Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo on Wednesday sat with Mareng Winnie (Solita Monsod), and talked about everything from politics to her personal life after winning the second highest government position in the Philippines.
In 40-minutes live interview, Robredo detailed her life as young student in UP and how she became active in Human Rights when she passed the bar.
“I think it’s my destiny to help people. I’ve done pro-bono cases for people away from civilization and I was happy doing it,” Robredo said.
The sitting vice president also maintained that she or her camp never cheated former Senator Bongbong Marcos in the last elections.
“Ikaw ang mandaraya, hindi ako!” Robredo quoted saying referring to her political opponent.
Ano naman yong mga usap-usapan na may noyfirned ka daw, may kahawak kamay, etc. madam vice president, possible bang magkameron ka pa ulit ng panibagong love life? Please don’t get offended, I have a high respect for your husband, but tao lang tayo, may kanya-kanya ring pangangailangan”, Monsod asked that almost quote Robredo off-guard.
Yong tsismis na may botfriend ako, well matagal na nating dini-deny yan at yan ay walang katotohanan. But yong chance about having a new love life, well I must admit, I still feel young and kahit sino naman siguro it’s never too late to follow your dream di ba”, Robredo answered that prompted Monsod to tease her.
“O ayan si bise president, in good shape at available. Kung sino interesado jan mag-apply na”, Monsod joked.
Robredo added that she is open to all possibilities when her own happiness is on the line.
“Yong possibilities nanjan yan lagi. Marihap naman kung kalabanin natin ang tadhana baka balang araw mag regret pa tayo. Besides, steps towards tour dreamare never backward steps”, Robredo added.
Robredo is 52 years old and still in excellent shape, and even President Rodrigo Duterte admitted once before that he couldn’t take his eyes away from her.