VP Ro­bredo vis­its Vi­dal’s tomb at Cebu Cathe­dral

Cebu Daily News - - NEWS - By Vic­tor An­thony V. Silva RE­PORTER

VICE Pres­i­dent Leni Ro­bredo on Satur­day paid her re­spects to the late Ricardo J. Car­di­nal Vi­dal, whose re­mains lie in the Cebu Metropoli­tan Cathe­dral mau­soleum.

At the mau­soleum, the Vice Pres­i­dent was ac­com­pa­nied by Cebu Gover­nor Hi­lario Da­vide III, Cebu Arch­bishop Jose Palma and cathe­dral team mod­er­a­tor Msgr. Ruben Labajo.

Ac­cord­ing to her staff, Ro­bredo was in Cebu to at­tend a wed­ding held at the Cebu Pro­vin­cial Capi­tol be­fore pro­ceed­ing to the cathe­dral in the af­ter­noon.

The Vice Pre­fused to grant in­ter­views.

She ar­rived at around 4 p.m. and left 20 min­utes later.

Ro­bredo was not able to visit during the late car­di­nal’s wake last week.

Palma, for his part, said it was nice of the Vice Pres­i­dent to pay her re­spects de­spite her busy sched­ule.

“It was a sim­ple and nice visit to His Emi­nence. I thought it was nice of her as the Vice Pres­i­dent to find time to pay re­spects to the car­di­nal,” he told re­porters.

Palma said that during their meet­ing, Ro­bredo re­called how nice the car­di­nal was when he vis­ited her back in July.

“She is re­ally grate­ful to him and so it was only fit­ting that she came,” he added.

Vi­dal was laid to rest last Oc­to­ber 26, with 55,000 peo­ple es­ti­mated to have at­tended his fu­neral.

Other no­table pub­lic fig­ures who were in Cebu City to at­tend the car­di­nal’s wake and fu­neral were Pres­i­dent Ro­drigo Duterte, for­mer pres­i­dents Joseph Estrada and Glo­ria Ma­ca­pa­gal-Ar­royo, as well as lo­cal gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials and mem­bers of the busi­ness com­mu­nity.

CDN PHOTO/JUNJIE MEN­DOZA

Vice Pres­i­dent Leni Ro­bredo (third from left) share a light mo­ment with (from left) Msgr. Ruben Labajo, Cebu Arch­bishop Jose Palma and Cebu Gov. Hi­lario Da­vide III during her visit on Satur­day to the rest­ing place of the late Cebu Arch­bishop Emer­i­tus Ricardo Car­di­nal Vi­dal.

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