Leni Robredo

Maria Leonor “Leni” Gerona Robredo (born Maria Leonor Santo Tomas Gerona; April 23, 1965)[1][2] is a Filipino lawyer, politician, and social activist who is the 14th and incumbent vice president of the Philippines. Robredo was the wife of the late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo. She served as the representative of Camarines Sur‘s 3rd district from 2013 until her inauguration as vice president in 2016. In the vice presidential election, Robredo defeated Bongbong Marcos by a narrow margin of 263,473 votes.[3] A report released by the Supreme Court further widened her lead to 278,566 over Marcos.[4]

Robredo is the second woman to serve as vice president of the Philippines after Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and the first vice president from Bicol Region. In 2016, Robredo was awarded by the Thai government for her work and advocacy in women empowerment and gender equality.[5][6] Under her leadership, the OVP also received the ISO 9001: 2015 certification for the office’s quality management systems.[7][8]

On October 7, 2021, Robredo announced her bid for president of the Philippines in the 2022 election.[9]

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