MANILA - Vice President Leni Robredo has received an honorary doctorate degree from a university in her home province in Camarines Sur.
The University of Saint Anthony in San Miguel, Iriga City in Camarines Sur conferred Robredo with a Doctor of Humanities Honoris Causa during its 70th commencement exercises on Wednesday.
"It is with deep gratitude and humility that I accept the honorary degree of Doctor of Humanities that this University has conferred on me. My prayer is to be worthy of the honor in all that I do and in all that I am," Robredo said in a speech.
Robredo is an alumna of the School of Economics of the University of the Philippines (UP).
UP came under fire this week after announcing that it will offer an honorary Doctor of Laws degree to President Rodrigo Duterte.
Duterte, however, said he will not accept the honoris causa.
“With due respect sa University of the Philippines, I don’t accept [honorary titles] even when I was a mayor. Hindi ako tumatanggap,” Duterte told reporters in Bohol.
“As a matter of personal and official policy, I don’t accept… I simply decline.”