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Vilma Santos elected first female Batangas representative

Vilma Santos moves up from Batangas governor to first woman representative of the 6th district of Batangas. Twitter/ News5 Aksyon 

MANILA, Philippines - Vilma Santos moves up from Batangas governor to 6th district representative of Batangas.

Vilma was announced congresswoman on Tuesday afternoon after defeating Bernadette Sabili. She garnered 79,065 votes against Sabili's 57,458 votes.

The Star for All Seasons is the first female representative of Batangas province.

In an interview after the proclamation, Vilma said she “must have done something good” for her to win a seat in the Congress.



Her husband Ralph Recto is on the 11th spot in the senatorial race with 13,524,503 votes according to the unofficial tallies as of 4:30 p.m.

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