'Emoji-laden': Jesse Robredo's old letter to daughter Aika resurfaces on social media

The old handwritten letter of late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo to eldest daughter Aika gained traction on social media anew. Vice President Leni

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'Please try to study well. Take good care of mama. Do not spend your time crying. Lots of love, Papa,' the late Jesse Robredo's letter to four-year-old Aika in 1992 reads.

The old handwritten letter of late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo to eldest daughter Aika gained traction on social media anew. Vice President Leni

Vice PresidentLeni Robredouploaded the copy of Jesse’s 1992 letter for Aika on Facebook on Feb. 3, 2013.The letter was penned on Aug. 11, 1992 when Jesse was in Germany for an official trip.He was still a mayor of Naga City in Camarines Sur then.In the post, Robredo stated that her late husband loved writing them letters.

“Jess loved writing us letters. Found these in Aika’s old album-letters which her Papa wrote to her in 1992, when she was just 4 years old. He was in Germany for an official trip at the time he wrote these letters,” Robredo said.The late Interior secretary briefly shared how his day went during his trip.

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gained traction on social media anew. Vice President Leni Robredo uploaded the copy of Jesse’s 1992 letter for Aika on Facebook on Feb. 3, 2013. The letter was penned on Aug. 11, 1992 when Jesse was in Germany for an official trip. He was still a mayor of Naga City in Camarines Sur then. In the post, Robredo stated that her late husband loved writing them letters. “Jess loved writing us letters. Found these in Aika’s old album-letters which her Papa wrote to her in 1992, when she was just 4 years old. He was in Germany for an official trip at the time he wrote these letters,” Robredo said. The late Interior secretary briefly shared how his day went during his trip. He then let four-year-old Aika know that he also misses her and sent well wishes to her and her mother. Part of the handwritten letter reads: “Mama told me that you miss me. Papa also misses you and mama. But this is part of Papa’s job as mayor. You will understand this as you grow older. Tell mama what you want me to buy for you. Please try to study well. Take good care of mama. Do not spend your time crying. Lots of love, Papa.” The Robredo couple has three daughters namely, Aika, Tricia and Jillian. As of writing, the Facebook post has since garnered over 415,000 reactions, 10,000 comments and 77,000 shares. Of the reactions, there were 313,000 likes, 93,000 heart emojis and 6,700 cry emojis. Despite being posted nine years ago, some social media users left comments and re-shared the post around September and October 2021. This was also reshared by various Facebook pages and Twitter accounts in January 2022. Jesse Robredo's letter to 4yr-old Aika in '92. Leni wrote: Jess loved writing us letters. Found these in Aika's old album letters which her Papa wrote to her in '92, when she was just 4 yrs old. He was in Germany for an official trip at the time he wrote these letters. 💗🤗🌺