Leni Robredo

In this Philippine name for married women, the birth middle name or maternal family name is Santo Tomas, the birth surname or paternal family name is Gerona, and the marital name is Robredo.
Her Excellency
Leni Robredo
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Robredo in July 2016
14th Vice President of the Philippines
Assumed office
June 30, 2016
President Rodrigo Duterte
Preceded by Jejomar Binay
Chairwoman of Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council
In office
July 12, 2016 – December 5, 2016
President Rodrigo Duterte
Preceded by Jejomar Binay
Succeeded by Leoncio Evasco Jr.
Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Camarines Sur's 3rd district
In office
June 30, 2013 – June 30, 2016
Preceded by Luis Villafuerte, Sr.
Succeeded by Gabriel Bordado
Personal details
Born Maria Leonor Santo Tomas Gerona
(1965-04-23) April 23, 1965 (age 51) [1]
Naga, Camarines Sur, Philippines
Political party Liberal Party
Spouse(s) Jesse Robredo (m. 1987; d. 2012)
Children 3 (incl. Aika)
Residence Quezon City Reception House
Alma mater University of the Philippines Diliman
San Beda College
University of Nueva Caceres
Profession Lawyer
Website Official website
Government website
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Leni Robredo

Vice President of the Philippines


Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Camarines Sur's Third District


Mayoral Spouse of Naga City


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Maria Leonor "Leni" Santo Tomas Robredo ( née Gerona; born April 23, 1965 [1] [2]) is a Filipino 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 amidst 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, 1964 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 was educated at the 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 School of Economics of 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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