Binay to Robredo: Prepare for more intrigues, people needing help

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Outgoing VP Jejomar Binay faced a number of corruption allegations, mostly over a multi-level parking building in Makati.

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — The outgoing Vice President paid a friendly visit to his successor on Monday afternoon at her Quezon City residence — and the two shared a meal and pieces of advice.

Vice President Jejomar Binay said he set the meeting to personally congratulate incoming VP Leni Robredo — who was also celebrating her 29th wedding anniversary with the late Jesse Robredo.

"Kailangan n'yo pong kumain kasi wedding anniversary namin ngayon," Robredo told Binay in jest.

[Translation: "You have to eat because it's our wedding anniversary today."]

The two shared a meal of bihon (noodles), Bicol express, and gulay na santol (cotton fruit vegetable).

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Leni Robredo OVP office.png Robredo chose to house the OVP at the Quezon City Reception House in New Manila.  

Robredo wondered if the Office of the Vice President's (OVP) budget was enough to accommodate all the people asking for medical assistance. She also thanked Binay for leaving the bulk of the OVP's budget for 2016 intact.

"You should always consider your office a public office and that people will go to you for assistance," Binay told Leni.

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He also cautioned Robredo to be ready for challenges that may come her way.

"Marami pang intrigang darating," he said.

[Translation: "Brace yourself for more intrigues."]

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For her part, Robredo said she admired Binay's stamina in going around the country during the campaign.

"Ang sipag n'yo ho mag-ikot. 'Yong mga lugar na akala ko ako pa lang ang nakapunta, sinasabi ng nga tao, galing na si VP Binay dito. Tapos 'yong ibang lugar, hindi lang isang beses n'yo pinuntahan," she enthused.

[Translation: "You were so busy going around. There were places I thought we were the only ones who were able to visit. And then people would say, VP Binay has been here before. There were places that you even visited more than once."]

Robredo also mentioned she intentionally did not take a look at the Coconut Palace — where Binay was holding office because she did not want to risk being tempted by the view.

Binay told her that the sunset view there was indeed beautiful.

Earlier in the day, Robredo met with Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista, Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte and other city officials.

Bautista requested Robredo to autograph a coffee table book about her late husband, who headed the Interior department.

The QC government is still finalizing the contract for the use of the Reception House.