- Vice President Leni Robredo shared on Facebook her joy after her eldest daughter, Jessica Marie or “Aika”, got accepted in the Master’s programs of Harvard and Oxford universities
- She said the news serve as another lesson in faith
- Aika graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Management Engineering from Ateneo de Manila University
“Another lesson in faith. God is truly just.”
These were the words of Vice President Leni Robredo who ecstatically took to Facebook to share that her eldest daughter, Jessica Marie or “Aika,” got accepted in the Master’s programs of Harvard and Oxford universities.
“Her Father’s Daughter. 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. While nothing is definite yet as she is still waiting for the approval of her scholarship applications, these came just at the right time,” Robredo wrote on her Facebook account as quoted in an article published by Inquirer.
Robredo even posted a photo of Aika with the late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo, and photos of the admission letters from Harvard and Oxford. Both schools are considered two of the top universities in the world.
Report mentioned that Aika got accepted by the University of Oxford’s Master of Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government, and to the Harvard Kennedy School as member of the Mid-Career Master in Public Administration as an Edward S. Mason Fellow for the class of 2018.
Calling the news as “another lesson in faith”, she disclosed that this also brings to mind their celebrated milestone in the past when her husband received TOYM (The Outstanding Young Men Awards), TOYP (Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World), Ramon Magsaysay Awards, his acceptance to Harvard, etc., which all came at the heels of difficult circumstances.
Aika, who is now 29 years of age, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Management Engineering from Ateneo de Manila University.
She first joined the government service, specifically the Department of Transportation and Communications, before her stint as executive assistant at the Office of Civil Defense.
In the late 2015, she quit her post to actively campaign for her mother’s vice presidential bid.