Maria Leonor “Leni” Gerona Robredo, also known as Leni Robredo, is a Filipina lawyer, politician, and social activist who is the Philippines’ 14th and current vice president. After Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, Robredo is the Philippines’ second female vice president and the first vice president from the Bicol region. To learn more about Leni Robredo biography, parents, education, siblings, and net worth, scroll down.
Leni Robredo biography: Early life, parents, education, age
According to Leni Robredo biography, She was born on April 23, 1965, in Naga, Camarines Sur, Philippines. As of 2021, she is about 56 years old. She works as a lawyer, public worker, and social activist in the Philippines. Salvacion Sto. Tomas is her mother’s name. Judge Antonio Gerona is her father’s name. She is currently in the Philippines, in Naga, Camarines Sur. She was the first of three children born to Judge Antonio Gerona of the Naga City Regional Trial Court and Salvacion Sto.Tomas.
Leni Gerona attended Naga’s Universidad de Sta. Isabel’s basic education department, graduating from elementary and high school. She graduated from the University of the Philippines Diliman. With a bachelor’s degree in economics and went on to the University of Nueva Caceres to study law. Gerona decided to forego law school for the time being and instead serve as a researcher for the Bicol River Basin Development Program.
How did she start her professional career?
During the 2013 Philippine general elections, Robredo ran in Camarines Sur’s 3rd congressional district. She defeated Nelly Favis-Villafuerte, wife of former Congressman Luis Villafuerte and a member of the politically prominent Villafuerte dynasty, on May 16, 2013. On July 1, 2016, a day after their inauguration, Robredo met President Rodrigo Duterte at the Armed Forces of the Philippines change-of-command ceremony at Camp Aguinaldo. On July 4, she made him a courtesy call at Malacaang Palace, which was their first formal meeting.
Bongbong Marcos’ electoral protest against Vice President Leni Robredo was overwhelmingly dismissed by the PET on February 16, 2021. According to media reports, the reasons for the dismissal were “failure to allege specific acts of electoral fraud”; “allegations (which) were bare, laden with generic & repetitious allegations, no critical information as to time, place, and manner of irregularities,” and “the absence of substantial recovery of votes in the three pilot provinces Marcos had chosen, where Robredo actually gained additional votes with 1,510,718 votes to Marcos’ 204,512 votes.”
Leni has recently announced something
Leni Robredo confirmed her intention to run for president in 2022 on October 7, 2021. She filed her certificate of candidacy for president as an independent later that afternoon. Senator Kiko Pangilinan is her vice president, according to reports. On October 6, 2021, the Akbayan Partylist endorses Leni Robredo for president, with members including former congresswoman Etta Rosales, Senator Risa Hontiveros, and Dinagat Governor Kaka Bag-ao.
According to social media rumors, Leni Robredo has already accepted 1Sambayan’s nomination, but she will make an official statement on October 5, the same day she launched her campaign for vice president in 2016 and congresswoman in 2013.
Who is her husband? Does she have children?
From 1987 until his death in a plane crash in 2012, Leni was married to Jesse Robredo, whom she met while working at the Bicol River Basin Development Program. Jessica Marie “Aika” Robredo, Janine Patricia “Tricia” Robredo, and Jillian Therese Robredo are the couple’s three daughters.
Aika, their eldest daughter, worked as an executive assistant for the Office of Civil Defense, while Tricia, their second eldest daughter, is a licensed physician and a UAAP basketball sideline reporter for National University. Jilian, their eldest child, is presently pursuing a degree in biomolecular science.
Leni awards and recognition
Robredo’s highest accolade was appearing in an episode of ABS-drama CBN’s anthology Maalaala Mo Kaya on February 6, 2016. Three days before the official campaign period for national candidates in the 2016 elections. The Thai government presented Robredo with the Honorary Outstanding Woman Award of the Year 2016 on August 1, 2016, which coincided with Thailand’s Women’s Day.
Robredo received the award in appreciation of her work and support for women’s empowerment and gender equality. The Filipina Women’s Network (FWN), a non-governmental organization, honored Robredo with the Most Influential Filipina Woman of the World title on August 23, 2016.