Gov. Vilma Santos reveals new program to help her constituents

Vilma Santos' plans for creating more opportunities for Batangueños include a project that partners her with fashion and beauty magnate Ricky Reyes (inset). Being a good governor of Batangas is Vilma's priority right now and being vice president will just have to wait.


It seems that Vilma Santos-Recto is all pumped up when it comes to helping the people of her province of Batangas. As governor, the Star for All Seasons has, with her team, thought of novel ways to provide opportunities for the people, and one of these is the "Bagong Hanapbuhay Alay sa Mga Kababayang BatangueƱo ni Mother Ricky Reyes," a teamup with fashion and beauty tycoon Ricky Reyes that aims to provide a livelihood for many people. Vilma readily explained the details of this project to Startalk.

"Yung pagpasok ni Mother Ricky perfect kasi livelihood din yun," said Vilma. "Imagine, target ni Ricky dito e 200 per bayan. Ang maganda pa, kung saan ang skills nila, e doon made-develop. Bibigyan ka pa ng puhunan to start."

Said Ricky: "When I called her up, avid siya sa pagtulong sa programa." Aside from that, Ricky also said that 6,000 scholarships would be given out in Batangas. "Yung mga mayors naman, mag-ii-scout sila ng mga taong walang hanapbuhay."

Vilma added, "With this project with Mother Ricky, may allowance pa sila. Kailangan lang katapat dito ay sipag at pagsusumikap."

With her full effort directed at Batangas, is Vilma ditching plans of running for vice president this coming elections?

"Maraming salamat po sa humihiling. I am really honored," smiled Vilma. "But the thing is, ang focus ko po ngayon ay Batangas. Kumbaga naka-psych na ang utak ko kung ano pa magagawa ko sa lalawigan ng Batangas."

So which presidential candidate was asking her to be his or her running mate?

"Ayoko na," laughed Vilma. "I'm not entertaining it, but salamat po."


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