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

Leni Robredo is a Filipino economist, lawyer, politician, and government official. She served as the 15th vice president of the Philippines. She ran for president in the May 9, 2022 elections but lost to Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.

Latest Update
September 28, 2022 – US Ambassador Mary Kay Carlson visited Atty. Leni Robredo to congratulate her for her fellowship at Harvard Kennedy School. They also discussed opportunities for collaboration with Angat Buhay’s program in youth, health, and education.

July 1, 2022 – Former Vice President Leni Robredo launched Angat Pinas Inc., a non-government organization using Angat Buhay as its brand of service which is a continuation of her advocacies at the OVP.

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

Leni Robredo
Leni Robredo

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

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
2016-2022 – Vice President, Republic of the Philippines
2019 – Co-chairperson, Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD)
2016 – Chairman, Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council
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
7) Republic Act 10643 – Graphic Health Warnings Law

* Bills Filed
1) House Bill 3432 – Comprehensive Anti-Discrimination
2) House Bill 4021 – Healthy Beverage Options Act of 2014
3) House Bill 4911 – People Empowerment Bill
4) House Bill 5829 – Act to declare the month of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month
5) House Bill 5841 – Agrarian Reform Commission Act

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) such as feeding programs for communities with a high number of malnourished and stunted children
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

Leni Robredo  Projects
Leni Robredo Projects

G) Workshop for Aspiring Women Entrepreneurs

Other Projects
1. Seaweed Project in Agutaya, Palawan
2. Mental Health Facility in San Remigio, Cebu
3. Housing Projects in Marawi City, Lupi in Camarines Sur, Guinobatan in Albay and in Dinagat Island
4. Uswag Iloilo City Molecular Laboratory
5. Calamansi processing plant in Cabanatuan City
6. Angat Buhay Yakan Cloth Weaving Center in Barangay Buahan in Lamitan City, Basilan
7. The Oasis Project – provided temporary shelter to frontliners

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
* Anti Political Dynasty
* Anti Extra-Judicial Killing
* Pro Drug Rehabilitation of Drug Victims
* Protection of rights for Same Sex Unions
* Lower Electricity Prices
* Provision of stronger Telecommunication signals to far flung areas

Presidential Campaign 2022

August 30, 2021 – Over 200 organizations, including Lawyers for Leni, 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.

September 30, 2021 – The opposition group 1Sambayan, headed by former Supreme Court Justice Antonio Carpio, endorsed Leni Robredo for president in the 2022 elections.

October 2, 2021 – Robredo went to Capas, Tarlac along with her daughter Dr. Tricia for the vaccination of members of the Aeta Community. She came all the way from her home province Camarines Sur where she transferred her resident from Naga City to Magarao town which would allow her to run for governor. However, her spokesperson Atty. Barry Gutierrez shot down any talk of her running for governor since there was no decision yet of her 2022 plan.

October 3, 2021 – It was revealed that Robredo met again with Senators Ping Lacson and Tito Sotto in the presence of Senator Frank Drilon as part of efforts at uniting the opposition. No definite result was divulged by the parties. There have been reports on social media that Leni Robredo has already accepted the nomination of 1Sambayan but formal announcement will be made on October 5, the same date when she announced her candidacy for vice president in 2016 and for congresswoman in 2013.

October 6, 2021 – Akbayan Partylist whose members include former congresswoman Etta Rosales, Senator Risa Hontiveros, and Dinagat Governor Kaka Bag-ao, endorses Leni Robredo for president.

October 7, 2021 – Leni Robredo announced her readiness to run for president in 2022. Later in the afternoon, she filed her certificate of candidacy for president as an independent. Senator Kiko Pangilinan is her vice presidential candidate who filed his own certificate of candidacy under the Liberal Party.

On March 20, 2022, supporters of presidential candidate Leni Robredo and Kiko Pangilinan organized the biggest campaign rally so far in Ortigas Center, Pasig City with an estimate of 137,000 attendees.

PasigLaban for Leni and Kiko
The biggest campaign rally so far happened in Pasig City which gathered around 137,000 supporters. It was dubbed as PasigLaban for Leni and Kiko.

On March 25, 2022, Partido Reporma led by Davao Del Norte Congressman and former Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez shift support from Ping Lacson to Leni Robredo.

April 9, 2022 – Team Leni Robredo held a rally dubbed as Manalakaran sa Pampanga which gathered more than 220,000 supporters. As of this date, it is the largest crowd ever for the team with celebrity guests that included Sam Concepcion, Nadine Lustre, Jona, and K Brosas. See the short video below.

On May 6, 2022, Team Leni Robredo mounted its historic miting de avance in Naga City with 306,000 people in attendance. See photo below.

Leni Robredo Rally in Naga City
Leni Robredo Rally in Naga City (Credit: Naga City government)

On May 7, 2022, the NCR miting de avance of Team Leni Robredo held at the Ayala Avenue Corner Makati Avenue gathered a mammoth crowd with an estimate of 780,000 supporters as per organizers’ report. See video below.

Books About Leni Robredo
1. “Servant Leader: Leni Robredo” authored by Prof. Ed Garcia
2. “Dancing Waters: The Story of Leni Robredo” authored by Yvette Fernandez
3. “Leni Robredo Cultural Revolution” written by Dr. Hugo “Boboy” Yonzon III

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

See also: List of Candidates for President in 2022 Election

Leni Robredo
Leni Robredo (Photo Credit: OVP)


  1. I woul like to see similar write up for on all the presidential candidates. It will help voters to compare and decide who they think is the best choice for the Philippines.

  2. I am very vey impressed with the TV interview I saw on U tube of the Honorable Vice President Leni Robredo and saw all her credentials and academic and legislative achievements and accomplishments. I think if she is elected President of our beloved Motherland..- Filipinas- she will make the Philippines SHINE again in the eyes of the world.. I wish that I could VOTE for her this coming Ma Presidential Election but I an now a naturalized American citizens for many years now here in my beloved state of Louisiana. also in Public Office and serving a very small political role as the elected coroner ( Medico Legal Officer, Medical Examiner ) in my parish ( county) fir 36 years now. i am very very impressed with the Vice President’s ide and aspirations for the people of the Philippines.i will pray deeply for her and ask the Lord to help her win the Presidency this coming May. I swill do my very best t encourage the Filipino people living in the United States to support her finaccially and spiritually so that she will gain more strength and energy in her campagn to alleviate the sufferings of our dear kababayans.. Mabuhay ka Hnorable Leni Robredo. I will give or share with you the adivce King David of Israel told his son son..King Solomon- one of the greaest kings of all time when he said-.” BE STRONG AND OF GOOD COURAGE AND DO NOT FEAR NOR BE DISMAYED FOR THE LORD – MY GOD WILL BE WITH YOU . HE WLL NOT LEAVE YOU NOR FORSAKE YOU UNTIL YOU HAVE FINISHED ALL THE WORK FO THE SERVICE OF THE HOUSE OF THE LORD.” ( 1 dEEUTERONOMY 28:19-21. MABUHAY KA AND CONTINEU YOUR EVERLASTING LOVE FOR THE PHILIPPOOINES. PT ALWAYS, NAMATE. ..ROGELIO ANGELS CASMA; M.D. WASHINGTON PARISH, LOUISIANA – CORONER ADN CHEIF MEDICAL EXAMNER.

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