Vilma Santos is not closing her door to public service
Star For All Season Vilma Santos talked about the possibility of returning to politics after taking a break last election.
From showbiz, the veteran actress had a successful crossover to the world of politics. Having this kind of career path is quite common among many celebrities. For many years, acting took a backseat in Ate Vi’s priorities as she focused more on her duties as a public servant.
When Ate Vi became the first woman mayor of Lipa, Batangas in 1998, her husband, former Senator Ralph Recto, who is now the Representative of Batangas, enrolled her in a crash course on public administration and local governance at the University of the Philippines, based on the article in Philstar.
Until she became a governor, Vilma Santos said that every day is a learning process. She also said that being a public servant gives her a certain fulfillment that makes her happy. With the good governance that she showed, the veteran actress received encouragement from supporters to pursue a higher position such as the senate, and even vice presidency and presidency.
She said that she does not mind this as serving people fulfills her and this is a legacy that she can leave. However, this would not be easy for her, especially since a national position requires more work than handling a local position.
On the other hand, Vilma Santos stressed that she is not closing her door to politics but the possibility of running for an office again will not happen so soon.
“Pero kung plano after three years, sa ngayon, wala pa sa ngayon. With all honesty. Kung babalik, why not? Pero kung hindi rin, okay. Marami pa rin akong pwedeng gawin na interesting din. Looking forward ako na baka magdirect ako, ‘di ba? Marami pa. Maraming pwedeng gawin na sa tingin ko magiging exciting at magiging open ako para sa lahat ng challenges na darating pa,” she said.
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