Recto mulls swapping congressional posts with wife Vilma Santos in 2022 | Inquirer News

Recto mulls swapping congressional posts with wife Vilma Santos in 2022

/ 09:37 AM July 27, 2021

FILE Senator Ralph Recto with wife, Congresswoman Vilma Santos. Photo by SC-PIO

MANILA, Philippines — Husband and wife Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto and House Deputy Speaker Vilma Santos-Recto are mulling to swap positions in Congress in the 2022 elections.

The senator raised this possibility on Tuesday, saying he may run for a seat in the House of Representatives, while his wife is considering running for the Senate in 2022.


“We’ve been discussing it… if she wants to run for the Senate. That’s a possibility, she may run for the Senate. I might take her place in the House as well,” Recto said in an interview on ABS-CBN New Channel.

“We’re watching developments, maybe in the next, within a month and a half or two months, we’ll decide on that. We’ve begun discussing it,” he added.


Santos-Recto is currently representing the 6th District of Batangas in the lower chamber of Congress.

She was also earlier considered as among the candidates of opposition coalition 1Sambayan for the 2022 polls.

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