VP Robredo's daughter gets into Harvard, Oxford


Posted at Apr 03 2017 07:53 PM

Vice President Maria Leonor "Leni" Robredo on Monday expressed her joy after receiving news that her daughter has been accepted into the Master's Degree programs in Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA and in the University of Oxford in Oxford, England.

In a Facebook post, Robredo said she is still waiting for the approval of Aika's scholarship applications but noted that the news came just at the right time. 


"Her Father's Daughter. Please allow me to be a proud parent again. Received a little bit of good news one after another. Aika got accepted for the Masters Degree programs she was applying for at both Harvard and Oxford, her two top choices. While nothing is definite yet as she is still waiting for the approval of her scholarship applications, these came just at the right time," she said in her FB post.

"This brings to mind our celebrated milestones in the past. Jesse's TOYM [Ten Outstanding Young Men], TOYP [Ten Outstanding Young Persons], Ramon Magsaysay Awards, his acceptance to Harvard, etc. all came at the heels of difficult circumstances. And then this. Another lesson in faith. God is truly just💛" 

The younger Robredo is the eldest daughter of the Vice President and the late Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo. Aika, full name Jessica Marie, graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University in 2008. 

Second sibling Tricia is still in medical school while youngest daughter Jillian is in high school. 

The Vice President is facing an impeachment complaint before the House of Representatives, filed by a lawyer associated with associated with former President Ferdinand Marcos.

On Sunday, pro-Duterte groups held a rally at the Quirino Grandstand to call for Robredo's ouster.