Robredo to attend Jillian’s graduation in New York; eyes auction to raise funds for projects
MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Leni Rorbedo will be heading to New York this weekend to attend her daughter Jillian’s graduation.
“Magpapaalam po ako sa inyo kasi paalis ako this weekend, pupunta po ako sa graduation ni Jillian,” Robredo said before she ended her first Facebook live stream since the release of the partial and unofficial count of the Commission on Elections (Comelec).
Jillian is pursuing a double degree in mathematics and economics at New York University under a full scholarship.
Robredo said she will be “gone for about a week.”
“Time off with my girls,” she added.
“Pagbalik ko… kasama niyo ulit ako, ang term ko naman ends June 30, so nagra-wrap up lang kami ng mga campaign stuff, OVP stuff,” Robredo added.
During the livestream, which lasted for one and half hours, Robredo can be seen in a room overflowing with gifts she received during her campaign rallies.
She said she could not manage to keep all of them, given her lack of space in her residence.
She then broached the idea of gifting them back to campaign volunteers as a “souvenier” or auctioning some of them off to raise funds for projects.
Her livestream came two days after she assured Filipinos that she would accept whatever would be the final results of the 2022 presidential race. She had also urged her supporters to do the same.
Robredo said this during a thanksgiving Mass in Naga City on Tuesday, her first public appearance since the start of the counting of partial and unofficial results of the May 9 polls, which showed her chief rival former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. leading the presidential race.
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