About

  • Full Name: Maria Leonor Santo Tomas Gerona Robredo
  • Age: 51 years old
  • Birthdate: April 23, 1964
  • Place of birth: Naga, Camarines Sur
  • Current residence: Quezon City
  • Current occupation: Camarines Sur 3rd District representative (since 2013)
  • Social media account:
  • https://twitter.com/lenirobredo

Education

  • Primary: Universidad de Santa Isabel, Naga (Graduated 1978)
  • Secondary: Universidad de Santa Isabel, Naga (Graduated 1982)
  • Tertiary: BA Economics, University of the Philippines Diliman (Graduated 1986)
  • - Bachelor of Laws, University of Nueva Caceres (Graduated 1990)
  • - Doctor of Public Administrartion, Polytechnic University of the Philippines (Conferred 2015)

Immediate Family

  • Father: Retired Bicol Regional Trial Court Judge Antonio Gerona Sr.
  • Mother: Salvacion Sto. Tomas Gerona
  • Husband: Former Interior Secretary Jesse Manalastas Robredo (deceased)
  • Daughters: Jessica Marie "Aika" Robredo
  • - Janine Patricia Robredo
  • - Jillian Therese Robredo

Work Experience

  • Nongovernment experience:
  • - Bicol River Basin Development Program (1986)
  • - Founder, Lakas ng Kababaihan ng Naga (1989)
  • - Coordinator, Sentro ng Alternatibong Lingap Panligan (2007)

She said what?

“Ibinigay ko po ang aking sarili nang buong-buo lalung-lalo na sa mga nakatsinelas sa labas, sa baba at sa laylayan ng lipunan.” (Nov. 25, 2015)

“It came to a point that it was hard to explain. But I felt in my heart that it was something I was meant to be. It was like defying logic because when you use logic, all the reasons are there to say ‘no.’ My (survey) numbers are low, I’m not well-known (among voters), I have no resources, everybody was against it.” (Oct. 5, 2015)

“My first question was, why me? Of all the possible candidates, why me? I’m not popular. I also do not have resources, as in I cannot contribute even a little to my campaign.” (Nov. 25, 2015)"

- On choosing to run for Vice President

“I am all for it. Pinupush ko na maipasa na yung tax reform bill kasi dapat talaga yung burden ng taxation nandun sa marami yung nakukuha. Kung sino yung mas konti, dapat mas konti yung burden. Kung sino yung mas marami, mas narami din yung burden.” (Dec. 1, 2015)

- On the tax reform bill

“Everyone should be able to choose whom they wish to love.”

- On LGBT rights and same-sex marriage

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