Unlike some politikos with dynastic ambitions, Batangas Governor Vilma Santos Recto will not allow her son, actor Luis Manzano, to take over her post next year because she can no longer run for reelection.
In fact, Manzano might have to shelve any political plans he’s toying with if he follows his mother’s advice because the Star for All Seasons doesn’t think he’s ready for the life of a politiko just yet.
“Si Luis, ask him, but I don’t think my son is prepared. At hindi ko naman papayagan ang anak ko na… Kasi it’s a sacrifice. Hindi ko papayagan ang anak ko na para sabihin na ‘Kasi Lucky,’ no. Kasi hindi madali,” she told entertainment writers in an article published in Bulgar.
Manzano earlier admitted to toying with the idea of entering local politics, and even said he won’t settle for being a mayor should he decide to run in 2016.
“Hindi pa ako nakaka-decide although may mga kumakausap sa akin, that’s true. I have until August 16 kung saka-sakaling mag-decide ako to run for any position in public office, hindi lang sa pagiging mayor,” he said.
Santos Recto, for her part, said she is considering running for Congress to represent the 4th district of Batangas where her old turf as mayor, Lipa City, is based.