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Charo Santos-Concio

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Charo Santos-Concio's Biography

Maria Rosario Santos known as Charo Santos-Concio or Charo Santos is a Filipina television executive, host, actress, and film producer who hosts the network's longest-running drama anthology Maalaala Mo Kaya. She is the President of ABS-CBN Corporation, and plays a powerful role in TV and film production in the Philippines. On March 3, 2008, Ms. Charo Santos-Concio was promoted as 5th president of ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation and in charge of the company's total business portfolio, taking over from interim president Eugenio Lopez III.

Charo is the daughter of Dr. Winifredo Santos and Nora Navarro. She is the second of six children with eldest sister Suzanne, Malou (Head of Star Cinema), only brother Joey, Mae (ABS-CBN Executive Producer), and Millette (wife of comedian/actor/writer/director Edgar Mortiz). She is married to businessman Cesar Rafael Concio, Jr. and has two sons, Francis and Martin. She took an advanced management course at Harvard University.

Charo Santos was first noticed by the media as Baron Travel Girl in 1976. She also worked as a production assistant with a pre-martial law ABS-CBN.

She established herself as an award-winning dramatic actress early in her career, winning the trophy for her performance in Mike de Leon’s Itim during the 1977 Asian Film Festival. She was critically acclaimed for her performance in Lino Brocka’s 1990 film Gumapang Ka Sa Lusak which won several awards including a Best Director FAMAS for Brocka. Santos has also won four FAMAS Award nominations. She obtained two Best Actress nominations for Pag-Ibig na Walang Dangal (1980) and Kontrobersiyal (1981) and Best Supporting Actress nominations for Gumapang Ka Sa Lusak (1990) and Ms. Dolora X (1993). She also earned two Gawad Urian nominations for Gumapang Ka Sa Lusak and Itim.

In the 1980s, Charo produced a number of films such as Oro Plata Mata and Himala under the Experimental Cinema of the Philippines. She also served as the creative force behind the productions of Vanguard Films and Vision Films before moving to Regal Films.

In 1987, while working for Regal Films, she was invited to join the new ABS-CBN, which had re-opened in September 1986. Santos-Concio was promoted from Production Manager, to Program Director to Executive Vice-President. She was credited in the production of several of ABS-CBN’s films including Home Along the Riles, Esperanza and Pangako Sa ‘Yo during this period. Her film background played an important role in the creation of Star Cinema. She is also behind the longest-running Philippine TV drama anthology program Maalaala Mo Kaya, which she has hosted since it premiered in 1993.

On December 26, 2007, the Film Academy of the Philippines (FAP) awarded Charo Santos-Concio with the Manuel de Leon Award for her work in the industry. On March 1, 2008, she was appointed as the 5th President of ABS-CBN, making her the first woman president of the media conglomerate and the Lopez Group of Companies.

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Charo Santos-Concio News Stories

  • Lirio Vital: Mga Gintong Ala-ala Kahapon, Ngayon

      News Source: Asian Journal | 3 years ago
    Lirio Vital (Lirio Sebastian Lalata in real life) was born on February 8 in Manila but spent her growing years in Makati. Her screen name Vital came from the last name of her paternal grandmother. Her father, Victor Lalata had his roots from
  • PEP: Kristine Hermosa and Oyo Sotto wed in Batangas

      News Source: GMA News | over 3 years ago
    Kristine Hermosa and Oyo Sotto wed in Batangas 01/13/2011 03:52 PM Ikinasal na sina Kristine Hermosa at Oyo Boy sa Club Balay Isabel sa Talisay, Batangas nitong Miyerkules, Enero 12. Dumalo sa espesyal at pribadong seremonya ang buong pamilya ni Oyo
  • Dennis, Jennylyn plan HK New Year celebration

      News Source: Moreover Silicon Valley | over 3 years ago
    Tatlong pelikula agad ang naka-line up na gagawin niya at ito ay ang Mahinhin vs Mahinhin na una niyang gagawin sa pagpasok ng taon 2011 with Ogie Alcasid,  Aswang at My Other Man. Tinanong si Dennis ng press kung wala ba sa kontratang pinirmahan ang

Charo Santos-Concio Blogs

  • Jewel Mische Makes Her ABS-CBN Debut on MMK ~ nO nOnsenSe

      Blog Source: | over 3 years ago
    MMK is a Filipino drama program that airs every Saturday on ABS-CBN. The show has been airing for 18 years now and is hosted by Ms. Charo Santos-Concio ever since. Jewel Mische is a product of the GMA reality star search StarStruck. ...
  • ABS-CBN Christmas Special airs on Dec. 19! | Why Not Coconut!...

      Blog Source: | over 3 years ago
    In her Christmas message, ABS-CBN president and Chief Operating Officer Charo Santos-Concio extended her gratitude to everyone for being a loyal Kapamilya. The network chief also gave praises to the Lord Jesus Christ, who is the real ...
  • MMK December 18, 2010 | TV Barkada

      Blog Source: | over 3 years ago
    MMK December 18, 2010. Maalaala Mo Kaya is a Filipino drama program which was first aired in 1991 and has since been the longest-running drama anthology on Philippine television. MMK is hosted by Charo Santos-Concio. ...

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