LP also eyes Vilma Santos for vice president
SANPEDROCITY—Not only the camps of Vice President Jejomar Binay or Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte want Vilma Santos-Recto as a running mate in the 2016 presidential elections, but the Liberal Party (LP) itself is considering fielding her for the second highest government post, a party member and former Batangas congressman said.
This is the reason why former Batangas representative Tomas Apacible doubted a Duterte and Santos-Recto tandem for 2016, since Santos-Recto is also being “considered” a candidate by her own party.
The camp of Santos-Recto has not commented on any of these reports, as of yet.
In a phone interview yesterday, Apacible said chances of Santos-Recto running for Vice President would be slimmer should LP decide to field a “MarGrace” tandem.
Asked if President Aquino has offered Santos-Recto to run for vice president, Apacible said, “I don’t think there are serious talks but she is being considered, like being on a shortlist.”