Recto: Vilma no plans to run for 2016 polls
Batangas Governor Vilma Santos is not eyeing to run for a higher post in 2016, her husband, Senator Ralph Recto disclosed Monday.
The administration senator said that the reports saying that Vice President Jejomar Binay-Santos tandem can be seen in the 2016 elections are just rumors.
“Walang plano si Vilma na tumakbo sa 2016 na alam ko [Vilma does not have any plans to run for 2016, that's what I know],” Recto told reporters after the Senate committee on science and technology’s hearing on measures repealing the Cybercrime law.
Reports said Binay, who decided to leave Partido Demokratiko ng Pilipinas (PDP)-Laban and form a new political party is wooing Santos to be his runningmate.
Recto said Binay and his wife never talked about politics, explaining that when the Vice President visited Batangas, they only talked about housing concerns of the people of Batangas.
He said the 60-year old Star for all Seasons, who is on her third and last term as the governor of the province of Batangas, will likely retire from politics and concentrate on making movies.
When asked about his electoral plan, Recto said he will likely run for re-election in 2016.