Robredo's daughter to study in New York University with full scholarship
In this July 2018 photo, Vice President Leni Robredo and her children posed before attending the State of the Nation Address.
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Robredo's daughter to study in New York University with full scholarship
( - August 23, 2018 - 4:55pm

MANILA, Philippines — The youngest daughter of Vice President Leni Robredo, Jillian, is set to pursue her college studies at the New York University in the United States, her sister Tricia announced on Thursday. 

The 18-year-old will be taking up her biomolecular science degree under a full scholarship at NYU's Tandon School of Engineering. 


"Been dreading this day for the longest time huhu. Early morning send-off for Jill, who will be attending NYU on a scholarship! Always so proud of my two sisters but yallz keep leaving," Tricia wrote on Instagram. 

The vice president said the Robredo family will start a "new chapter" in their lives, in a Facebook photo with her three daughters on Wednesday. 

“We are yet again embarking on a new chapter and my girls dropped by the office today. Trish had to work yesterday, a holiday, to be able to get off today,” she said. 

Jillian, a graduate of the Philippine Science High School, had two other options for college, particularly the Ateneo de Manila University's applied mathematics program, and the University of the Philippines-Diliman's mathematics program. 

The first two years of NYU's biomolecular program focus on the "core courses" in science such as mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology, and would later on focus on biomedical science, biotechnology and chemistry, according to the university's official website.

The vice president's eldest daughter, Aika, finished her studies in public administration at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government last May 24, which her father, the late Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo, also completed back in 1999. — intern Christian de Lano Deiparine

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