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Final answer? “Ate Vi” to leave politics after 2016

Jul 22, 2015 @ 5:54

Batangas Governor Vilma Santos-Recto will not be running for any higher position when she finishes her third and last term as governor in 2016.

The multi-awarded actress announced this herself in a radio interview on Wednesday, July 22, in the wake of reports that she is being groomed as the Liberal Party’s vice presidential candidate next year.

“After this time, I do not have political plans yet. I’m here in Balayan for a scholarship program; this is my focus now. So to consider or plan for a higher position is not my priority,” Santos told Radyo Inquirer.

The governor admitted the other day that she has been receiving “feelers” to run for higher position, preferably as running mate of Interior secretary Mar Roxas.

She said she is not entertaining those feelers.

“They are all rumors and no formal dialogue took place. There are feelers but I don’t consider that formal, so I don’t entertain it,” she pointed out.

Santos added she will channel her efforts in helping her husband, Senator Ralph Recto, win a second term. She is also focused on finishing a still-untitled Star Cinema movie with Angel Locsin and Xian Lim.

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said that the actress-politician would be a “good choice” for vice president due to her clean track record.

The “Star for All Seasons” is now on her third and final term as governor of Batangas. She thanked Batangueños for placing their trust in her.

“I am thankful to all Batangueños for their trust in me for the past nine years. I am now in my last term as governor. Thank you very much for the trust,” Santos said.

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