Robredo 'ready to work again’ after New York trip with daughters

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Presidential candidate, incumbent Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo, smiles during a thanksgiving rally with her supporters in Quezon City, Philippines on Friday, May 13, 2022. Allies of the Philippines' presumptive next president, Ferdinand
Presidential candidate, incumbent Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo, smiles during a thanksgiving rally with her supporters in Quezon City, Philippines on Friday, May 13, 2022. Allies of the Philippines' presumptive next president, Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr., appear set to strongly dominate both chambers of Congress, further alarming activists after the late dictator's son scored an apparent election victory that will restore his family to the seat of power. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Outgoing vice-president Leni Robredo is “ready to work again” after going on a New York trip to attend her daughter Jillian Robredo's commencement exercises.

In a Facebook post on Sunday (May 29), the Vice President shared photos from her trip to the United States with her daughters, describing it as the “longest vacation I’ve had in 10 years.”

Robredo said that they received a lot of invitations for meet ups, but decided not to push through as they were in the US for less than two weeks.

"We received a lot of invitations for meet ups and we are super sorry for deciding not to push through with any of them. We were there for less than two weeks and there was not enough time to see everyone. We were afraid to just accept some and say NO to the others," the post read.

"I promised the girls that, for this trip, all my time will be devoted to them. So whatever lunches or dinners we’ve had with friends were all, somehow, connected to them," she added.

The vice-president, in the same post, also shared some things she observed while in New York, expressing hope that it can also be achieved in the Philippines.

She mentioned New York's convenient public transport system, the bike lanes and bike racks in the city, the parks, New York as a pedestrian-friendly city, and the restoration of old buildings, which Robredo said gave the city character.

Libreng mangarap at libre din pag trabahuhan mga pangarap (Dreaming is free, so is working for your dreams),” Robredo said.

Robredo, upon returning to the country on Saturday (May. 28), has already coordinated with Vice President-elect Sara Duterte for a smooth-sailing transition for the OVP.

Pola Rubio is a news writer and photojournalist covering Philippine politics and events. She regularly follows worldwide and local happenings. She advocates for animal welfare and press freedom. Follow her twitter @polarubyo for regular news and cat postings.

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