Vice President-elect Leni Robredo’s favorite snack, ChocNut, and different kinds of pan de sal will be served on her inauguration at the Quezon City Executive House on June 30.
Georgina Hernandez, Robredo’s spokesperson, on Monday disclosed that guests will also enjoy sotanghon, maja blanca, pichi pichi and buchi.
“ChocNut is there because it is one of the favorite chocolates of Vice President-elect Robredo,” Hernandez told reporters.
“We will hold the inauguration in a small venue, so we are just expecting around 300 guests. There will be no VIPs because the Vice President- elect wants to ensure that the occasion will remain simple and close to the people—the farmers, fisherfolk, women, youth—those who helped her during the campaign,” she said.
Robredo’s camp invited the sisters of President Benigno Aquino 3rd–Ballsy, Pinky, Viel and Kris as well as family members of Robredo’s running mate Manuel “Mar” Roxas 2nd–to grace her inauguration.
Both camps are yet to confirm their attendance.
Kris contributed P100 million to Robredo’s campaign kitty.
“We think that the sisters might want to be with their brother who will be there for the inauguration of President-elect [Rodrigo] Duterte,” Hernandez said.
Robredo’s inauguration will start at 9 a.m. It is expected to last an hour. Her speech, written by Salve Duplito, is only 10-minutes long.
Duplito was the speechwriter of Robredo’s husband, good governance icon and former Secretary Jesse Robredo of the Department of Interior and Local Government.
Robredo will throw a thanksgiving party at 5 p.m. on June 30 at the Quezon Memorial Circle.
The President has been invited to the event.
“The thanksgiving party was organized by the volunteers who helped her during the campaign. We expect the artists who supported Vice President-elect Robredo to grace the party and perform for the rest of the supporters,” Hernandez said.
Aside from Kris, those who campaigned for Leni include actors John Arcilla, Dingdong Dantes, Enchong Dee, Angelica Panganiban, Marian Rivera-Dantes, Agot Isidro, Sharon Cuneta, Maricel Soriano and Gov. Vilma Santos-Recto; singers Cooky Chua, Meds Marfil, Jeffrey Hidalgo, Jim Paredes and Ebe Dancel; spoken word genius Juan Miguel Rivera Severo; and National Artist for Visual Arts Ben Cabrera.