On Valentine's day: Leni Robredo misses 'leftover' flowers
MANILA, Philippines – On Valentine’s Day, Liberal Party vice presidential candidate Leni Robredo can’t help but recall how she used to celebrate the occasion with her late husband, interior secretary Jesse Robredo.
Robredo said her husband used to give her "leftover roses" that were not distributed to Naga City Hall lady employees.
“Actually, iyong ibinibigay niya sa akin ay iyong mga natira sa mga bulaklak na ipinamigay niya sa mga babaeng empleyado ng city hall ng Naga,” said Robredo in a press statement. (Actually what he used to give me were the leftover flowers.)
“Kahit gaano siya ka-busy sa trabaho, naglalaan talaga siya ng oras para bumili at magpamigay ng bulaklak sa kanyang mga tauhan. Ang tira naman ay ibinibigay niya sa akin,” she added. (No matter how busy he is, he really sets aside time to buy and give flowers to his staff. What's left is what he gives me.)
The Robredo couple usually dined out either for lunch or dinner with their 3 daughters, Aika, Tricia and Jillian.
“Sinisiguro rin niya na sama-sama kaming lahat na kakain sa labas. Apat kaming ka-date ni Sec Jesse tuwing Valentine’s Day,” Robredo said. (He also makes sure that we're all together eating out. Every Valentine's Day, Sec Jesse has the 4 of us as dates.)
The former interior secretary died in a plane crash on August 18, 2012. His body was retrieved off the waters of Masbate 3 days later on August 21. He was on his way home to Naga for the long weekend but the private plane he was on had engine trouble.
No replacement for Jesse
Leni Robredo said this time she will have her 3 daughters as dates.
“Wala pa akong malinaw na plano para sa aming date sa Valentine’s pero titiyakin kong magkakasama kaming lahat sa araw na iyon,” Robredo said. (I don't have a clear plan for our date on Valentine's but I will make sure we will all be together on that day.)
When asked about her love life, the vice presidential bet said she had no plans of finding a replacement for Jesse.
“Sa 25 taon kaming magkasama, hindi ako binigyan ng sakit ng ulo ng asawa ko,” Robredo said. (In the 25 years of our marriage, my husband never gave me a headache.)
“Baka naman pag maghanap pa ako ng love life, bigyan lang ako ng sakit ng ulo kaya di bale na lang,” she added. (If I go in search of a love life, I might just get a headache, so never mind.) – Rappler.com