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Vilma Santos: Living best of both Worlds

by FFE Entertainment News Staff

 

Vilma Santos: Living best of both Worlds

Vilma Santos in the set of Ekstra.

 

Although Vilma Santos is not as busy with her showbiz career like before, it does not mean she lost her caliber when it comes to acting.

 

The Governor of Batangas has proven time and time again that she has the innate acting ability to move audience with her performance be it playing heavy drama roles such as Claudine Barreto’s mother in Anak or simply her portrayal of a bit player in the socio-realist drama-comedy ‘Ekstra’.

 

In fact, Vilma is so good playing the ‘Ekstra’ that she bagged the Best Actress award at the recently concluded Dhaka International Film Festival in Bangladesh.

 

A total of 22 films from Asia Pacific and Australia joined the festival held from 10-18 January.

 

‘Ekstra’ tells the story of Loida Malabanan, who works as a background actor in local television shows. The film explores the system of television production and the exploitation of marginalized workers like her.

 

Watch the movie trailer here:

 

 

What is consuming most of the ‘Star For All Seasons’ time at the moment however is her role as a public servant.

 

The 60-year-old Governor is now serving her final term, having been voted for the position three times. And although she was involved in a recent controversy after the Commission on Elections (Comelec) told her to resign after she allegedly failed to file her poll expenses in the May 2013 elections, Vilma was quick to patch things up.

 

Despite her confidence that she followed Comelec’s rules, Governor Vi still expressed her willingness to correct deficiencies that the Comelec has reported, showing her sincerity for the job.

 

Some of the recognitions given to Ate Vi as a public servant include the Most Outstanding Governor in the 2013 Gawad Parangal ng Association of Local Social Welfare and Development Officers of the Philippines and the prestigious Presidential Lingkod Bayan award personally awarded to her by President Benigno Aquino III in 2012.

 

Truly, Ate Vi is living the best of both worlds.

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