Vilma Santos - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Vilma Santos


'Yes with reservations?' Stars, fans criticize Vilma Santos over anti-terror bill vote

Jun 04, 2020 - 7:22 AM

Twitter users quote from the Batangas representative's old movies to chide her over voting in favor of the 'draconian' bill

Representatives Vilma Santos, Loren Legarda defend ABS-CBN: Network ‘went above and beyond’ duty

Jun 01, 2020 - 2:30 PM

Sol Aragones and Joy Myra Tambunting also join former ABS-CBN personalities who are now in Congress in pushing for the renewal of the media giant's franchise

Nora Aunor, Vilma Santos back ABS-CBN, express hope closure will end soon

May 06, 2020 - 10:51 PM

'Naniniwala ako na sa panahong ito ay dapat magmalasakitan ang bawat isa, Kapuso man o Kapamilya,' says the country's 'Superstar'

Batangas lawmakers seek P30-B supplemental budget for Taal eruption

Jan 22, 2020 - 4:10 PM

If passed into law, the bill earmarks a supplemental budget aimed to help victims of the Taal Volcano eruption valid until December 31, 2022

REHAB FUND NEEDED. Houses along the lakeside of Barangay San Isidro in Talisay, Batangas are still blanketed by ash from the eruption of Taal Volcano on January 20, 2020. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

LIST: These celebrities are also reservists in the AFP

Aug 22, 2019 - 7:00 PM

The AFP reserve force is now star-studded

RESERVISTS. Matteo Guidicelli, Dingdong Dantes, and Vilma Santos are among the celebrities who are part of the AFP reserves. Rappler file photos

IN PHOTOS: Veteran actors recognized at PMPC Star Awards for Movies 2019

Jun 03, 2019 - 11:35 AM

12 veteran actors are given the 'Mga Natatanging Bituin ng Siglo' award during the PMPC Star Awards for Movies 2019

Photo by Dion Besa/Rappler

Vilma Santos wins in Lipa, rival to file petition for recount

May 16, 2019 - 3:23 PM

Santos' opponent, the incumbent Lipa City mayor, alleges that widespread fraud happened in the recent elections

Vilma Santos leads Nacionalista Party near-sweep of Batangas congress race

May 14, 2019 - 4:02 PM

Nacionalistas win 5 of 6 congressional districts in Batangas

Senator Ralph Recto and Lipa Representative Vilma Santos Recto cast their vote in Lipa City together with sons Luis and Ryan. Photo by Tina Ganzon-Ozaeta/Rappler

PH celebs lend star power to 2019 election hopefuls

May 10, 2019 - 8:35 PM

Saab Magalona, Chito Miranda, Angel Locsin, and Vice Ganda share their senatorial bets

STAR POWER. Angel Locsin, Chito Miranda, and Saab Magalona are among the celebrities that revealed their senatorial bets. File photos by Leanne Jazul/ Rob Reyes/ Alecs Ongcal/ Rappler

In Lipa City, Poe says Batangas feels like 'home'

May 05, 2019 - 2:32 PM

Reelectionist Senator Grace Poe says Batangas 6th district Representative Vilma Santos Recto has always been her 'partner'

BATANGAS. Reelectionist senator Grace Poe with incumbent Batangas 6th district Representative Vilma Santos-Recto and her husband Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto. Photo from Poe's office

Vilma Santos Recto endorses Romy Macalintal for senator

May 02, 2019 - 10:32 AM

Otso Diretso senatorial bet Romy Macalintal hails from Batangas, where Vilma Santos Recto is an incumbent congresswoman and former longtime governor

ENDORSEMENT. Batangas 6th District Representative Vilma Santos Recto backs Otso Diretso bet Romy Macalintal for senator. Screenshot from Macalintal's Facebook page

Vilma Santos’ mother Milagros dies at 93

Apr 02, 2019 - 9:07 AM

'We love you Mama,' daughter Vilma Santos says in an Instagram post

NPC drops congressional bet running vs Vilma Santos Recto

Oct 18, 2018 - 8:46 PM

Outgoing Lipa Mayor Meynard Sabili, who is eyeing the city's lone congressional seat, will now run as an independent

CONGRESSIONAL RACE. Lipa City Mayor Meynard Sabili wants to challenge Congresswoman Vilma Santos Recto in the May 2019 polls. File photo by Tina Ganzon-Ozaeta

Lipa mayor to challenge Vilma Santos Recto in congressional race

Oct 17, 2018 - 8:37 AM

'Gusto ko magkaroon ng pagbabago sa Kongreso, 'yung (magkaroon) ng tunay na representative ang taong-bayan,' says Mayor Meynard Sabili, whose wife lost to Congresswoman Vilma Santos Recto in the 2016 elections

CONGRESSIONAL RACE. Lipa City Mayor Meynard Sabili wants to challenge Congresswoman Vilma Santos Recto in the May 2019 polls. File photo by Tina Ganzon-Ozaeta

Daughter of slain Tanauan mayor Halili running in 2019 elections

Oct 12, 2018 - 1:36 PM

Reelectionist Batangas Governor Hermilando Mandanas remains unopposed so far, and at least 3 congressional representatives are running for reelection

Rectos leave Liberal Party, join Nacionalista Party

Sep 21, 2018 - 8:48 PM

The newly formed local party One Batangas also seals an alliance with the Nacionalista Party of the Villars

SANDUGAN. One Batangas seals its alliance with Nacionalista Party on September 21, 2018. Photo courtesy of the Office of Senator Ralph Recto

Luis Manzano says mom Vilma Santos against P1,000 CHR budget

Sep 13, 2017 - 1:53 PM

Luis defends Vilma amid reports she was one of those who voted the P1,000 budget for the Commission on Human Rights

FULL LIST: Winners, PMPC Star Awards for Movies 2017

Sep 04, 2017 - 12:22 PM

The awards night saw Die Beautiful and Pamilya Ordinaryo win big and two screen legends tie for the same award

DIE BEAUTIFUL. The film starring Paolo Ballesteros adds more trophies to its shelf, with its recent haul at the PMPC Star Awards 2017. Screengrab from

Grace Poe, Vilma Santos appointed MMFF ExeCom members

Mar 08, 2017 - 6:31 PM

Poe and Santos are appointed members of the MMFF Executive Committee at the launch of the 2017 festival

MMFF EXECOM. Vilma santos and Grace Poe are newly appointed MMFF ExeCom members. Photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler, Francis Malasig/EPA

IN PHOTOS: Piolo, Andi, Robin, and more at the FAMAS Awards 2016

Dec 05, 2016 - 12:05 PM

The late German Moreno Vilma Santos Robin Padilla and Gloria Sevilla are among those honored at the 2016 FAMAS Awards

FULL LIST: Winners, FAMAS Awards 2016

Dec 04, 2016 - 11:44 PM

Felix Manalo wins 5 awards including Best Actor for Dennis Trillo

Jessy Mendiola on remarks about Angel Locsin, meeting Vilma Santos

Jul 27, 2016 - 11:11 AM

You know people are when they are hurt sad or angry or whatever they get to say things that are not really well thought out But siguro iyon kasi ang nararamdaman ko Jessy clarifies her statement about Angel Locsin from a previous interview

Vilma Santos speaks up about Luis Manzano, Jessy Mendiola

Jul 22, 2016 - 9:11 PM

Baka hindi kaya mabuting tao iyong anak ko kaya minamahal siya Maybe kaya hindi siya makalimutan baka siguro mabuting tao ang anak ko Vilma says of her son Luis

Luis Manzano reveals story behind photo of Jessy Mendiola with mom Vilma Santos

Jul 22, 2016 - 11:58 AM

Luis says that that his mother Vilma had invited Jessy for dinner not only to meet her but also to check up on her considering that the younger actress has been the target of critics

Screengrab from Facebook/Vilma Santos - The Star for All Seasons

105 new lawmakers take crash course in legislation

Jul 06, 2016 - 8:32 PM

A mock session is conducted to show the neophyte lawmakers what happens during a regular session at the House of Representatives

MOCK SESSION. Neophyte legislators attend a mock session at the House of Representatives plenary hall on July 6. Photo by Mara Cepeda

Vilma Santos proclaimed Batangas representative

May 10, 2016 - 5:55 PM

The Star for All Seasons wins with 57 9 of the votes in the 6th District of Batangas

Robredo explains rise, ‘blames’ Vilma for VP race

Mar 16, 2016 - 9:58 PM

The administration s vice presidential bet attributes her rising numbers to old school campaigning and her stand against revisionism

VILMA AND LENI. Batangas Gov. Vilma-Santos Recto raises the hand of Liberal Party (LP) vice presidential candidate Leni Robredo as expression of her support during their meeting on Wednesday, March 16, before the party’s grand rally at Batangas City Sports Coliseum.

'Everything About Her' Review: Heartfelt where it counts

Jan 29, 2016 - 5:53 PM

Everything About Her stars Vilma Santos as a cancer patient Xian Lim as her estranged son and Angel Locsin as her nurse

Emotional Xian Lim thanks co-stars for support, addresses critics

Jan 18, 2016 - 12:29 PM

Sa inyo pong lahat bigyan n’yo ako ng bad write up good write up I am very thankful for everything says Xian who faced some tough moments in 2015

WATCH: Vilma Santos, Angel Locsin star in 'Everything About Her'

Jan 03, 2016 - 10:00 PM

The movie directed by Joyce Bernal also stars Xian Lim

#PugadBaboy: The new Nora and Vilma

Sep 29, 2015 - 5:00 AM

Drawing the line? Mar Roxas on Grace Poe's 'announcement'

Sep 15, 2015 - 7:15 PM

If she doesn t want to be part of the Daang Matuwid that s her decision says administration standard bearer Mar Roxas

OF PHILIPPINE HEROES. Administration bet Mar Roxas teaches Grade 5 students in Quezon city about the country's heroes. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

#PugadBaboy: Love teams punchline 2

Sep 05, 2015 - 5:00 AM

Leni Robredo on VP race: 'Too soon'

Aug 04, 2015 - 6:45 PM

Camarines Sur Representative Leni Robredo says she s still hoping for a Roxas Poe tandem

MAR'S VP? Rep Leni Robredo and Gov Vilma Santos-Recto sit beside administration bet Mar Roxas and President Benigno Aquino III during a gather of LP allies and supporters on August 4, 2015. Photo by Gil Nartea/Malacanang Photo Bureau

Doormats or matadors: Dissecting the vice presidency

Aug 03, 2015 - 7:00 AM

There are only two kinds of vice presidents according to fictional character Frank Underwood the doormats or the matadors Which one would you want your next VP to be?

Governor Vi admits getting feelers from Aquino on 2016

Jul 20, 2015 - 9:04 PM

My focus right now is ensuring that my last term as governor would end well Secondly I want to finish the movie with Angel Locsin says actress and Batangas Governor Vilma Santos

(Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler)

COA to Batangas officials: Return P45M bonuses

Jul 19, 2015 - 5:45 PM

UPDATED The Commission on Audit says the payment of P45 352 million worth of bonuses to Batangas provincial officials and employees in 2014 was irregular

Vilma Santos, Cherie Gil nominated for awards at Madrid film fest

Jul 02, 2015 - 9:10 PM

A number of Filipinos earn nominations in various categories

Vilma Santos says Ralph Recto once cheated on her

Apr 15, 2015 - 2:37 PM

Nag sorry naman siya Umiyak nga e Pero inamin niya kaya napatawad ko she says

Search on for hardworking public officials and employees

Jan 24, 2015 - 9:17 AM

PRESS RELEASE: The Civil Service Commission is accepting nominations to the 2015 Search for Outstanding Public Officials and Employees

PH stars featured in Pope Francis painting

Jan 11, 2015 - 6:51 PM

Vilma Santos Kris Aquino Marian Rivera and more can be seen in the frame

Why Luis Manzano declined role in movie with Vilma and Angel

Nov 27, 2014 - 3:20 PM

Vilma Santos talks about her upcoming movie with Angel

Drilon: Only Mar Roxas for LP standard-bearer

Aug 08, 2014 - 7:38 AM

LP stalwart Senate President Franklin Drilon says the LP is not considering Senator Grace Poe and Batangas Governor Vilma Santos Recto for now

'ONLY MAR.' Senate President Franklin Drilon tells Rappler's Maria Ressa that the LP is not considering any other candidate for president as of now. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

Even with Aquino endorsement, more prefer Poe over Roxas

Jul 18, 2014 - 7:19 AM

Nationwide with a presidential endorsement 70 will select Poe as president compared to 51 who will choose Roxas

#PugadBaboy: Noranian punchline 3

Jul 05, 2014 - 5:00 AM

Presidential bet? Cayetano dodges issue, thanks supporters

Mar 03, 2014 - 3:18 PM

But Senator Alan Peter Cayetano talks about what he thinks makes a good president

Binay forms new party, says PDP factionalized

Mar 02, 2014 - 4:14 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay also admits eyeing Batangas Governor Vilma Santos Recto as a possible running mate

Luis Manzano and Angel Locsin are back together again

Feb 16, 2014 - 7:30 PM

I am proudly her boyfriend says Luis Manzano

A COUPLE ONCE MORE. Luis Manzano confirms that he and Locsin have gotten back together. Screengrab from Instagram (@luckymanzano)