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Topic: Vilma Santos

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  Vilma: The Star For All Seasons - Home
Vilma: The Star For All Seasons - Home
Prayer Power: President Arroyo and Lipa City Mayor Vilma Santos-Recto link arms during a Mass marking the installation of Lipa Archbishop Ramon Arguelles last July 16, 2004.
Ryan Christian Recto in a Harry Potter inspired role in the sitcom Ok, Fine, Whatever!
www.vilmasantos.net /home.htm   (114 words)

  Vilma Santos - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Vilma Santos (born November 3, 1953) is a well-respected, multi-awarded actress and politician in the Philippines.
At the height of her showbiz career she was a consistent box-office drawer highlighted by comic-book adapted films like the Darna series and Dyesebel, and dramatic/daring films like Burlesk Queen and Sinasamba Kita, among others.
Vilma Santos is married to Senator Ralph Recto, who belongs to a major political clan in the Philippines.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Vilma_Santos   (439 words)

 Santos - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Santos is a common surname in Portuguese and Spanish.
Daniel Santos a Puerto Rican singer and composer.
Santos, A wooden carving tradition begun by Jesuit priests in Spain in the 16th century, then imported to the New World and still made in Northern New Mexico.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Santos   (440 words)

 Nora And Vilma   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Sa Bawa't Pintig ng Puso, 1964 - Vilma, the junior actress, no longer a child, not yet a woman, found her niche in the adult drama troika of Marlene Dauden, Lolita Rodriguez, and Eddie Rodriguez as the proverbial daughter caught in the menage a trois.
Vilma tried to sing, to dance and act her way but she's miles behind the superstar.
In the "eye-to-eye" dialogue of Nora and Vilma in Ikaw..
www.hometown.aol.com /pinoymovies1/noravilma1.html   (1446 words)

 ABS-CBN Interactive
Vilma Santos is a class act, not by any accident of pedigree, but rather by the brilliance of her artistry and the strength of her convictions.
Santos herself credits her success to "nonstop learning." She remembers basking in the glow of a grand slam win at every major award-giving body for best actress with the movie Burlesk Queen.
Vilma Santos, ever fearless, used her time at the podium not only to thank the industry and her supporters for her awards; she enumerated specific problems besetting the local cinema and television industry, and more importantly, specified solutions for the current crises.
www.abs-cbnnews.com /storypage.aspx?StoryId=9846   (1150 words)

 Star-Studded Politics
Santos ran for and won the mayoralty in the Rectos' hometown in 1998, the same year her husband won a congressional seat in Batangas province.
Santos herself was thrust into politics because of her affinity with the Rectos and has cultivated the image of being a politician interested in good governance.
Santos has fared much better in politics than the other star of her generation, Nora Aunor, who ran for governor of Camarines Sur in 2001.
www.pcij.org /imag/PublicEye/starstudded4.html   (891 words)

 Nora And Vilma
After Nora became the darling of the masses, Vilma had to cope with the harsh reality of playing second fiddle to the brash upstart who had captivated the nation with her golden voice, expressive eyes and volatile temperament.
Vilma’s “sexy” movies were more suggestive than anything else, but they gave her a new screen persona that made her a distinct movie entity from Nora.
In time, Vilma was also winning acting awards and starring in big hits, so the competition between her and Nora peaked.
www.hometown.aol.com /pinoymovies1/noravilma.html   (582 words)

 :: Welcome to Manila Bulletin Online ::
Mayor Vilma Santos had to willingly give way to "Mayor Vi" as against the warm and familiar showbiz tag of "Ate Vi" but if there’s one thing to be said about the two directions she has decided to take, both have been extremely good to her.
Vilma Santos is as well-loved as the "Mayor" as much as she has been as "Ate Vi."
Vilma Santos expressed how happy she is with the decision to take on this challenge.
www.mb.com.ph /issues/2004/12/26/ENTR2004122625153.html   (1107 words)

 Featured Mayor
Today, she is more known as Vilma Santos, the show business’ star for all seasons.
At a tender age of nine, Vilma became a title roler in VP Pictures’ (sister company of Sampaguita Pictures) "Trudis Liit" which was shown at Life Theater from February 21 to March 2, 1963.
Vilma became a teen icon in the late 60’s until the early 70’s with box-office hits like "Lipad, Darna, Lipad", "Dyesebal at ang Mahiwagang Kabibe", "Kampanerang Kuba", "Wonder Vi" among others.
www.cdsea.org /featured_mayor.asp?MayorIDSel=36   (506 words)

Vilma Santos with co stars Ernie Garcia and Celia Rodriguez as Dr. Valentina Vrandakapoor, Phd in reptilian zoology from the University of new Delhi.
Vilma did have one important asset that easily made the role all her own—she had the box office clout.
Vilma also changed Darna's transformation in all of her Darna films by using a flash of light instead of the thick smoke.
www.marsravelodarna.com /id11.html   (3718 words)

In this 1975 film (the 3rd in a 4 Darna film franchise), the story of Darna is rebooted as this new installment is NOT a continuation of the 1st and 2nd films.
In this revamped version, Narda (Vilma Santos) is a cripple who dreams of accomplishing great things for the betterment of humankind despite her physical limitations.
Vilma's third adventure as Darna in Darna VS The Planet Women.
www.marsravelodarna.com /id12.html   (624 words)

 eBalita - a FREE service that provides you the latest news from the Philippines through the Web and E-mail
Vilma Santos admitted it was a challenge to play her role in the film Dekada 70, a movie based on the novel of the same title.
Santos is Amanda Bartolome in the movie, which is set during the tumultuous 1970s Philippines under the dictator Ferdinand Marcos.
Santos said her role in Dekada 70 is different from the feisty but unconventional Lea Bustamante in Bata, Bata Paano Ka Ginawa?, a movie also based on a novel by Lualhati Bautista.
www.ebalita.net /go/news/news.php?id=782   (170 words)

 The Manila Times Internet Edition | LIFE & TIMES > Film heroines come to life
Vilma Santos played the lead roles for Lualhati Baustista’s Dekada ’70 and Bata Bata Paano Ka Ginawa?, both of which Charo Santos produced for Star Cinema.
Santos, in the same way she broke the mold for lead actresses by taking on controversial roles, has continued to defy convention by becoming an honest and effective celebrity politician as the mayor of Lipa City.
Santos in particular was warmly and joyously received by an adulating crowd.
www.manilatimes.net /national/2006/mar/15/yehey/life/20060315lif1.html   (390 words)

 ABS-CBN Interactive
In her lecture on the relevance of the film industry on society, Santos said actors can be role models through the various roles they play.
Santos, who acted in over 200 movies, said she owes her success to the film industry.
Santos said she is grateful to the directors who megged her most unforgettable films.
www.abs-cbnnews.com /storypage.aspx?StoryId=9491   (765 words)

 Sikatpinoy: Performing Arts - Vilma Santos (Film Actress)
Having hurdled her fist test, the child Santos found herself being cast in the part of the young daughter of the film’s leading adult characters, as in the controversial Iginuhit ng Tadhana, where she portrayed the Marcoses’ eldest daughter, Imee.
Graduating into mature and radically complex roles – away from the mold of which she was typecast – Santos adamantly refused to do the same predictable roles, believing that she would be better off with the then emerging roles of liberated woman and independent minded wife, as the temper of the times so dictated.
If she were to live life all over again, Vilma Santos would have no qualms about becoming a movie star all over again.
www.filipinoheritage.com /sikatpinoy/vilma_santos.htm   (824 words)

 The Filipino Express Online
The Honorable Mayor Vilma Santos Recto, a no-nonsense public official, can not be touted as just a popular figure in the area of governance because she is great movie star.
Public service over showbiz “STAR for All Seasons” and Lipa City Mayor Vilma Santos Recto now puts public service over her love for show business.”Show biz is still very much a part of my life,” says the star mayor.
I was told by her aides that she usually tackles the problems right there and then, and bring the matters that need more attention to the weekly council meeting which is held in the later part of the day”.
www.filipinoexpress.com /19/27_eweek.html   (1367 words)

 Welcome! -- Special Edition Events --
Vilma Santos Headlines 2005 Philippine Fiesta Aug 20 and 21
Rosa Vilma Santos started as a child actress at the age of 9 in TrudisLliit (1963).
She will cut the ribbon at the opening ceremonies along with the invited dignitaries at 12 noon on Saturday, August 20 and will be appearing at the musical extravganza for both days on August 20 and 21.
www.specialeditionevents.com /PR1.html   (852 words)

In his opening remarks at the Gawad Plaridel 2005 Awarding and Lecture, he confessed it was still his first time to see the famed actress in person and just how "starstruck" he was to be near her (two seats away); yeah, I could almost hear him jittering.
Santos was given the award at the Cine Adarna (formerly UP Film Center) just this afternoon, where she also delivered a half-hour lecture, reminiscing her almost fifty-year life as an actress and speaking strongly against the problems that plague the film industry today (lets give one of them a name: piracy).
But aside from Vilma Santos, many prominent people were also present in the occasion.
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 Peyups : Where Bright Minds Meet
Santos, as usual, delivers a fine performance reminiscent of her role in “Bata, Bata…” although her character here is not as fiery and aggressive as the previous one.
While we are already familiar with what Santos and de Leon can accomplish in front of the camera after seeing them together in 20 other films before, Pascual, on the other hand, is a revelation in his role as their eldest son who was drawn into student activism by the infamous dictatorship.
Another highlight on Pascual’s acting is manifested in his character’s continuing commitment to the revolutionary movement after suffering one of the harshest and most inhuman torture from his military captors, still beaming with pride while telling his worried family that he did not name names despite the excruciating pain.
www.peyups.com /article.khtml?sid=1630   (4438 words)

 Asian Journal Online
CINEMANILA best actress and Lipa City Mayor Vilma Santos says she has three options for 2004: to run for reelection, to run for governor of Batangas province, or not to run at all.
Santos said she is taking her time to decide about her political plans, "because being a public official is not an easy job."
VJ and television host Luis Manzano, 22, is Santos' son with actor Edu Manzano.
www.asianjournal.com /cgi-bin/view_info.cgi?code=00000648&category=PC   (398 words)

 Vilma Santos retiring from politics, says senator husband - INQ7.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
LIPA CITY Mayor and multi-awarded actress Vilma Santos is not running for governor of Batangas and will be retiring from politics altogether in 2007, according to her husband Senator Ralph Recto.
Mayor Santos, after all, has served Lipa City and its residents for nine years, he pointed out.
If he would have his way, Santos should just devote time to her family.
news.inq7.net /top/index.php?index=1&story_id=78168   (358 words)

 guampdn - www.guampdn.com - Hagatna, GU
The friendship of Lea and Tina, played by Pokwang and Eugene Domingo, respectively, starts from the days when they would chase famed actress Vilma Santos in all of her shows, shootings and guest appearances.
By some twist of fate, their anger turns to love -- only to be stopped by their own parents' misunderstanding and rivalry over a guy named Ralph Victor, played by JR Valentin.
What follows is a series of confrontations with funny, witty and spectacular use of Vilma Santos' most memorable lines and scenes from her most memorable films.
www.guampdn.com /apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060415/LIFESTYLE/604150315/1024   (260 words)

 Sun.Star Baguio - Cariño: Sharon, Vilma, Korina: A Race to be First Lady? (II)
IT WAS all the buzz in the 80s, when "Ate Vi" had this very successful television variety show running, that a main suitor in her picture was a certain Ralph Recto.
He was still in school when Vilma Santos was already a star (and had been for the longest time already), and the college-age Ralph reportedly told his friends, young as he was, that he was one day going to marry the Vilma.
The Vilma likewise ended up in politics, in the way many showbiz personas in this country do, and is now mayor of Lipa City.
www.sunstar.com.ph /static/bag/2006/04/02/oped/linda.grace.cari.o.paradigm.shift.html   (517 words)

 Malaya-The National Newspaper
Miss Santos topbills the romantic drama "Mano Po 3: My Love" (MP3), which also reunites her with her favorite onscreen partner, the magnetic Christopher de Leon.
But more than being a tough crusader, Lilia is a loving mother to three talented children, and is the supportive wife of Paul Yang, her devoted husband of almost 25 years.
Director Joel Lamangan, who is excited about working with Vilma Santos for the first time, promises that MP3 will be a less complicated affair compared to the two previous installments.
www.malaya.com.ph /dec04/ente1.htm   (641 words)

Vilma Santos is currently enjoying life to the fullest, with all its various aspects successful for her.
Maria Rosa Vilma Santos was born to Milagros and the late Amado Santos in Trozo, Manila on November 3, 1953.
She was also a hit in "Dyesebel" and the thrillers "Takbo, Vilma, Dali" and "Hatinggabi Na, Vilma." She also did other fantasy films like "Phantom Lady," "Vivian Volta," "Wonder Vi," and "Vilma and the Beep Beep Minica."
www.newsflash.org /2003/05/sb/sb003118.htm   (1614 words)

 Sun.Star Manila - Vilma a 'good sport'
STAR for All Seasons Vilma Santos couldn't help but just laugh whenever she is asked if she felt bad that a much younger and almost neophyte actress Ara Mina, compared to her, bagged the best actress trophy instead of her during the last Metro Manila Film Festival of the Philippines (MMFFP).
Ate Vi said she always knew that she wouldn't win in every event where she is nominated, which was what happened when Ara took home the best actress plum.
Ate Vi added that what's important is that she is continuously given the chance to do what she loves and that people continue to enjoy and watch her films.
www.sunstar.com.ph /static/man/2003/01/04/life/vilma.a.good.sport..html   (165 words)

 AsiaMedia :: Story, Print Version
The film depicts the struggle of the Bartolome family, which consists of a mother, Amanda (Vilma Santos) who much of the film centers on, her husband, and their five boys.
The Best Performance award is the most coveted as it is conferred on the performer whether male or female, adult or child, individual or ensemble in leading or supporting role.
Vilma Santos also received an award for Best Actress from Star Awards for Movies, Film Academy of The Philippines, and Gawad Urian Awards.
www.asiamedia.ucla.edu /print.asp?parentid=6758   (777 words)

 Movie Info for Dekada 70 on MSN Movies
Directed by Chito S. Roño, this adaptation of Lualhati Bautista's prize-winning novel Dekada 70 chronicles a middle-class Filipino family who, over the space of a decade, become aware of the political policies that have ultimately led to repression and a state of martial law.
Vilma Santos stars as Amanda, who realizes the implications of living within a dictatorship after sorting out the contradictory reactions of her husband and five sons.
Julian, her husband, supports his eldest son's efforts to rail against the government while simultaneously refusing to condone Amanda's wish to find a job.
entertainment.msn.com /movies/movie.aspx?m=539313   (169 words)

 Manila Standard Today -- Vilma Santos for Governor? -- jan28_2006
Mayor Vilma Santos met with the members of the entertainment press recently over lunch at Max’s Restaurant in Eastwood City.
But if ever Piolo falls in love anew, he hopes she would be the person he would spend with for the rest of his life.
He’s also happy for Judy Ann Santos who has found the love of her life in Ryan Agoncillo.
www.manilastandardtoday.com /?page=goodLife05_jan28_2006   (902 words)

 Manila Standard Today -- Night of the silver screen amazons -- dec14_2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Among those honored for their outstanding contribution to the development of women through cinema are Charo Santos-Concio, Lily Yu-Monteverde, Nora Aunor, Vilma Santos, Lualhati Bautista, and Marilou Diaz-Abaya.
Santos said to have broken out from her teen idol and Burlesk Queen persona in search for artistic maturity.
It is quite surprising that the “Noranians” who cheered for their icon also gave Santos an almost similar amount of applause.
www.manilastandardtoday.com /?page=goodLife02_dec14_2005   (943 words)

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