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Recto hints at Vilma Santos’ possible run for Congress

Batangas Governor Vilma Santos Recto might run for Congress in the May 2016 elections, her husband Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto said Sunday.

In an interview over dzBB radio, Recto maintained that his wife was not interested in running for vice president even though, he confirmed, there were “a few talks” to convince her to run for the position.

“From the very beginning, she said she's not interested [in running for vice president],” he said.

The senator said his wife is more interested in continuing to serve the people of Batangas than aspiring for a national position.

“She has extensive experience at the local level: as mayor for nine years, and nine years as governor. Her interest continues to be serving the people of the province. In this election, posibleng tumakbo siya for Congress,” Recto said.

Santos' name has been floated as the possible running mate of Liberal Party standard bearer Mar Roxas in the 2016 polls, but she has thumbed down the prospect of running for a national post.

Last week, Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo confirmed she had been asked by Roxas to become his vice presidential candidate although she has yet to respond to his offer. — Xianne Arcangel/BM, GMA News