It’s the time of the year when fathers are put on spotlight for their hard work and sacrifices.
Vice Presidential daughter Tricia Robredo shared a throwback photo of her with the late Naga mayor and Interior secretary Jesse Robredo in time for the Father's Day celebration on Sunday, June 19.
She was celebrating a milestone achievement: her admission to Harvard University’s Master of Medical Sciences in Global Health Delivery program.
Tricia, who is a medical doctor by profession, paid her father tribute by reminiscing memories of him in the same university where he also studied and graduated.
“Taken two decades ago and we’ve been manifesting ever since,” Tricia wrote on Instagram.
The photo was taken in the late 90s when she was still a child. Her eldest sister, Aika, was also with them.
In 2018, Aika graduated from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government as an Edward S. Mason Fellow for the Mid-Career Master in Public Administration program – the same program her father finished in 1999.
“Happy Father’s Day weekend to the OG (old guy) who taught us how to dream,” Tricia added.
Ten years after her father Jesse died in a plane crash, his daughters—Aika, Tricia, and Jillian—with Vice President Leni Robredo have always remembered on Father’s Day how he was always present in their lives throughout his long political career.
Jesse’s death left behind his wife, who was then a human rights lawyer, and children in Naga City, where he served as mayor for 19 years.
He won as Naga City mayor shortly after the People Power Revolt in 1986 overthrew the late dictator, former President Ferdinand Marcos, and held that position for almost two decades.