Leni Robredo

Leni Robredo
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14th Vice President of the Philippines
Assumed office
June 30, 2016
PresidentRodrigo Duterte
Preceded byJejomar Binay
Chair of Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council
In office
July 12, 2016 – December 5, 2016
PresidentRodrigo Duterte
Preceded byJejomar Binay
Succeeded byLeoncio Evasco Jr.
Member of the Philippine House of Representatives
from Camarines Sur's 3rd District
In office
June 30, 2013 – June 30, 2016
Preceded byLuis Villafuerte
Succeeded byGabriel Bordado
Personal details
BornMaria Leonor Santo Tomas Gerona
(1965-04-23) April 23, 1965 (age 53)
Naga, Camarines Sur, Philippines
Political partyLiberal
Spouse(s)Jesse Robredo (m. 1987; d. 2012)
Children3 (incl. Aika)
ResidenceQuezon City Reception House
EducationUniversity of the Philippines, Diliman (BA)
San Beda College (MBA)
University of Nueva Caceres (LLB)
WebsiteOfficial website
Government website

Maria Leonor "Leni" Gerona Robredo (born Maria Leonor Santo Tomas Gerona; April 23, 1965)[1][2] is a Filipina lawyer and social activist who is the 14th and current Vice President of the Philippines. Running under the Liberal Party, Robredo won the vice-presidency contest in the May 9, 2016 election, as confirmed and proclaimed by the official Congressional count of May 25–27,[3] with 14,418,817 votes (35.11% of the votes), narrowly defeating Senator Bongbong Marcos by 263,473 votes amid controversy.[4] She is the second woman to serve as Vice President after Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and the first Vice President from Bicol.

Robredo first came to public attention in 2012 after the death of her husband, Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo, in the 2012 Philippine Piper Seneca crash off the coast of Masbate Island. Prior to the accident, her involvement in public life was as a lawyer and social activist. After this, she ran in the 2013 general election and won as the representative of Camarines Sur's Third District to the Philippine House of Representatives for the 16th Congress, a post she held until her inauguration as Vice President on June 30, 2016.

Early life and education

Maria Leonor Santo Tomas Gerona was born on April 23, 1965 in Naga, Camarines Sur, Philippines.[5] She was the first of three children born to retired Naga City Regional Trial Court Judge Antonio Gerona and Salvacion Santo Tomas.[6]

Gerona-Robredo attended Universidad de Sta. Isabel in Naga, graduating from elementary school in 1978, and from high school in 1982. She then graduated with a degree in economics from the UP School of Economics, at the University of the Philippines Diliman, in 1986. She then went to obtain her master's degree in business administration at San Beda College prior to studying law at University of Nueva Caceres, graduating in 1992.[2]

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