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3:48 pm on 27 November 2022, Sunday
By Ryan Louis Mantilla
Former Vice President Leni Robredo announced on Facebook that she has returned to the Philippines after spending weeks in the United States sharing her leadership experiences.
Robredo returned to her home country for the University of the Philippines’ (UP) College of Law Grand Alumni Association event.
She also revealed that she left the United States on the evening of Thanksgiving and took a flight from Boston to Manila that took nearly 30 hours "with an 8 hour layover."
"I am not a UP Law Alumna and I am honored to have been invited to Keynote the event," the former vice president said, congratulating the batch 1972 and 1997’s Golden and Silver Jubilarians.
Robredo graduated with an economics degree from UP Diliman in 1986, and a law degree from Naga City's University of Nueva Caceres in 1992.
Robredo was admitted to the bar in 1997.
"Great to be home. This will be an extra busy week for me," she added.
Robredo recently spoke about the level of misinformation in the Philippines at a democracy forum in New York City sponsored by former US President Barack Obama's foundation.
"Strengthening our democracies is difficult but crucial work, as challenges evolve with the times. I find hope in today’s discussions and the collective commitment to make our spaces more inclusive and attuned to how we can help each other thrive," she previously shared in a Facebook post.
She has also been named one of the Harvard Kennedy School's Center for Public Leadership's Fall 2022 Hauser Leaders.
Robredo lost to President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. by a landslide in the May elections.
After the election, the former vice president established Angat Buhay, a non-profit organization, with the goal of carrying on the initiatives she began while serving as the nation's vice president.