Robredo flies to Nepal for Asia Pacific Summit

Mara Cepeda
Vice President Leni Robredo is set to deliver the keynote speech during the summit, where issues like climate change and good governance will be tackled

KEYNOTE SPEAKER. Vice President Leni Robredo will be delivering a keynote speech during the Asia Pacific Summit 2018 on December 1. File photo by the Office of the Vice President

MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo is heading to Kathmandu, Nepal, on Wednesday, November 28, to attend this year’s Asia Pacific Summit.

The Vice President is scheduled to deliver the keynote address during the opening session of the summit on Saturday, December 1.

Robredo will be joining heads of state and government officials for the welcome banquet for the summit, which will gather leaders of different countries, businessmen, and civil society leaders to address issues like climate change and good governance. 

The Vice President will return to the Philippines on Sunday, December 2.

Last week, on November 19, Robredo also delivered the keynote speech during the 8th Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats-Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Summit.

The Vice President told Asian and European liberals that it is their duty to support other institutions who engage in efforts to uphold democracy. –

Mara Cepeda

Mara Cepeda specializes in stories about politics and local governance. She covers the Office of the Vice President, the Senate, and the Philippine opposition. She is a 2021 fellow of the Asia Journalism Fellowship and the Reham al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship of the UN. Got tips? Email her at or tweet @maracepeda.