Robredo daughter 'hysterical' over mom's Congress bid

Posted at Oct 31 2012 03:12 PM | Updated as of Nov 01 2012 05:23 AM

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MANILA, Philippines - The daughter of the late DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo was hysterical after learning that her mother was running for Congress.

Leni Robredo said her daughter, Jillian, was hysterical because she did not understand why her mom was going into politics so soon after the death of her father.

She said that the night before she announced her bid, she had told her daughters that she had no plans to run.

Mrs. Robredo said she had to explain to her daughters the reason why it was important for her to run in the election and ensure good governance in Camarines Sur's 3rd district.

"I knew it was the right thing to do for the district, but I am not sure it was the right thing to do for my family," she said. - ANC Headstart, October 31, 2012