During the Antipolo City People’s Rally on April 5, Vice President Leni Robredo responded to a netizen’s request to attend her graduation.
The two first met at the Robredo-Pangilinan tandem’s campaign rally in Rizal province, where Robredo saw the student’s message while she was on stage.
The netizen wrote on a piece of paper which the Vice President read, “Leni, wala akong mama sa graduation, baka pwedeng ikaw na lang?”
Without hesitation, Robredo responded that she be there. She inquired when the graduation would be, “Sure, kailan ang graduation mo?”
Upon hearing the good news, it made the student overjoyed.
VP Leni added, “October, kaya sabihan mo ako.”
By the Vice President’s commitment to attend the graduation, the netizen later tweeted and publicly announced that she already has a mother in her graduation, referring to Robredo.
Robredo quickly responded in a tweet to let her know right away of a fixed date for the graduation.
Pag fixed na grad date, please tell me agad🙏 Congratulations!
— Leni Robredo (@lenirobredo) April 6, 2022
The netizen tweeted that she got a lot of notifs due to her tweet that went viral. She even revealed that the news already reached her family in Japan.
Comedian host and supporter, Pokwang also volunteered to attend the graduation in case ‘mama’ Leni is busy.
Kapag busy si mama @lenirobredo mo at free naman ako, sige ako nalang pupunta sa graduation mo kung bet mo nak hahahahahhaa kailan ba yan?
— marietta subong (@pokwang27) April 6, 2022
She replied with enthusiasm to update the comedian on the date of the graduation.
Netizens reacted to the conversation between Robredo and the soon-to-graduate supporter.
One netizen even wished to study and graduate again hoping that Robredo will also attend his graduation rites.
Another netizen added that it is a chance of a lifetime for the supporter, and the gesture is a testament to Robredo being a leader with a compassionate heart.
Wow, ganda neto. Chance mona to na si VP Leni ang umatend sa Graduation rites mo. Congrats in advance ma'am. Truly indeed, VP Leni is a true leader with compassionate heart. pic.twitter.com/XTLzI7pWn2
— Mike Sala (@truth_matters39) April 6, 2022