Vilma Santos Recto Biography, Latest

Vilma Santos is a Filipino actress, dancer, model, and politician. Currently, she is the congresswoman of the sixth legislative district of Batangas Province. Running under the Nacionalista Party (NP) in the May 13, 2019 election, she defeated Meynard Marciano Sabili of the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC).

Vilma Santos Recto
Vilma Santos Recto (Photo Credit: Facebook Page)

Personal Information
Real Name –> Maria Rosa Vilma Tuazon Santos Recto
Screen Name –> Vilma Santos
Birth Date –> November 3, 1953 (age 66)
Birthplace –> Tondo, Manila, Philippines
Hometown –> Lipa City, Batangas

Family
Spouse – Senator Ralph Recto (Previous: Actor Edu Manzano)
Children – Actor and TV Personality Luis Manzano, Ryan Christian Recto

Political Career
2019-Present – Deputy Speaker of the House of Representative
2016-Present – Congresswoman
2007-2016 – Governor, Batangas
1998-2007 – Mayor, Lipa City

Bills / Laws / Resolutions

Projects / Achievement as Politician
* Infrastructure such as Lipa Community Amphitheatre

Stand on Issues / Voting Record
* Voted Yes to ABS-CBN franchise renewal
* Voted Yes to Anti-terrorism Bill (with reservation)

Showbiz Career
Vilma started her career in the entertainment industry as a child actress. In 1963 , she starred in her first movie Trudis Liit. Since then, she became one of the most sought-after star with an intense competition with Superstar Nora Aunor. Dubbed as the Star For All Season, she had won tens of awards from many reputable organizations.

Notable Television Programs
2011 – 100 Days to Heaven
2010 – Maalaala Mo Kaya: Regalo
1999 – Once There Was a Love
1997 – Kamandag sa Puso
1997 – Katuparan
1996 – Muling Buksan ang Puso
1988 – Lamat sa Kristal
1986–1995 – Vilma!

Movie List
2009 – In My Life
2004 – Mano Po III: My Love
2002 – Dekada ’70
1998 – Bata, Bata, Paano Ka Ginawa?
1993 – Dahil Mahal Kita: The Dolzura Cortez Story
1988 – Ibulong Mo sa Diyos
1985 – Muling Buksan ang Puso
1984 – Sister Stella L.
1982 – Relasyon
1977 – Burlesk Queen
1965 – Iginuhit ng Tadhana (The Ferdinand Marcos Story)
1963 – Trudis Liit

RELATED: List of Current Congressmen and CongressWomen of the Philippines

See also: Famous People from Batangas Province

See also: Updated List of Famous Filipino Actresses

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