VILMA: "I ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE!"
Balayan, Batangas, Manila, April 9, 1998 - "Tinatanggap ko ang hamon ng mga taga Lipa (I accept the challenge of the people of Lipa) who have been asking me to run for mayor," said a determined Vilma Santos after President Fidel Ramos endorsed her candidacy for mayor of Lipa City, during a meeting with Batangas officials led by Vilma's husband, Batangas Rep Ralph Recto.
The "Star for All Seasons" is expected to win buy a landslide. Vilma will be putting her present Showbiz commitments on hold until after her three-year term as mayor, if she wins.
Her last movie is Star Cinema's Bata, Bata Paano Ka Ginawa? based upon the Palanca Award-wining novel by Luwalhati Bautista, still unreleased.
"I promise Lipenos a clean government," she said. "If and when Ralph and I will form a good team, he on the national level and I on the local front, magko-coordinate kami," she added.
Reported by: Sol Jose Vanzi
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