Star for All Seasons and Congresswoman Vilma Santos-Recto heads list of birthday celebrants this November

Star for All Seasons and Congresswoman Vilma Santos-Recto heads list of birthday celebrants this November

One of the brightest stars in Philippine entertainment, Star for All Seasons and currently the Representative for the province of Batangas Vilma Santos-Recto, will be celebrating her birthday on Thursday, November 3.

Ate Vi, as she is most commonly known, started her career with Sampaguita Pictures as a child actress, in the film “Trudis Liit” (“Little Trudis”), where she received the FAMAS Best Child Performer award in 1963.

She made more movies after that, including “Sa Bawat Pintig ng Puso” (1964), “Maria Cecilia” (1965) and “Kasalanan Kaya” (1968).  As an adult, she appeared in highly acclaimed movies such as “Sister Stella L” (1984), “Imortal” (1989), “Burlesk Queen” (1977) and was the fourth actress to play Darna in “Darna, Lipad, Darna!”

Vilma has two sons, Ryan Christian Recto and actor/model/TV host Luis Manzano (with actor Edu Manzano).  She is now married to Senator Ralph Recto.

Other prominent personalities celebrating their birthdays this Thanksgiving month are:

November 1  -  Filipino parish priest Fr. Abraham Alonzo and former Mrs. RP-USA winner Arlene Lindalop;

November 2  -  Former San Francisco top fashion designer Encarnito “Ito” Curata, and caregiver Myna Padilla Bautista;

November 3 - New Haven Health and Hospice owner Eunice Bejar Lee and Kadok’s Restaurant owner Ricky Tejada;

November 5  -  Actor Gabby Concepcion, former Miss Philippines Earth winner Melissa Sokukawa, actress Shaina Magdayao and Fil-Am basketball cager J Taylor;

November 6  -  Singer/actress Jolina Magdangal;

November 8  -  ABS-CBN Vice President for Entertainment Deo Edrinal, singer/actress Vina Morales, actress Angelica Panganiban, and balladeer Basil Valdez;

November 9  -  “Eat Bulaga” co-host and actress Pauleen Luna-Sotto, actress Janice de Belen, comedienne Tuesday Vargas, actor Rafael Rosell, and San Francisco lawyer Ted Laguatan;

November 10  -  Pittsburg party planner Susan Tanedo;

November 11  -  Former Philippine Vice President Jejomar Binay and Comedy Queen Ai Ai Delas Alas;

November 12 – Singer for all occasions Tess Gregorio and Knights of Columbus leader Pat Ancheta;

November 13  -  International wine distributor Ronald Villar, and San Bruno community leader Alma de Leon Scott;

November 14  -  Former Mrs. RP-USA winner Leilani Vinegas of Fairfield;

November 18  -  Medical Link Provider Executive Director Remy Acedillo, and actor/swimmer Enchong Dee;

November 19  -  Antioch community leaders Joselito and Margarita Cabrera;

November 21  -  Catherine Liwanag, mother of Asian Journal – Northern California editor Malou Liwanag-Bledsoe;

November 24  -  ABS-CBN News Bureau Chief Ging Reyes;

November 25  -  Former Bb. Pilipinas Universe winner and actress Bianca Manalo, comedienne/TV host Melai Cantiveros and actor Randy Santiago;

November 28  -  Senate President Franklin Drilon;

November 29 – “Eat Bulaga” co-host Paolo Ballesteros;

November 30  -  San Francisco veteran photographer Bonifacio Valera, and entertainment producer Sunny Tila.

Happy birthday to all celebrants!

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