would’ve turned 64.

“We’ll be home soon, pauwi na kami (we’re going home soon)!” she said.

She and her daughters left just as main rival for the 2022 presidential race, President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr. pulled away by more than 16 million votes.

Vice President-elect Sara Duterte had “communicated formally” with the Office of the Vice President (OVP) for an initial meeting with Robredo, who will step down at noon of June 30.

This is for a “smooth, orderly and comprehensive” transition of power, Mayor Christina Frasco, Duterte’s spokesperson, said.

This will be the first meeting between the two since 2015 when the two met for lunch.