MANILA – Eight days before she steps down from her post, Vice President Leni Robredo said the Office of the Vice President (OVP) located in New Manila, Quezon City is now almost empty.
During her Facebook live on Wednesday, Robredo showed the actual office that she used to serve as the country’s 14th Vice President, and the rest of the QC Reception House that served as her office for six years.
“For posterity, ito yung ano na, patapos na kaming mag empake. Kung nakikita nyo, itong mga kahon na ito ay papunta siya sa susunod na office, papunta siya sa Angat Buhay office. Yung mga malalaking kahon ay naiuwi na. Halos bare na yung office namin, yung mga personal items ko na lang yung dadalhin (we are almost done packing. You see these boxes, this will go to the next office, the Angat Buhay office. We have sent home the big boxes. The office is now almost bare, just left are some personal items that we will bring),” she said.
She added that among those items left are just a few clothes, some toiletries, documents, and artworks given to her as gifts.
Robredo said the last few boxes would be transferred to the new office by the end of this week.
She said some of the artworks and paintings that were given to her would be placed in an art museum that she was planning to open where memorabilia of her office, as well as souvenirs she accumulated during the campaign period, would be preserved.
No further detail has been given yet on the said art museum, however, she said all these would become the property of the Angat Buhay Foundation.
During her Facebook live, Robredo thanked everyone, especially her supporters, for journeying with her for the past six years.
She also vowed that she would go live over Facebook more often after June 30, when she steps down from her post to give way to incoming Vice President Sara Duterte.
Meanwhile, in a recent interview, Duterte said she wants the OVP to be housed in a permanent structure and would like this to be her legacy.
Past vice presidents of the country have all held their offices in temporary locations.
Robredo has already met with Duterte's transition team to ensure a “smooth transition” to the new administration. (PNA)