Vilma Santos Says No To Vice PresidencyStar For All Seasons and Batangas Governor Vilma Santos-Recto's name was one of those who came up during the SWS survey for the vice presidency in 2016.
She garnered the highest votes from the public, paving way for speculations that she might consider gunning for the national position.
Although she has not made any announcement yet, Vilma said she is thankful the people think she is rightful for the position. However, the veteran actress-politician maintained she is not entertaining thoughts of that.
She wants to focus on being a local government official in Batangas first. She wants to be the first governor to "graduate" as Batangas governor "with flying colors."
"Last term ko na kaya dapat lang na ang full time ko ngayon, e, dito sa Batangas. Pagkatapos ng break with the family, sagad-sagaran na ulit ng trabaho para sa mga Batangueño."
She was recently with Senator Ralph Recto and their son, Ryan Christian, for a three-week vacation in the US.
In the end, Vilma said she is open to running for a higher post.
Meanwhile, Vilma was nominated as Best Actress at the Urian Awards for her role in "Ekstra." She thanked the Urian for giving her this nomination.
Vilma has won the Urian best actress award for eight times: "Relasyon" (1982), "Broken Marriage" (1983), "Sister Stella L" (1984), "Pahiram Ng Isang Umaga" (1989), "Ipagpatawad Mo" (1991), "Dolzura Cortez Story" (1993), "Bata, Bata... Paano Ka Ginawa?" (1998) and "Dekada '70" (2002).
Aside from Vilma, Superstar Nora Aunor is also nominated for the Urian Award.
Vilma doesn't want to comment anymore on the issue that Nora borrowed money from Coco Martin. There are reports saying Vilma's camp was the one who spread the rumors that Nora borrowed money from Coco.
"Sa panahon ngayon, huwag na nating bigyan ng atensiyon ang mga ganung mga isyu. Huwag na nating patulan ang ganyang isyu… count your blessings."
Vilma is focused on her work as a governor. She has to visit towns in Batangas, so that she will now what problems they are facing.
The veteran actress said she received many invitations from New York, Rome and others for the promotion of the movie "Ekstra," but she couldn't attend to all of these.
"Pero sana nga, e, makakaya ko lahat physically, but hindi na tayo bumabata. Pag hindi na kaya ng katawan ko, ayokong pilitin. Health is wealth."
As for making a movie, Vilma said she might do one this year if it fits her schedule. She is just waiting for the script.