It’s Senate run or retirement for Rep. Vilma Santos-Recto
MANILA, Philippines — House Deputy Speaker Vilma Santos-Recto is looking at two options for the upcoming 2022 elections—a senatorial run or retirement from politics.
Santos-Recto said as of the moment, she is discerning on her move for next year. Currently, she is serving as the representative of the 6th district of Batangas.
“As of now, I’m still discerning on my plans for 2022. I may run for Senate or retire from politics,” Santos-Recto said in a text message.
Santos-Recto is the wife of Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto.
She was the mayor of the City of Lipa from 1998 to 2007 before she was elected as the governor of the province of Batangas in 2007.
Santos-Recto then ran for a congressional seat in 2016 and won.
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