MANILA (Mabuhay) – Vice President Leni Robredo has been named an “honorary outstanding woman” by the government of Thailand for her work on women’s rights and gender equality.
Robredo received the award on Monday afternoon from Thai Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, who represented her mother, Queen Sirikit, at the awarding ceremonies in Nonthaburi Province.
Robredo was honored for her “dedication for women in her country to improve women’s rights and gender equality, including overcoming barriers to be a successful ASEAN woman leader.”
The award was given in light of the country’s celebration of Thai Women’s Day, also a commemoration of the 84th birthday of Queen Sikirit and the 70th anniversary of Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
During this trip, Robredo also met with the staff of the Philippine Embassy there, as well as Filipino community leaders.
This was the Vice President’s first overseas trip since taking her oath of office on June 30. (MNS)