Robredo named oustanding woman of the year in Thailand

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 02 2016 08:11 PM

MANILA - Vice President Leni Robredo has received an award for her work in advocating gender equality and empowering women.

In her first trip abroad as the vice president of the Philippines, Robredo visited Thailand upon the invitation of the National Council of Women of Thailand. She was also given the Honorary Outstanding Women 2016 Award by Her Royal Highness Maha Chakri Srinindon, in behalf of her mother, Queen Sirikit.

Robredo also met with officials of the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, where she was briefed about the Baan Mankong Community Housing Development Program, which is one of the successful housing programs in Thailand.

The vice president also spent some time with overseas Filipino workers and community leaders in Thailand.