Mom duties: Robredo helps daughter settle in for year in US


Posted at Jun 21 2017 06:48 PM

MANILA- Despite her busy schedule, Vice President Leni Robredo still managed to help her daughter Aika settle in as she moved to the United States, where she will spend a year to take up advanced studies.

Robredo took to Facebook on Wednesday to share her time with Aika, who has been accepted into the Master in Public Administration program at the prestigious Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 



The vice president said she had a speaking engagement in Los Angeles over the weekend and decided to fly to Boston to help her daughter settle in.

"It was a very hectic two days for both of us as we fixed and cleaned her apartment inside the campus," Robredo wrote in a Facebook post.

The mother and daughter tandem also visited Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School, where Aika attended 5th grade. The family had spent a year in Boston in the '90s, when the vice president's husband, the late Jesse Robredo, also took up studies in Harvard.

"Except for a meeting with United Way Foundation this afternoon to explore a possible partnership with our Angat Buhay program, I was a full-time mother once again," Robredo wrote.

She added that they will be spending the night by having a potluck dinner with Filipinos in Harvard before flying home to Manila.

"In a few hours, I am flying back home comforted by the thought that Aika will be in very good company," she said.

Robredo has 3 daughters with late husband Jesse: Jessica also known as Aika, Jillian and Janine.