Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo (fourth from right) formally accepts the offer of Liberal Party (LP) standard-bearer Mar Roxas to be his running mate in the 2016 presidential election. President Aquino (center) raises the hands of the LP standard-bearer Mar Roxas (third from left) and Robredo at the event held on Monday at Club Filipino in San Juan City. On the left are Roxas’ mother Judy Araneta-Roxas and wife Korina Sanchez. Robredo’s daughters Tricia, Jillian and Aika are shown on the right. More »


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