Vilma Santos Recto - updates

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Representatives Vilma Santos, Loren Legarda defend ABS-CBN: Network ‘went above and beyond’ duty

Jun 01, 2020 - 2:30 PM

Sol Aragones and Joy Myra Tambunting also join former ABS-CBN personalities who are now in Congress in pushing for the renewal of the media giant's franchise

Batangas lawmakers seek P30-B supplemental budget for Taal eruption

Jan 22, 2020 - 4:10 PM

If passed into law, the bill earmarks a supplemental budget aimed to help victims of the Taal Volcano eruption valid until December 31, 2022

REHAB FUND NEEDED. Houses along the lakeside of Barangay San Isidro in Talisay, Batangas are still blanketed by ash from the eruption of Taal Volcano on January 20, 2020. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Vilma Santos wins in Lipa, rival to file petition for recount

May 16, 2019 - 3:23 PM

Santos' opponent, the incumbent Lipa City mayor, alleges that widespread fraud happened in the recent elections

PH celebs lend star power to 2019 election hopefuls

May 10, 2019 - 8:35 PM

Saab Magalona, Chito Miranda, Angel Locsin, and Vice Ganda share their senatorial bets

STAR POWER. Angel Locsin, Chito Miranda, and Saab Magalona are among the celebrities that revealed their senatorial bets. File photos by Leanne Jazul/ Rob Reyes/ Alecs Ongcal/ Rappler

Vilma Santos Recto endorses Romy Macalintal for senator

May 02, 2019 - 10:32 AM

Otso Diretso senatorial bet Romy Macalintal hails from Batangas, where Vilma Santos Recto is an incumbent congresswoman and former longtime governor

ENDORSEMENT. Batangas 6th District Representative Vilma Santos Recto backs Otso Diretso bet Romy Macalintal for senator. Screenshot from Macalintal's Facebook page

NPC drops congressional bet running vs Vilma Santos Recto

Oct 18, 2018 - 8:46 PM

Outgoing Lipa Mayor Meynard Sabili, who is eyeing the city's lone congressional seat, will now run as an independent

CONGRESSIONAL RACE. Lipa City Mayor Meynard Sabili wants to challenge Congresswoman Vilma Santos Recto in the May 2019 polls. File photo by Tina Ganzon-Ozaeta

Lipa mayor to challenge Vilma Santos Recto in congressional race

Oct 17, 2018 - 8:37 AM

'Gusto ko magkaroon ng pagbabago sa Kongreso, 'yung (magkaroon) ng tunay na representative ang taong-bayan,' says Mayor Meynard Sabili, whose wife lost to Congresswoman Vilma Santos Recto in the 2016 elections

CONGRESSIONAL RACE. Lipa City Mayor Meynard Sabili wants to challenge Congresswoman Vilma Santos Recto in the May 2019 polls. File photo by Tina Ganzon-Ozaeta

Daughter of slain Tanauan mayor Halili running in 2019 elections

Oct 12, 2018 - 1:36 PM

Reelectionist Batangas Governor Hermilando Mandanas remains unopposed so far, and at least 3 congressional representatives are running for reelection

105 new lawmakers take crash course in legislation

Jul 06, 2016 - 8:32 PM

A mock session is conducted to show the neophyte lawmakers what happens during a regular session at the House of Representatives

MOCK SESSION. Neophyte legislators attend a mock session at the House of Representatives plenary hall on July 6. Photo by Mara Cepeda

Robredo explains rise, ‘blames’ Vilma for VP race

Mar 16, 2016 - 9:58 PM

The administration s vice presidential bet attributes her rising numbers to old school campaigning and her stand against revisionism

VILMA AND LENI. Batangas Gov. Vilma-Santos Recto raises the hand of Liberal Party (LP) vice presidential candidate Leni Robredo as expression of her support during their meeting on Wednesday, March 16, before the party’s grand rally at Batangas City Sports Coliseum.

Leni Robredo on VP race: 'Too soon'

Aug 04, 2015 - 6:45 PM

Camarines Sur Representative Leni Robredo says she s still hoping for a Roxas Poe tandem

MAR'S VP? Rep Leni Robredo and Gov Vilma Santos-Recto sit beside administration bet Mar Roxas and President Benigno Aquino III during a gather of LP allies and supporters on August 4, 2015. Photo by Gil Nartea/Malacanang Photo Bureau

Presidential bet? Cayetano dodges issue, thanks supporters

Mar 03, 2014 - 3:18 PM

But Senator Alan Peter Cayetano talks about what he thinks makes a good president

Binay forms new party, says PDP factionalized

Mar 02, 2014 - 4:14 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay also admits eyeing Batangas Governor Vilma Santos Recto as a possible running mate

Comelec 'can't unseat elected pols'

Dec 12, 2013 - 10:04 PM

Can elected officials be removed for failing to file campaign spending reports? A seasoned election lawyer says Comelec has jurisdiction over them only in relation to pending cases or petitions prior to election

'Ekstra' a big hit on premiere night

Jul 29, 2013 - 3:53 PM

Warm reception erases Star for All Season s jitters about her first indie

BIG NIGHT FOR VILMA. The Star for All Seasons with her family. Photo from Ekstra's Facebook page

Vilma nervous about first indie

Jul 27, 2013 - 1:59 PM

A lot of people seem to have high expectations for the film the Star for All Seasons says of Ekstra

JITTERS. Vilma said she became more tense when the trailer went viral. Photo from the film's Facebook page

Batangas: And the winner is...Vilma Santos!

May 15, 2013 - 12:12 AM

Incumbent Gov Vilma Santos Recto of the Liberal Party LP wins her 3rd re election bid as governor of Batangas

Vilma, Mrs Villar enter Senate magic 13 – Pulse Asia

Jun 06, 2012 - 5:10 PM

Vilma Santos and Las Piñas Rep Cynthia Villar enter Pulse Asia s so called Magic 13 for the 2013 senatorial race