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Aquino sisters invited to Leni’s oath-taking but…

/ 06:54 PM June 27, 2016

THE presidential sisters have been invited to Leni Robredo’s oath-taking as Vice President on June 30. They, however, cannot come as they were invited also at the turnover rites President Benigno Aquino III will attend on the same day.

Robredo’s camp also said that they have invited her running mate, defeated presidential candidate Mar Roxas, and his family to attend the short and simple inauguration at the Quezon City Reception House, the new office of the Vice President, in New Manila.

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“Baka kasama nila ang kanilang kapatid kasi si President Aquino ay nandoon sa inagurasyon ni President-elect Duterte, mayroon silang turn over at pagkatapos noon ay may sarili na silang schedule. At siguro mas kailangan nilang samahan iyong kanilang kapatid na babalik na sa pribadong buhay,” Georgina Hernandez, Robredo’s spokesperson, said in a press briefing at a Quezon City restaurant on Monday.

The Aquino sisters – Ballsy Aquino-Cruz, Pinky Aquino-Abelleda, Viel Aquino-Dee and Kris Aquino – supported and campaigned for Robredo.

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Actress and TV host Kris Aquino was also Robredo’s top contributor, donating P31.8 million to the former Camarines Sur lawmaker’s campaign kitty.

Although President Aquino would not be able to make it to Robredo’s inauguration, Hernandez said they invited him to attend the thanksgiving party at the QC Memorial Circle in the afternoon of June 30.

Hernandez said they also expect the celebrities and personalities who supported Robredo to join them and entertain the supporters at the party./ac/rga

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