Robredo goes on leave, flies to New York with daughters: ‘We just need to spend as much time together’

Vice President Leni Robredo and her kids are off to the United States for a brief respite following the bitterly contested elections.

Vice President Leni Robredo will be taking a leave from work in the next few days.

Robredo announced on Facebook that she and her three daughters would travel to the United States on Saturday for a “well deserved rest.”

“My daughters and I are leaving for New York today to attend Jillian’s graduation. We will be gone for a few days to just spend time with family and take a well deserved rest before all of us restart the lives we have put on hold,” she said.

“This is the first time since my husband died in 2012 that we will be travelling again as a family with no work to take care of,” she said.

The latest family trip of the Robredo’s came after her failed presidential bid in the recent bitterly contested elections. Former Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr., son and namesake of the late dictator, is bound for the presidency after obtaining more than 31 million votes based on partial and unofficial ballot count.

As Marcos is poised to become the country’s next president, she also urged kakampinks to accept the election results. Addressing her supporters at the Ateneo De Manila University grounds last Friday, she also encouraged the pink army to join the movement that will defend the truth and fight lies.

Even though she is abroad, Robredo promised to be “on top” of preparations for the launch of Angat Buhay NGO. She earlier disclosed plans to form the largest volunteer network in the country by July 1, the day she becomes citizen Leni.

Robredo, in the same Facebook post, apologized for not being able to accept requests for meet ups and promised to reschedule it in the future.

“For now, we just need to spend as much time together,” she explained.

With thousands of unread messages on her mobile phone and emails, Robredo also said she is sorry if it has taken so long to respond. Robredo’s chief of staff has been designated officer in charge while Robredo is away.

“For urgent concerns, please make sure to contact my Chief of Staff, Usec Boyet Dy, who will be in charge of the office while I am on leave,” she said.

Also, Robredo assured that the Office of the Vice President family has started preparations for the official turnover of the office to the duly elected 15th Vice President.

Marcos’ running mate Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio emerged as frontrunner in the VP race last week.

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