Outgoing Batangas Governor Vilma Santos will be taking on a new challenge come July 1, 2016 as she starts her new job as congresswoman of the province’s newly carved sixth district.
In an interview with Philippine Star entertainment editor Ricky Lo, Santos said she will be taking pointers from her husband, Senator Ralph Recto, as she learns the ropes of legislative work.
“The work of a mayor and a governor is executive. But this time, it will be legislative. Ang nakasanayan ko executive. But I have had some kind of training in legislative work because mayroon akong Sanggunian. And here’s where Ralph will come in. He said that he would help me on some aspects. He will be my mentor, my tutor. That’s where Ralph is good at…a legislator…since 1992,” she said.
Recto won his reelection bid, landing in the “Magic 12” circle of winners based on the unofficial tally of election results.
As a lawmaker, Santos jokingly said she’s cool with being called “Congee” over the more formal Congresswoman Vi.
With legislative sessions set to take place at the Batasan Complex in Quezon City, the Star for all Seasons said she will be shuttling to and from the capital and Batangas to fulfill her duties as district representative.