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Leni ‘super thankful’ for friends who still visit Jesse Robredo’s tomb 7 years on

Nov 01, 2019 - 2:40 PM

'When Jesse was still with us, Undas was spent going around the different cemeteries in Naga, lighting candles for departed friends and relatives,' Vice President Leni Robredo says

'THANKFUL.' Vice President Leni Robredo and her daughters Aika and Tricia visit the tomb of the late family patriarch Jesse Robredo on November 1, 2019. Photo from Robredo's Facebook account

Leni Robredo thanks Naga officials for continuing legacy of Jesse

Aug 18, 2019 - 12:42 PM

(UPDATED) 'Mas mahusay pa sa kaniya, kaya lalong napalawig iyong kaniyang legacy,' says Vice President Leni Robredo on Naga officials following the footsteps of her late husband Jesse

REMEMBERING JESSE. Vice President Leni Robredo sepaks during the commemorative program for the 7th death anniversary of her late husband Jesse Robredo held at the Museo ni Jesse Robredo in Naga City on August 18, 2019. Photo by Charlie Villegas/OVP

Jesse Robredo Foundation launches award for outstanding mayors

Aug 18, 2019 - 10:44 AM

'Ang pulitika, puwede mong gamitin para sa kabutihan. At iyong example ni Jesse ang magsasabi sa atin na it can happen, it can be done,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

JUST LIKE JESSE. he Jesse M. Robredo Foundation launches an award to honor outstanding local chief executives. File photo courtesy of the Office of the Vice President

IN PHOTOS: Otso Diretso visits tomb of Jesse Robredo

Feb 14, 2019 - 11:50 AM

The opposition senatorial candidates say the visit is 'symbolic' as they aspire to be as 'decent and excellent' as the late DILG chief

SLATE COMPLETE. The Otso Diretso senatorial bets pose for a picture at ex-DILG chief Jesse Robredo's tomb. Photo by Mara Capeda/Rappler

Otso Diretso heads to Leni and Jesse’s turf to woo Bicolano vote

Feb 13, 2019 - 9:17 AM

The 8 opposition candidates tour Camarines Sur, home province of the Robredos

VOTE-RICH. Otso Diretso candidates swing through Camarines Sur. Photo by Mara Capeda/Rappler

Leni recalls fond memories of Jesse at launch of his biography

Aug 28, 2018 - 9:55 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo leads the launch in Makati City of the book 'Jesse Robredo: His Story,' written by award-winning author Criselda Yabes

LENI REMEMBERS JESSE. Vice President Leni Robredo delivers a speech during the launch of Jesse Robredo: His Story biography on August 28, 2018. All photos by OVP

IN PHOTOS: Leni launches Jesse Robredo biography in Naga

Aug 18, 2018 - 5:10 PM

'Jesse Robredo: His Story' is launched on the 6th death anniversary of the former interior secretary and longtime mayor of Naga City

REMEMBRANCE. Vice President Leni Robredo, together with her daughters, Aika and Jillian, led the launch of Jesse Robredo: His Story, a biography about VP Leni's husband, who served as Interior Secretary and long-time Naga City Mayor. All photos courtesy of the Office of the Vice President

FAST FACTS: Legacy of Jesse Robredo

Aug 16, 2018 - 11:40 AM

Jesse Robredo's ‘tsinelas leadership' lives on, 6 years after his death

Secretary Jesse Robredo at a 2012 interview with Rappler. Photo by John Javellana.

After Duterte tirade, Leni lets Jesse speak up for her: 'The truth will prevail'

Aug 15, 2018 - 11:50 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo shares an old video interview of her late husband Jesse Robredo as a reply to President Rodrigo Duterte's latest insult against her

THE WORDS OF JESSE. Vice President Leni Robredo responds to President Rodrigo Duterte through her late husband Jesse Robredo.

Aika Robredo at Harvard: In her own time

May 24, 2018 - 9:30 PM

The Vice President's daughter finishes her master's degree in public administration – and more

VP Leni Robredo and daughter Aika on their way to the 367th commencement of Harvard University on Thursday, May 24. Aika finished her master in public administration at the Kennedy School of Government.

Robredo throws simple 18th birthday 'salubong' for youngest daughter Jillian

Feb 28, 2018 - 7:31 AM

The Robredo clan is 'complete' as their youngest turns 18 years old

HAPPY BIRTHDAY. The Robredo family poses for a photo as Jillian turns 18. Photo from Vice President Leni Robredo's Instagram page

IN PHOTOS: Museo ni Jesse Robredo opens in Naga

Aug 18, 2017 - 6:15 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says the life of her late husband and ex interior secretary Jesse is a story of hope

Robredo talks about husband Jesse in her new radio show

May 14, 2017 - 11:17 AM

The maiden broadcast of the Vice President s radio program BISErbisyong LENI coincides with Mother s Day

REMEMBERING JESSE. Vice President Leni Robredo talks about her husband, the late interior secretary Jesse Robredo, in the maiden episode of her radio show. File photo from Leni Robredo's Twitter page

Leni Robredo on new book on Jesse: 'Best birthday gift'

Apr 22, 2017 - 7:21 PM

Nay Ano ang Bayani? Ang Kwento ni Jesse Robredo is a children s book that tells the story of the late Jesse Robredo

HEROISM. Vice President Leni Robredo, her daughters Tricia and Jillian, and the author, Karla Angelica Pastores-Keh unveils the cover of the book 'Nay, Ano ang Bayani? Photo by Kurt dela Pena/Rappler

Robredo on late husband's critics: They've crossed the line

Mar 13, 2017 - 6:10 PM

Iyong asawa ko wala dito to defend himself kaya ako iniisip ko kung ano ng aksyon Pinag aaralan says Vice President Leni Robredo

Kaya Natin, MSD search for LGUs with best public health programs

Dec 15, 2016 - 4:59 PM

Interested LGUs are asked to submit a portfolio describing the rationale and impact of the health programs in their respective communities

IN PHOTOS: VP Robredo remembers Jesse with Naga City people

Aug 18, 2016 - 11:22 PM

On her husband s 4th death anniversary the Vice President turns over a school building and speaks at an Alternative Learning System class graduation in their home province of Camarines Sur

REMEMBERING JESSE. Vice President Leni Robredo went home to Naga City ont he 4th death anniversary of her husband, former interior secretary Jesse Robredo. Photo from the Office of the Vice President

VP Robredo: Jesse's spirit lives in me

Aug 18, 2016 - 3:52 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo commemorates her husband s death anniversary for the first time as the country s second top official

SPIRIT LIVES ON. Vice President Leni Robredo said she still learns a lot from her late husband and former interior secretary Jesse Robredo's 'tsinelas' leadership even four years after his death. Photo from the Office of the Vice President

CA clears inspector who evaluated pilot in Robredo crash

Jul 25, 2016 - 12:30 PM

The court upholds an Ombudsman decision dismissing the complaint vs the inspector

CODE-NGO to Diokno: Reconsider plan to drop BUB

Jul 16, 2016 - 2:42 PM

The Caucus of Development NGO Networks urges budget secretary Benjamin Diokno to review of the bottom up budgeting program before pushing through with their plan

Being housing chief 'full circle' for Jesse, me – Leni Robredo

Jul 10, 2016 - 3:07 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says her appointment as housing czar coincides with her late husband Jesse Robredo s advocacy and Cabinet offer 6 years ago

FULL CIRCLE. Vice President Leni Robredo graces the Christian Life Community Philippines, Pasasalamat at Pagtugon kay VP Leni, a thanksgiving mass and recommitment activity for its members at the Loyola School of Theology, Ateneo de Manila University, on July 9, 2016. Photo from the Office of the Vice President

Keys to Leni Robredo's improbable journey

Jun 04, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Leni Robredo jousted against political windmills and in a manner of speaking was catapulted to the stars

Senate President Franklin M. Drilon and House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. proclaim Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte (not in photo) and Camarines Sur 3rd District Representative Leni Robredo as the country’s duly elected President and Vice President, Monday, May 30, 2016. Duterte announced earlier that he will not attend the proclamation. Photo by Ben Nabong/ Rappler

Robredo tells supporters: Win impossible without you

May 27, 2016 - 10:19 PM

Kahit mahirap ang sitwasyon kapag tinatawag tayong magsakripisyo sa bayan wala tayong karapatan tumalikod dito says Vice President elect Leni Robredo

VP WIN. Leni Robredo during a thankgiving event in Manila. File photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

As canvassing continues, Robredo heads home

May 27, 2016 - 1:05 PM

Leni Robredo heads home to Naga City to celebrate her late husband s 58th birthday as Congress continues to canvass votes for the presidency and vice presidency

Robredo at the Unveiling of Husband’s Bust   Naga City - Leading presidential candidate Leni Robredo leads the unveiling of her late husband Sec. Jesse Robredo's bust at Cararayan National High School. The unveiling coincides with the 58th birthday of the late secretary. Photo courtesy of Leni Robredo Media Bureau

Jesse Robredo had something to say about Duterte's crime-fighting style

May 08, 2016 - 11:00 AM

Leni Robredo acknowledges her and Rodrigo Duterte s positions on certain matters may differ Her husband told Newsbreak that as early as 14 years ago

Young, old Sumilao farmers march for Leni Robredo

May 04, 2016 - 6:54 PM

Nanay Linda Ligmon and Bajekjek Orquillos are two of the Sumilao farmers who returned to the streets to support Leni Robredo

MANILA MARCH. The Sumilao farmers reach Metro Manila after travelling for 19 days. Photo by Raisa Serafica/

Robredo, Sumilao farmers reunited in Naga City

Apr 29, 2016 - 6:55 PM

The meeting is reminiscent of the Sumilao march in 2007 when the late interior secretary Jesse Robredo joined by his wife Leni welcomed 55 Sumilao farmers in Naga City

SUMILAO FARMERS IN NAGA. Vice presidential bet Leni Robredo welcomes the Sumilao farmers on their 15th day of marching from Bukidnon to Manila. Photo from Daglenz Dasco SUMILAO FARMERS IN NAGA. Vice presidential bet Leni Robredo welcomes the Sumilao farmers on their 15th day of marching from Bukidnon to Manila. Photo from Daglenz Dasco

#PHVote: The rise of 'fat dynasties'

Apr 14, 2016 - 10:45 AM

In a forum organized by the Ateneo School of Government experts say political dynasties are one of the reasons why economic growth remains slow

PATRONAGE SYSTEM. Dr Ronald Mendoza, incoming dean of the Ateneo School of Government, says patronage politics is one of the reasons why political dynasties thrive. Photo by Charles Salazar/ Rappler

Clash between old and new for CamSur’s 3rd congressional seat

Apr 12, 2016 - 11:07 PM

Former representative Luis Villafuerte and Naga City vice mayor Gabriel Bordado Jr spar over local issues during Harampangan 2016 a debate series organized by church and civil society groups

COVETED SEAT. Former Camarines Sur 3rd district Representative Luis Villafuerte and former Naga City Vice Mayor Gabriel Bordado Jr participate in a debate organized by local church and civil society groups. Photo by Charles Salazar/ Rappler

Why Leni Robredo is my choice of conscience

Feb 28, 2016 - 7:10 PM

Former 1986 Constitutional Commission member Ed Garcia who was Leni Robredo s former professor in UP writes why he s supporting her

Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

EDSA 32: Politicians who got their start after the 1986 uprising

Feb 23, 2016 - 8:00 AM

(UPDATED) The EDSA revolution did not only restore democracy to the Philippines, it also made politicians out of once unknown names

AFTER EDSA. These prominent politicians got their break from – or were inspired by – the events of the historic 1986 uprising.

Martial law years the best? Facts, figures prove otherwise – Robredo

Feb 13, 2016 - 8:55 PM

What we went through wasn’t easy If you go back in history a lot of lives were lost and wasted Human rights were violated in the name of politics says Leni Robredo

HOMETOWN SORTIE. Administration vice presidential bet Leni Robredo addresses fellow Bicolanos on February 13, 2016. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

On Valentine's day: Leni Robredo misses 'leftover' flowers

Feb 13, 2016 - 6:30 PM

The Liberal Party vice presidential bet remembers how she and her late husband Jesse used to celebrate Valentine s Day with their 3 daughters

FOREVER. Leni and Jesse Robredo share a loving moment years back. Photo from Leni Robredo's Facebook page

WATCH: The homecoming of Leni Robredo

Feb 11, 2016 - 10:48 PM

Leni Robredo will be back home in Naga City where her late husband Jesse left a legacy of good governance

'Maalaala Mo Kaya' tells Leni Robredo's life story

Feb 06, 2016 - 11:45 PM

Maalaala Mo Kaya features vice presidential candidate Leni Robredo in its February 6 episode which airs 3 days before the campaign period starts

LENI ROBREDO. The Liberal Party vice presidential candidate is featured on 'Maalaala Mo Kaya.' Screengrab from Facebook/MMKOfficial

There's a street named after Jesse Robredo, and it's not in Naga

Jan 12, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Pinch hitting for her mom vice presidential bet Leni Robredo Tricia Robredo discovers Sec JM Robredo Avenue farther down south

A STREET NAMED JESSE. Tricia Robredo visits an avenue named after her late father in Koronadal City. Photo courtesy of the Leni Robredo campaign team

Leni Robredo's campaign anchors on youth, volunteers

Nov 28, 2015 - 8:34 AM

Supporters of the administration s vice presidential bet have just opened a volunteer center located in Katipunan Avenue near major schools

TSINELAS VOLUNTEER CENTER. Liberal Party's Representative Leni Robredo opens her support center with presidential sister Viel Aquino

Memories and lessons from Leni Robredo

Oct 18, 2015 - 4:00 PM

A young man from Naga shares who Leni Robredo is in the eyes of a young government worker

Rappler Talk: Leni Robredo on running for VP

Oct 13, 2015 - 10:09 AM

What s next for Leni Robredo?

8 things to know about Leni Robredo

Oct 08, 2015 - 7:46 PM

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Joker Arroyo, Tolentino's bid, Robredo to voters | 12PM wRap

Oct 07, 2015 - 1:10 PM

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Leni Robredo: Low-key political wife goes national

Oct 05, 2015 - 11:03 AM

Leni Robredo once had her life planned out: to be a lawyer like her father But the EDSA revolution and meeting Jesse Robredo set her on an unexpected path into politics

Roxas on VP search: 'Very good news'

Sep 28, 2015 - 7:39 PM

The Liberal Party is set to announce its vice presidential bet and senatorial slate on September 30 at its headquarters But will those plans be put on hold?

RUNNING-MATE WANTED. President Benigno Aquino III and Mar Roxas at Club Filipino on July 31, 2015. File photo by Gil Nartea/ Malacañang Photo Bureau

Robredo on VP offer: 'If I were to be cerebral, the answer is no'

Sep 26, 2015 - 7:49 PM

I promised that I would be open about it I don’t have much time left to decide says Camarines Sur Representative Leni Robredo The Liberal Party is set to announce its vice presidential bet and its senatorial slate on September 30

DIFFICULT DECISION. Camarines Sur Leni Robredo during the Rappler Social Good Summit. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Aquino, Roxas meet Robredo family

Sep 23, 2015 - 8:47 PM

Is the ruling Liberal Party one step closer to convincing Camarines Sur Representative Leni Robredo to seek the vice presidency?

2016 MEET. Mar Roxas, President Benigno Aquino III, and Camarines Sur Rep Leni Robredo during the late Jesse Robredo's death anniversary. File photo by Joseph Vidal/ Malacañang Photo Bureau

Roxas: 'Highest honor' to be DILG chief

Sep 12, 2015 - 1:08 PM

Mar Roxas the administration standard bearer bids good bye after 3 colorful and difficult years as Secretary of the DILG

DILG NO MORE. Administration standard-bearer Manuel Roxas II speaks during a 'ceremonial turnover' of the post to Western Samar Representative Mel Senen Sarmiento. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

INC at DOJ, Poe and Robredo, PH traffic scheme | 12PM wRap

Aug 28, 2015 - 12:44 PM

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Grace Poe: Beyond 'technicalities,' Jesse Robredo and I face same issue

Aug 27, 2015 - 8:17 PM

The senator brushes aside the comment of Robredo s widow that the popular Local Government Secretary unlike Poe never renounced his Filipino citizenship

'TECHNICALITIES.' Senator Grace Poe says beyond technicalities, she and the late Naga City mayor and DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo are 'similar' as they face citizenship issues.

Virginia shooting, Filipino faces sedition, Robredo on Poe | 12PM wRap

Aug 27, 2015 - 12:52 PM

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Leni Robredo tells Poe: Jesse's citizenship case 'very different' from yours

Aug 26, 2015 - 10:13 PM

Grace Poe earlier compared the citizenship issues being hurled against her to the issues raised against Jesse Robredo in the past

NOT THE SAME. Camarines Sur Representative Leni Robredo clarifies that the late Jesse Robredo never renounced his Filipino citizenship.  Rappler file photos