Leni Robredo Biography, Latest Update, Laws, Achievements, Net Worth

Leni Robredo is a Filipino economist, lawyer, politician, and government official. He is currently serving as the 15th vice president of the Philippines.

Leni Robredo
Leni Robredo

Latest Update
On August 30, 2021, over 200 organizations held an online people’s convention to highlight the achievements of Leni Robredo and to urge her to run for president in the 2022 elections.

Personal Information
Complete Name –> Maria Leonor Santo Tomas Gerona Robredo
Nickname –> Leni
Birth Date –> April 23, 1965 (Age 56)
Hometown –> Naga City, Camarines Sur, Philippines

Net Worth (2020) –> P11.9 million

Family
Husband –> Former DILG Secretary and former Naga City Mayor Jesse M. Robredo (​(married 1987)
Children –> 3 (Aika, Tricia, and Jillian)
Father –> Naga City Regional Trial Court Judge Antonio Gerona
Mother –> Salvacion Sto. Tomas

Education
College –> University of the Philippines
Degree –> Economics
Law School –> University of Nueva Caceres
* Passed the bar in 1996 on her second attempt
Honorary Degrees:
1) Doctor in Public Administration given by Polytechnic University of the Philippines (2015)
2) Doctor of Humanities awarded by University of Saint Anthony in Naga City (2017)
3) Doctor of Laws by University of the Cordilleras in Baguio City (2017)

Political Career / Work Experiences
2019 – Co-chairperson, Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD)
2016 – Chairman, Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council
2016-Present – Vice President, Republic of the Philippines
2013-2016 – Congresswoman, 3rd District of Camarines Sur
* Former lawyer at Public Attorney’s Office
* Former private human right lawyer

Achievements as a Congresswoman
* Laws Passed
1) Republic Act 10708 – The Tax Incentives Management and Transparency Act (TIMTA)
2) Republic Act 10661 – National Children’s Month Act
3) Republic Act 10646 – Charter of the Quezon City Development Authority
4) Republic Act 10665 – Open High School System Act
5) Republic Act 10638 – extending the corporate life of the Philippine National Railways for another 50 years
6) Republic Act 10707 – rationalizing and strengthening the probation system

* Bills Filed
1) House Bill 4911 – People Empowerment Bill
2) House Bill 3432 – Comprehensive Anti-Discrimination

Achievements / Projects as Vice President
A) Effective and timely pandemic response
1) Vaccination of drivers in partnership with local governments
2) Distribution of testing kits, PPE, face masks, and food packs on a daily basis since the pandemic started
3) Housing projects
4) Computer learning hubs
5) Dormitory for front liners and students
6) Free transport for front liners in Metro Manila and Metro Cebu
7) Community e-commerce to assist public market vendors
8) Bayanihan E-Konsulta

B) Social Services to far-flung villages (Laylayan)
C) Job Training (TrabaHOPE) to out-of-school Youth in cooperation with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
D) Assistance to community and micro-entrepreneurs

E) Highest Audit Rating from the Commission on Audit (COA)
F) Professionalization of The Office of the Vice President (OVP) with ISO-Certification

Advocacies / Stand on Issues
* Pro Transparency or Freedom of Information (She religiously filed her Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN)
* Anti Political Patronage
* Pro Anti-Political Dynasty
* Pro Drug Rehabilitation of Drug Victims
* Pro Same Sex Unions

RELATED: 25 Things You Must Know about Leni Robredo

See also: Top Government Officials Under President Rodrigo Duterte

See also: Famous People from Camarines Sur

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