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Robredo daughters don’t want Leni to run for VP or senator

/ 07:39 AM August 18, 2015
Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo. FILE PHOTO

Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo. FILE PHOTO

NAGA CITY—The three daughters of the late Jesse Robredo and Leni Robredo are against their mother running for a Senate seat or vice president.

Tricia, 21, speaking on behalf of her sisters Aika, 28, and Jillian, 15, said that for Leni to be a senator or vice president is “something big that they don’t want to happen.”

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At the Eternal Gardens memorial park in this city on Monday night where she participated at the neon run in memory of her late father, the middle Robredo offspring said that when Leni entered politics and won the third district congressional race in May 2013, they have forged a deal with her mother that she would only serve for one term and then go back to her private life with their family.

Leni had expressed reluctance to run for a higher post but recently admitted she was open to running for a Senate seat.

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Talks are rife that Robredo might be asked to be the running-mate of Liberal Party standard-bearer Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II Tuesday during the commemoration of the third death anniversary of her husband Jesse, who died in a plane crash in Masbate on Aug. 18, 2012.

President Benigno Aquino III and Roxas will be the guests in today’s commemoration rites.  Juan Escandor Jr.

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