Who is Leni Robredo?

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — It took her a long time before she finally made up her mind to run for higher office. But who is Leni Robredo?

Full Name: Maria Leonor Gerona Robredo

Birthday: April 23, 1964

Birthplace: Naga City

Party: Liberal Party

 

The administration party's Robredo has come a long way from stalling on calls to run for vice president to becoming an open-minded public servant.

To gain votes, Robredo is banking on her long years of service defending the poor.

Part of her opening statement at the CNN Philippines Vice Presidential debate highlighted her pro-marginalized agenda:

"Sa napakatagal na panahon na ako ay naninilbihan bilang abogado ng mahihirap at tagapagtanggol ng kababaihan — boses nila ang alam ko, boses nila ang gumigising sa akin sa araw-araw...Ngayon po, boses niyo na lahat ang aking pinapakinggan."

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