Vilma Santos seeks re-election as Batangas representative

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 11 2018 10:52 AM | Updated as of Oct 11 2018 12:47 PM

Rep. Vilma Santos-Recto of Batangas, 6th District. FILE/Star Cinema

MANILA -- Lipa City Rep. Vilma Santos-Recto filed her certificate of candidacy for a second term on Thursday, seeking to solidify her family's hold on Batangas, one of the country's most vote-rich provinces.

The 64-year-old movie star turned politician, who recently launched the One Batangas local party, had served as provincial governor and Lipa City mayor before joining Congress. Her husband is Senator Ralph Recto.

Lipa City Rep. Vilma Santos-Recto is joined by her family and supporters as she files her certificate of candidacy. ABS-CBN News

She was the first woman to represent Lipa, with the district formed before the 2016 elections.

The multi-awarded "Star for All Seasons" was last seen on the big screen in the 2016 drama "It's All About Her." 

- with a report from Paulo Ferrer, ABS-CBN News