VP Robredo shares stories about her late father


Much has been written about Vice President Leni Robredo’s mom, but not about her dad.

But Robredo said it was her late father who greatly influenced her life.

In a Facebook post, Robredo said she is the one who most looks like her dad, she is the only one among her siblings who became a lawyer like him, and she has the same attitude as him.

She also recalled that she was very nervous about telling him that she was running for representative of Camarines Sur after her husband Jesse died, as she did not want him to be stressed since he was confined in the hospital.

But when she came to see him, she saw him reading the newspaper that headlined her decision to run for public office.

And he just calmly asked her if she was running in the elections.

Robredo said the her relationship with her father has been written about in a children’s book by Yvette Fernandez and in recent articles, and she will try to share them.

It’s time to get to know her father better!

“My Dad is seldom mentioned

in previous articles about me. It has always been Jesse or my girls or even my Mom. But people really close to our family know that my Dad was really a great influence in my life.

My Mom always said I was the one who took after my Dad the most. Ako yung pinakakamukha niya, ako lang yung nag abogado sa aming magkakapatid kagaya niya, and kami yung magkaugali.

Namatay siya a few months after I assumed my role as Representative of the 3rd District of Camarines Sur. He was in the hospital when I filed my Certificate of Candidacy. Dahil biglaan, hindi ako nakapagpaalam at hindi ko alam how to break the news to him, kasi ayoko siya ma stress.

Pinag isipan ko pa how to best break the news to him but when I visited him in his hospital room early morning the day after, I found him reading the newspaper from his hospital bed. There I was sa front page. Ang laki nung picture ko and nabasa ko nalang na headline ‘Robredo Widow . . .’. Sa nerbiyos ko, parang nandilim na yung paligid ko. But when he put down the paper, he just very calmly asked me ‘nag kandidato ka?’.

Yvette Fernandez wrote a children’s book on me, entitled, Dancing Waters. It was the first time my relationship with my Dad was written about. And then, this. Very timely that this came out a day after his birthday.…/01/18/2154498/father-leni/amp/

Similar articles were written a few days ago and will try to find the links to those articles,” Robredo posted.