MANILA — The rumored Roxas-Santos tandem may no longer be possible.
Batangas Gov. Vilma Santos recently denied allegations that she will run for Vice President as a running mate of Interior Secretary Mar Roxas in next year’s polls.
“I haven’t envisioned the position for myself so I don’t think I’d be effective as vice president,” Santos said as quoted in a Philippine Daily Inquirer report.
“Nothing will change my mind. We’re talking about the whole Philippines here—that’s not easy. Being a public servant entails a big sacrifice,” she said.
Santos, the first female governor of Batangas, said that she prefer a local position.
Though she is thankful that her supporters believe in her, Santos said that she is not ready for the sacrifices and the consequences of running for a higher post.
“I’m just surprised to read the newspaper headlines: ‘Mar-Vi, unbeatable.’ That’s just publicity. I still can’t sacrifice my personal life or my family’s for it.”