She may be one of the few highly successful actors-turned-politicians, but Star for All Seasons Vilma Santos Recto, who is in her final term as Lipa governor, still does the marketing for her family.
Wife to former senator Ralph Recto and mom to college student Ryan Christian and TV host Luis Manzano, Gov. Vi endearingly made this revelation just before she mounted her final “Voices Songs and Rhythms” [also an acronym for Vilma Santos-Recto]talent search at this year’s Ala Eh Festival.
In reply to a question why she decided to run as Representative of the Lone District of Lipa when she was previously offered to be the vice presidential running mate of former DILG Secretary Mar Roxas, the beloved governor said, “Maraming nga pong nagulat na hindi ako tumakbo ng pagka-vice president, pero nagpapasalamat po ako sa mga nagtiwalang kakayanin ko umakyat sa national level. Kaya lang, hindi ko kasi ma-imagine na pag tayo ay palarin na wala nang tatao sa bahay!
“Maniwala po kayo at sa hindi, ako pa rin po ang nag-ma-marketing para sa bahay, at gusto ko pa rin na pag may nangyari sa anak ko, makakatakbo ako sa kanya.
“Maganda naman po ang rating ni Ralph [who is running for the senate anew], kaya mas gusto ko na po na isa lang sa amin ang nasa national level, because I still believe that the family is the most important unit of society.”