14th Vice President of the Philippines who had run as part of the Liberal Party. She had served as a member of the Philippine House of Representatives for three years prior. She also briefly served as the Co-Chairperson of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs.
She obtained a degree in economics from the School of Economics of the University of the Philippines Diliman before getting her Master of Business Administration at San Beda College. She would study law at the University of Nueva Caceres.
She was named an honorary Doctor of Public Administration by the Polytechnic University of the Philippines in 2015. She served as the Chair of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council in 2016.
Her husband Jesse Robredo died in a 2012 plane crash. They had three daughters together named Jessica, Janine and Jillian.
She was portrayed in an episode of Maalaala Mo Kaya by actress Dimples Romana.