- Vice President Leni Robredo replied to calls for her daughter, Jessica Marie “Aika” to run as governor of Camarines Sur
- Robredo said “one at a time” and that Aika isn’t interested in securing a political seat
- The Vice President shared how her eldest daughter has helped communities even without entering politics
Vice President Leni Robredo reacted to calls for her daughter to run as governor of Camarines Sur.
Looks like the Villafuertes might have to face a new opponent if Jessica Marie “Aika” Robredo agrees to run in the next elections. Recently, the Vice President’s supporters have begun calling for her daughter, Aika, to run and have a seat in public office, specifically a gubernatorial post in CamSur.
Currently, Miguel Luis “Migz” Reyes Villafuerte has been Governor of Camarines Sur since 2013.
The calls came when Robredo posted on her Facebook page a report about Aika carving her own path in public service. As a mother, Robredo shared how proud she is of her eldest daughter who’s helping others without entering politics.
Robredo wrote, “Aika has shunned a number of invitations to run for public office during the 2019 elections, choosing instead to continue with her work for the communities sans politics. After graduating from the Harvard Kennedy School in 2018, she went back home and decided to do NGO work, helping communities rise up again after disasters.”
The Vice President went on to recall how Aika grew up seeing her father, Jesse as a politician who was serving others. Even when Jesse asked Aika to directly get involved in his work, she refused and only wanted to work in the background.
In the comments section, many supporters urged Aika to run for a gubernatorial post so her mother could focus on her presidential bid. The VP replied to one comment saying, “Dai puwede. One at a time lang. As of now, running is not an option for her.”