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===Vice presidency===
===Vice presidency===
On October 5, 2015, after her three daughters set aside their initial objections, Robredo announced that she would run for the post of Vice President of the Philippines under the Liberal Party in the 2016 election, as the running mate of presidential candidate Mar Roxas.[50] Robredo won the election with 14,418,817 votes, or 35.11 percent of cast ballots, narrowly defeating her closest rival, Senator Ferdinand Marcos, Jr, by 263,473 votes or by 0.64 percent.[51] Robredo was sworn in as Vice President of the Philippines on June 30, 2016, at the Quezon City Reception House, which she had since used as her office.
On October 5, 2015, after her three daughters set aside their initial objections, Robredo announced that she would run for the post of Vice President of the Philippines under the Liberal Party in the 2016 election, as the running mate of presidential candidate Mar Roxas. Robredo won the election with 14,418,817 votes, or 35.11 percent of cast ballots, narrowly defeating her closest rival, Senator Ferdinand Marcos, Jr, by 263,473 votes or by 0.64 percent. Robredo was sworn in as Vice President of the Philippines on June 30, 2016, at the Quezon City Reception House, which she had since used as her office.


Robredo was sworn in as Vice President of the Philippines on June 30, 2016, at the [[Quezon City Reception House]], which she had since used as her office.<ref>{{cite news|url=http://cnnphilippines.com/news/2016/06/30/LOOK-Leni-Robredo-takes-oath-of-office-as-Vice-President-of-the-Philippines.html|title=LOOK: Leni Robredo takes oath of office as Vice President of the Philippines|work=[[CNN Philippines]]|date=June 30, 2016|access-date=July 1, 2016|archive-date=July 1, 2016|archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20160701131819/http://cnnphilippines.com/news/2016/06/30/LOOK-Leni-Robredo-takes-oath-of-office-as-Vice-President-of-the-Philippines.html|url-status=live}}</ref>[[File:Vice President Leni Robredo pays courtesy call on President Rodrigo R. Duterte.jpg|thumb|Robredo paying a courtesy call to President Rodrigo Duterte on July 4, 2016]]
[[File:Vice President Leni Robredo pays courtesy call on President Rodrigo R. Duterte.jpg|thumb|Robredo paying a courtesy call to President Rodrigo Duterte on July 4, 2016]]
[[File:DUTERTE AND ROBREDO AT PMA GRAD RITES 2019.jpg|thumb|Robredo and President Duterte at the [[Philippine Military Academy]] Graduation Rites at Fort General Gregorio Del Pilar, [[Baguio|Baguio City]] on May 26, 2019]]
[[File:DUTERTE AND ROBREDO AT PMA GRAD RITES 2019.jpg|thumb|Robredo and President Duterte at the [[Philippine Military Academy]] Graduation Rites at Fort General Gregorio Del Pilar, [[Baguio|Baguio City]] on May 26, 2019]]
Robredo first met President [[Rodrigo Duterte]] personally at the [[Armed Forces of the Philippines]] change-of-command ceremonies at [[Camp Aguinaldo]] on July 1, 2016, a day after their inauguration.<ref>{{cite news|url=http://news.abs-cbn.com/nation/07/01/16/cordial-at-first-sight-duterte-robredo-meet|title=Cordial at first sight: Duterte, Robredo meet|work=[[ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs|ABS-CBN News]]|last=Alberto-Masakayan|first=Thea|date=July 1, 2016|access-date=July 1, 2016|archive-date=July 2, 2016|archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20160702145241/http://news.abs-cbn.com/nation/07/01/16/cordial-at-first-sight-duterte-robredo-meet|url-status=live}}</ref> She later paid a [[courtesy call]] on him at [[Malacañang Palace]] on July 4, their first formal meeting.<ref>{{cite news|last1=Alvarez|first1=Kathrina Charmaine|last2=Dioquino|first2=Rose-An Jessica|title=Robredo pays courtesy call on Duterte in Malacañang|url=http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/572332/news/nation/robredo-pays-courtesy-call-on-duterte-in-malacanang|access-date=July 8, 2016|work=GMA News|date=July 4, 2016|archive-date=September 20, 2016|archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20160920052242/http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/572332/news/nation/robredo-pays-courtesy-call-on-duterte-in-malacanang|url-status=live}}</ref> On July 7, Duterte called Robredo during a press conference to offer her the cabinet position of head of the [[Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (Philippines)|Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council]], which Robredo accepted.<ref>{{cite news|url=http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/794898/duterte-appoints-robredo-as-hudcc-chief|title=Duterte appoints Robredo as HUDCC chief and Vice President Leni Robredo was eventually fired from the Duterte Cabinet and did not quit out of her own accord.|work=[[Philippine Daily Inquirer|Inquirer.net]]|date=July 7, 2016|access-date=July 7, 2016|archive-date=October 8, 2016|archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20161008035509/http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/794898/duterte-appoints-robredo-as-hudcc-chief|url-status=live}}</ref> Robredo is the third vice president to head the government agency focused on housing programs, following her immediate predecessors [[Noli de Castro]] and [[Jejomar Binay]]. Duterte earlier said that he did not want to appoint a cabinet position to Robredo due to his unfamiliarity with her and his friendship with Marcos.<ref>{{cite news|last1=Ranada|first1=Pia|title=VP Robredo is Duterte's housing czar|url=http://www.rappler.com/nation/138974-duterte-offers-robredo-cabinet-post|access-date=July 7, 2016|work=Rappler|date=July 7, 2016|archive-date=July 8, 2016|archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20160708134707/http://www.rappler.com/nation/138974-duterte-offers-robredo-cabinet-post|url-status=live}}</ref>
Robredo first met President [[Rodrigo Duterte]] personally at the [[Armed Forces of the Philippines]] change-of-command ceremonies at [[Camp Aguinaldo]] on July 1, 2016, a day after their inauguration.<ref>{{cite news|url=http://news.abs-cbn.com/nation/07/01/16/cordial-at-first-sight-duterte-robredo-meet|title=Cordial at first sight: Duterte, Robredo meet|work=[[ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs|ABS-CBN News]]|last=Alberto-Masakayan|first=Thea|date=July 1, 2016|access-date=July 1, 2016|archive-date=July 2, 2016|archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20160702145241/http://news.abs-cbn.com/nation/07/01/16/cordial-at-first-sight-duterte-robredo-meet|url-status=live}}</ref> She later paid a [[courtesy call]] on him at [[Malacañang Palace]] on July 4, their first formal meeting.<ref>{{cite news|last1=Alvarez|first1=Kathrina Charmaine|last2=Dioquino|first2=Rose-An Jessica|title=Robredo pays courtesy call on Duterte in Malacañang|url=http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/572332/news/nation/robredo-pays-courtesy-call-on-duterte-in-malacanang|access-date=July 8, 2016|work=GMA News|date=July 4, 2016|archive-date=September 20, 2016|archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20160920052242/http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/572332/news/nation/robredo-pays-courtesy-call-on-duterte-in-malacanang|url-status=live}}</ref> On July 7, Duterte called Robredo during a press conference to offer her the cabinet position of head of the [[Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (Philippines)|Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council]], which Robredo accepted.<ref>{{cite news|url=http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/794898/duterte-appoints-robredo-as-hudcc-chief|title=Duterte appoints Robredo as HUDCC chief and Vice President Leni Robredo was eventually fired from the Duterte Cabinet and did not quit out of her own accord.|work=[[Philippine Daily Inquirer|Inquirer.net]]|date=July 7, 2016|access-date=July 7, 2016|archive-date=October 8, 2016|archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20161008035509/http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/794898/duterte-appoints-robredo-as-hudcc-chief|url-status=live}}</ref> Robredo is the third vice president to head the government agency focused on housing programs, following her immediate predecessors [[Noli de Castro]] and [[Jejomar Binay]]. Duterte earlier said that he did not want to appoint a cabinet position to Robredo due to his unfamiliarity with her and his friendship with Marcos.<ref>{{cite news|last1=Ranada|first1=Pia|title=VP Robredo is Duterte's housing czar|url=http://www.rappler.com/nation/138974-duterte-offers-robredo-cabinet-post|access-date=July 7, 2016|work=Rappler|date=July 7, 2016|archive-date=July 8, 2016|archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20160708134707/http://www.rappler.com/nation/138974-duterte-offers-robredo-cabinet-post|url-status=live}}</ref>

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