Maria Rosa Vilma Tuazon Santos-Recto (born Maria Rosa Vilma Tuazon Santos November 3, 1953 in Bamban, Tarlac), commonly known as Vilma Santos-Recto or Ate Vi is a Filipino actress and box office queen for almost four decades. One of the original Philippine movie queens, she rose up to become the versatile actress that has been given the fitting title of “Star for All Seasons” because of her capacity to adapt to the changing mores and values of the Filipino woman, giving a face to their plight and struggles, albeit in success both critically and box-office wise in some of Philippine cinema’s classics such as Trudis Liit (1963), Lipad, Darna, Lipad (1973), Burlesk Queen (1977), Relasyon (1982), Sister Stella L. (1984), Alyas Baby Tsina (1984), Pahiram ng Isang Umaga (1989), Dahil Mahal Kita: The Dolzura Cortez Story (1993), Anak (2000) and Dekada ’70 (2002). She is currently the governor of Batangas, Philippines (2012)(Wikipedia).

For More Informations, Visit: Vilma Santos-Recto's Official Web-site

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Cinemalaya's Ekstra


Ekstra - "...Directed by Jeffrey Jeturian and written by Jeffrey Jeturian, Antoinette Jadaone, and Zig Dulay. Produced by Atty. Joji Alonso. A story about a woman who works as an “extra” or bit player in indie films. the film marks the indie film debut of Vilma Santos..." - Edwin P. Sallan, InterAksyon, Jan 18 2013 (READ MORE)

Jeffery Jeturian - "...Jeffrey Jeturian (1959) is a Filipino director and production designer. He studied Broadcasting Communication at the University of Philippines. His line of interests are personal stories and intimate stories but he would also like to capture the political and social background of his characters...Jeturian worked his way up to where he is now by starting as production assistant for Marilou Diaz-Abaya's film "Baby Tsina" in 1984. For over 15 years, Jeffrey worked as production assistant, script continuity, art director, production designer and assistant director before making his own debut "Enter Love - Sana Pag-ibig Na..." - Wikipilipinas (READ MORE)

Bernal's Heir Apparent - "...I still say Jeffrey Jeturian is Ishmael Bernal's heir apparent. This guy has his finger on the nation's pulse, and constantly surprises and assures us with what he comes up with. Consider his filmmography. Sana Pag-ibig Na in 1998 showed us what he could do with a pito-pito film -- that even the starkest of filmmaking circumstances can still show a significant greatness if a great director is behind the wheel. In Pila-Balde, he showed us that he could take a trend (TF, in this case) and bend it to his will, so much so that by 2001 with Tuhog, he skewers even that trend (and the popular consciousness that let it flower), and starts a satirical mark that continues with Bridal Shower and Bikini Open. Heck, for a Tagalog, he could even do a Cebuano movie via Minsan Pa, and do it well. This guy is a genius. ("You say that because Jeffrey drove you to the airport once, in Manila, during a frightful storm," my conscience says. Trust me, this has nothing to do with my respect for the guy's abilities)..." - Ian Rosales Casocot, Eating The Sun, blog, Nov 2005 (READ MORE)

Cinemalaya - "...The Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival is a film festival in the Philippines held annually in the month of July at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Its aim is the development and promotion of Filipino independent films. The film festival is organized by the Cinemalaya Foundation, with the support of the Cultural Center of the Philippines and Econolink Investments, Inc. Each year, the Festival provides "seed investments" of Php 500,000 (USD 10,000~) to ten independent filmmakers. These ten "finalists" are culled from hundreds of submissions from all over the Philippines. Their films debut at the festival, together with in-competition short films, as well as various out-of-competition works. The festival organizing committee is headed by veteran Filipino director and actress Laurice Guillen. The committee oversees the production of the films, sometimes interfering with filmmakers' artistic decisions..." - Wikipedia (READ MORE)

Cinemalaya 2013 - Directors’ Showcase Finalists: - Cesar Evangelista’s “Amor y Muerte,” Jeffrey Jeturian’s “Extra,” Gil M. Portes’ “The Liars,” Jerrold Tarog’s “Sana Dati,” Adolfo Alix Jr.’s “Porno”; New Breed Finalists: Mikhail Red’s “Rekorder,” Emmanuel Palo’s “David F,” Christopher Ad. Castillo’s “Diplomat Hotel,” Eduardo Roy Jr.’s “Quick Change,” Richard S. Legaspi’s “Primera Bella,” Joseph Israel Laban’s “Siyam,” Jason Paul C. Laxamana’s “Babagwa,” Hannah Espia’s “Transit,” Carlo Obispo’s “Purok 7,” Alvin B. Yapan’s “Debosyon.”

Brilliant Cast - "...We screened the edited materials of the film yesterday (without the ending) and the performance of the entire cast is something we are so proud of. Nobody was trying to upstage anyone. It was team work - pure and simple. A brilliant cast!!! I ended up with tears on my eyes - because I could not stop laughing and laughing with how the story was unfolding, with so many hilarious real life incidents that an ekstra has to go through. Then again, without knowing it, I found myself in tears, and this time for a different reason -- because of the atrocities that TV production people have to face due to the economics of the industry, the people at the bottom of the line like the extras often end up having to bear the brunt. Time for a wake up call maybe?..." - Mario Bautista, Showbiz Portal, 18 Mar 2013 (READ MORE)

An Exposé - "...From my perspective, I’m not sure if I can now consider this film the parody it's meant to be, or more of an "exposé" into our real world of soap operas. It reflects many truths of what these extras, or talents, face. I myself, despite my ranting, have softened up to their plight. On one taping day, lo and behold, the first sight that greeted me were some 20 talents sitting on cardboard on the ground, in the heat of the sun, right in front of the main actors’ air conditioned tent. Talk about rubbing the point in. All this for P1,000 a day or P1,500 if you had speaking lines, or if you played a nurse, police or doctor, you get P2,000 because you have to bring your own uniform. A day may mean 28 to 36 hours straight for many of them. I’m fortunate that after decades in the business, I’ve earned a cut-off time of 2 am (which in effect actually helps talents go home earlier, if they’re in my scenes). I realize minimum wage stands at under P500, but these seemingly good talent fees don’t go straight into their pockets. They too have agents or talent suppliers who whittle away their earnings. (Just like we do.) I could be putting myself on a limb here, but I’m going to say it anyway: isn’t it high time we make the working environment in the soap opera world better for all to enjoy the work and find dignity in our choice of profession?..." - Cherie Gil, Rappler 30 March 2013 (READ MORE)



BASTA'T ISIPIN MONG MAHAL KITA (1975)


Basic Information: Directed: Armando De Guzman; Cast: Vilma Santos, Eugene Torre, Panchito, Coney Reyes, Roldan Aquino, Teroy De Guzman, Teddy Blarmino, Ellen Esguerra, Ponga, Greg Lozano, Rhonna Mercado, Golay, Menggay, Marlyn Pastera, Ursula carlos; Theme Songs: “Isipin mong Mahal Kita” performed by Vilma Santos

Plot Description: No Available Data

Film Achievement: No Available Data

Film Reviews: "...Eugene Torre: “...Medyo mahirap kasi (It was quite difficult because) I played a poor man and a rich man at the same time...I had to wear a tuxedo in some scenes then plain clothes the next. It was hard to make the switch...” - Manolo Pedralvez, Rappler, 28 June 2014 (READ MORE)

"...And so, to prove them wrong, Vilma’s manager smartly plotted follow-up recordings. Not only did Vilma record her follow-up album, she recorded a string of mini-LPs. Mini-LPs are shorter version of the big vinyl record with two songs on each side. She ventured into Tagalog songs, recording six songs that include instants hits like Isipin Mong Basta’t Mahal Kita, a theme song to a film she did opposite Filipino chess grand master, Eugene Torre; Palong-Palo, where she received a golden record award in 1974 and an up-tempo opm, Tok-Tok Palatok, another theme song from one of her comedy film with the same title opposite Jojit Paredes..." - RV (READ MORE)

"...Coney made her movie debut in "Return of the Dragon" in 1975. She has been hosted for Student Canteen since its first airing on GMA Network in 1975. In 1982, Coney Reyes left Studio Canteen for Eat Bulaga on RPN. In exchange, Chiqui Holmann-Yulo filled the slot vacated by Reyes. Coney's hosting stint with Eat Bulaga opened more opportunities for her and has been co-starred with Dolphy, Fernando Poe Jr., Vilma Santos, Lorna Tolentino, Maricel Soriano, Helen Vela, Aiza Seguerra and Vic Sotto among others in several movies and TV programs..." - Wikipilipinas (READ MORE)





Wednesday, January 30, 2013

MGA TITULO 6/6


Tinaguriang King of Philippine Movies si Fernando Poe, Jr. samantalang si Susan Roces ang Queen of Philippine Movies. Si Amalia Fuentes ang Ms. Number One, si Juancho Gutierrez ang Mr. Number One. Si Dolphy ang Comedy King, si Ai Ai de las Alas naman ang Comedy Concert Queen. Ang dating mag-asawang sina Martin Nievera at Pops Fernandez ang tinaguriang Concert King and Queen. Si Regine Velasquez ang Asia's Songbird, si Lani Misalucha ang Asia's Nightingale at si Pilita Corrales ang Asia's Queen of Songs. Si Boy Abunda ang King of Talk samantalang si Kris Aquino ang Queen of All Media. Si Inday Badiday ang Queen of Intrigues, si Ike Lozada ang Dambuhalang DJ at si German Moreno ang Master Showman. Tinawag na Mr. Pure Energy si Gary Valenciano, si Sarah Geronimo ang Pop Princess samantalang si Maricel Soriano ang Diamond Star. Si Sharon Cuneta ang Megastar at si Nora Aunor ang Superstar. Si Ms. Vilma Santos ay binigyan din ng titulong Star for All Seasons subali't marami pa ding ibang bansag sa kanya. Nasa buwan na tayo ng Abril kaya't sa ating ALAM NYO BA? Part 82 ay isa-isahin natin ang mga naging titulo o bansag kay Ms. Vilma Santos.

The Governor - Nang matapos ang termino ni Mayor Vi bilang punung-lungsod ng Lipa, hinilingan na naman siya para kumandidatong gobernador ng lalawigan ng Batangas. Nagkaroon ng problema sa pamilya dahil ang kanyang bayaw na si Ricky Recto ay gusto ring kumandidatong gobernador subali't naplantsa din ang problemang ito. Lumaban siya bilang gobernador ng lalawigan at tinalo niya ng "landslide" ang kanyang kalabang si Armand Sanchez. Si Governor Vi ang first woman governor ng Batangas. Sa pangalawang pagkakataon, lumabang muli si Gov. Vi at nakalabang muli si Armand Sanchez subali't bago mag-eleksiyon ay inatake sa puso si Sanchez at ito ay sumakabilang buhay. Ang asawa nitong si Sto. Tomas City Mayor Edna Sanchez ang pumalit sa kanya para labanan si Gov. Vi subali't tinalo pa rin ng "landslide" ni Gov. Vi ang biyuda ni Sanchez. Bilang ina ng lalawigan, ang prayoridad pa rin ni Gov. Vi ay ang kanyang HEARTS program (Health, Education, Agriculture, Roads, Tourism and Security). Hindi niya alintana ang mga taong bumabatikos sa kanya dahil siya ay may political will.

Ilan sa mga naging programa niya sa lalawigan ay ang mga sumusunod:
  • 1. Namahagi ng mga health cards.
  • 2. Nagkaroon ng mga medical at dental mission.
  • 3. Ipina-dismantle ang mga illegal cages sa Taal Lake.
  • 4. Nagkaroon ng clean-up drive sa buong lalawigan para sugpuin ang mga sakit katulad ng dengue, atbp.
  • 5. Itinatag ang Pusong May K ni Gov. Vi para sa mga taong may kapansanan.
  • 6. Ipinagpatuloy sa Batangas City ang VSR Timpalak Awitan
  • 7. At marami pang iba.


The Star For All Seasons - Si Julio Cinco Nigado ang nagbigay kay Vi ng titulong ito nang mag-initial telecast ang Vilma! show sa GMA 7 noong taong 1986. Bakit Star for All Seasons? Nang ipinalabas ang pelikulang Anak (2000) sa mga sinehan sa Metro Manila ay usung-uso noon ang mga bomb threats subali't hindi ito inalintana ng mga taong nanood. Sa katunayan, nang pinanood ko ang pelikulang ito sa SM Megamall for the nth time eh may sumigaw na isang babae kung kaya't naglabasan ang mga tao. Ang pelikulang ito ang nagbigay muli sa kanya ng titulong Box-Office Queen mula sa GMMSF kahit na Hall of Famer na siya. Samantala, bumabagyo nang magbukas sa mga sinehan ang mga pelikulang Sinungaling Mong Puso at Bata, Bata Paano Ka Ginawa? subali't tinangkilik pa rin ng publiko quesehodang isampa nila ang kanilang mga paa sa silya ng mga sinehan ganundin ang In My Life na kumita ng mahigit na Php20 million pesos sa opening day. Ang In My Life ay ipinalabas sa iba't ibang lugar ng mundo. Nagkabasag-basag naman ang mga salamin ng sinehan sa Gotesco Theater nang mag-premiere night ang mga pelikulang Pakawalan Mo Ako at Sinungaling Mong Puso. Naiwan naman ang mga tsinelas ng mga nanood sa New Frontier Theater nang mag-premiere night ang mga pelikulang Sinasamba Kita at Gaano Kadalas Ang Minsan?

Ang pelikulang Lipad, Darna, Lipad! (1973) ang nag-alis ng tawag kay Vi bilang poor second to Nora Aunor dahil inilampaso nito ang pelikula ni Nora Aunor at Joseph Estrada na Erap Is My Guy. Una na rito ay inilampaso din nito ang pelikula ni Fernando Poe, Jr. na Esteban. Winalis ng pelikulang Burlesk Queen (1977) ang halos lahat ng awards sa MMFF at ito pa rin ang itinanghal na Top Grosser sa nasabing film festival. Hindi man nanalong best performer si Vi para sa pelikulang handog ng Sampaguita Pictures sa 1978 MMFF na Rubia Servios subali't tinalbugan nito sa takilya ang pelikula ng nanalong best actress na si Nora Aunor para sa pelikulang Atsay. Sa katunayan, sa Coronet Theater sa Cubao, Quezon ay palabas ang dalawang pelikula...ang haba-haba ng pila sa Rubia Servios samantalang sa Atsay ay walang pila kung kaya't inaway ng mga pikong Noranians ang mga Vilmanians. Si Vi ay itinambal sa mga senior actors katulad nina George Estregan (Wonder Vi - 1973 at Amorseko Kumakabit, Kumakapit! - 1978), Fernando Poe, Jr. (Batya't Palu-Palo - 1974, Bato Sa Buhangin - 1976 at Ikaw Ang Mahal Ko - 1996), Joseph Estrada (King Khayam & I - 1974), Eddie Rodriguez (Nakakahiya? - 1975, Hindi Nakakahiya Part II - 1976, Simula Ng Walang Katapusan - 1978, Halik Sa Paa, Halik Sa Kamay - 1979, Hiwalay - 1981)...

Chiquito (Teribol Dobol - 1975), Jun Aristorenas (Vilma Veinte Nueve - 1975, Mapagbigay Ang Mister Ko - 1976), Romeo Vasquez (Nag-aapoy Na Damdamin - 1976, Pulot-Gata Pwede Kaya? - 1977, Dalawang Pugad, Isang Ibon - 1977, Pinagbuklod Ng Pag-ibig - 1978, Bakit Kailangan Kita? - 1978, Pag-ibig Ko Sa Iyo Lang Ibibigay - 1978, Swing It Baby - 1979, Gusto Kita, Mahal Ko Siya - 1980 at Ayaw Kong Maging Querida - 1983), Dante Rivero (Susan Kelly Edad 20 - 1977), Eddie Gutierrez (Promo Girl - 1978 at Asawa Ko, Huwag Mong Agawin - 1986), Dolphy (Buhay Artista Ngayon - 1979), Dindo Fernando (Langis At Tubig - 1980, Hiwalay - 1981, T-Bird At Ako - 1982, Gaano Kadalas Ang Minsan - 1982, Alyas Baby Tsina - 1984 at Muling Buksan Ang Puso - 1985), Ronaldo Valdez (Karma - 1981), Eddie Garcia (Minsan Pa Nating Hagkan Ang Nakaraan - 1983, Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow - 1986 at Ibulong Mo Sa Diyos - 1988), Mario Montenegro (Adultery: Aida Macaraeg Case No. 7892 - 1984) at Ramon Revilla (Arrest: Patrolman Risal Alih Zamboanga Massacre - 1989). Si Vi ay itinambal din sa mga aktor na mas bata sa kanya katulad nina Lloyd Samartino (Good Morning Sunshine - 1980), Niño Muhlach (Darna At Ding - 1980), Gabby Concepcion (Asawa Ko, Huwag Mong Agawin - 1986, Ibigay Mo Sa Akin Ang Bukas - 1987, Pahiram Ng Isang Umaga - 1989, Hahamakin Lahat - 1990 at Sinungaling Mong Puso - 1992)...

Miguel Rodriguez (Tagos Ng Dugo - 1987, Ibulong Mo Sa Diyos - 1988), Lito Pimentel (Tagos Ng Dugo - 1987), Richard Gomez (Tagos Ng Dugo - 1987 at Kapag Langit Ang Humatol - 1990), Joey Hipolito (Tagos Ng Dugo - 1987), Ricky Davao (Saan Nagtatago Ang Pag-ibig? - 1987 at Imortal - 1989), Tonton Gutierrez (Saan Nagtatago Ang Pag-ibig? - 1987), Gary Valenciano (Ibulong Mo Sa Diyos - 1988), Eric Quizon (Ibulong Mo Sa Diyos - 1988, Pahiram Ng Isang Umaga - 1989 at Hahamakin Lahat - 1990), Aga Muhlach (Sinungaling Mong Puso - 1992 at Nag-iisang Bituin - 1994), Cesar Montano (Ikaw Lang - 1993), Ronnie Ricketts (Ikaw Lang - 1993), Ramon Revilla, Jr. (Relaks Ka Lang Sagot Kita - 1994), Albert Martinez (Bata, Bata Paano Ka Ginawa? - 1998), Raymond Bagatsing (Bata, Bata Paano Ka Ginawa? - 1998), Ariel Rivera (Bata, Bata Paano Ka Ginawa? - 1998), Jay Manalo (Mano Po 3: My Love - 2004) at John Lloyd Cruz (In My Life - 2009). Hindi man professional singer si Vi subali't nakagawa siya ng pitong long playing albums...tatlo dito ay solo album (SIXTEEN, SWEET SWEET VILMA at SING VILMA SING), tatlo ay duet nila ni Edgar Mortiz (SWEETHEARTS, THE SENSATION at ALL I SEE IS YOU) at isang christmas album ng mga recording artists ng Wilears Records (CHRISTMAS CAROLS). Meron ding siyang ginawang mini-long playing albums (SOMETHING STUPID at BABY VI).

Ilan sa mga naisaplakang awitin ni Vi ay ang Sixteen, It's So Wonderful To Be In Love, Dry Your Eyes, Bring Back Your Love, Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head, When The Clock Strikes One, So With Me, Sometimes, Baby Baby Baby, Sealed With A Kiss, Then Along Came You Edgar, Love Love, Don't You Break My Heart, May The Good Lord Bless And Keep You, Mama, Our Day Will Come, Oh Lonesome Me, I'm The One For You, Sad Movies, Among My Souvenir, My Promise To You, Mama Don't Cry At My Wedding, Drop A Line, A Wonderful Day, Da Doo Run Run, Abadaba Honeymoon, Tweedle Dee, Bo Weebel, A Kookie Little Paradise, Bobby Bobby Bobby, A Rick-Tick Song, It's Been A Long Long Time, Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, You Made Me Love You, The Birds & The Bees, He's So Near (Yet So Far Away), I Love You Honey, Always With You, You Don't Love Me Anymore, How I Wish I Were A Model, Do Re Mi Fa Sol I Love You, Better Than All, Your Kisses Are Losing Their Sweetness, My First Kiss, To Love Again, I Wonder Why, Have A Goodtime, Yeahoo, I Have Dream, My Boy Lollipop, Always, Atin Cu Pung Singsing, Baby Cakes, Little Brown Gal, Nine Little Teardrops, Jealous Heart, The Wonderful World of Music, I Understand, I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus at Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, Something Stupid, Goodnight My Love, Hawaiian Medley, Seven Lonely Days, Mandolins In The Moonlight, Daddy, Seventeen, Palung-Palo Ako, Walang Umiibig, Basta't Isipin Mong Mahal Kita, Mamang Kutsero, Tok Tok Palatok at Batya't Palu-Palo.

Ang mga awiting Sixteen at Palung-Palo ako ay naging gold record award. Samantala, naging FAMAS best child actress (Trudis Liit - 1963), San Beda best supporting actress (Kasalanan Kaya? - 1968), best actress (FAMAS, Gawad Urian, FAP, CMMA, Star Awards for Movies, Gawad Tanglaw, PASADO, Gawad Suri at iba't ibang film festivals - local and foreign) at producer of best film (Pagputi Ng Uwak, Pag-itim Ng Tagak - FAMAS at Gawad Urian). Sumulat ng isang kuwento (Biktima - 1974), naging direktor ng isang telemovie (Lazarito - GMA 7), naging tagapayo sa isang radio soap (From You To Me Vilma - DWWW). Naging idolo ng mga kilalang celebrities katulad nina Sharon Cuneta, Kris Aquino, Ai Ai de las Alas, Claudine Barretto, Amalia Fuentes, Liezl Sumilang, Boots Anson Roa, Imelda Ilanan at marami pang iba. Gusto ding maiderek ng mga direktor na sina Carlos Siguion Reyna, Jeffrey Jeturian, Armando Lao, Adolf Alix Jr., Jerry Lopez Sineneng, Peque Gallaga, Brillante Mendoza at marami pang iba. Nagampanan na halos ang lahat ng roles...kerida (Relasyon - 1982), OFW (Anak - 2000), madreng rebelde (Sister Sella L - 1984), cancer victim (Pahiram Ng Isang Umaga - 1989), dual role (Dama de Noche - 1972), burlesque dancer (Bulesk Queen - 1977), inang may anak na autistic (Ipagpatawad Mo - 1991), person with aids (Dahil Mahal Kita: The Dolzura Cortez Story - 1993), abogada (Relaks Ka Lang, Sagot Kita - 1994), inang may dalawang anak sa magkaibang ama (Bata, Bata Paano Ka Ginawa? - 1998), inang tahimik (Dekada '70 - 2002), babaeng nagbebenta ng aliw (Miss X - 1980), bulag (Ibulong Mo Sa Diyos - 1988), bilanggo (Alyas Baby Tsina - 1984), adulteresa (Adultery: Aida Macaraeg Case No. 7892 - 1984), kuba (Kampanerang Kuba - 1974), pipi (Hatinggabi Na Vilma - 1972), babaeng pumapatay pag may regla (Tagos Ng Dugo - 1987), beauty queen (Mga Reynang Walang Trono - 1976), rape victim (Rubia Servios - 1978), bida-kontrabida (Sinasamba Kita - 1982 at Hahamakin Lahat - 1990), katulong (Kapag Langit Ang Humatol - 1990), pilay (Little Darling - 1972), Darna (Lipad, Darna, Lipad - 1973, Darna & The Giants - 1973, Darna vs. The Planetwomen -1975 at Darna at Ding - 1980), sirena (Dyesebel At Ang Mahiwagang Kabibe - 1973), konduktora (Ang Konduktora - 1972), tindera (Tsismosang Tindera - 1973) at marami pang iba.

Ilan pa sa mga naging awards ni Vi ay ang mga sumusunod
  • 1975 - Most Outsanding Nueva Ecijana (Local Government of Nueva Ecija)
  • 1992 - Ten Outstanding Young Achievers Award (Quezon City Jaycees)
  • 1997 - Celebrity Mother of Gintong Ina Award (Dove Foundation)
  • 1998 - One of the Most Outstanding Manileño (City of Manila)
  • 2000 - Recognition Award in Government Service (GMMST)
  • 2003 - Women with a Heart Award (Mary Kay Philippines)
  • 2003 - Most Admired Filipino Men & Women (Rank No. 6 Pulse Asia, Inc.)
  • 2004 - Power 100: Most Admired Filipino Men & Women (Rank No. 86 BizNews Asia Magazine)
  • 2005 - UP Gawad Plaridel Award for Film (UP College of Mass Communication)
  • 2006 - Diwata Award (UP)
  • 2009 - Honoris Causi (Iriga City)
  • 2010 - 1st Lingkod TV Awards
  • 2011 - Starpreneur Go Negosyo Award (Philippine Center for Enterpreneurship)


Noong dekada '70, ang labanan ay VilmaSantos-Nora Aunor, sa dekada '80 naman ay Vilma Santos-Sharon Cuneta, sa dekada '90 naman ay Vilma Santos-Claudine Barreto/Judy Ann Santos at ngayong dekada 2000 ay Vilma Santos-Sarah Geronimo. Bongga talaga si Vi dahil name-maintain niya ang kanyang drawing power sa takilya. Durable at bankable pa rin siya at lahat ng nagsisikatang artista dekada kada dekada kada dekada ay nakakatunggali niya. Truly, Vilma Santos is The Star For All Seasons. - Alfonso Valencia (READ MORE)

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

MGA TITULO 5/6


Tinaguriang King of Philippine Movies si Fernando Poe, Jr. samantalang si Susan Roces ang Queen of Philippine Movies. Si Amalia Fuentes ang Ms. Number One, si Juancho Gutierrez ang Mr. Number One. Si Dolphy ang Comedy King, si Ai Ai de las Alas naman ang Comedy Concert Queen. Ang dating mag-asawang sina Martin Nievera at Pops Fernandez ang tinaguriang Concert King and Queen. Si Regine Velasquez ang Asia's Songbird, si Lani Misalucha ang Asia's Nightingale at si Pilita Corrales ang Asia's Queen of Songs. Si Boy Abunda ang King of Talk samantalang si Kris Aquino ang Queen of All Media. Si Inday Badiday ang Queen of Intrigues, si Ike Lozada ang Dambuhalang DJ at si German Moreno ang Master Showman. Tinawag na Mr. Pure Energy si Gary Valenciano, si Sarah Geronimo ang Pop Princess samantalang si Maricel Soriano ang Diamond Star. Si Sharon Cuneta ang Megastar at si Nora Aunor ang Superstar. Si Ms. Vilma Santos ay binigyan din ng titulong Star for All Seasons subali't marami pa ding ibang bansag sa kanya. Nasa buwan na tayo ng Abril kaya't sa ating ALAM NYO BA? Part 82 ay isa-isahin natin ang mga naging titulo o bansag kay Ms. Vilma Santos.


The Hall of Fame Queen - Limang best actress awards ang nakamit ni Vi kung kaya't nabigyan siya ng FAMAS ng Hall of Fame. Naging FAMAS best actress si Vi sa mga pelikula nina Emmanuel H. Borlaza (Dama de Noche -1972), Elwood Perez (Pakawalan Mo Ako -1981 at Ibulong Mo Sa Diyos - 1988), Ishmael Bernal (Relasyon -1982) at Maryo J. de los Reyes (Tagos Ng Dugo -1987). Si Vi ang pangalawang best actress Hall of Famer ng FAMAS.....si Charito Solis ang una. Hindi lang FAMAS Hall of Famer si Vi dahil siya din ang unang recipient ng FAMAS Circle of Excellence para sa mga pelikulang Sinungaling Mong Puso (1992) at Dahil Mahal Kita: The Dolzura Cortez Story (1993). Dahil sa dami ng kanyang box-office queen award kung kaya't binigyan din si Vi ng Hall of Fame Box-Office Queen ng Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation noong 1986. Nakatanggap din ang kanyang Vilma! show ng Hall of Fame in Musical Variety Show mula sa Catholic Mass Media Awards noong 1990. Samantala, binigyan din si Vi ng Outstanding Mayor Hall of Fame ng Regional Sandugo noong taong 2005.


The Mayor - Sa last shooting day ng Bata, Bata Paano Ka Ginawa? kinausap niya ang mga Vilmanians na present sa nasabing shooting kung gusto ba nila na kumandidato siyang mayor ng Lipa City dahil marami ang may gustong kumandidato siya kabilang na ang mga pari, madre at iba't ibang sektor ng nasabing lungsod. Sinabi niya na tutuloy siya sa pagkandidato kung magbibigay ng "sign" ang nasa Itaas. Hindi naman niya sinabi kung anong "sign" 'yun. Sa last day of filing ng candidacy ay ibinigay ng nasa Itaas ang hinihiling niyang "sign." Tumakbo siyang punung-lungsod ng Lipa at tinalo niya ng "landslide" ang kanyang kalaban na ninong niya sa kasal na si Mayor Ruben Umali. Nag-aral siya ng public administration sa Unibersidad ng Pilipinas para sa paghahanda sa kanyang pag-upo bilang punung-lungsod. Bilang first woman city mayor of Lipa City, napaunlad niya ang ekonomiya at nagkaroon ng mga infrastructure development ang nasabing lungsod. Upang hindi malulong sa masasamang bisyo ang mga kabataan ay nagkaroon sila ng VSR (Voices, Songs & Rhytms), isang timpalak sa awitan. Sa pangalawang termino niya bilang punung-lungsod ng Lipa ay tinalo naman niya ng landslide din ang anak ni Mayor Umali na si King Umali hanggang sa matapos niya ang tatlong termino noong 2007.


Ang ilan sa mga awards ni Mayor Vi bilang punung-lungsod ng Lipa ay ang mga sumusunod:

  • 2000 - Best Overall Local Council Performance (Boy Scout of the Philippines)
  • 2000 - Outstanding Mayor in Region IV (Asosasyon ng mga Komentarista at Anaunser sa Pilipinas)
  • 2000 - Outstanding City Mayor (Civil Service Commission)
  • 2001 - Regional Sandugo Outstanding Local Executive (Department of Health)
  • 2002 - Presidential Award as the cleanest & greenest local government unit in Region IV
  • 2002 - Ten Outstanding Achievers
  • 2005 - Gawad Suri Award for Exemplary Public Servant
  • 2005 - Honorary Key to Jersey City (New Jersey, USA)
  • 2005 - Bright Smiles, Bright Future Award, Mga Munting Ngiti (Intl. Association of Pediatric Dentistry at Sydney, Australia)
  • 2005 - Honorary Member of the UP College of Public Health Alumni Society & keynote speaker to their 26th annual convention in Manila
  • 2005 - Huwarang Pilipino Award (Parangal sa Pamilyang Pilipino Organization & office of the President)
  • 2005 - Regional Sandugo Outstanding Mayor Hall of Fame
  • 2005 - Doctor of Humanities, Honoris Causa (Lipa City Public College)
  • 2006 - Unlad Pilipinas Award (Mga Munting Ngiti)
  • 2006 - Positive Role Model (Survey among students)
  • 2006 - Oustanding City Mayor Award (DSWD)
  • 2006 - Gawad Munting Ngiti Awardee & keynote speaker to the 7th Annual Conference of National Association of Dental Trade
  • 2007 - People of the Year (People Asia Magazine)
To be completed - Alfonso Valencia (READ MORE)

Monday, January 28, 2013

MGA TITULO 4/6


Tinaguriang King of Philippine Movies si Fernando Poe, Jr. samantalang si Susan Roces ang Queen of Philippine Movies. Si Amalia Fuentes ang Ms. Number One, si Juancho Gutierrez ang Mr. Number One. Si Dolphy ang Comedy King, si Ai Ai de las Alas naman ang Comedy Concert Queen. Ang dating mag-asawang sina Martin Nievera at Pops Fernandez ang tinaguriang Concert King and Queen. Si Regine Velasquez ang Asia's Songbird, si Lani Misalucha ang Asia's Nightingale at si Pilita Corrales ang Asia's Queen of Songs. Si Boy Abunda ang King of Talk samantalang si Kris Aquino ang Queen of All Media. Si Inday Badiday ang Queen of Intrigues, si Ike Lozada ang Dambuhalang DJ at si German Moreno ang Master Showman. Tinawag na Mr. Pure Energy si Gary Valenciano, si Sarah Geronimo ang Pop Princess samantalang si Maricel Soriano ang Diamond Star. Si Sharon Cuneta ang Megastar at si Nora Aunor ang Superstar. Si Ms. Vilma Santos ay binigyan din ng titulong Star for All Seasons subali't marami pa ding ibang bansag sa kanya. Nasa buwan na tayo ng Abril kaya't sa ating ALAM NYO BA? Part 82 ay isa-isahin natin ang mga naging titulo o bansag kay Ms. Vilma Santos. Naging FAMAS best child actress si Vi para sa kanyang unang pelikulang Trudis Liit (1963) at San Beda best supporting actress para sa pelikulang Kasalanan Kaya? (1968).


The Grand Slam Queen - Si Vi ang kauna-unahang grand slam best actress dahil winalis niya lahat ng best actress award sa lahat ng award giving bodies noong 1983 sa pamamagitan ng pelikula ni Ishmael Bernal na Relasyon. Nanalo siyang best actress sa FAMAS, Gawad Urian, FAP, CMMA at Let's Talk Movies. Noong taong 1992, si Lorna Tolentino ay naka-grand slam best actress din para sa pelikulang Narito Ang Puso Ko mula sa FAMAS, Gawad Urian, FAP at Star Awards for Movies subali't sa New Fame Magazine Reader's Choice, si Vi ang nanalo ng best actress para sa pelikulang Sinungaling Mong Puso. Nabawi agad ni Vi ang grand slam best actress kay Lorna noong taong 1993 para sa pelikula ni Laurice Guillen na Dahil Mahal Kita: The Dolzura Cortez Story mula sa Gawad Urian, FAP, Star Awards for Movies, MFF, Movie Magazine, Intrigue Magazine Reader's Choice at New Fame Magazine Reader's Choice. Noong taong 1995, si Nora Aunor ay naka-grand slam best actress din para sa pelikulang The Flor Contemplacion Story mula Gawad Urian (ka-tie si Helen Gamboa para sa pelikulang Bagong Bayani), FAP at Star Awards for Movies.


Noong taong 1996, si Sharon Cuneta ang naka-grand slam best actress para sa pelikulang Madrasta mula sa FAMAS, Gawad Urian (ka-tie si Nora Aunor para sa pelikulang Bakit May Kahapon Pa?), FAP at Star Awards for Movies. Grand slam best actress muli si Vi para sa pelikula ni Chito Roño na Bata, Bata Paano Ka Ginawa? noong taong 1998 mula sa Brussels International Film Festival, Gawad Urian, FAP, Star Awards for Movies (ka-tie si Nida Blanca para sa pelikulang Sana Pag-ibig Na), YCC, Pasado at Siasi, Jolo Critics Award. Ang ika-apat na grand slam best actress award ni Vi ay sa pelikula ulit ni Chito Roño na Dekada '70 noong taong 2002 mula sa Cinemanila International Film Festival, Gawad Urian, FAP, Star Awards for Movies, YCC, Pasado, Gawad Tanglaw, Cinema One's Rave Award - Critic's & People's Choice. Sa kabuuan, apat pa lang ang naging grand slam best actress subali't si Vi lang ang tanging nakaapat na grand slam best actress.

The Gawad Urian Queen - Sa mga artista, si Vi ang may pinakamaraming Gawad Urian award. Walo ang kanyang best actress award sa Gawad Urian kabilang na ang mga pelikula nina Ishmael Bernal (Relasyon -1982, Broken Marriage - 1983 at Pahiram Ng Isang Umaga -1989), Mike de Leon (Sister Stella L -1984), Laurice Guillen (Ipagpatawad Mo -1991 at Dahil Mahal Kita: The Dolzura Cortez Story -1993), Chito Roño (Bata Bata Paano Ka Ginawa? -1998) at Dekada '70 - 2002). Dalawa ang kanyang Aktres ng Dekada Award ('80s at '90s) mula sa Gawad Urian. Ang Pagputi Ng Uwak, Pag-itim Ng Tagak (1978) ay naging best picture ng Gawad Urian kung saan ang kanyang VS Films ang nag-produce. Sa mga artistang babae, si Vi lang ang nakakuha ng tatlong best actress sa loob ng tatlong sunud-sunod na taon (Relasyon - 1982, Broken Marriage - 1983 at Sister Stella L - 1984).


The Box Office Queen - Lipad, Darna, Lipad (1973), Darna & The Giants (1973), Batya't Palu-Palo (1974), Nakakahiya? (1975), Hindi Nakakahiya Part II (1976), Let's Do The Salsa (1976), Masarap, Masakit Ang Umibig (1977), Burlesk Queen (1977), Nakawin Natin Ang Bawa't Sandali (1978), Disco Fever (1978), Rubia Servios (1978), Miss X (1980), Langis At. Tubig (1980), Ex-Wife (1981), Pakawalan Mo Ako (1981), Karma (1981), Relasyon (1982), Sinasamba Kita (1982), Gaano Kadalas Ang Minsan? (1982), Paano Ba Ang Mangarap? (1983), Adultery: Aida Macaraeg Case No. 7892 (1984), Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow (1986), Tagos Ng Dugo (1987), Saan Nagtatago Ang Pag-ibig? (1987), Ibulong Mo Sa Diyos (1988), Pahiram Ng Isang Umaga (1989), Imortal (1989), Kapag Langit Ang Humatol (1990), Ipagpatawad Mo (1991), Sinungaling Mong Puso (1992), Dahil Mahal Kita: The Dolzura Cortez Story (1993), Relaks Ka Lang Sagot Kita (1994), Bata, Bata Paano Ka Ginawa? (1998), Anak (2002) at In My Life (2009) ang ilan sa mga box-office hits na mga pelikula ni Vi.


Ilan sa mga awards na natanggap ni Vi bilang box-office champion ay ang mga sumusunod:

  • 1974 - Box-Office Queen of Philippine Movies (Manila Overseas Press Club)
  • 1978 - Philippine Movie Box Office Queen (PD Promotions)
  • 1978 - Box-Office Champion (Grand Total Productions)
  • 1978 - Box-Office Champion (Big Ike's Happening)
  • 1979 - Box-Office Champion (Gand Total Productions)
  • 1979 - Box-Office Champion (Big Ike's Happening)
  • 1979 - Box-Office Queen of Philippine Movies (Mecca Productions)
  • 1980 - Box-Office Queen of Philippine Movies (PD Productions)
  • 1981 - Box-Office Queen of Philippine Movies (Geebees Productions)
  • 1982 - Box-Office Queen of Philippine Movies (GMMSF)
  • 1982 - Cinehan Award's Box-Office Queen (Metro Manila Theaters Association)
  • 1982 - Top Female Star-Takilya Award (KASIPIL)
  • 1984 - Box-Office Queen of Philippine Movies (GMMSF)
  • 1996 - Longest Reigning Box-Office Queen (City of Manila)
  • 2001 - Box-Office Queen of Philippine Movies (GMMSF)
  • 2006 - Longest Box Office Reign (Gawad Suri)
To be completed - Alfonso Valencia (READ MORE)

Sunday, January 27, 2013

MGA TITULO 3/6


Tinaguriang King of Philippine Movies si Fernando Poe, Jr. samantalang si Susan Roces ang Queen of Philippine Movies. Si Amalia Fuentes ang Ms. Number One, si Juancho Gutierrez ang Mr. Number One. Si Dolphy ang Comedy King, si Ai Ai de las Alas naman ang Comedy Concert Queen. Ang dating mag-asawang sina Martin Nievera at Pops Fernandez ang tinaguriang Concert King and Queen. Si Regine Velasquez ang Asia's Songbird, si Lani Misalucha ang Asia's Nightingale at si Pilita Corrales ang Asia's Queen of Songs. Si Boy Abunda ang King of Talk samantalang si Kris Aquino ang Queen of All Media. Si Inday Badiday ang Queen of Intrigues, si Ike Lozada ang Dambuhalang DJ at si German Moreno ang Master Showman. Tinawag na Mr. Pure Energy si Gary Valenciano, si Sarah Geronimo ang Pop Princess samantalang si Maricel Soriano ang Diamond Star. Si Sharon Cuneta ang Megastar at si Nora Aunor ang Superstar. Si Ms. Vilma Santos ay binigyan din ng titulong Star for All Seasons subali't marami pa ding ibang bansag sa kanya. Nasa buwan na tayo ng Abril kaya't sa ating ALAM NYO BA? Part 82 ay isa-isahin natin ang mga naging titulo o bansag kay Ms. Vilma Santos.


The Dancing Queen - Sabi ni Vi, ang kanyang pagkanta ay para lang sa mga Vilmanians subali't pagdating sa sayawan ay lalaban siya ng sabayan. Di nga ba't sa kanyang tv show na The Sensations ay nagkaroon ng Vilma's penguin dance? Hindi kumpleto ang Friday night ng mga televiewers kapag hindi nila napanood ang opening dance number ni Vi sa kanyang musical variety show na Vilma! Halos lahat na yata ng sayaw ay naisayaw na ni Vi sa Vilma! May singkil, African dance, lambada, dirty dancing, twist, elephant walk, limbo rock, rock, ballroom dancing, jerk at marami pang iba dahilan para manguna ang nasabing show sa mga rating. Sa mga TV guestings niya ay palaging sayaw ang kanyang panlaban katulad na lang nung mag-guest siya sa initial telecast ng tv show ni Randy Santiago na Shades kung saan sumayaw siya sa tugtog ng Dancing Queen. Nagpaligsahan naman sila ni Alma Moreno sa pagsasayaw noong unang Star Awards for TV. Kontodo may mga sulo pang dala ang mga back-up dancers ni Alma subali't hindi nagpatalbog si Vi at ang VIP dancers. Ang simple lang ng kanyang ginawang dance number subali't pinalakpakan ito ng husto. Napaka-graceful at magaang kasayaw ni Vi. Dahil sa husay sa pagsayaw kung kaya't ilang beses ding naimbitahan si Vi ng PMPC para mag-perform ng isang dance number sa Star Awards for TV. Dahil ang Vilma! ay ginaganap sa Metropolitan Theater kung kaya't nang magkaroon ng benefit show ang MET ay pinaunlakan ni Vi ang kanilang imbitasyon na magkaroon siya ng isang dance number. Bata pa lang si Vi ay may pelikula na siyang ipinapakita ang kanyang kagalingan sa pagsasayaw katulad ng Ging (1964). Gumawa din si Vi ng mga musical films katulad ng Let's Do The Salsa (1976), Disco Fever (1978), Swing It Baby (1979), Rock Baby Rock (1979) at Good Morning Sunshine (1980). May mga pelikula din si Vi na sumasayaw siya kagaya ng King Khayam & I (1974), Nakakahiya? (1975), Hindi Nakakahiya Part II (1976), T Bird At Ako (1982), Ibulong Mo Sa Diyos (1988) at In My Life (2009). Sina Lito Calzado, Geleen Eugenio, Aldeguer Sisters at Maribeth Bichara ang kanyang mga naging choreographer.


The Drama Queen - Si Vi ay itinuring din na isang drama queen dahil sa kanyang mga naging pagganap sa pelikula na pulos iyakan katulad ng Trudis Liit (1963), Anak Ang Iyong Ina (1963), Ging (1964), Naligaw Na Anghel (1964), Kay Tagal Ng Umaga (1965), Hindi Nahahati Ang Langit (1966), Kasalanan Kaya? (1968), Sino Ang May Karapatan (1968), Dama de Noche (1972), Tag-ulan Sa Tag-araw (1975), Mga Rosas Sa Putikan (1976), Dalawang Pugad Isang Ibon (1977), Masarap, Masakit Ang Umibig (1977), Burlesk Queen (1977), Nakawin Natin Ang Bawa't Sandali (1978), Rubia Servios (1978), Halik Sa Paa, Halik Sa Kamay (1979), Langis At Tubig (1980), Ex-Wife (1981), Pakawalan Mo Ako (1981), Hiwalay (1981), Karma (1981), Relasyon (1982), Sinasamba Kita (1982), Gaano Kadalas Ang Minsan? (1982), Paano Ba Ang Mangarap? (1983), Broken Marriage (1983), Minsan Pa Nating Hagkan Ang Nakaraan (1983), Adultery: Aida Macaraeg Case No. 7892 (1984), Alyas Baby Tsina (1984), Muling Buksan Ang Puso (1985), Tagos Ng Dugo (1987), Saan Nagtatago Ang Pag-ibig? (1987), Ibulong Mo Sa Diyos (1988), Pahiram Ng Isang Umaga (1989), Hahamakin Lahat (1990), Kapag Langit Ang Humatol (1990), Ipagpatawad Mo (1991), Sinungaling Mong Puso (1992), Dahil Mahal Kita: The Dolzura Cortez Story (1993), Lipa; Arandia Massacre (1994), Hanggang Ngayon Ika'y Minamahal (1997), Bata, Bata Paano Ka Ginawa? (1998), Anak (2000), Dekada '70 (2002), Mano Po 3: My Love (2004) at In My Life (2009).


Ang mga sumusunod ang kanyang mga best actress awards:

  • FAMAS - Dama de Noche (1972), Pakawalan Mo Ako (1981), Relasyon (1982), Tagos Ng Dugo (1987) at Ibulong Mo Sa Diyos (1988)
  • Gawad URIAN - Relasyon (1982), Broken Marriage (1983), Sister Stella L (1984), Pahiram Ng Isang Umaga (1989), Ipagpatawad Mo (1991), Dahil Mahal Kita: The Dolzura Cortez Story (1993), Bata, Bata Paano Ka Ginawa? (1998) at Dekada '70 (2002)
  • FAP - Relasyon (1982), Dahil Mahal Kita: The Dolzura Cortez Story (1993), Bata, Bata Paano Ka Ginawa? (1998) at Dekada '70 (2002)
  • STAR Awards for Movies - Pahiram Ng Isang Umaga (1989), Dahil Mahal Kita: The Dolzura Cortez Story (1993), Bata, Bata Paano Ka Ginawa? (1998), Dekada '70 (2002), Mano Po 3: My Love (2004) at In My Life (2009)
  • CMMA - Relasyon (1982) at Tagos Ng Dugo (1987)
  • MMFF - Burlesk Queen (1977), Karma (1981), Imortal (1989) at Mano Po 3: My Love (2004)
  • MMF - Dahil Mahal Kita: The Dolzura Cortez Story (1993)
  • YCC - Bata, Bata Paano Ka Ginawa? (1998) at Dekada '70 (2002)
  • PASADO - Bata, Bata Paano Ka Ginawa? (1998), Anak (2000) at Dekada '70 (2002)
  • Gawad TANGLAW - Dekada '70 (2002), Mano Po 3: My Love (2004) at In My Life (2009)
  • Gawad SURI - Mano Po 3: My Love (2004) at In My Life (2009)
  • Gawad Genio - In My Life (2009)
  • MTRCB Awards for Movies - In My Life (2009)
  • GMMSF - In My Life (2009)
  • BACOLOD City Film Festival - Nakakahiya? (1975)
  • CEBU City Film Fesival - Karma (1981)
  • SIASI, JOLO Critics Award - Bata, Bata Paano Ka Ginawa? (1998)
  • MOVIE MAGAZINE - Tagos Ng Dugo (1987), Pahiram Ng Isang Umaga (1989), Ipagpatawad Mo (1991) at Dahil Mahal Kita: The Dolzura Cortez Story (1993)
  • CINEMASCOOP Award - Tagos Ng Dugo (1987)
  • CHANNEL 2 Viewers Choice Award - Imortal (1989)
  • INTRIGUE MAGAZINE Readers Choice - Ipagpatawad Mo (1991) at Dahil Mahal Kita: The Dolzura Cortez Story (1993)
  • NEW FAME MAGAZINE Readers Choice - Sinungaling Mong Puso (1992) at Dahil Mahal Kita: The Dolzura Cortez Story (1993)
  • CINEMA ONE'S Rave Award (Critics) - Dekada '70 (2002)
  • CINEMA ONE'S Rave Award (Readers) - Dekada '70 (2002)
  • Brussels International Film Festival - Bata, Bata Paano Ka Ginawa? (1999)
  • CINEMANILA Film Festival - Dekada '70 (2002)
  • Aktres Ng Dekada - Gawad Urian (80's at 90's)
  • Aktres Ng Dekada - Star Awards for Movies - (90's)
  • Circle of Excellence - FAMAS (Sinungaling Mong Puso - 1992 at Dahil Mahal Kita: The Dolzura Cortez Story - 1993)
To be completed - Alfonso Valencia (READ MORE)

Saturday, January 26, 2013

MGA TITULO 2/6


Tinaguriang King of Philippine Movies si Fernando Poe, Jr. samantalang si Susan Roces ang Queen of Philippine Movies. Si Amalia Fuentes ang Ms. Number One, si Juancho Gutierrez ang Mr. Number One. Si Dolphy ang Comedy King, si Ai Ai de las Alas naman ang Comedy Concert Queen. Ang dating mag-asawang sina Martin Nievera at Pops Fernandez ang tinaguriang Concert King and Queen. Si Regine Velasquez ang Asia's Songbird, si Lani Misalucha ang Asia's Nightingale at si Pilita Corrales ang Asia's Queen of Songs. Si Boy Abunda ang King of Talk samantalang si Kris Aquino ang Queen of All Media. Si Inday Badiday ang Queen of Intrigues, si Ike Lozada ang Dambuhalang DJ at si German Moreno ang Master Showman. Tinawag na Mr. Pure Energy si Gary Valenciano, si Sarah Geronimo ang Pop Princess samantalang si Maricel Soriano ang Diamond Star. Si Sharon Cuneta ang Megastar at si Nora Aunor ang Superstar. Si Ms. Vilma Santos ay binigyan din ng titulong Star for All Seasons subali't marami pa ding ibang bansag sa kanya. Nasa buwan na tayo ng Abril kaya't sa ating ALAM NYO BA? Part 82 ay isa-isahin natin ang mga naging titulo o bansag kay Ms. Vilma Santos.


The Television Queen - Nagteleserye si Vi via Larawan ng Pag-ibig na napanood sa Channel 3 noong 1963. Ang teleserye ay isinapelikula ng Vitri Films at tinampukan din nina Eva Darren, Willie Sotelo, Ben David at Rosita Noble na sinulat, iniskripan at dinerek ni Jose Miranda Cruz. Ipinalabas ang nasabing pelikula noong Hulyo 19, 1964. Nagdrama anthology din si Vi sa pamamagitan ng Oh My Love! at Dulambuhay Ni Rosa Vilma. The Sensations sa ABS CBN 2 ang unang musical variety show ni Vi kasama sina Edgar Mortiz, Perla Adea, Romy Mallari, Baby de Jesus, Tony Santos Jr., Ike Lozada, Rhodora Silva, Darius Razon at Angge. Katulad ng Larawan Ng Pag-ibig, isinapelikula din ito ng Tagalog Ilang-Ilang Productions na ipinalabas noong Abril 10, 1971 sa panulat nina Rose Reynaldo at Tony Dantes, iskrip at direksiyon ni Tony Santos Sr. Kasama din sa pelikula sina Vic Pacia, Ben David at Beth Manlongat. Nang ideklara ang martial law, napilitang magsara ang ABS CBN 2, kung kaya't lumipat ang grupo ng The Sensations sa ibang tv station at ang naging titulo ng programa nila ay Santos, Mortiz & Associates. Hindi rin nagtagal ang Santos, Mortiz & Associates at nagsolo na lang sina Vi at Bobot. Ayan Eh! ang sumunod na programa ni Vi. Sumunod na programa ni Vi ay isang taped musical variety show na may pamagat na Vilma Santos Very Special kung saan si Mitos Villareal ang kanyang direktor.


Huminto sa telebisyon si Vi nang mapangasawa si Edu Manzano subali't nang madiskubre niya na baon pala siya sa utang dahil sa mismanagement ng kanyang VS Films kung kaya't napilitan siyang tumanggap ng tv show via Vilma In Person sa BBC 2 kung saan si Bert de Leon ang kanyang naging direktor. Nang magkaroon ng Edsa 1, lumipat ang VIP sa GMA 7 via Vilma! Ang initial telecast ng Vilma! ay ginanap sa Araneta Coliseum kung saan punung-puno ng tao ang loob ng coliseum. Hindi naman kataka-taka na maging number one ito sa rating. Since then, wala ng ibang musical variety show na umabante sa Vilma! Talbog silang lahat at tinawag pang Central Bank ng GMA 7 ang Vilma Show dahil sa dami ng commercial loads nito na sila na mismo ang tumatanggi sa ibang nais magpasok ng kanilang mga commercial. Hindi lang sa commercial nangunguna ang Vilma! dahil kahit sa concept, guests, awards at production numbers eh talagang number one ang nasabing show. Higit sa lahat, si Vi ang highest paid tv star nang mga panahong 'yun. Taong 1995 nang magpaalam si Vi sa Vilma! show dahil gusto niyang magkaanak kay Sen. Ralph Recto subali't matapos maipanganak si Ryan Christian ay nagbalik telebisyon si Vi sa pamamagitan ng Vilma Tonite!. Isang season lang ang itinagal ng nasabing show. Kabilang naman sa ginawang telemovie ni Vi ay ang Lamat Sa Kristal, Katuparan, Once There Was A Love, Correctional, Bugso at Maalaala Mo Kaya: Regalo episode. Tele-Vi ang pamagat ng show sa Channel 4 kung saan ay linggu-linggong inilalabas ang mga pelikula ni Vi. Si Mario Hernando ang nagre-review ng mga nasabing pelikula. Si Vi ay naging host ng Star Awards for Movies, Star Awards for TV at Gawad Urian Award.


Speaking of TV awards, ang mga awards na nakamit ni Vi at ng Vilma! ay ang mga sumusunod:

  • 1974 - Most Effective TV Actress (EMEE Award)
  • 1987 - Best Musical Variety Show Host (Star Awards for TV)
  • 1987 - Best Musical Variety Show (CMMA)
  • 1988 - Best Musical Variety Show (Star Awards for TV, CMMA)
  • 1989 - Best Musical Variety Show (Star Awards for TV, CMMA)
  • 1990 - Best Musical Variety Show (Star Awards for TV)
  • 1990 - Hall of Fame in Musical Variety Show (CMMA)
  • 1990 - New York International Awards for TV (Finalist)
  • 1991 - Best Musical Variety Show (Star Awards for TV, Golden Dove)
  • 1992 - Best Musical Variety Show (Star Awards for TV)
  • 1994 - Best Musical Variety Show (Star Awards for TV)
  • 1998 - Ading Fernando Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2005 - Best Single Performance By An Actress - MMK: Regalo episode (Star Awards for TV)
To be completed - Alfonso Valencia (READ MORE)

Friday, January 25, 2013

MGA TITULO 1/6


Tinaguriang King of Philippine Movies si Fernando Poe, Jr. samantalang si Susan Roces ang Queen of Philippine Movies. Si Amalia Fuentes ang Ms. Number One, si Juancho Gutierrez ang Mr. Number One. Si Dolphy ang Comedy King, si Ai Ai de las Alas naman ang Comedy Concert Queen. Ang dating mag-asawang sina Martin Nievera at Pops Fernandez ang tinaguriang Concert King and Queen. Si Regine Velasquez ang Asia's Songbird, si Lani Misalucha ang Asia's Nightingale at si Pilita Corrales ang Asia's Queen of Songs. Si Boy Abunda ang King of Talk samantalang si Kris Aquino ang Queen of All Media. Si Inday Badiday ang Queen of Intrigues, si Ike Lozada ang Dambuhalang DJ at si German Moreno ang Master Showman. Tinawag na Mr. Pure Energy si Gary Valenciano, si Sarah Geronimo ang Pop Princess samantalang si Maricel Soriano ang Diamond Star. Si Sharon Cuneta ang Megastar at si Nora Aunor ang Superstar. Si Ms. Vilma Santos ay binigyan din ng titulong Star for All Seasons subali't marami pa ding ibang bansag sa kanya. Nasa buwan na tayo ng Abril kaya't sa ating ALAM NYO BA? Part 82 ay isa-isahin natin ang mga naging titulo o bansag kay Ms. Vilma Santos.


The Movie Queen - Sa mga artistang nagreyna, si Queen Vi lang yata ang nakagawa ng humigit kumulang na dalawang daang pelikula. 'Yung mga artistang nagreyna noon ay halos tumagal lamang ng isang dekada at pagkatapos ay mga supporting roles na lang ang kanilang ginagampanan. Si Queen Vi, sa kabilang banda ay tumagal ng halos limang dekada pero hanggang sa kasalukuyan ay bida pa rin ang kanyang mga ginagampanang roles sa kanyang mga pelikula. Marami sa mga pelikula ni Queen Vi ay kumita sa takilya at kinilala ng mga award giving bodies katulad ng FAMAS, Star Awards for Movies, Gawad Urian, Catholic Mass Media Award, Film Academy of the Philippines at Metro Manila Film Festival. Hindi lang mga pelikula ni Queen Vi ang kinilala ng iba't ibang award giving bodies kundi pati ang kanyang mga pagganap. Sa mga nagreyna, si Queen Vi lang ang may pinakamaraming best actress award.


Ilan sa mga naging awards ni Queen Vi bilang reyna ay ang mga sumusunod:

  • 1970 - Most Popular Loveteam ang Vilma-Edgar (Liwayway Publications)
  • 1971 - Miss Philippine Movies
  • 1972 - Reyna ng Pelikulang Pilipino
  • 1973 - Queen of Philippine Movies (BAMCI Promotions)
  • 1974 - Queen of Movie Stars (Life Publishing)
  • 1974 - Miss RP Movies (BAMCI Promotions)
  • 1975 - Miss RP Movies
  • 1975 - Queen of Southern Luzon Movies
  • 1980 - Miss Philippine Movies (PD Productions)
  • 1981 - Miss Philippine Movies-USA
  • 1983 - RP Movies Queen of Queens (Prime International Promotions)
  • 1983 - Her Highness Queen of Philippine Movies (Catholic Women's League)
  • 1988 - Queen of Philippine Movies (Star Publishing)


Ilan pa din sa mga awards ni Queen Vi ay ang mga sumusunod:

  • 1973 - Most Cooperative Star (Philippine Movie Press Club)
  • 1974 - Best Dressed Actress
  • 1975 - Fiesta Filipina (FPBA Reyna Elena)
  • 1976 - Most Appealing Star
  • 1980 - Paborito Ng Press (Philippine Movie Press Club)
  • 1981 - One of the Ten Loveliest Actresses (BBC Channel 2)
  • 1983 - Most Popular Star (Philippine Movie Press Club)
  • 1990 - Darling of The Press (Star Awards for Movies)
  • 1994 - Achievement Award - Parangal Ng Bayan
  • 1997 - Grand Achievement Award - Parangal Ng Bayan
  • 1998 - Lifetime Achievement Award (GMMSF, FAMAS)
  • 1999 - Natatanging Artista ng Taon (PASADO)
  • 2000 - Special Recognition for Winning at Brusells Film Festival (NCCA, Pelikula at Lipunan)
  • 2000 - Lifetime Achievement Award (Cinemanila International Film Festival)
  • 2003 - Lifetime Achievement Award (Cinemanila International Film Festival)
  • 2005 - All Time Favorite Actress (GMMSF)
  • 2008 - Ulirang Artista (Star Awards for Movies)
  • 2010 - Lino Brocka Achievement Award (Enpress)
To be completed - Alfonso Valencia (READ MORE)

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Vilma Santos’ Top 10 Film Directors 6/6


Introductions: 197 films, 70 directors, 5 decades, Vilma Santos, one of the original Philippine movie queens, rose up to become the versatile actress that has been given the fitting title of “Star for All Seasons” because of her capacity to adapt to the changing mores and values of the Filipino woman, giving a face to their plight and struggles, albeit in success both critically and box-office wise in some of Philippine cinema’s classics such as Trudis Liit (1963), Lipad, Darna, Lipad (1973), Burlesk Queen (1977), Relasyon (1982), Sister Stella L. (1984), Alyas Baby Tsina (1984), Pahiram ng Isang Umaga (1989), Dahil Mahal Kita: The Dolzura Cortez Story (1993), Anak (2000) and Dekada ’70 (2002). This are top ten directors who contributed to her success.

Here is a recap of our count-down…
  • 10. PABLO SANTIAGLO / MARYO DELOSREYES
  • 09. LUIS ENRIQUEZ / ELWOOD PEREZ
  • 08. DANNY ZIALCITA
  • 07. EDDIE GARCIA
  • 06. EMMANUEL H BORLZA
  • 05. LINO BROCKA
  • 04. LAURICE GUILLEN
  • 03. CHITO RONO
  • 02. CELSO AD CASTILLO…and our number one director is…

1. Ishmael Bernal – A filmmaker of the first order and one of the very few who can be truly called a maestro. Critics have hailed him as “the genius of Philippine cinema.” He is recognized as a director of films that serve as social commentaries and bold reflections on the existing realities of the struggle of the Filipino. His art extends beyond the confines of aesthetics. By polishing its visuals, or innovating in the medium, he manages to send his message across: to fight the censors, free the artists, give justice to the oppressed, and enlighten as well as entertain the audience. Among his notable films are “Pahiram ng Isang Umaga” (1989), “Broken Marriage” (1983), “Himala” (1981), “City After Dark” (1980), and “Nunal sa Tubig” (1976). He was recognized as the Director of the Decade of the 1970s by the Catholic Mass Media Awards; four-time Best Director by the Urian Awards (1989, 1985, 1983, and 1977); and given the ASEAN Cultural Award in Communication Arts in 1993 (NCCA.gov.ph). Bernal was born in Manila on September 30, 1938, the son of Elena Bernal and Pacifico Ledesma. He studied at Burgos Elementary School and Mapa High School before entering the University of the Philippines, and graduated in 1962 with a degree of Bachelor of Arts degree in English. For a time he worked with Lamberto Avellana’s documentary outfit. He went on to earn his Licentiate in French Literature and Philosophy at the University of Aix-en-Prevence in France, and then in 1970 his Diplomate in Film Directing at the Film Insititue of India in Poona, under the Colombo plan scholarhip. Bernal was a board member of the Concerned Artists of the Philippines and the Directors Guild of the Philippines, Inc., an organization that studies the role of film as an instrument of entertainment, education and development. He actively crusaded for the rights and welfare of artists for as long as he lived. He died in Quezon City on June 2, 1996. - Wikipilipinas (READ MORE)

Highlights: Bernal gave Vilma Santos her first grandslam best actress awards and two consecutive Gawad Urian best actress (1982 and 1983). Their first film together was Inspiration (1972) and last was Pahiram Ng Isang Umaga (1989).

Total Number of Films in our list of VSR’s Top 50 films: 5 #5 Ikaw ay Akin 1978, #7 Relasyon 1982, #8 Pahiram Ng Isang Umaga 1989, #9 Broken Marriage 1983, #30 Dalawang Pugad Isang Ibon 1977

Total Number of Films: 8 Broken Marriage, Dalawang Pugad Isang Ibon, Good Morning Sunshine, Ikaw ay Akin, Inspiration, Now and Forever, Pahiram ng Isang Umaga, Relasyon






Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Vilma Santos’ Top 10 Film Directors 5/6


Introductions: 197 films, 70 directors, 5 decades, Vilma Santos, one of the original Philippine movie queens, rose up to become the versatile actress that has been given the fitting title of “Star for All Seasons” because of her capacity to adapt to the changing mores and values of the Filipino woman, giving a face to their plight and struggles, albeit in success both critically and box-office wise in some of Philippine cinema’s classics such as Trudis Liit (1963), Lipad, Darna, Lipad (1973), Burlesk Queen (1977), Relasyon (1982), Sister Stella L. (1984), Alyas Baby Tsina (1984), Pahiram ng Isang Umaga (1989), Dahil Mahal Kita: The Dolzura Cortez Story (1993), Anak (2000) and Dekada ’70 (2002). This are top ten directors who contributed to her success.

3. Chito S. Roño also known as Sixto Kayko, is a Filipino multi-awarded TV and film director. He is the director of the blockbuster films Feng Shui and Sukob. In 2010, he is one of the directors of the top-rating supernatural–fantasy horror TV series Imortal on ABS-CBN. - Wikipedia (READ MORE)

In 1984, Roño directed his first feature film, titled “Private Show” starring Jaclyn Jose. It was released locally in 1985 and won Jose the Star award for Best Actress. Chito used the pseudonym Sixto Kayco in the credits.

Highlights: Roño gave Vilma Santos her first international recognition winning the best actress in 1999 Brussels International Festival of Independent Films. At the same time, he was recognized as the festival’s Best Director both for Bata Bata Paano Ka Ginawa. The film also gave Vilma Santos her third grand slam winning all the best actress awards from several local award giving bodies. In 2003, Vilma received another international recognition, this time from Cinemanila International Film Festival winning the Best Actress for Dekada 70. The film was screen in the international film festival circuit and was the official entry of the Philippines in the 76th Academy Awards (OSCAR) for the best foreign language film category.

Total Number of Films and Films in our list of VSR’s Top 50 films: 3 #2 Bata, Bata…Paano Ka Ginawa? 1998, #3 Dekada’70 2002, #36 Ikaw Lang 1993



2. Celso Ad. Castillo began directing films mid-60′s at an early age, but he has since then gained reputation for many other aspects of the craft particularly scriptwriting and acting. In the Filipino movie industry, he holds the unique repuation of being controversial, trendsetter,enfant terrible and messiah of Philippine cinema, and his track record justifies it: he introduced artistry and commercialism in sex films (nympha) when the two were considered incompatible, and introduced sex in artistic projects ( Ang Pinakamagandang Hayop sa Balat ng Lupa/The Most Beautiful Animal on Earth)when moralistic repression was in vogue. An unfortunate and unfair consequence of the controversy is the recognition due him as one of the finest film commentators on the Philippine social scene, with a visual fluency unmatched by any other contemporary filipino film director. - Celso Ad Castillo Official Web-site (READ MORE).

Highlights: Castillo gave Vilma Santos her first mature role in Burlesk Queen resulting with her first local film festival best actress award. He also directed Pagputi Ng Uwak Pagitim Ng Tagak where Vilma Santos starred and produced. The film received several best picture awards and was considered one of Castillo’s best works.

Total Number of Films and Films in our list of VSR’s Top 50 films: 3 #1 Burlesk Queen 1977, #15 Pagputi ng Uwak Pag-itim ng Tagak 1978, #20 Tag-ulan sa Tag-araw 1975



Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Vilma Santos’ Top 10 Film Directors 4/6


Introductions: 197 films, 70 directors, 5 decades, Vilma Santos, one of the original Philippine movie queens, rose up to become the versatile actress that has been given the fitting title of “Star for All Seasons” because of her capacity to adapt to the changing mores and values of the Filipino woman, giving a face to their plight and struggles, albeit in success both critically and box-office wise in some of Philippine cinema’s classics such as Trudis Liit (1963), Lipad, Darna, Lipad (1973), Burlesk Queen (1977), Relasyon (1982), Sister Stella L. (1984), Alyas Baby Tsina (1984), Pahiram ng Isang Umaga (1989), Dahil Mahal Kita: The Dolzura Cortez Story (1993), Anak (2000) and Dekada ’70 (2002). This are top ten directors who contributed to her success.

5. Lino Brocka, Catalino Ortiz Brocka in real life, (April 3, 1939–May 21, 1991, director for film and broadcast arts, espoused the term “freedom of expression” in the Philippine Constitution. Brocka took his social activist spirit to the screen leaving behind 66 films which breathed life and hope for the marginalized sectors of society — slumdwellers, prostitute, construction workers, etc. He also directed for theater with equal zeal and served in organizations that offer alternative visions, like the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) and the Concerned Artists of the Philippines (CAP). At the same time, he garnered awards and recognition from institutions like the CCP, FAMAS, TOYM, and Cannes Film Festival. Brocka has left behind his masterpieces, bequeathing to our country a heritage of cinematic harvest; a bounty of stunning images, memorable conversations that speak volumes on love,betrayal and redemption, pestilence and plenty all pointing towards the recovery and rediscovery of our nation. To name a few, Brocka’s films include the following: “Santiago” (1970), “Wanted: Perfect Mother” (1970), “Tubog sa Ginto” (1971), “Stardoom” (1971), “Tinimbang Ka Ngunit Kulang” (1974), “Maynila: Sa Kuko ng Liwanag” (1975), “Insiang” (1976), “Jaguar” (1979), “Bona” (1980), “Macho Dancer” (1989), “Orapronobis” (1989), “Makiusap Ka sa Diyos” (1991) (NCCA.gov.ph). On May 21, 1991 Brocka met an untimely death in a car accident in Quezon City, Metro Manila. In 1997 he was given the posthumous distinction of National Artist for Film. - Wikipedia (READ MORE).

Highlights: Brocka gave Vilma one of the most controversial film after "Burlesk Queen," her milestone role as a rape victim in 1978′s "Rubia Servios."  The film failed to secure Vilma the local festival’s best performer award after so much speculations despite this, the film was a big hit.  Brocka will direct Vi two more times, "Adultery" in 1984 and "Hahamakin Kita" in 1990, a year before his untimely death in May 21, 1991.

Total Number of Films and Films in our list of VSR’s Top 50 films: 3 #6 Rubia Servios 1978, #14 Adultery: Aida Macaraeg 1984, #27 Hahamakin Lahat 1990



4. Laurice Guillen is an award-winning Filipino director and actress. She was born on January 29, 1947 in Butuan City. She is married Johnny Delgado, a notable and prominent actor. Daughters, Anna and Ina Feleo are both into stage acting as well. Laurice won international notice for her direction of the 1981 film, Salome. - Wikipilipinas (READ MORE)

Highlights: Guillen gave Vilma her fifth and sixth Gawad Urian Best Actress awards for 1991′s Ipagpatawad Mo and 1993′s Dolzura Cortez. The later also gave Vilma her second grand slam, winning all the best actress awards from local award giving bodies.

Total Number of Films and Films in our list of VSR’s Top 50 films: 3 #4 Dahil Mahal Kita The Dolzura Cortez Story 1993, #24 Ipagpatawad Mo 1991, #34 Kapag Langit Ang Humatol 1990



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