Aika Robredo, the eldest daughter of Vice President Leni Robredo and the late Jesse Robredo, has been accepted to the Master of Public Policy program at the University of Oxford, as well as the Mid-Career Master in Public Administration program at Harvard University, her father's Alma Mater. Aika was 10 when the family moved to the Boston area for a year for Jesse's schooling.
The Robredo family at Harvard University in the '90s
The news was revealed by Aika's proud mother in a Facebook post. “Please allow me to be a proud parent again. Received a little bit of good news one after another,” Vice President Robredo writes. Aika got accepted for the
Aika Robredo's acceptance letters published on Facebook by Vice President Leni Robredo
Aika, 29, received a degree in B.S. Management Engineering (
This latest feat, of course, brings to mind the legacy of her late father, whose work as mayor of Naga City for 19 years was greatly admired. He was awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Government Service in 2000. He later took on the post of Secretary of the Interior and Local Government in 2010. He died in a plane crash in 2012. Aika's mother, Vice President Robredo, couldn’t help but reminisce in her Facebook post. “This brings to mind our celebrated milestones in the past. Jesse's TOYM, TOYP, Ramon Magsaysay Awards, his acceptance to Harvard… All came on the heels of difficult circumstances. And then this. Another lesson in faith. God is truly just,” she writes.