ABS-CBS President Charo Santos Concio heads list of October birthday celebrants

IN the year 1973, Rizal Governor Adelina Rodriguez sponsored the first Green Revolution Trade and Exposition Industrial Fair in Pasig.  It was highlighted by the nationwide search for candidates for the Miss Green Revolution beauty pageant, which yours truly was the chairman.

The winner of that prestigious beauty and talent competition was none other than Rosario Navarro Santos, now known as Charo Santos Concio, President of ABS-CBN.  Her appointment to the position made her the first woman president of the media conglomerate, and in charge of the company’s total business portfolio taking over interim president Eugenio Lopez II.

She is also the host of the network’s longest running drama anthology, “Maalaala Mo Kaya.”

Madam Charo, who will turn 61 on Tuesday, October 27, heads the list of prominent personalities celebrating their birthdays this month.  Among them are:

October 1  –  Former basketball star and now actor Benjie Paras, and actress/TV host Rhian Ramos;

October 3  –  The late Master Showman German Moreno, and beauty expert Carmen Taylor;

October 4  –  Fil-Am Cuisine proprietress Annabel Guevarra;

October 5  – Singer Erik Santos and actress/model Phoemela Baranda;

October 7  –  Actor Joey Marquez, and San Jose student leader Christian Back;

October 8  –  San Francisco community leader Charrie de Veyra Saddul;

October 9  –  Former Manila Mail publisher Ruben Bunag, and former restaurateur Jimmy Diaz;

October 10  –  Senator Chiz Escudero;

October 11  –  “It’s Showtime” director Robert Vidanes;

October 12  –  San Rafael community leader Lolita Hajian, the later former Miss Philippines Larcy Villar, and Eat Bulaga! co-host Joey de Leon;

October 13  –  Filipino-Italian model Guiseppe Nucera;

October 15  –  GMA Pinoy TV Executive Vice President and CEO Jimmy Duavit, bank executive Rose Satorre Asuncion, veteran movie writer and talent manager Norma Japitana;

October 17  –  Actress Bea Alonzo, singer Vina Morales, and multi-awarded director Olive Lamasan;

October 19  –  Actress Joyce Jimenez (now residing in Los Angeles );

October 23  –  Manila Bulletin Celebrity World columnist Crispina Martirez Belen, Long Beach political leader Malou Mariano, and singer Vernie Varga;

October 24  –  Queen Philippines Globe 2011 Erica Achico Ilecer, and TV personality Pia Guanio;

October 25  –  Former Miss Philippines Cristina Galang Caedo, entertainment producer/manager Annabelle Rama, and Pittsburg best dressed business executive Fernand Tanedo;

October 26  –  US’ former First Lady Hillary Clinton, Kaiser Permanente HR Manager in San Francisco and South San Francisco Glenna Marie Agbayani, and Viva Films big boss Vic del Rosario;

October 27 –  TV host Boy Abunda, actor/director Albert Martinez and SamTrans mechanic Manny Cabrera;

October 28  –  Actress Angelika dela Cruz, and Novo Ecijano leader Marilyn Cuncio Carian;

October 29  –  Antioch care home owner and dental assistant Evangeline Perez;

October 31  –  Multi-awarded actor Christopher de Leon.

To all celebrants, a very happy birthday!

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