JUBILANT, festive, informal.
This was the mood at the inauguration of Vice President Leni Robredo at the Executive House in New Manila, Quezon City, early Thursday morning.
“There were no assigned seats, and everybody was just there to celebrate. It rained but that didn’t seem to matter,” says Niko Pedro, a PR executive and Robredo volunteer.
Guests—about 300 were invited—chanted “Laban Leni” and “Leni Robredo, Bise Pangulo,” the latter lyrics from the new VP’s campaign jingle, he adds.
Robredo’s running mate, Mar Roxas, led the attendees, who included Senators Franklin Drilon, Leila de Lima and Risa Hontiveros; outgoing Cabinet secretaries Jun Abaya, Mon Jimenez and Dinky Soliman; former Commission on Human Rights chair Etta Rosales; and Robredo’s colleagues from the House of Representatives: Jonjon Ferrer (Cavite), Alex Advincula (Cavite), Len Alonte (Biñan) and Miro Quimbo (Marikina).
Celebrity supporters like Kris Aquino, husband-and-wife Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera, Enchong Dee, Jaime Fabregas and Jim Paredes were also present.
Besides Dee, he was accompanied by actresses Kim Chiu and Maja Salvador with their celebrity friends are actress and model Beauty Gonzalez, child actress Jana Agoncillo, Star Magic models turned actors Jon Avila, Will Devaughn, Marvin Raymundo, Puma de Borja, Joseph Marco, David Chua, Carlo Gonzales, Miko Raval, Raphael Robes and Randy See, Wil Dasovich, Luke Jickain, Victor Silayan, Vin Abrenica, Kevin Zaldarriaga, Raff Timan, GMA Artist Center talent Paolo Paraiso, Sevy Roxas Chua, Brian Hontiveros, Rex Mendoza, Anna Mendoza, First Life Financial Company, Inc. owner, president and CEO Peter Coyiuto and daughter Sofia, Loli and Stephen Sy, Tina Hidalgo-Jacinto, Jacob Sombiracoul, Mikki Yap, Carie Aguila, Happy Lopez, Anton Papa, Cats del Rosario, Toff Tiozon, Jack Alindahao, fashion model Valerie delos Santos, May Pascual, Emman Tolentino, Smile Abrenica, Danilyn Nunga, Haide Fernandez, international feng shui master Marites Allen, UP School of Economics Professor Emeritus and “Philippine Daily INQUIRER” Opinion columnist Solita Collas-Monsod, talent manager Keren Pascual, Ricco Ocampo, Mikki Gonzales, Jairu Albert, “it”-boy LA Aguinaldo, Ed Montalban, ABS-CBN Chief Operating Officer for Broadcast Cory Vidanes, Dreamscape Entertainment business unit head Deo Endrinal, The Singing Bee host Amy Perez, MMILive’s Rhiza Pascua, Marilu Martinez, Thea Robles, Giselle Sanchez, Elena Tanyu-Coyiuto, Samantha Coyiuto, Marianne Po, Emesae Design Corporation chairman Manny Samson, Camille Samson, Lind Hotel’s Daryl and Linda Tan, Robert Coyiuto, Jr., Kitkat Silverio-Zobel, Senator Cynthia Villar, Sonny Tanchanco, Ado Escudero, Cora Relova, John Gaddi, former Senator and 2010 presidential candidate Jamby Madrigal, “Paul Smith” boutique owner Juan Miguel Ongsiako and wife Pia de Leon, TV show and specials director Bert de Leon, film and television director and Star Magic Artist Training/Public Workshops head Rahyan Carlos, Wilfredo Manalang, Jr., actor, director and playwright Anton Juan, University of the Philippines Assistant Vice President for Public Affairs and Director of Alumni Relations Professor Jose Wendell Capili, celebrity wellness and beauty Dr. Joel Mendez, Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) founding chairman Dante Jimenez; ABS-CBN business unit head Lui Andrada, Lawyer Manny Reyes, Universal Records Executive Vice-President Ramon Chuaying, former Be Careful with My Heart star and Arjo Atayde’s mother Sylvia Sanchez, “RockEd” (Philippines) founder Gang Badoy-Capati, Melinda Garcia, Annabelle Regalado-Borja, Roger Chua, PR man Nixon Sy, concert producers Glenn and Winston Llamas, “STAR” contributor and Ateneo de Manila University Loyola Schools Interdisciplinary Studies Department Chairperson Assistant Professor Dr. Jonathan Chua, producer Sixto Dy, Loida Bautista and Regina Banaag, Dreamscape Entertainment Advertising and Promotions head Biboy Arboleda, road manager Bettina Aspillaga, ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra managing director Mickey Munoz, Star Magic bosses Johnny Manahan and Mariole Alberto, Lerma dela Cruz and Cesar Cailles, ABS-CBN Europe and Middle East news bureau chief Danny Buenafe, ABS-CBN Europe News Bureau Senior Correspondent Rose Eclarinal, Sun Life Financial-Philippines president and CEO Riza Mantaring, and COO Karen Casas, Sun Life Financial-Asia president Kevin Strain, Sun Life Asset Management Company, Inc. 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Lorna Kapunan, Marie Lozano, international television show host and emcee Joey Mead-King and husband Ian King, “Cosmopolitan (Philippines)” fashion director Donna Cuna-Pita, actress Janine Gutierrez, Daniel Velasco, Kelsey Merritt, Dee’s girlfriend, model Samantha Lewis, Luisito Rabat, Mark Lopez, Sydney Du, Jerome Tan, Marie Joy Dalo and Edgar Sandalo.
The Payatas Kids’ Choir performed.
Robredo was sworn in by two barangay captains, with her three daughters present.
In keeping with the modest mood set by the new occupant of Malacañang, Robredo’s guests were served a similarly simple and humble merienda, consisting of sotanghon noodles, halo-halo turon (fried spring rolls with a filling of halo-halo ingredients), maja blanca, pichi-pichi and buchi with Chocnut filling, the local peanut-based sweet being Robredo’s personal favorite.
Pedro also shared exclusive photos of Robredo’s office at the Executive House, furnished simply with a work desk, and a console table on one side bearing sketched portraits of Robredo’s late husband, Jesse, and a family photo. There’s also a carved wooden tsinelas, her campaign symbol, and a large glass jar of Chocnut.
The Executive House, on 11th Street in New Manila, was previously known as the “Boracay Mansion,” which then President Joseph Estrada built for Laarni Enriquez, the mother of three of his children. Since then the property has been relinquished to the Quezon City government.
Since it’s located in a private subdivision, Robredo’s guests were shuttled in buses from the village’s gate into the venue.
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