Proud mom Vice President Leni Robredo shares daughter Aika got accepted into Harvard and Oxford
The VP shared her 'proud parent' moment on Facebook, sharing how her eldest daughter got accepted into two of the most prestigious universities in the world
Amid the chaotic world of politics, Vice President Leni Robredo’s constant source of pride and joy are her three daughters.
On her latest Facebook post, the proud mom shared how her eldest, Aika, just got accepted into two of the most prestigious universities in the world: Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts and Oxford University in England.
“Please allow me to be a proud parent again. Received a little bit of good news one after another. Aika got accepted for the Masters Degree programs she was applying for at both Harvard and Oxford, her two top choices,” Robredo wrote in a Facebook post on April 3.
“Her Father’s Daughter.”
“This brings to mind our celebrated milestones in the past. Jesse’s TOYM, TOYP, Ramon Magsaysay Awards, his acceptance to Harvard, etc.,” recalled the VP. “All came at the heels of difficult circumstances. And then this. Another lesson in faith. God is truly just.”
The Facebook post earned nearly 1,000 shares in the first 15 hours it was posted.
Hundreds of well-wishes poured in for the 29-year-old, who graduated from Ateneo de Manila University in 2008 with Bachelor of Science degree in Management Engineering.
She got admitted to Oxford’s Master of Public Policy program and the Master in Public Administration program of Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, just like her late dad, former DILG secretary Jesse Robredo, who graduated from Harvard University in 1999.
After her father’s tragic death in 2012, Aika decided to continue his legacy and work for the government, reports Inquirer. She joined the Department of Transportation and Communications and later on, served as an executive assistant at the Office of Civil Defense.
She resigned in 2015 to campaign full time for her mom who was then running for Vice President. Currently, she’s awaiting the approval of her scholarship applications before she can choose between the two renowned universities.
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