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Palace offers condolences to Robredo over mother's passing

Malacañang on Sunday offered its condolences to Vice President Leni Robredo over the passing of her mother, Salvacion Gerona, on Saturday night.

"We wish to extend our heartfelt condolences to Vice President Ma. Leonor 'Leni' Robredo for the passing of her beloved mother, Ms. Salvacion Gerona," presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a statement.

"In this time of bereft, we also offer our thoughts and sympathy to the family, relatives and friends of Ms. Gerona," he added.

According to Panelo, Gerona has been known as a "selfless and dedicated teacher who molded countless of young minds across generations."

Gerona was a teacher by profession who served at the Universidad de Sta. Isabel in Naga, one of the oldest schools in the Philippines.

"We pray that the perpetual light will shine upon Ms. Gerona, and that her soul, through the mercy of God, may rest in eternal happiness and peace," Panelo said.

Gerona's wake will begin on Sunday at 4 p.m. in Naga City, Robredo announced.

Funeral details would be announced after a few days. —Erwin Colcol/KG, GMA News